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Posted: 20 Dec 05, 07:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello queen fans, i was just reading about the original band that featured Brian, Roger and later Freddie, SMILE sounded like.
I can't find any songs by the original SMILE and i really want to hear what Queen sounded like before they were actually officially Queen - do you understand what i mean?

If anyone knows where i can find an original track by SMILE or if anyone saw them live can you tell me what they were like can you let me know

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Posted: 20 Dec 05, 08:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BTW Becca, Freddie wasnt in Smile he came after that it was Tim, Brian and Roger....

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Posted: 20 Dec 05, 08:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK

But didnt freddie come and sing with them some times? And (apparently) he classed himself as the fith member of SMILE.

They didnt call think of themselves as queen untill John came along and joined the band did they?

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Posted: 20 Dec 05, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Don't see how he could be the fifth member as there were only three of them, not including Freddie.


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Posted: 20 Dec 05, 08:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry i really thought that there was four official members.

In that case the 4th member

Any body else want to correct me?

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Posted: 20 Dec 05, 08:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Did he not know Roger before he went to Smile practices? (I'm not saying you're wrong and I'm right, I just thought he did.)


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Posted: 20 Dec 05, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No they had called themselfs Queen before John came along they had few bass players before him too.

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Posted: 20 Dec 05, 10:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Try listening to Doin' Alright on the first Queen Album. That was a Smile song first. Their other songs were in a similar style.

No Freddie on vocals originally though. I guess the Queen I version is probably about as close as you will get to Smile with Freddie.

But it is worth trying to get hold of the Smile album if you can, you will not be disappointed especially if you like Queen I

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Posted: 20 Dec 05, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You can also get Tim Stafell's album Amigo from his website www.timstaffell.com

It is a fairly recent recording that consists mainly of non-smile tracks.

But it does feature fairly recent recordings (90s)of Brian and Tim performing the Smile tracks Doin Alright and Earth. No Roger on this though.

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Posted: 20 Dec 05, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

they where billed at concerts as SMILE when Freddie had joined Brian and Roger




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Posted: 20 Dec 05, 13:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nuno wrote:

they where billed at concerts as SMILE when Freddie had joined Brian and Roger



NO: Smile and Queen are two seperate distinctly individual bands.

However, when Queen were first concieved, Roger had previously booked 'his' old band at one of his favourite home town gigs (Truro City Hall) under the Smile name.

'Roger's - and Brian's' new band Queen - undertook the booking instead, but rather than be billed as Queen, they simply went along with the old Smile name. This made financial sense, as almost everyone locally had heard of Smile and thus a bigger audience guaranteed.

So on 27th June 1970 Queen played their first ever live concert under the Smile alias.

The line-up that evening was:
Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, tambourine),
Brian May (electric guitar, backing vocals),
Roger Taylor (drums, backing vocals),
Mike Grose (a friend of Roger's - bass guitar)

This is the first and only time Queen were ever billed as Smile. Apart from this gig, Freddie had no other Smile connections, as he never appeared live with Brian, Roger and Tim Staffel. (However, it is true that Brian and Roger once appeared on stage with Ibex/Wreckage).










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Posted: 20 Dec 05, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

However, it is true that Brian and Roger once appeared on stage with Ibex/Wreckage


Forgive my memory. Does a recording of that exist?

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Posted: 20 Dec 05, 14:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

John S Stuart wrote:

However, it is true that Brian and Roger once appeared on stage with Ibex/Wreckage


Forgive my memory. Does a recording of that exist?


Sadly no; Neither the Truro city hall, or the recording of Freddie, Brian and Roger as Ibex exists.

A recording of the Ibex evening does exist, but just as the first half of the show only. The second half of the show with guests, unfortunately, does not.


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Posted: 20 Dec 05, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thats what I thought. Couldn't quite remember though.

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What about Queen Preordained?
I LOVE 'Mad The Swine', and 'Going Back'. Freddie was so young and precious, Darlings;)


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Posted: 10 Jan 06, 22:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dharankanawala wrote:







What about Queen Preordained?
I LOVE 'Mad The Swine', and 'Going Back'. Freddie was so young and precious, Darlings;)



Ah, Larry Lurex;)


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