Freddie Story from Slade

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Freddie Story from Slade

Postby JLP » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:32 pm

. Noddy Holder from Slade was interviewed on this week's Johnnie Walker's Sounds of the Seventies on Christmas Eve. He tells a really interesting story about Freddie Mercury. The interview is in the second hour of the show and the Freddie story is about 15_20 minutes from the end of the show. The programme is on the I player.
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby Pingu » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:40 pm

Nice one!

Just after Thin Lizzy.

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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby Leigh Burne » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:48 pm

Part of me still wishes Noddy had got the AC/DC job after Bon Scott died.
"I always knew I was a star. And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me." — Freddie Mercury
 
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby CoolCat II » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:16 pm

Great story. :D
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby JLP » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:55 pm

I adore these anecdotes about Freddie and the band. If they could ever put out a book that really dig deep and told this sort of stuff, it could be a real gold mine.
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby TheHero » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:40 pm

It must have been the Montreux Festival in 1986?
 
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby Kes » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:41 pm

No "must" about it.

A quick websearch reveals that Slade and Queen were on the same bill at the one held in 1984.
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby TheHero » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:02 am

Which means (according to Noddy) Freddie was already
ill at the time, in 1984..

They came out with The Complete Works
back then, which really could have marked the end of Queen in a proper way.

The Miracle was also made to be the last one.. so there is a certain feeling of "the end is near" with the albums made after Hot Space.

I think maybe the scars after the bad welcome of Hot Space influenced them in a negative direction.

It is very weird because The Game was such a brilliant album, with many hits and great production. A fantastic start of the new decade. If only all the 80s albums had this quality..
 
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby Kes » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:21 am

IMHO, Freddie possibly WAS ill in 1984. Whether he, or anyone else around him would have been able to "do the maths", and realise it was anything out of the ordinary, is another matter. I still go with the theory that he didn't know for sure until he pulled his head out of the sand and got a blood check in early 87.
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby musicalprostitute » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:09 pm

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.
 
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby JLP » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:02 pm

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.
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby JLP » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:06 pm

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.
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby Kes » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:46 pm

1886?

I know Quo have been going a LONG time, but I had no idea it was THAT long.
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby Kes » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:49 pm

As regards Chris Rea, I think his first three or four albums were done at Mountain.

Edit: It was four of them!

Watersign 1983
Wired To The Moon 1984
Shamrock Diaries 1985
On The Beach 1986


And yes, it was a magazine put together by EMI records (and Music Week, I think), timed to coincide with Greatest Hits 2.
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Re: Freddie Story from Slade

Postby Kes » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:01 pm

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.
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