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Posted: 19 Oct 19, 01:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

U could try to ask Mike Moran or Phoebe Peter Freestone


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Posted: 19 Oct 19, 06:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always liked those backing vocals.

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Posted: 19 Oct 19, 08:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a shame that we get sleevenotes and instinctively question them because they are notoriously bad! All artists have this issue and I just don't know why.

Still, it sent me off on a nice Peter Straker listening session. I had never heard his 'Touch Me' ('75) from the Rocky Horror Show before.

But also found this. If you know your Straker stuff you'll find this interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfIjj-wN93Y

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Posted: 19 Oct 19, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@Dysan - I did not know Mack produced one of Peter Straker's albums which I came to know from the link you shared the other day.

Of course I don't know a lot of things and I am just learning them along the way.

Thanks for the share.

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Posted: 19 Oct 19, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@Dysan:

Let's not forget "Ragtime Piano Joe", which was produced by Freddie, almost certainly has Freddie doing backing vocals and *might* have Freddie playing the piano. I know, it's not a particularly obscure song, but it's got Freddie Mercury all over it.


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Posted: 19 Oct 19, 14:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie and Roy Thomas Baker don't forget :)
His two late 70s albums (Changling and This One's On Me) are well worth checking out if you like Queen. I understand the latter is getting a reissue along with 2 others (including the Mack one Real Natural Man) next year.

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Posted: 19 Oct 19, 14:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm, could be interesting, thanks for the tip. I'm not a Straker-expert, but I do like those few songs of his that I know, so those re-issues could be well worth looking into!


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Posted: 19 Oct 19, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His discography is a mess! Loads of singles not featured anywhere else. Would be great if someone would collect them all up on a compilation at some point.

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Posted: 19 Oct 19, 17:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

runner_70 wrote:

andres_clip wrote:

Dastard

You can clearly hear Peter in there.


Freddie only.


Dude are you even listening to Dastard upload. Peter is clearly there maybe some Rog even.


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