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Posted: 11 Aug 06, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger Taylor wrote a track and plays drum on it. His
son Felix is singing on it; check out: www.myspace.com/felixandarty and queenonline.com

Cool news!!!

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Posted: 11 Aug 06, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

theres a thread in general already. :)

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Posted: 11 Aug 06, 16:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WhatMustHeThink wrote:

theres a thread in general already. :)


okay, thanks!

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Posted: 11 Aug 06, 17:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Er, how do we know Roger wrote it? QOL suggests that the "black" barber on Electric Fire is "Arty", in which case Felix doesn't sing on it at all, there's just RT (BVs) and Arty (lead).

So maybe Felix wrote it, or maybe he plays drums in the style of his dad.



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Posted: 11 Aug 06, 17:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The message on the myspace website says:

"A big hello to anyone checking out the Arty and Felix release. Felix here (the one not wearing a picture frame on his head), speaking on behalf of both myself and the man behind the canvas. Hes a bit short on words when it comes to things like this, so Ive been asked to write a little something about the tune in his stead.

My dad wrote it a few months back and the first mix was cut with himself on vocals. We all thought it was pretty catchy and that he had done a good job all round. But, ever the perfectionist, he wasnt quite happy with what he had, and started tinkering with it, suggesting that I cut a vocal for it. Not being particularly experienced in this field, I was very chuffed to be asked, and gave it a go in the studio. I was pleased with the result, it sounded pretty good and was deadly catchy (almost irritatingly so). My dad was happier with this cut too, so he thought he would try and hawk it to Transistor Project and Parlophone as a summer single. They took the bait and here we are

I think it started off as a sort of statement about how women are, paradoxically, both wonderful and incredibly annoying, the force that brings joy to a mans life with one hand and sucks it out with the other all very deep and meaningful, but being a pop song, its not Pulitzer material. Its just a damn good, reggae-lite summer pop tune, with a killer chorus that stays in your head whether you like it or not. Like cold beer and football, it goes well with barbecues and beach holidays. So, here we are. Were both very excited about it, and we hope you like it enough to fork out a few pence on it."

So it looks like Rog did write it.

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Posted: 11 Aug 06, 18:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*points up*

THATS how we know! :P

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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 05:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You cannot say he is lacking self-confidence...


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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I heard the preview and it sounded interesting. I found his voice very similar to his father's.

The preview I heard is available in 7digital through the link availabe in the myspace link above. I'm using my laptop, so the loudspeakers are not that good, but it really sounded interesting.

Cheers,

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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love it already. Great brigde

You can still hear Rogers songwriting style.


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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just heard the 3 versions.
Very nice indeed!


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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 16:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As much as I hate iTUNES, I will be buying this track. It's very good.


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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I stand corrected, although I would point out that not EVERYTHING Arty says is guaranteed to be accurate.

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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've just put a teaser of the main mix on my site.
See www.mercuryparadise.com




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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 18:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

Er, how do we know Roger wrote it? QOL suggests that the "black" barber on Electric Fire is "Arty", in which case Felix doesn't sing on it at all, there's just RT (BVs) and Arty (lead).

So maybe Felix wrote it, or maybe he plays drums in the style of his dad.



Felix is on Lead Vocals & aRTy (RT- ROGER TAYLOR) is on backing vocals & drums.


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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 20:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Word In Your Ear wrote:

Penetration_Guru wrote:

Er, how do we know Roger wrote it? QOL suggests that the "black" barber on Electric Fire is "Arty", in which case Felix doesn't sing on it at all, there's just RT (BVs) and Arty (lead).

So maybe Felix wrote it, or maybe he plays drums in the style of his dad.



Felix is on Lead Vocals & aRTy (RT- ROGER TAYLOR) is on backing vocals & drums.


LOL I had just logged in specifically to say I had realized that: Arty = RT :)

Well, it took me a while, not being a native English speaker and all, but it was great fun to find that out :)

Cheers,

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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 10:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RT = aRTy?

Brilliant!


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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 20:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I still don't get it. Is Felix RT's son? And he is now starting a band with RT? So it is father and son playing? But son is singing?

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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Donna13 wrote:

I still don't get it. Is Felix RT's son? And he is now starting a band with RT? So it is father and son playing? But son is singing?


It was explained in the above quote I posted, but I'll give the bullet points as far as I understand them:

- Roger wrote and recorded a song called 'Woman You're So Beautiful' with him on vocals and (presumably) every instrument;
- Felix, Roger's son, really dug it;
- Roger asked Felix if he would record some vocals for it;
- Felix agreed;
- both father and son really dug the new version;
- voila.

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Posted: 14 Aug 06, 08:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He sounds like a cross between his father and Sting

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Posted: 14 Aug 06, 09:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><FONT SIZE=4>Inu-Liger</b> wrote:

He sounds like a cross between his father and Sting

Heehee, thats what I said in the other thread!! Glad somebody agrees with me without having read anything!