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Posted: 08 Oct 06, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Seeing some Cross concerts in the 'announce section' reminded me of that old live favourite: 'Let's Get Drunk'.

As far as I know - this was an original Taylor composition. Therefore, can anyone say for sure this exists as a either a studio or demo version?

I suspect it does - but I have no evidence to support this hunch. Any confirmation?


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Posted: 08 Oct 06, 22:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bloody hell....I saw the thread name and thought that was an offer!!

Back to the topic....It definately rings a bell, Ive heard of it somewhere in the past im sure.


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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 12:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did a bit of Googl'ing on this one John...

Seems the track is featured on some of the bootlegs...

A few links...

http://www.ultimatequeen.co.uk/Live/cross.htm

Here's a bootleg link...seems it's included on some of the recordings from 1988.

http://www.queencollector.com/Newlive/Cross/index.htm



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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 12:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Basing this completely on speculation alone, I would say that 'Let's Get Drunk' was a jam that probably originated from Roger and was worked up during rehearsals for the tour. I would say it wasn't recorded and that it was written specifically for the live setting, but I have no proof to confirm or deny that other than the fact that it seems that everything that Roger recorded for Shove It made it onto the album or a single release, and that if the song wasn't deemed good enough for the album, why was it performed live?

It's definitely a head-scratcher, and I wish I could contribute more than that.

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

I have a bootleg of the '88 Town & Country Club Gig, and I assumed that it NOT an RT composition as he doesn't sing it (I think Clayton Moss does?) - I could well be wrong though, but it is indeed one of those songs we need to find some more info about....

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Posted: 12 Oct 06, 05:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bloody hell I was there I don't remeber the song?


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Posted: 13 Oct 06, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree that it's a Clayton tune.

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Posted: 13 Oct 06, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Clayton certainly sang it - remember the tour well

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Posted: 13 Oct 06, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In other words: I'm afraid none of us knows! ;-)

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Posted: 13 Oct 06, 16:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To add even more ambiguity... it's a popular phrase, and I believe there may be an ooooold country song about it, but there is also a (shudder) Toby Keith song that recently made use of the phrase.

Toby Keith, master of subtletly:
eagles r bald
n so am i
if yer frum yirup
you kin suk mah ****