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Silver Salmon

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:05 pm
by Frank
Let's see here...crunchy guitar riffs, explosive drum fills, raw and emotional vocals, brilliant contrast with the second section before returning in ternary fashion...why in the hell would they not have finished such a hard rocking tune. It should have at the very least been put out as a B-side.



I think most of us are familiar with the old debate: 1972 sessions or NOTW sessions. Apparently, Tim Staffell wrote the song, but I've never seen any credible evidence to support this claim. It certainly sounds like something that would fit perfectly within the realm of their first two albums, but Freddie's voice and the overall texture feel more like a NOTW outtake. Regardless, it's fucking awesome.

Re: Silver Salmon

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:55 pm
by Old Man
Frank wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:05 pm
Apparently, Tim Staffell wrote the song, but I've never seen any credible evidence to support this claim.
Go to this website and interview at ca 42:00 minutes. And there you have it .... ;)

https://thestrangebrew.co.uk/tim-staffell-smile-queen/

Re: Silver Salmon

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:41 pm
by Frank
Old Man wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:55 pm
Frank wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:05 pm
Apparently, Tim Staffell wrote the song, but I've never seen any credible evidence to support this claim.
Go to this website and interview at ca 42:00 minutes. And there you have it .... ;)

https://thestrangebrew.co.uk/tim-staffell-smile-queen/
Thank you so much! This is great!!

Re: Silver Salmon

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:12 pm
by Mona Lisa
I always thought it was a song by Hot Tuna ??
Anyway Silver Salmon is a great song!