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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 17:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anybody has any idea of what Roger Taylor mumbles at the end of the song Drowse, when it starts fading out?
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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.ultimatequeen.co.uk/homepage.htm
http://www.pemcom.demon.co.uk/queen/
http://www.queenwords.com/

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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 18:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought it was "Jimi Hendrix, he WAS good".


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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 20:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is, "Jimi Hendrix, he was good" I hope this wasn't to much of a newbie question for some!


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Posted: 10 Jun 05, 23:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Far from newbie, I've been a Queen fan since the seventies, and saw Queen three times in the 80's with Freddie in all is glory! just coudn't make up those mubling words and my lyrics book doesn't mention them. Cool, thanks .


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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 03:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He said "wow i should have let Freddie sing this song it would have been a hit!"


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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 04:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddie couldn't have sung that song.....the pitch and the style are suited to Roger's vocal - the song would've had to be re-arranged completely to suit FM's voice...and therefore would no longer have been "Drowse" as we know it

this is the reason Brian and Roger sing some of their own songs - style and pitch




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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 09:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And I'm go glad they did sing their own songs, at least for a while. I really missed them when Freddie became the exclusive singer. And there is a question that I have never seen an answer to. Why *did* Brian and Roger stop sining on studio albums? I read an interview with Roger and when asked he said, "Dunno." There you have it. lol


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

they didn't stop singing on albums deliberately

there's two angles to this
as the band got into the 80s - ALL of them were writing hit singles - so stuff like hammer/gaga/dust/ etc was always going to have the lead singer doing vocals for sales/radio etc

then by 89 they decided to give equal credit for everything so invariably (although we know who actually wrote what) Fm would sing anything that could get released as single

there's also the autobiographical nature of many of the last three albums songs - who else but FM would sing them?



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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There were some B-Sides in the 80s. Hijack My Heart,
Human Body,......! Brian and Roger still sang some of their songs but these tracks weren´t on the albums!
Why not? Some of them were really great!

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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 12:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A "long term" Queen fan from the 70s would probably have joined the fan club at that point, and would have had this question answered.

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

"I think I'll be Clint Eastwood
Oh no, Jimi Hendrix, he looks good
Let's try William The Conqueror
Now who else do I like?"

And after that you can hear him mumble more

"I think I'll be Clint Eastwood
Oh no, Jimi Hendrix, he looks good
Let's try William The Conqueror
Now who else do I like?
Pim and Niek, now they are great"


"On the first day Pim & Niek created a heavenly occupation. Pim & Niek blessed it and named it 'Loosch'."



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Posted: 12 Jun 05, 17:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice to see you back here, Niek!


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Posted: 18 Jun 05, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lost Opportunity was pretty lame.


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Posted: 18 Jun 05, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think it was for pitch... the three of them had almost the same range


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Posted: 19 Jun 05, 16:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

I don't think it was for pitch... the three of them had almost the same range


Roger and Brian had 3.5 octave vocal ranges?

just asking.

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Posted: 19 Jun 05, 21:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kind of, note they all hit very high notes (Resurrection, All God's People, More Of That Jazz), and very low (Sleeping On The Sidewalk, Your Kind Of Lover, I Wanna Testify)


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.