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Posted: 02 May 05, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi guys,
does anyone know what inspired "Flick of the Wrist"? Hope it hasn't been discussed before...couldn't find it in the archive.

Thanks!!

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Posted: 02 May 05, 13:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Male masterbation!


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Posted: 02 May 05, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YeeeeeeeeAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!


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Posted: 02 May 05, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

Male masterbation!


Don't mind if I do!

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Posted: 02 May 05, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL!


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Posted: 02 May 05, 13:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry I could not resist the above.

In reality, it is actually about Freddie's signing of a new contract with the Sheffield brothers.

A pre "Death On Two Legs" if you like.


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Posted: 02 May 05, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

Sorry I could not resist the above.


I don't know of any male who can resist masturbation, John.

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Posted: 02 May 05, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

Sorry I could not resist the above.

In reality, it is actually about Freddie's signing of a new contract with the Sheffield brothers.

A pre "Death On Two Legs" if you like.


Damn John!! You ruined it!!!

;)


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Posted: 02 May 05, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks John for both explanations! LOL

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Posted: 03 May 05, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't knock masterbation... it's sex with someone you love.

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Posted: 03 May 05, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It always thought it was about pimp- but it does make sense of being a pre-Death On Two Legs thing. Even musically those two have something in common. (and not only being bloody brilliant :) )

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Posted: 03 May 05, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The lyrics seem quite clear that it's about exploitation and signing your creative life away. I really like it and DOTL. Really angry songs. Considering Fred wrote some really delicate stuff in the same era, it really shows his talent


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Posted: 03 May 05, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's references throughout to "signing", "ripoffs", etc. It's clearly about contracts, bad deals, etc, but some people seem to fail to pick up on that; I saw one explanation that the song was about some kind of mythical beast!

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Posted: 03 May 05, 12:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh and "reduce you to a muzak fake machine"... showing that it's specifically *music* contracts that song refers to, and how they can adversely affect the music's creativity. The clues are all there..

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Posted: 03 May 05, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I still think that my original reply offers the best interpretation!

The clues are in there also;-)


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Posted: 03 May 05, 17:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

John S Stuart wrote:

Sorry I could not resist the above.


I don't know of any male who can resist masturbation, John.


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