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PD: strange noises on Queen records30 Oct 2002 20:01

This thread has nothing to do with music analysis.

Early 1995 I started to write a list of strange noises that I've found on Queen songs. I thought It's time to refresh this idea. I'm gonna expand this list time to time, you can post your additions too.

Doing All Right 3:18 - very rough distortion with a "scratching" noise
                3:42-44 - percussive guitar noises
Great King Rat 4:22-4x - very strange noises in the right channel seemingly created by Brian's picking style. Such noise I could not found on any other Queen record.
Liar 2:38 - guitar noise in the right channel.
The Night Comes Down 0:55 - interesting guitar noise
Modern Times R&R 0:25 - short feedback-noise
Jesus 1:34-3:07 - the guitar mixed on left sounds extremly saturated

Procession 0:28, 0:56 - noises on the end of the notes
White Queen 0:41 - ?
The Loser In The End 1:32 - sound like a "yeah" but it's maybe an instrumental noise.
March Of The Black Queen (intro of FHLI) - 6:08 guitar noises in the right channel.



Brighton rock 3:49 - strange percussive guitar sound
Killer Queen 1:46-49 - You can hear how the coin attacks the B-string creating an ascending noise as the left hand fingers are closing the coin.
Stone Cold Crazy 1:11 - very interesting feed-back noise in the left channel.

Death On Two Legs: 1:31 - fret noise
I'm In Love With My Car: 3:02 - high voiced talk
The Prophet's Song:4:18 - short low pitched noise (echoed)
                   5:32 - not perfect cut
                   8:09 - lovely acoustic guitar noises
Bohemian Rhapsody: second verse (around 2:08 left channel) - noises
                  0:25, 0:32, 0:38, 5:30 (GH version coordinates) - damp pedal
                  1:53-... harmonics (fretted strings instead of open strings)
                           (listen the Inside The Rhapsody documentary!)
                  2:04 - Brian is picking the strings behind the bridge of his guitar.

You Take My Breath Away - on the Eye-version (piano only) you can hear Freddie humming the title phrases. Freddie frequently hummed along his piano parts, you can hear him doing it in Bohemian Rhapsody (Inside The Rhapsody documentary).
The Millionaire Waltz: 0:21 - You can hear the open low E-string of the Bass.
You And I: 2:49 - percussive guitar noice
Somebody To Love: 4:50 - Aaah
                  4:55 - damping pedal released
White Man: 0:21 - Brain's guitar amp is cranked up to the edge of feedback,
           0:36 - percussive notes
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy: 2:01 percussive notes

We Will Rock You: 0:01 - "aaah"
We Are The Champions: 2:58-... Hard to hear piano figures.
Sleeping On The Sidewalk: 0:00 - Count in. Note the increased background noise.
                          3:05 - "hehe" or something that sounds like that
                          2:05, 2:52 - John probaly missed 1-2 wrong notes.
Who Needs You: 0:01 - strange noises in the right channel
               1:06 - strange percussive guitar noise
               2:36 - unintentional guitar note

Fat Bottomed Girls: 2:21 : Brian while strumming an open G chord unintentionally strumms the low (D) string creating a dissonance.
                    0:04 : "click"
                    during the acapella intro you can hear the leakage of the guide guitar track
If You Can't Beat Them: 2:17 - interesting percussive notes played on guitar.
                        3:03 - Freddie
Let Me Entertain You: 0:54 - interesting percussive guitar noise
Dead On Time: 1:53 - bass (?)
Fun It: 2:30-31 - interesting percussive guitar noises
Jealousy: 2:59 - John missed here 1-2 notes.
Don't Stop Me Now: 2:12 : what is it? My guess: harmonizer.
                   2:53 : noise
More Of That Jazz: 3:01

Play The Game 3:05 - edit
              3:09 - lead vocal bit. Have you noticed before?
Dragon Attack 0:22 - "tick"
              0:47, 0:57, 2:25, 2:38, 2:56, 4:08 - strange guitar noises
              1:39 - talk
Need Your Loving Tonight 2:44 - strange noise
Crazy Little Thing Calle Love: 0:01 - it sounds like tremolo bar was used, but probably it's a case of tape-speed manipulation.
                               1:31 - fret noise
Coming Soon 2:33 - lead guitar plays a low D note. Since the guitar is in normal tuning it must be done with tremolo bar.
Don't Try Suicide 0:01 - fret noise
                  2:47 - interesting guitar noises
                  3:44 - ?
Coming Soon 0:42 - strange guitar noise
            1:00 - Brian?
            2:14 - stray guitar notes
Save Me 0:26, 2:27 - interesting percussive guitar notes
        3:10 - stray guitar notes (A-G) behind the solo.

Body Language 1:43 - sounds like somebody is sneezing
              2:38 - "nanana"
Back Chat 2:36 - lead guitar noises

It's A Hard Life 4:02 cymbals

A Kind Of Magic 0:09, 0:25 - voices
                3:17 - strange noise

Party 2:18 - guitar noise
Miracle - pre-outro solo : lots of open string noises
I Want It All 4:19 - ?
Invisible Man 2:35-45  hard to notice lead guitar track  
              3:07 - guitar noise
Breathrou 3:56 - a single note
Scandal 2:32 - ? (right channel)
        3:17 - beep in the left channel

I'm Going Slightly Mad: 3:40 - stray guitar noises in the right channel
Headlong: 1:14 lead vocal echoed
          4:30 - intersesting noise of tremolo dive
last modified: 19-03-03

1.LG 01 Nov 2002 07:57
And what about:
Looser In The End 1:09 - not loud, but spottable
Someday One day - 3:06 - sounds similar to the noise mentioned above to me

PS: I hope it's not a noise on my record only :)
2.BrianMay 04 Apr 2003 23:10
The Prophets Song - 4:17 - A strange low note you can hear it 3 times because of the delay
3.PD 05 Apr 2003 18:41
BM, you've got pretty sensitive ears. Thanks, added to the list.
4.Agogobell 04 Sep 2012 03:10
At 1:57 in Mad the Swine, you can hear talking in the right channel: seems like it's in the bongo track. It sounds like Roger.
And faintly again at 2:08, perhaps.
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