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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why did the engineer sing on this song?

Unless I'm mistaken, he sings the

"Hey boy where'd you get it from..."

and the

"One two three four..."

parts along with Freddie.

What was the point of this? Surely it would have been just as well having one of the band do it?

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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Being honest I allways thought it was Brian.


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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 23:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You mean those parts specifically?

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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 01:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why does everybody think Brian sings low is beyond me. His voice is high, note how he sang Love Of My Life...

Anyway, the "one two three..." is just Fred imo. Mike sings just "hey boy... did you go". The reason... dunno, perhaps Fred liked how he sang or they made a flutter or something. Hard to tell


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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 02:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

Why does everybody think Brian sings low is beyond me. His voice is high, note how he sang Love Of My Life...


Possibly they have seen the making of Bo Rhap thing on GVH1 where Brian says something like, "Generally, Freddie and I could sing quite low, where Roger could really sing the high notes. We could all stay in there up to a point, but Roger could really make those top notes count." Or something like that. Obviously Freddie had a very large range and was capable of powerful singing in both low and high registers, and Roger too had a very impressive range, with some extra punch in the extreme upper range and some loss of power in the lower range. Brian always seemed pretty mid-range to me. He never hit high notes like Freddie or Roger that I recall, and I don't remember any booming low notes from him either, though he is often difficult to pick up in the mix. But that's what the man said, so who knows.

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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 05:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Cause John tried but couldn't sing it in tune :)





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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 05:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian could sing "quite" low in Good Company, for instance, but note he sounded quite forced in that one.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe they thought it was nice to have a non familiar voice asking "Hey boy where'd you get it from"
As it were a stranger asking something to the lover boy


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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 08:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Farlander wrote:

Why did the engineer sing on this song?

Unless I'm mistaken, he sings the

"Hey boy where'd you get it from..."


Yeah, I think you're right. I'd actually thought about posting the same question but never got around to checking the forum archives first.

He really sounds great on it for a guy whose job title is engineer.

Might be a good question to pose directly to Brian.


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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 10:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote:

Maybe they thought it was nice to have a non familiar voice asking "Hey boy where'd you get it from"
As it were a stranger asking something to the lover boy


That's a good guess; it could definately have been something like that. Never tought about it in the context of the lyrics like that.

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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know - there could be any reasons - all above reasons or something exotic like a losed Freddie's bet to Mike :-)

Why did John Anthony sing on "Modern Times Rock'n'Roll"?

Who knows, who knows...

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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 05:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

Why does everybody think Brian sings low is beyond me. His voice is high, note how he sang Love Of My Life...

Anyway, the "one two three..." is just Fred imo. Mike sings just "hey boy... did you go". The reason... dunno, perhaps Fred liked how he sang or they made a flutter or something. Hard to tell


WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA! When did Brian sing Love Of My Life?


Give us the right key, f#@! sakes...
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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On his solo tour?


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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 11:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 18:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ryancoke wrote:

Sebastian wrote:

Why does everybody think Brian sings low is beyond me. His voice is high, note how he sang Love Of My Life...

Anyway, the "one two three..." is just Fred imo. Mike sings just "hey boy... did you go". The reason... dunno, perhaps Fred liked how he sang or they made a flutter or something. Hard to tell


WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA! When did Brian sing Love Of My Life?


Go and buy 'Live At Brixton Academy' CD or VHS and you'd hear and see Brian's LOML version.

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Posted: 30 Jan 05, 09:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian does do a lot of low - do some karaoke muting on Fat Bottomed or check the choir in Resurrection.

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Posted: 30 Jan 05, 11:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The karaoke muting isn`t Brian. The "satanist" part of Resurrection does have indeed a low voice (kind of weak btw) but imo it doesn`t count for "a lot"


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.