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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, 08:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If that is what the credits say on the back of the Cd about Peter singing backing vocals on "Pretender" then accept it cos it is !

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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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