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Posted: 26 Aug 05, 04:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love this song and Im currently plowing through bootlegs to find a performance of it. So far ive gathered that it was played during the 1984 works tour which strikes me as rather odd since it wasnt a fan favourite even when Queen 1 was released. But still im wondering what works tour bootlegs this song features in. Vienna 29/09/84?

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Posted: 26 Aug 05, 04:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All of them (from 1984)- the part of the song was played after part of Stone Cold Crazy- it was Vienna, it was Milabn, it was Stuttgart, it was Birmingham- you name it- if there's a complete bootleg from 1984 part of the tour- it does feature GKR. Anyway- full, better versions are on early bootlegs... but the quality of 2 I know (New Orleans'74 and Waterbury'74) is pretty bad... Do we have a better recording from 70s of this song?

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Posted: 26 Aug 05, 06:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

EraserHead wrote:

I love this song and Im currently plowing through bootlegs to find a performance of it. So far ive gathered that it was played during the 1984 works tour which strikes me as rather odd since it wasnt a fan favourite even when Queen 1 was released. But still im wondering what works tour bootlegs this song features in. Vienna 29/09/84?


http://www.queenconcerts.com/
http://queenbootlegs.tripod.com/id3.html

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Posted: 26 Aug 05, 14:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fenderek wrote:

Anyway- full, better versions are on early bootlegs... but the quality of 2 I know (New Orleans'74 and Waterbury'74) is pretty bad... Do we have a better recording from 70s of this song?



yes - Tokyo 1/5/75
much better quality


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Posted: 26 Aug 05, 17:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i would love to hear a live version of this song. great king rat rules, one of queen's underated songs ever, a real gem.

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Posted: 26 Aug 05, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mike hunt wrote:

i would love to hear a live version of this song. great king rat rules, one of queen's underated songs ever, a real gem.

mike email me
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Posted: 24 Oct 05, 04:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

Fenderek wrote:

Anyway- full, better versions are on early bootlegs... but the quality of 2 I know (New Orleans'74 and Waterbury'74) is pretty bad... Do we have a better recording from 70s of this song?



yes - Tokyo 1/5/75
much better quality

Yes, I forgot about that one... My fav. set list ever :)