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Read all 6 events for 15 December at diary.QueenSongs.info

Mr Bad Guy

Documented Timeline:

  • 1983:
    • Spring: 
      • The Fan Club informs Frederick's been living in NY since the end of the previous year and that he took a short break to travel to LA to discuss the possibility of producing some tracks for The Jacksons, but it stresses that the rumours of him having already produced their album in its entirety and that he's about to release a duet with Michael Jackson are false.
      • Roger's letter to the Fan Club, on the other hand, does confirm Frederick to have been recording with Michael Jackson and adds 'it sounds interesting'.
  • 1984:
    • January:
      • Unknown Date: A demo of 'God Is Heavy' is recorded.
    • February:
      • Friday 10th: A demo of 'Money Can't Buy Happiness' is recorded.
    • March:
      • Unknown Date: Vocal and piano version of 'Your Kind of Lover' recorded as well as a preliminary version of 'She Blows Hot and Cold'.
    • April:
      • Friday 6th: Recording sessions for 'Living on My Own'.
      • Thursday 19th: A demo of 'Gazelle' is recorded.
      • Unknown Date: Vocals for 'Let's Turn It On' recorded, and more work is done on 'She Blows Hot and Cold'.
    • May:
      • Friday 25th: Vocal and piano recordings for 'I Was Born to Love You', and piano takes done for 'There Must Be More to Life than This'.
      • Tuesday 29th: More recordings for 'Living on My Own', early versions of 'My Love Is Dangerous' and 'Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow'.
      • Thursday 31st: Alternative version of 'Made in Heaven' is recorded, as well as an early version of 'Foolin' Around'.
      • Unknown Date: Early versions of 'Your Kind of Lover' and 'Mr Bad Guy' recorded.
    • June:
      • Friday 1st: More recordings for 'Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow'.
      • Unknown Date: Live take for 'Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow'.
    • July:
      • Friday 6th: A demo of 'New York' is recorded.
    • August:
      • Unknown Date: Frederick joins the rest of Queen to rehearse their Works tour, which begins on Friday the 24th. Album recordings put on hold until at least late October.
    • December:
      • Sunday 9th: Alternative version of 'Mr Bad Guy' recorded, as well as a demo of 'Love Makin' Love'.
  • 1985:
    • January:
      • Unknown Date: Instrumental version of 'Foolin' Around' recorded as well as an early version of  'Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow'.
    • April:
      • Tuesday 9th: Lead single, 'I Was Born to Love You' / 'Stop All the Fighting', is released in the UK.
      • Monday 29th: Album released in the UK.
    • May:
      • Tuesday 14th: Album is certified Silver in Britain, having reached the necessary threshold.
      • Wednesday 22nd: Album is certified Gold in Britain, having reached the necessary threshold.
    • July:
      • Monday 1st: Sophomore single, 'Made in Heaven' / 'She Blows Hot and Cold', is released in the UK.
    • September:
      • Monday 2nd: Third single, 'Living on My Own' / 'My Love Is Dangerous', is released in the UK.
    • November:
      • Monday 18th: Fourth single, 'Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow' / 'My Love Is Dangerous', is released in the UK.

Documented Venue:

  • Musicland Studios in the Arabella House basement, Munich, Bavaria 81925, Federal Republic of Germany.

Documented Personnel:

  • Performers:
    • Joseph Burt: Electric bass.
    • Curt Cress: Acoustic drums.
    • Reinhold Mack: Digital synthesisers, drum programming.
    • Frederick Mandel: Acoustic piano, analogue and digital synthesisers, electric guitars.
    • Brian May: Electric guitars.
    • Frederick Mercury: Lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, analogue and digital synthesisers, drum programming.
    • Paul Vincent: Electric guitar.
    • Stephan Wissnet: Electric bass, digital synthesisers, drum programming.

Documented Instruments:

  • Acoustic Piano:
    • Yamaha C-7 7' 5".
  • Analogue Synthesisers:
    • Oberheim OB-8.
    • Oberheim OB-Xa.
    • Roland Jupiter 8.
  • Digital Synthesisers:
    • Fairlight CMI-II.
    • Kurzweil K-250.
    • Yamaha DX-7 (presumably).