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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After listening to the original version posted on Rien's site ( www.mercuryparadise.com ) does anyone know that actual history regarding The Parliaments version of (I Wanna) Testify and Rogers? Who decided that Roger should record it (assuming of course it was someone else's decision) or why did Roger record it?

Just curious btw....


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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why would it be someone else's decision? People don't decide what songs Roger will record, he's not Britney Spears! I assume Roger just liked the track and wanted to do his own version of it. Though I hear that his version was completley different lyrically to the original..

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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Simply, Roger is/was a fan of Parliament/Funkadelic. So, i would guess that would be the reason.

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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Last Cyborg wrote:

Why would it be someone else's decision? People don't decide what songs Roger will record, he's not Britney Spears! I assume Roger just liked the track and wanted to do his own version of it. Though I hear that his version was completley different lyrically to the original..


I didnt actually say it was someone else's decision, I just assumed that it MIGHT be that's all.


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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Last Cyborg wrote:

People don't decide what songs Roger will record, he's not Britney Spears!


Hihihi... :) true.

Anyway, Mr. Mercury, OldSchool gave you the answer.

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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 16:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Soz Mr Mercury I wasn't having a go. It just seemed like an odd question, Queen aren't exactly known for having someone telling them what songs to do, and Roger in particular gives the impression he wouldn't put up with anyone telling him what to do. Also IIRC Roger paid for the I Wanna Testify single out of his own pocket, so he would presumably have had complete control over the project.

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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 17:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Last Cyborg wrote:

Soz Mr Mercury I wasn't having a go. It just seemed like an odd question, Queen aren't exactly known for having someone telling them what songs to do, and Roger in particular gives the impression he wouldn't put up with anyone telling him what to do. Also IIRC Roger paid for the I Wanna Testify single out of his own pocket, so he would presumably have had complete control over the project.


Its ok Cyborg, didnt think you were having a go and similarly I wasnt having a go back. Anyway thanks.


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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 20:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen and Parliament were always bitter enemies. Note the beheading of Charles I.

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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 22:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL

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Posted: 21 Apr 05, 08:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Heheh. Good show that. Top shot, what!


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