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Posted: 04 Aug 05, 08:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've recently been watching the videos to Spread Your Wings and One Vision and noticed that John Deacon playing piano in Wings and drums in Vision. I was just wondering if anyone knows he actually played them in the actual recording of the songs.


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Posted: 04 Aug 05, 08:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's doubtful. Theoretically he might have added some overdubs in the middle section of One Vision which were too short to be credited, but I guess he just was fooling around for the video.

About Wings, backing tracks were done "live", bass, drums and piano were recorded at the same time in msot cases, so he didn't play the piano. Moreover if you notice the song's ending where the piano parts gets more complex (relatively), that's something neither John nor Brian could enable. John mimed it in the video because Freddie was pissed.


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Posted: 04 Aug 05, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In Bicycle Race video (GHV 1 version) you can see that John's doing some back vocals... It's just video!

John could play only very simple patterns on drums.

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Posted: 04 Aug 05, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

daddy's a very talented man


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Posted: 04 Aug 05, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fred didn't teach him, John took the e-piano home and started to tinkle on it, and that's the song that came while he was learning.

However, in the video he plays a grand piano, which isn't congruent with the audio.


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Posted: 04 Aug 05, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah Freddie was supposed to play keyboards on the song but he didnt like e-pianos so john did them.


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Posted: 04 Aug 05, 20:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sweden_man wrote:

john played bass on the wings video, not piano


I was talkin about YMBF.


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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 13:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John Deacon is very talented gezzer for sure.Im sure he`s good guitarist and piano player too.But he cant sing a note..


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Posted: 06 Aug 05, 06:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Iam the one wrote:

John Deacon is very talented gezzer for sure.Im sure he`s good guitarist and piano player too.But he cant sing a note..


John is a good guitar player......listen to, among other things, Staying Power (from On Fire), Misfire, Cool Cat, and others I forget.........didnt he play on AOBTD?


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Posted: 07 Aug 05, 13:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Iam the one wrote:

John Deacon is very talented gezzer for sure.Im sure he`s good guitarist and piano player too.But he cant sing a note..


His singing voice is better than some people think. Listen to Houston 1977 or Earls Court 1977 he was singing the lowest harmony on Somebody to Love during the find me somebody to love find part. Also helped on We Will Rock You slow.


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