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Posted: 19 Apr 19, 17:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know if this was debated before. But, as everybody know, this Roger's solo track was done for The Works, but it was rejected and finally is appears on Strange Frontier, that same year. Listening to the extended version of it, there's some guitars, that it really reminds me to the Red Special of Doc Brian May, just at the beggining of the track.
What do you think? Probably Roger used the demo of the track when it was working with Queen? Just as Freddie used the band version for his solo track Love Kills...



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Posted: 19 Apr 19, 18:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How many ears does Roger Taylor have? LOLZ!

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Posted: 19 Apr 19, 18:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is the one solo song I really wish was a Queen track.
Imagine it given the full blown Queen production!


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Posted: 20 Apr 19, 06:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There were rumours few years back, that Man On Fire was really started during Queen recording sessions, the photo of a sheet was given as the proof - it listed this song on the same wheel tape as one of the Works' song (I just can't remember which was it). But if this demo contains one of the other Queen boys or Roger used the same tape for his solo work, nobody knows for sure.

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Posted: 20 Apr 19, 07:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Before the singing starts? Not sure I hear Red Special. Video link with time stamp plz

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Posted: 20 Apr 19, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As ‘ man on fire’ was in the master demo tape of power plant studios LA, it could easily been ended as ‘man on the prowl’ ??


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Posted: 20 Apr 19, 08:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't be surprised if whoever played guitar on that version (Roger himself according to the notes) just copied Brian's performance in a potential original demo, very much like the "Mr. Bad Guy" session guitarist copied Brian's performance from that "She Blows Hot And Cold" early version. It's not the same person but a similar performance reminiscent of the same sound. Even the b-side version almost sounds like a Queen song.

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Posted: 20 Apr 19, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

drjones wrote:

This is the one solo song I really wish was a Queen track.
Imagine it given the full blown Queen production!


Just imagine "Strange Frontier" with Freddie on vocals, full guitar arrangement replacing some of the less-than-essential synths and the full Queen-sound.

Seriously, if they made The Works a Roger-heavy album with the best tracks off Strange Frontier replacing the weaker ones that actually made the cut, I think it might just have made a pretty fine album.


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Posted: 20 Apr 19, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1:21

[link]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIqXGKs-oxg[/link]

I could be mistaken, but for me that guitars sounds so close to the Red Special...


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Posted: 20 Apr 19, 13:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

[link]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIqXGKs-oxg[/link]

What the fuck is this monstrosity?!

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Posted: 20 Apr 19, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie rey wrote:

1:21

[link]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIqXGKs-oxg[/link]

I could be mistaken, but for me that guitars sounds so close to the Red Special...


Yes, those chords do sound a bit like the Red Special at around 1:20. But not enough to say conclusively one way or the other.


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Posted: 20 Apr 19, 18:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 Steady on are you reading from a dictionary because we know you cant read hahahahahaha

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Posted: 20 Apr 19, 22:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queenman!! wrote:

As ‘ man on fire’ was in the master demo tape of power plant studios LA, it could easily been ended as ‘man on the prowl’ ??


No, 'Man on fire' and 'Man on the prowl' are two way different tracks, first one wrote by Roger and second one written by Freddie.

Just because both tracks have "Man on..." on its title it doesn't mean that both have the same origin.



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Posted: 20 Apr 19, 22:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And no, there is no Brian on Roger's Man on Fire.

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Posted: 20 Apr 19, 22:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Written by: Roger Taylor
Produced by: Roger Taylor, David Richards and Mack

Musicians:
Roger Taylor - all instruments and vocals
David Richards - keyboards

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Posted: 21 Apr 19, 05:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was speculating that BM was on the extended version inviting us to listen and judge rather than looking at the album credits

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Posted: 21 Apr 19, 08:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian never got involved in Rogers solo material.

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Posted: 21 Apr 19, 09:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was speculating that BM was on the extended version inviting us to listen and judge rather than looking at the album credits



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Posted: 21 Apr 19, 10:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ale Solan wrote:

Written by: Roger Taylor
Produced by: Roger Taylor, David Richards and Mack

Musicians:
Roger Taylor - all instruments and vocals
David Richards - keyboards


Right, because there has never been an uncredited appearance on any Queen- or Queen-related solo-recording...

Come on Ale, you're better than this.


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Posted: 21 Apr 19, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And it's not true that Brian was never involved on any Roger solo project. Brian did an AMAZING solo on Love Lies Bleeding, on the first The Cross album.


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