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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In this song it sounds like its taken from a solo concert Brian did sometime in his solo period, does anyone no what concert?
Where is Memphis?
Also a guy Brian calls him "Mr Hopple" is he from a band called Moot the hopple somethink that gos with hopple in it lol
I reconise this guys voice... he says "Ofcourse we werent all superstars....there was a time when we were comaners just like you....and we use to eat...hahaha" lol!
Just wondering thats all, thanks.


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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Further spoonfeeding...

"Mr Hoople" is aka Ian Hunter, lead singer of Mott The Hoople, on whose solo album some of Queen appear. He also attended the little known "Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert" in 1992, singing the obscure "All The Young Dudes" with fellow young thrusting ingenue David Bowie.

And just because there's people cheering at the end doesn't automatically mean it's a concert performance. There's such a thing as "editing"

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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 18:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, and Memphis is a suburb of Googlesville. Hardly ever heard of as Cher never sang about it and Elvis never lived there...

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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 18:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder what happened to that David Bowie guy... He had so much potential.


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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 18:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Didn't he do that 'Major Tom' song?

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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 18:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, That was T-Rex.


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

I get them confused all the time.

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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 18:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some guy called Paul Simon went to a house called Graceland, (in Memphis, Tennesse). Maybes ask him for directions.

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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 02:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All The Way From Memphis comes from Mott the Hoople's brilliant 1973 album, Mott.

This album was Mick Ralphs last with the band before he formed BadCo with PR.

The album is a great mix of ball crunching guitar riffs and aching sweet ballads with great lyrics by Ian Hunter.

Mott the Hoople were certainly one of them great overlooked Brit bands.

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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 10:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen (Brian, Roger and Freddie) sang background on "You nearly did me in" on Ian's solo album "All American Alien Boy", a great CD (That album has a beautiful song called "Irene Wilde"-I don't know if this song was more popular in the UK, but most Americans never seem to have heard it). I think Queen were working on ADATR album in '76 when they stopped by Ian's studio to see him and they just added backing vocals, but I'm not sure where I read that.


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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 11:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...and Roger played with Ian on "Michael Picasso" song on Mick Ronson Memorial Concert.

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

Choose your own Memphis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memphis

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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

Choose your own Memphis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memphis

Cool thanks for the link serry!


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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 12:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe that was taken from Ian Hunter's solo tour with his Rant Band, around 2004, and the gig that Brian performed at, he was in fact an unaanounced ''surprise'' guest, and it was the gig I think at the Astoria in London.


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

here's the link to the album ''Just Another Night'' released 2005, Track 21, ''All The Way From Memphis''.

http://www.ianhunter.com/disco.shtml

Gives Brian's info.


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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

or it's from another world or something

Crowd noise added? And I always thought the Love Kills 2000 track was Freddie performing 'live' from the grave to an audience.....


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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Arlene R. Weiss wrote:

here's the link to the album ''Just Another Night'' released 2005, Track 21, ''All The Way From Memphis''.

http://www.ianhunter.com/disco.shtml

Gives Brian's info.


Once again...HERE is the link to the 2005 DVD of the May 2004 Live performance of Ian Hunter and his Rant Band, with track info, and the guest info for BRIAN on TRACK 21, ''All The Way To Memphis''.


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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Arlene R. Weiss wrote:

I believe that was taken from Ian Hunter's solo tour with his Rant Band, around 2004, and the gig that Brian performed at, he was in fact an unaanounced ''surprise'' guest, and it was the gig I think at the Astoria in London.


Thanks for that Arlene R.
So what i was guessing was right, it was recoreded from a concert Brian was in...COOL.


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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Completely correct, yes.

The 1998 album "Another World" features a track from a 2004 concert.

You and Arlene can enter a mutual back slapping society.

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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Completely correct, yes.

The 1998 album "Another World" features a track from a 2004 concert.

You and Arlene can enter a mutual back slapping society.


LOL


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