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Adam Baboolal user not visiting Queenzone.com
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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 19:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was chatting to a friend and he told me about wanting to change his band name to Fox, but couldn't because there was a band called that in the 70's. He then pointed me to a webpage about them. I got curious and had a search for them.

Anyway, I found this note purely by chance:

"It appears that Roger Taylor of 'Queen' added backing vocals to the track 'Survival' on Fox's 'Tails
of Illusion' album. Queen were in the same studio recording 'A Night at the Opera'.:

I mean, what are the chances?! And as a sidenote, a few minutes after he was talking about changing the name of his band to Fox, I saw a fox in my front garden!! Coincidence or what?!


So, does anyone know anything more about this track? What does it sound like?

Peace,
Adam.

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Posted: 05 Oct 05, 01:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=413200

Foxx: Tails Of Illusion
UK 1975 LP GTO GTLP 006
Released October 1975
As It Began p 93: Recorded during the Night At The Opera Sessions at Sarm East, August 1975.
Thanks to… Roger Taylor for being the highest on Survival
Yuli Yuli, Survival, Strange Ships, For Whatever it’s Worth, Little Brown Box, Minor Therapy, Lily Sing, Kupu – Kupu, Howdja, Me Without You
(Survival: Roger Taylor Backing Vocal)


As for your friend's band, "Fox" should be OK - as this band was called "Foxx" after the lead singer Noosha Foxx. They had hit singles with "Only You", and "S-s-s-single bed", in the mid 1970's.

They were sandwiched between post glam - and pre-punk, and like most bands of this era, were killed off by the punk revolution of mid 1976, early 1977.

The track "Survival" is quite poppy and very much of it's time, with lyrics like:

"The Media
Are getting greedier",

The chorus builds on the phrase,

"Getting higher,
higher,
higher,
higher"

while in the background Roger is singing the word "Higher" in harmony and higher than anyone else, very like his highest Bo Rhap harmonies. (Which is not surprising considering they were cut at the same time and place - Night At The Opera Sessions at Sarm East, August 1975).


"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."
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Posted: 05 Oct 05, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good to know. Thankyou sir John!

Peace,
Adam.

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

Just so you know: it is indeed spelled Fox with 1 X.

http://web.singnet.com.sg/~tonym/fox.html

No offence intended towards John of course.

HC

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

It's good to learn something new once in a while thanks Adam and John s. xx aisha xx


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

Holden Caulfield wrote:

Just so you know: it is indeed spelled Fox with 1 X.

http://web.singnet.com.sg/~tonym/fox.html

No offence intended towards John of course.

HC


No offence taken. I seem to remember that she spelt her name with two "X"s - I guess I was mistaken.

It now means Adam's friends can be called "FOXX" instead!


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Posted: 05 Oct 05, 23:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i fought this was another question about Samantha...i'll get me coat