Old Genesis recording studio. Why the Freddie reference?

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Old Genesis recording studio. Why the Freddie reference?

Postby Peace Loving Guy » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:36 am

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south- ... s-38858022

Does any one know what Freddie or Queen were supposed to have done here in Carmarthen?
 
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Re: Old Genesis recording studio. Why the Freddie reference?

Postby Kes » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:21 pm

It says in the article that bands used to rehearse there.

Quite possible, as there were a number of places the band used to rehearse material prior to going into an active recording studio. Places like Rockfield in Monmouth used to charge the "going rate" for a fully working studio, so it's natural a band with a budget might go somewhere cheaper while they were routining their songs prior to recording them.
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Re: Old Genesis recording studio. Why the Freddie reference?

Postby Peace Loving Guy » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:09 pm

Mystery solved on google:

"She also recalls one visit by the group Queen. ‘Freddie Mercury was wearing chipped red nail varnish. I’d never seen a man wearing nail varnish before. He was strange and difficult. They only came for a day to have a look but they didn’t book because we didn’t have a pool."

So basically they're chucking Freddie's name out for the real estate promotion and Queen never even stayed there. Any way, that's an amusing recollection of Queen. They wanted a pool? In Wales? Just knowing Freddie set foot in Carmarthen makes me chuckle. They played at Aberystwyth and Swansea in '73/74ish, so I guess that's when they checked it out.
 
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Re: Old Genesis recording studio. Why the Freddie reference?

Postby musicalprostitute » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:34 pm

Peace Loving Guy wrote:Mystery solved on google:

"She also recalls one visit by the group Queen. ‘Freddie Mercury was wearing chipped red nail varnish. I’d never seen a man wearing nail varnish before. He was strange and difficult. They only came for a day to have a look but they didn’t book because we didn’t have a pool."

So basically they're chucking Freddie's name out for the real estate promotion and Queen never even stayed there.


Yup. How desperate.

Also, as a quick aside, I have never heard of Freddie wearing red nail varnish (and have never seen any photos to confirm he did either)...is this a little bullshit one smells?
 
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