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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 08:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm making a stand here people!

I'm sick to the back teeth of reading reviews of The Miracle album and seeing Khashoggi's being almost dismissed every time.

Am I the only person alive who LOVES this song?? Freddie's vocal performance is nothing short of amazing (the kind of amazing that makes one smile uncontrollably) the way he carries such a strong vocal line over the accompaniment.............

Am I going crazy or is this not a great song?

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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 08:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're not going crazy. I really like the song too. Great drums, great guitar work, great everything. It got a real "live" feel. It's just that there is no those BIG Queen tradmarks in it (chorus, riff lines etc...). Maybe it's why this song is so dismissed.

I'm with you on this one, LateMix !

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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 08:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Same.

The end bit certainly has that live feel, and I always picture it that way when listening to it.


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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 09:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think it gets a hard time i just think it's just not recognised at all , i think it's a great tune with a 'live' feel to the song as if they are on stage just have a ball.

I think i've read somewhere that quite a few drinks were consumed in making this i might be wrong.




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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 10:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a great track and the sound is very fresh and open; almost as if it was a "live in the studio" take.

Would like to have the unedited / unmerged song available at some point.


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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep, I love it. Infact, my nickname here used to be Khashoggi many moons ago...


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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 18:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

word to all



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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 19:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love this song as well! Its sooo much fun and i often imagine Freddie rockin' it out live on stage at another Wemblyesque gig.

But it doesnt get enough recognition. But thats ok, its one of those undiscovered gems. Alot like 'Its Late'. Another one of my FAVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 21:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Khashoggi's is pretty good. It's Party that should get a hard time!

Nah, really - even Queen songs I don't like, I can't be bothered wasting my time on hating them. Pretty good album, the Miracle.


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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 21:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

simply because Party and Khashoggi's Ship are fillers like More of that Jazz, Don't lose your head, Coming Soon and the list goes on...

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Posted: 16 Mar 06, 22:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm...kinda like ur a filler on this board.


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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 02:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HAHAHAH there's nothing quite as ironic as an 'insult' from someone who spells 'you are' as 'UR'. You fucking caveman.


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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 02:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hey ur the australian...and ur calling me a caveman?


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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 04:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Khashoggi's Ship would be a great song put together with Was It All Worth It live, in a kind of "medley"...

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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 04:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah omg i cant g on dis im at skl lol urrm my pc wont let me fix it guys plzzzzzz help :s


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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What I never understand about people on this site is that they'll criticise Party/Khashoggi's Ship till the cows come home but when they come up with setlists for a fantasy 1988/1989 tour, they always include them as the openers. Bizarre. I love both songs- they have an energy that Queen had really lacked in the eighties and it was good to open with such hard rock bombast.


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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 14:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definitely one of the better songs on The Miracle.

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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the miracle album is amazing and every song on it is worth atleast 9 out of 10!

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Posted: 17 Mar 06, 22:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't speak for other queen fans but i absolutely adore The Miracle album:-)


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Posted: 18 Mar 06, 06:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You are the only one I have ever seen say anything one way or the other about it. It probably gets lost in the shuffle because of it's lack of independance. I always lump it with The Party. It is a great song, but I prefer the closing of the album over the opening.