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by Action This Day
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Queen + Adam Lambert
Topic: QAL Perform Anything Else From Innuendo?
Replies: 4
Views: 2145

Re: QAL Perform Anything Else From Innuendo?

Bijou was performed on the second QPR tour, although only Brian was (visibly) on stage at this point (I assume Spike was on keys) and Freddie sang so it's wasn't really a 'QPR' performance as such. I saw them on that tour & totally forgot about Bijou! Was it was only a minute or so long with Freddi...
by Action This Day
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: The Songs
Topic: Funny How Love Is
Replies: 8
Views: 2139

Re: Funny How Love Is

'Funny How Love Is' was intended to be a Phil Spector 'wall-of-sound' type production. Freddie probably got the idea from the Larry Lurex 'I Can Hear Music' single. It was difficult for the band to replicate the sound live hence its omission from the set. As for not being a single, in those days the...
by Action This Day
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: The Albums
Topic: Greatest Hits III [Special Edition]
Replies: 80
Views: 7274

Re: Greatest Hits III [Special Edition]

Ultimate Queen website claims that only one single was a genuine AA side: Bo Rhap/TATDOOL in 1991. The rest were labelled as separate A & B sides including Killer Queen/Flick of the Wrist, Bicycle Race/Fat Bottomed Girls and WATC/WWRY. KQ/Flick was definitely advertised in the press before release a...
by Action This Day
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: The Albums
Topic: Restructuring The Works
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: Restructuring The Works

Some would argue it's a rehash of former glories. Some complain about the way its entire tracklisting was pillaged for the single A/B-sides leaving nothing exclusive. Some just feel it's way too short. All of these are true. And yet I think it still stands up as a fine album today. To me it sounds ...
by Action This Day
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Back Chat
Topic: Queen and George Michael
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: Queen and George Michael

IMO George's performance at the Freddie tribute was a bit overrated anyway. Yes he was a lot better than the rest (not difficult) but still nowhere near Freddie's level (who was?). '39 was a nice touch though, even though they only did half the song.
by Action This Day
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Live
Topic: I Make No Apologies In Writing This Commentary
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Re: I Make No Apologies In Writing This Commentary

I have no doubt AL is a technically more gifted singer, but unfortunatetly, all he brings to the party is his voice, I'd argue that at least with Paul Rodgers, you got Queen, Free and Bad Company setlists. It's a shame that AL's own repertoire isn't really suited to Queen's. Yes but IMO that was be...
by Action This Day
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: UK Music Press
Replies: 8
Views: 6594

Re: UK Music Press

Two things that the music press never forgave them for - they got a record deal without being 'approved' by them and they were middle-class. For some reason the UK music press wanted musicians to have 'rags to riches' stories, i.e. be working-class and to have to slog it out for years on the circuit...
by Action This Day
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Live
Topic: I Make No Apologies In Writing This Commentary
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Re: I Make No Apologies In Writing This Commentary

Subjective. You LIKE Adam Lambert more than you like Paul Rodgers. It doesn't make him better. Paul Rodgers has a voice of it's time, and has written or co-written half a dozen songs that have lasted fifty years, give it time and see if Mr L can do anything that stands the test of time. Not saying ...
by Action This Day
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: The Albums
Topic: Greatest Hits III [Special Edition]
Replies: 80
Views: 7274

Re: Greatest Hits III [Special Edition]

Of course, by the time of HITS 3, Tie Your Mother Down had been a double a-side with No One But You and reached #13, so.... Yes I've always wondered why they didn't put it on GH3. Mind you Queen had a habit of breaking their own rules - even for GH2. They excluded songs which charted higher (Las Pa...
by Action This Day
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: The Songs
Topic: What Were They Thinking?
Replies: 7
Views: 2429

Re: What Were They Thinking?

I remember thinking there was something wrong with my copy of 'The Works' with that abrupt piano ending to 'Man on The Prowl'. So I think they just ended it that way as a joke to make people think the record had cut off too early, similar to putting 'scratch' noises on 'Calling All Girls'.