I was just listening to the 1977 Seattle show (on my awesome little audio player....should start a separate thread about that thing....) and I noticed that just 5 seconds or so into the track Big Spender, before they start playing, you hear a voice saying "thank you Seattle!".......pretty sure it was Mr Deacon actually! I don't remember many other instances of him doing something like that......
I don't remember the exact date, but it's the one with the (incomplete) set of Thin Lizzy as the opening act.......killer show at any rate.....
Very well spotted! For some reason i can't stop laughing with this. Maybe i'll use it as my ringtone.
I mean, it doesn't sound like Brian, Roger or Freddie, so i guess it must be John.
Wasn't his micro supposed to be off? Now i understand why :-)
Here's the clip for those interested: link
Yeah, i think it may be Freddie taking the piss. Maybe he's making his impression of what he thinks people in Seattle sound like. He has the sense of humour to do that!
Either way, it's very funny : -)
Sorry guys, one only needs to remember that it was Roger who always started off Big Spender (usually with either a scream, or 'It's time to rock 'n' roll'). I've had this bootleg since it was released on vinyl and I have always thought it was Roger. I don't think that JD ever spoke into the mic during any live show that I've heard.
Roger talks right after that, and it definitely sounds like two different voices there, and not Brian or Freddie......I dunno....
But come to think of it......I don't think I've EVER heard John in an interview or anything like that.....or if I did, it was years ago......point being I don't really know what he sounds like!
Isn't it true tho, that you can hear John on backing vocals on some early live performances of Liar?
It sounds absolutely like Freddie to me, and definitely not John.
Here's an interview for those who have never heard his soft and calm voice: :P https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG52IxDbo7w
So, it doesn't sound like John at all.