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The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« on: March 12, 2019, 09:50:06 AM »
The coolest man in rock.

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I'll just leave this mega hit here:

https://youtu.be/rY0WxgSXdEE

Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 10:40:21 AM »
Can't follow that link coz I'm at work and I really don't know much about Queen but if it's The Invisible Man then it contains one of the best bass lines ever plus the great shot of John Deacon's cornish curmudgeonly face when Freddie says his name (John Deacon) after the first chorus.

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 11:36:46 AM »
The coolest man in rock.

Daily Mail? Check! Three Everton Mints in front pocket? Check!


I do love You're My Best Friend though. It's not typical Queen.

Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 12:20:30 PM »
Can't follow that link coz I'm at work and I really don't know much about Queen but if it's The Invisible Man then it contains one of the best bass lines ever plus the great shot of John Deacon's cornish curmudgeonly face when Freddie says his name (John Deacon) after the first chorus.

That's actually how I refer to John Deacon, always.

JOHN DEACON!

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Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 12:21:46 PM »
Don't be Blue, Deacon.

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Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 12:36:20 PM »
the only solo stuff he did was for this film - as The Immortals : trailer


Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 03:01:25 PM »
Wasn't Nick Heyward involved? He seems to be on the album sleeve.

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Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2019, 03:08:41 PM »
Wasn't Nick Heyward involved? He seems to be on the album sleeve.

No. Left to right, A A Gill, Pat Sharp, Ian Gillan.

Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2019, 03:12:09 PM »
No. Left to right, A A Gill, Pat Sharp, Ian Gillan.

The film 'Biggles' came out in 1985, so we can only assume that it was Pat Sharp who gave Vic and Bob the inspiration for Mr. Wobbly Hand of Novelty Island fame.

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Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2019, 03:22:00 PM »
I've heard lots of lovely (possibly libellous) stories about John Deacon when I met a well-known Queen loving comic. Once. A long time ago. I am available for after-dinner speaking.

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Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2019, 03:36:41 PM »
a well-known Queen loving comic

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Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2019, 05:53:23 PM »
Don't forget the immortal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deacy_Amp.

Hand fashioned from an old radio found in a skip, whose sound was impossible to reproduce until Brian allowed someone to disassemble it and read the specs of every single component

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Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2019, 06:02:51 PM »
What was it with Queen and their obsession with assembling musical equipment from scratch? I think it's rather charming, they were rock and roll Heath Robinsons. Did Roger Taylor build his own drum kit from biscuit tins, wire and kettles? I do hope so.

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Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2019, 06:08:52 PM »
What was it with Queen and their obsession with assembling musical equipment from scratch? I think it's rather charming, they were rock and roll Heath Robinsons. Did Roger Taylor build his own drum kit from biscuit tins, wire and kettles? I do hope so.

I believe Taylor's drum kits were made from human skin that he bought from the local morgue.  Mercury's microphone was fashioned from robot cocks left over from 50's sci-fi films.

Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2019, 07:16:28 PM »
Daily Mail? Check! Three Everton Mints in front pocket? Check!


I do love You're My Best Friend though. It's not typical Queen.

^^ That mate, is dignity,


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Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2019, 07:36:42 PM »
I believe Taylor's drum kits were made from human skin that he bought from the local morgue.  Mercury's microphone was fashioned from robot cocks left over from 50's sci-fi films.

And yet none of this was mentioned in the Oscar-winning biopic. A bloody disgrace.

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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2019, 04:47:32 AM »

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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2019, 09:16:41 AM »
I fucking hate Queen, but Deacon is the least bad member.
At least he had the decency to leave them.

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Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2019, 09:32:59 AM »
^^ That mate, is dignity

Yea well done Deacy. Having the integrity to say well Freddie's dead, might as well pack it in. Some might see it as selfish to deprive the fans but fuck em, he can do what he wants, and he did.

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Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2019, 01:22:33 PM »
Don't forget the immortal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deacy_Amp.

Hand fashioned from an old radio found in a skip, whose sound was impossible to reproduce until Brian allowed someone to disassemble it and read the specs of every single component

Wait. They decided to authorise a series of replicas/reproductions. Some engineers built a number of prototypes which came very close to reproducing the sound of the original across all parameters... and THEN someone allowed them to take the back off the original and make notes.

Blimey.

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Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2019, 01:25:16 PM »
I share a birthday and initials with Deaco Just let that sink in. Guy was apparently a genius though so that's where the similarities end fucksakes

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Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2019, 02:03:30 PM »
Since the demise of the "Last thing that made you rock with laughter like Bobby Davro was on telly" thread, this is where I have to put these amazing Queen-based motivational posters.

http://queenwillrockyou.weebly.com/motivational-posters.html

Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2019, 04:06:42 PM »
Always liked him in the Flash video. The rest of the lads are clearly convinced they're intergalactic supervillains hurtling through the cosmos while John's mind is probably on what to have for tea later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfmrHTdXgK4

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Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2019, 05:39:33 PM »
The first time I had a record dedicated to me on the radio was Alan Freeman playing You're My Best Friend on the Saturday Rock Show in 1976,
I'd written in requesting some Queen mate, but to be honest was disappointed with Fluff's choice - anything from Sheer Heart Attack or Queen II
would have been more appreciated to be honest.

Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2019, 07:58:54 PM »
Yea well done Deacy. Having the integrity to say well Freddie's dead, might as well pack it in. Some might see it as selfish to deprive the fans but fuck em, he can do what he wants, and he did.

Stuck with them for six years after died though.  He's on that bloody awful Dead Diana single they did.  It's nice to think of him as the bastion of good taste (I think he proper dissed the Robbie Williams and FiveIve collabs), but he probably can't just be bothered anymore and I imagine has no qualms about his share of the money coming in from whatever Maylor do.  Can't say I blame him if so.

Here he is cornered in his car, complicity signing handfuls of strat pickguards which are obviously going straight to eBay.  Get the feeling assertiveness isn't a strength of his.  :/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzCRFDZDyJY

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Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2019, 08:03:06 PM »
What was it with Queen and their obsession with assembling musical equipment from scratch? I think it's rather charming, they were rock and roll Heath Robinsons. Did Roger Taylor build his own drum kit from biscuit tins, wire and kettles? I do hope so.

Born 30 years later, Queen would have been a great team on Robot Wars.

Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2019, 12:23:44 AM »
Daily Mail? Check! Three Everton Mints in front pocket? Check!


I do love You're My Best Friend though. It's not typical Queen.

https://youtu.be/ELYudG_0j3c?t=1619

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Re: The John Deacon Appreciation Thread
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2019, 12:41:05 AM »
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« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2019, 08:13:22 AM »
^^
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