What Were They Thinking?

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What Were They Thinking?

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"Man On The Prowl". great jam, for some reason with the ending cut in mid keystroke of piano, wrong lyrics and waste of album space entirely effecting an album that surely Roger Taylors "Fun In Space" sessions could've blessed an otherwise awesome album.

"Pain is So Close To Pleasure" i cringe when hearing that as it would've murdered "Hot Space"

"Don't Lose Your Head' became a commercial against drunk driving putting a spike in the pistons of an otherwise great song.

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FunnyHowLoveIs wrote: Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:59 pm "Man On The Prowl". great jam, for some reason with the ending cut in mid keystroke of piano, wrong lyrics and waste of album space entirely effecting an album that surely Roger Taylors "Fun In Space" sessions could've blessed an otherwise awesome album.

"Pain is So Close To Pleasure" i cringe when hearing that as it would've murdered "Hot Space"

"Don't Lose Your Head' became a commercial against drunk driving putting a spike in the pistons of an otherwise great song.

Anyone else?
What were they thinking about letting Brian sing on the albums.

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There's certain songs where Brian sings, that I'm not sure Freddie would have done much better, Long Away, for example.

Add to that, take albums where Freddie sang the lot, like The Works, and they're lacking the point-counterpoint dynamic that albums like ADATR, or NOTW have in abundance.

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Kes wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:35 pm There's certain songs where Brian sings, that I'm not sure Freddie would have done much better, Long Away, for example.

Add to that, take albums where Freddie sang the lot, like The Works, and they're lacking the point-counterpoint dynamic that albums like ADATR, or NOTW have in abundance.
Not to mention Let Me Live. I don't know why it took them 15 albums to come up with the idea to have each of the three bandmembers sing a verse of the same song. Better late than never, I suppose.

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Dali wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:12 pmNot to mention Let Me Live. I don't know why it took them 15 albums to come up with the idea to have each of the three bandmembers sing a verse of the same song.
My thoughts exactly from the first time I heard the song.

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WeeMann wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:46 pm
Dali wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:12 pmNot to mention Let Me Live. I don't know why it took them 15 albums to come up with the idea to have each of the three bandmembers sing a verse of the same song.
My thoughts exactly from the first time I heard the song.
Great minds and all that.

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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'.

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Action This Day wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:02 pm 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'.
I always thought this when I heard the noise in Sheer Heart Attack (the song)

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Listened to Night at the Opera on Spotify the other day.

Seaside Rendezvous? It is embarrassingly sickly sweet.
The Prophet Song - The vocal interlude is rather boring. Great song that didn't need the middle part.

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With The Prophet's Song, it was in 1975 something different, that stood out.

With 2021 ears, we can listen to things like The Beatles, and pick out tracks that we wonder what the hell they were thinking. Generally, pretty much everything Queen did, was of it's time, and fitted where "they" were at, at that time.

A lot of what they did, however, is timeless, but no band can succeed with that on every song they do.

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