Freddie Story from Slade

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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby JLP » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:22 pm

Kes wrote:I liked the story about Noddy's famous mirrored hat.

"We used to buy our shirts from this shop in the Kensington Market, and next door was this hat shop. We bought it from there and glued the mirrors on ourselves. The shirt shop was run by this guy called Fred, who always went on about one day being a star, and eventually he became one. Freddie Mercury.

Remember when Jim Lea was on tbe same programme? His Freddie voice was so funny.
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby TheHero » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:22 pm

Wow. Chris Rea contributed with clicking fingers on AKOM? That is really a fun fact. They should have mentioned him in the sleeve notes of the album, but maybe they did ?
 
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby Hutchence » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:44 am

 
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby TheHero » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:04 am

Thanks :)


Now who clicks on Killer Queen and Under Pressure ?
 
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby Kes » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:47 pm

I think...

Killer Queen - Freddie

Under Pressure - Freddie & David Bowie.
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby TheHero » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:27 pm

I remember both Brian and Freddie clicking fingers on a live version of KQ.

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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby musicalprostitute » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:09 pm

JLP wrote:
musicalprostitute wrote:I must listen to this later. Slightly relevant (in the sense of other musicians talking about Queen/Freddie): I found out today that Chris Rea supplied the clicking fingers on AKOM - never knew that before.


Me neither although I knew that Queen had given him studio time in Mountain Studios in, I think, 1982. Somewhere I have a brochure where Chris thanks Queen for that. Maybe released around the time of GH2.


Yeah, I know that they had some connections here and there (didn't he support them at some of the Magic gigs in '86?) but I never knew he was on any of their songs (albeit in the smallest of ways). He seems like a nice fella and really going through it health-wise in recent years.
 
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby musicalprostitute » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:11 pm

JLP wrote:Another anecdotal story. In 1886 Status Quo were deliberating about releasing In the Army Now as a single. John Deacon persuaded them to do so.


Definitely never heard that one before.

I enjoy these Queen-related anecdotes.
 
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby icy » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:49 pm

Have to say, things like this never becomes boring and there is always new ( to me ) things to learn about. :D
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Or how I'll be saved
I'm no coward
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Rags are blowing
Rain's getting near
I'm done with running
And it's getting dark in here~

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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby JLP » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:14 pm

musicalprostitute wrote:
JLP wrote:Another anecdotal story. In 1886 Status Quo were deliberating about releasing In the Army Now as a single. John Deacon persuaded them to do so.


Definitely never heard that one before.

I enjoy these Queen-related anecdotes.


Quo talked about it in their autobiography.
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