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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i just bought Sheer Heart Attack and was having a conversation with a friend that lead to Queen's vaudeville songs. i'm aware that Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon, Seaside Rendezvous, and Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy are of the vaudeville genre, but Bring Back That Leroy Brown doesn't seem quite like the aforementioned songs. then again, i'm no vaudeville expert. i'm just curious...

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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Leroy does have some music hall influences regarding the chromatic notes and the use of some instruments. It's got a piano duet between two Freddie's (though hardly ever simultaneously).

Anyway, it's a very nice way to demonstrate how Mercury could imitate styles but always putting his unique fingerprints.


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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think you're absolutely right! I was just thinking of that today...Hmm...It does have that "old school" sound to it *giggles*...But I'm not entirely sure...I <3~<3~ Freddie's composing skills *sigh* and it is that type of genre...and his ability to perform it so well that makes me even more crazy about *~<3~QUEEN~<3~* ! (see the "What's Your Opinion" thread for more details). :-P


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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 17:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with Metal Head, It is sooooooo ragtime


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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep.

Definitely ragtime.

Definitely.

I think Fred was actually trying to recreate a Scott Joplin tune he could only half-remember, like Brian did with See What A Fool I've Been.

Definitely.


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Posted: 14 Nov 06, 22:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep, yah so right

It isn't.

Yeh


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