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Posted: 09 Aug 06, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now, that is a hard question. To tell you the honest-to-god truth, i do not know myself. The song, itself, was credited to QUEEN. But, individual writers...I don't know! I am suspecting Roger or Brian though...hmmmm...

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Posted: 09 Aug 06, 18:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nevermind


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdoo21lvza8

^greatest video ever made



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Posted: 09 Aug 06, 18:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting topic. I'd been wondering about it myself.. not so much as to who actually wrote it, but why it was credited to all four of them when John wasn't even in the band when it was written, or at least a version of it had been written and performed already.

I don't know about Wreckage, but I believe what I've heard is that 'Queen' performed it live long before John even joined the band.

Not sure I buy the 'couldn't remember' defense.. haha, perhaps none of them wrote it ;) j/k

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Posted: 09 Aug 06, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=580304

Scroll down. It's there. :-)


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Posted: 09 Aug 06, 23:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Metallica covered Stone Cold Crazy and it was a B side for their Grammy winning hit single "Enter Sandman". They didn´t win a Grammy for SCC. They didn't even want to do the cover, I think it was comissioned by Elektra for a compilation of some sort.

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Posted: 09 Aug 06, 23:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Several sources say that Metallica won an award:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammy_Awards_of_1991

Not only Wikipedia.

Best Metal Performance: Stone Cold Crazy

There is an award for almost everything!




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Posted: 10 Aug 06, 09:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't know if someone mentioned this earlier, but isn't SCC a pre Queen song? Didn't Freddie like play it with Wreckage? If he did, the question is how close it sounded to the SHA version of the song?


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Posted: 10 Aug 06, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie wrote this during his Wreckage days...dunno how close it is to that version...

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Posted: 10 Aug 06, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No idea about the Wreckage version, but at least the 1970 one was the same, according to Barry Mitchell.


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Posted: 11 Aug 06, 02:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I actually just brought Sheer Heart Attack, and I from what I read, if I'm not mistaken, all of members of Queen wrote Stone Cold Crazy??


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Posted: 11 Aug 06, 03:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="red">The Audacity of Kelley wrote:

From : http://www.answers.com/topic/stone-cold-crazy

The song was written during singer Freddie Mercury's time with a short-lived college band called Wreckage. Queen played it live as early as 1972, apparently as the first song they performed on stage [1] and, in late 1974, they finally decided to record it onto an album. Since no one could remember who wrote it, it was credited to all four members of the band.


okay if Freddies band performed it first, how could they forget who wrote it? it woulda had to have been freddie...




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