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Sheer Heart Attack

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Statistiche di 'Sheer Heart Attack':

Data di pubblicazione: 1░ novembre 1974
Entrato Nelle Classifiche: 24 novembre 1974
Posizione pi¨ alta: 2░ (UK), 12░ (USA)
Riconoscimenti: Disco d'oro (UK e USA)
Settimane Di Permanenza In Classifica: 42 (UK), 32 (USA)
Produttore/i: Roy Thomas Baker, Queen.
Etichetta : EMI
Numero di catalogo (UK) : EMC 3061 (UK)
Singoli estratti: Killer Queen (2░ in UK), Now I'm Here (11░ in UK)
 
 
 
Note:
  • Inizialmente si pens˛ di chiamarlo "Queen III", anche per polemizzare ulteriormente con la stampa che tacciava il gruppo di essere la "brutta copia dei Led Zeppelin"; il gruppo di Page & Plant - infatti - intitol˛ il proprio terzo album "Led Zeppelin III";
  • I Metallica e gli Extreme hanno sempre considerato questo album come uno dei loro preferiti e come fonte di ispirazione. I primi hanno registrato nel 1990 una cover di "Stone Cold Crazy" che vinse pure un Grammy Award.

TrackList:

1. Brighton Rock (May)
2. Killer Queen (Mercury)
3. Tenement Funster (Taylor)
4. Flick Of The Wrist (Mercury)
5. Lily Of The Valley (Mercury)
6. Now I'm Here (May)
7. In The Lap Of The Gods (Mercury)
8. Stone Cold Crazy (Queen)
9. Dear Friends (May)
10. Misfire (Deacon)
11. Bring Back That Leroy Brown (Mercury)
12. She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettoes) (May)
13. In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited (Mercury)

 

Brighton Rock

Happy little day, Jimmy went away
Met his little Jenny on a public holiday
A happy pair they made, so decorously laid
'Neath the gay illumination all alone the promenade
"It's so good to know there's still the little magic in the air
I'll leave my spell"

"Jenny will you stay - tarry with me pray
Nothing 'ere need come between us
Tell me love, what do you say"
"Oh, no I must away to my Mum in disarray
If my mother should discover how I spent my holiday
It would be of small avail to talk of magic in the air
I'll say farewell"

Coro:
Oh Rock of Ages, do not crumble, love is breathing still
Oh Lady Moon, shine down
A little people Magic if you will

Jenny pines away, write a letter everyday
"We must ever be together, nothing can my love erase"
"Oh, no I'm compromised, I must apologies
If my lady should discover how I spent my holiday..."
Ooh ooh ooh


Killer Queen

She keeps Moet et Chandon
In her pretty cabinet
`Let them eat cake' she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
A built-in remedy for Khrushchev and Kennedy
At any time invitation you can't decline
Caviar and cigarettes well versed in etiquette
Extraordinary nice
 
Coro:
She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam (pa pa pa paah)
Guaranteed to blow your mind - anytime
Ooh recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?

To avoid complication she never kept the same address
In conversation - she spoke just like a baroness
Met a man from China
Went down to Geisha Minah
Then again incidentally - if you're that way inclined
Perfume came naturally from Paris (naturally)
For cars she couldn't care less
Fastidious and precise
 
Coro:
She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam (pa pa pa paah)
Guaranteed to blow your mind - anytime
Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?

Drop of hat she's as willing as
Playful as a pussy cat - (ooh)
Then momentary out of action
Temporarily out of gas
To absolutely drive you wild, wild...
(She's all outa get you)

Coro:
She's a Killer Queen
Gunpowder gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam (pa pa pa paah)
Guaranteed to blow your mind - anytime
Ooh recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?
 
Wanna try?


Tenement Funster

My new purple shoes,
Bin' amazin' the people next door
And my rock'n'roll 45's
Bin' enragin' the folks on the lower floor

I got a way with girls on my block
Try my best be a real individual
And when we go down to Smokies and rock
They line up like it's some kinda ritual

Coro:
Oh, give me a good guitar
An' you can say that my hair's a disgrace
Or, just find me an open car
I'll make the speed of light outta this place

Hmm, I like the good things in life
But most of the best things ain't free - ooh ooh ooh
And this same situation, just cuts like a knife
When you're young, and you're poor, and you're crazy
(Crazy..crazy..come when you're crazy..)

Coro:
Oh, give me a good guitar
An' you can say that my hair's a disgrace
Or, just find me an open car
I'll make the speed of light outta this place


Flick Of The Wrist

'Dislocate your spine if you don't sign' - he says
'I'll have you seeing double' - (double)
Mesmerized you when he's tongue-tied
Simply with those eyes - ooooh
Synchronize your minds and see
The beast within him rise

Don't look back, don't look back - It's a rip-off
Flick of the wrist - and you're dead, baby
Blow him a kiss - and you're mad ooh oooh
Flick of the wrist - he'll eat your heart out
A dig in the ribs - and then a kick in the head
He's taken an arm and taken a leg
All this time honey
Baby you've been had

'Intoxicate your brain with what I'm saying
If not you'll lie in knee-deep trouble'
'Prostitute yourself' - he says
'Castrate your human pride' ooh
'Sacrifice your leisure days
Let me squeeze you till you've dried'

Don't look back, don't look back - It's a rip-off

Work my fingers to my bones I scream with pain
I still make no impression
Seduce you with his money-make machine
Cross-collateralize - ( big-time money, money )
Reduce you to a muzak-take machine
Then the last goodbye - ye-ye
(It's a rip-off)
Flick of the wrist - and you're dead, baby
Blow him a kiss - and you're mad ooh oooh
Flick of the wrist - he'll eat your heart out
A dig in the ribs - and then a kick in the head
He's taken an arm and taken a leg
All this time honey
 
Baby you've been had

Lily Of The Valley

I am forever searching high and low
But why does everybody tell me no?
Neptune of the Seas
An answer for me, please
And the lily of the valley doesn't know.

I lie in wait with open eyes,
I carry on through stomy skies,
I follow every cause my Kingdom for a horse,
But each time I grow old - aaaah
Serpent of the Nile relieve me for a while
And cast me from your spell and let me go

Messenger from Seven Seas has flown
To tell the king of Rhye he's lost his throne
Wars will never cease
Is there time enough for peace
But the lily of the valley doesn't know


Now I'm here

Here I stand - (here I stand)
Look around, around, around, around, around...
But you won't see me
Now I'm here - now I'm there
I'm just a...
Just a new man
Yes you made me live again!

A baby I was when you took my hand
And the light of the night burned bright
And the people all stared didn't understand
But you knew my name on sight
Whatever came of you and me
America's new bride to be
Don't worry baby, I'm safe and sound
Down in the dungeon just Peaches'n'me
Don't I love her so

A thin moon me in a smoke-screen sky
Where the beams of your lovelight chase
Don't move, don't speak, don't feel no pain
With a rain running down my face
Your matches still light up the sky
And many a tear lives on in my eye
Down in the city just Hooplen 'n' me
Don't love him so

Whatever comes of you and me
I love to leave my memory with you

Now I'm here
Think I'll stay around, around, around, around...
(We'll be)
Down in the city just you 'n' me

Don't love you so (don't I love you so)
 
Go go go, little Queenie, wooh!


In The Lap Of The Gods

I live my life for you
Think all my thoughts with you, and only you
Anything you ask I do, for you
I touch your lips which mine
But in the end I leave it to the Lords
Leave it in the lap of the Gods
What more can I do?
Leave it in the lap of the Gods,
I leave it to you...
Leave it in the lap of the Gods,
Leave it in the lap of the Gods,
I want to you to
Leave it in the lap of the Gods...

Lap of the Gods
Lap of the Gods
Aaaah
Lap of the Gods...


Stone Cold Crazy

Sleeping very soundly on a saturday morning
I was dreaming I was Al Capone,
There's a rumor going round, gotta clear outa town
I'm smelling like a dry fish bone
Here come the Law, gonna, break down the door,
Gonna carry me away once more
Never, never, never get it any more
Gotta get away from this stone cold floor - Crazy
Stone cold crazy know

Rainy afternoon I gotta blow typhoon and
I'm playing on my slide trombone,
Anymore, anymore, cannot take it anymore
Gotta get away from this stone cold floor - Crazy
Stone cold crazy crazy, you know - (whow, gimme more!)

Walking down the street, shooting people
That I meet with my rubber-tommy water gun,
Here come the deputy, he's gonna come and getta me
I gotta get me get up and run,
They got the sirenes loose I ran right outa juice
They're gonna put me in a cell
If can't go to Heaven will they let me go to Hell?
Crazy - stone cold crazy, you know...
Whow!


Dear Friends

So dear friends your love has gone
Only tears to dwell upon
I dare not say as the wind must blow
So a love is lost, a love is won.
(Oooh)
Go to sleep and dream again
Soon your hopes will rise and then
From all this gloom life can start a new
And there'll be no crying soon


Misfire

Don't you miss fire fill me up
With the desire to carry on...

Don't you know honey, that love's a game
It's always hit or miss, so take your aim
Got to hold on tight, shoot me out of sight
Don't you misfire, fill me up,
With the desire to carry on

Your gun is loaded, and pointing my way
There's only one bullet, so don't delay
Got to time it right, fire me through the night
Come on, take a shot, fire me higher
Don't you miss this time, please don't misfire
Misfire


Bring Back That Leroy Brown

Coro:
Bring back, bring back,
Bring back that Leroy Brown - yeah
Bring back, bring back,
Gotta bring that Leroy Brown - back

Bet your bottom dollar bill you're playboy - yeah yeah
Daddy Cool with a ninety dollar smile - oooh right
Took my money out of gratitude
And he git - right outa town - well
I gotta getty up, steady up, shoot him down
Gotta hit that latitute - babe.
Coro:
Bring back, bring back,
Bring back that Leroy Brown - yeah
Bring back, bring back,
Gotta bring that Leroy Brown - back

Big bad Leroy Brown he got no common sense - no, no
He got no brains but he sure gotta lot of Style
Can't stand no more in this here jail
I gotta rid - myself of this sentence
Gotta get out the heat, step into the shade
Gotta get me there dead or alive - babe
Wooh, wooh - big bad Leroy - wooh wooh
Wooh, wooh - big bad Leroy Brown - well.
Coro:
Bring back, bring back,
Bring back that Leroy Brown - yeah
Bring back, bring back,
Gotta bring that Leroy Brown - back

Big Mama Lulu Belle she had a nervous breackdown
(She had a nervous breakdown)
Leroy's taken her honey-chile away...
But she met him down at the station - wooh wooh
Put a shot gun to his head
And unless I be mistaken this is what she said:
"Big bad, big boy, big bad Leroy Brown
I'm gonna get that cutie pie".

Coro:
Bring back, bring back,
Bring back that Leroy Brown - yeah
Bring back, bring back,
Gotta bring that Leroy Brown - back

Big bad caused a mighty fine sensation - yeah
Gone and got himself selected President
(We want Leroy for President)
Next time - you gotta hit a bitty baddy weather
This time - like a shimmy, shammy leather
He's a big boy, bad boy, Leroy
(I don't care where) you get him from, you get him from, you get him from...
Bring that big bad Leroy back
Want him back


She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettoes)

I love, she makes me
She is my heart, she is my love
I know I'm jealous of her
She makes me need, she is my love, she is my love
Who knows who she'll make me
As I lie in her cocoon
And the world will surely heal my ills
I'm warm and terrified
She makes me so

I know the day I leave her
I'll love her still she is my love,
She is my love.

She knows where my dreams will end
I'll follow as they grow
But the world will know how long I'll take
And if I'm very slow she make me so
She is my love
 
 
In The Lap Of The Gods... (Revisited)

It's so easy, but I can't do it
So risky - but I gotta chance it
It's so funny - there's nothing to laugh about
My money, that's all you wanna talk about
I can see what you what me to be
But I'm no fool

It's in the lap of the Gods
Woh woh la la la - wo
I can see what you want me to be
But I'm no fool
 
No beginning - there's no ending
There's no meaning in my pretending
Believe me, life goes on and on and on
Forgive me - when I ask you where do I belong
You say I..
(You can do it, you can do it, you can go and set you free)
...Can't set you free from me
But that's not true

It's in the lap of the Gods
Woh woh la la la -woh
I can see what you want me to be
But I'm no fool
It's in the lap of the Gods
Woh woh la la la -woh
Woh woh la la - woh woh ooh
But that's not true

It's in the lap of the Gods...




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SCRIPTA MANENT
 
"Una festa. Nessuna schifezza, e quattro brani che faranno strada: 'Killer Queen', 'Flick Of The Wrist', 'Now I'm Here' and 'In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited'. Pure l'unico brano che a me non piace, 'Brighton Rock', contiene un assolo di May con l'Echoplex, un'esperienza vibrante e coinvolgente come nell'esecuzione live"
- NME (New Musical Express)

"L'album fu una pura vetrina di brani che vanno dal power rock alle ballate, che si alternano egregiamente"
- Rock : The Rough Guide

"Il risultato [SHEEER HEART ATTACK] fu ci˛ che molti fans considerano il primo vero classico dei Queen"
- All Music Guide

"SHEER HEART ATTACK mostra l'eclettismo e il trasformismo che distinse i Queen dalle altre band "
- Q Magazine

"I Queen proseguono con 13 buoni, solidi brani rock"
- Billboard
 
"Un album che attesta non solo l'immenso talento dei Queen, ma anche la loro versatilitÓ. Un altro paio di dischi come questi e non sarÓ improbabile vederli suonare al Madison Square Garden di New York"
- (rivista musicale americana)
 
 
Per "Killer Queen"
 
"Freddie Mercury si dimostra raffinatissimo cantante rock e l'accompagnamento strumentale, pur se intricato, viene fuori robusto e nitido"
- Sounds
 
"I Queen hanno plasmato un suono che dimostra come non si tratti di un effimero gruppo da classifica"
- NME (New Musical Express)
 

 
 
...IN QUESTO ALBUM...
 
Freddie Mercury - voce, piano                  
Brian May - chitarre, banjo, voce
Roger Taylor - percussioni, chitarra, voce
John Deacon - basso, triangolo                                

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