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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 22:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have you ever noticed that there is a male voice after the first classical percussion of WWRY. Does anybody knows who this is actually? You have to listen to very carefully.


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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 22:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm listening very closely right now for the classical percussion. Not having much luck, though.

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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 22:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That would be one of them counting "four" as in "one, two, three, four" apparently, according to Brian. It leaked on one of the tracks in the multitrack master tape.

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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 22:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's right after the first hands sound. It sounds lke a "oooh", or something like that. It's true. Good Luck.


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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 23:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always noticed that!

I always thought it was Fred from something that bled over....

I'm listening to it right now... it sounds like one of many sounds that Mr. Mercury did with his voice.


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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 05:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes yes i have always noticed it ;) it's freddie to me


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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just stuck my head up to my speakers and turned it up full and all i got from that is a sore ear! Thanks a lot. I'll try again


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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 06:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Got it. It sounds like a oooh or a four or a moo or caw,something like that.


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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol, i thought i was going crazy the first time i heard it. i have noticed it for some time now ^.^


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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 10:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yup, always known it was there, had no idea what it was. I thought it was the sound of someone really getting into it.

Which is a nice "rock" interpretation. It's probably Freddie tripping over a cable or something.

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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 10:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Check Brian's letters section as he answered this a while back. It's part of some kind of delay they used and therefore couldn't be edited out easily. Either that or it was part of a take that stayed on.

Can't remember which!

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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As Inu Says.... is the "Four" for the counting that because of the multilayered recording and that delay, was stuck there in the beginning




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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 12:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is indeed the number "four," the end of counting off the stomps and claps...and it is Brian's voice.


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Posted: 27 Mar 05, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Leonardo Venegas wrote:

Have you ever noticed that there is a male voice after the first classical percussion of WWRY. Does anybody knows who this is actually? You have to listen to very carefully.
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No, I don't have to listen it "very carefully". That voice is obvious and SO ANNOYING! Can't stand it.

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Posted: 27 Mar 05, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey guys, first post.
Can someone point out exactly where to listen? A time would be nice, I don't know exactly what you mean by classical percussion.

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Posted: 27 Mar 05, 18:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you can find it right at the very end of the first "[stomp stomp] clap".

in fact, it almost 'replaces' the "clap" as such

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Posted: 27 Mar 05, 18:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

CapitalQ wrote:

Hey guys, first post.
Can someone point out exactly where to listen? A time would be nice, I don't know exactly what you mean by classical percussion.


Welcome to the boards. :) It's right after the first 'stomp, stomp, clap' (Which isn't exactly classical percussion...), and that's about two seconds into the song.


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Posted: 27 Mar 05, 18:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now that I listen, I hear an incredibly faint moaning sound that slightly resembles Freddie's voice. I recorded a little sound clip here: http://www.sitesled.com/members/freddiemercury/rockyouvoice.wav

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

as said before, it is Brian's voice.

basically, as said before also, i've read on Brian's site (i think) that it was reorded during the recording of the original stomp stomp claps. Brian was counting people in etc and just generally keeping the beat as such. and when they multilayered it all, it just so happened that the first stomp stomp clap that started the song was one that had Brian saying "four...." (of "one, two, three, four..." at the end of it.

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Posted: 28 Mar 05, 07:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always thought it was Brian going "ahhh" or something, but I guess "four" makes sense :-)


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