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Fmbm    13

I went to Starbucks today and they had a compilation CD called "Glam Revolution" with Freddie Mercury (:wub2:) on the cover so of course I had to look at the back. Guess who I saw....

 

 

Mika!

 

The CD has "Grace Kelly" on it, though I never really considered Mika to be classified as "Glam." :blink:

 

 

It says this inside the booklet:

 

Flashing back on the heyday of Queen, London-based singer Mika scored an international hit in early 2007 with the gloriously opulent "Grace Kelly." The grandiose production references oth the silver-screen idol who gives it its title and Queen's Freddy (dumbasses) Mercury: "I try to be like Grace Kelly / But all her looks were too sad / So I try a little Freddie / I've gone identity mad!" The man born Mica Penniman managed to get Mercury's piano pulled out of storage so that he could play it on the track, which reached No. 1 on the UK singles chart based solely on downloads.

 

The tracklist is the following:

 

1. Queen - "Killer Queen"

2. David Bowie - "Suffragette City"

3. Goldfrapp - "Ooh la la"

4. Mott the Hoople - "All the Young Dudes"

5. Adam & the Ants - "Los Rancheros"

6. Roxy Music - "Love is the Drug"

7. T. Rex - "Jeepster"

8. Mika - "Grace Kelly"

9. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - "Make Me Smile(Come Up and See Me)"

10. The New York Dolls - "Personality Crisis"

11. Placebo - "20th Century Boy"

12. Bryan Ferry - "Slave to Love"

13. 10cc - "Une Nuit a Paris (Part 1) / The Same Night in Paris (Part 2) / Later the Same Night in Paris (Part 3)"

14. Sparks - "Amateur Hour"

15. Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz"

16. Iggy Pop - "Lust For Life"

 

It's a pretty good compilation and the packaging is awesome:mf_lustslow:

 

Ironically enough, Fleet Foxes' album was right next to it so I bought that too :naughty:

 

 

The cover:

 

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It's almost like a pop-up book the way it's packaged.

 

 

Yeah....this isn't very exciting news but nothing else is going on so yeah. haha

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zoots14    10

I don't think I ever knew he got Freddie's piano out of storage for GK.

 

I saw this compilation in Starbucks the other day but didn't notice Mika on it... thanks!

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Christine    398
I don't think I ever knew he got Freddie's piano out of storage for GK.

 

I thought that was tabloid fantasy.

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RAK1    401
I went to Starbucks today and they had a compilation CD called "Glam Revolution" with Freddie Mercury (:wub2:) on the cover so of course I had to look at the back. Guess who I saw....

 

 

Mika!

 

The CD has "Grace Kelly" on it, though I never really considered Mika to be classified as "Glam." :blink:

 

 

It says this inside the booklet:

 

Flashing back on the heyday of Queen, London-based singer Mika scored an international hit in early 2007 with the gloriously opulent "Grace Kelly." The grandiose production references oth the silver-screen idol who gives it its title and Queen's Freddy (dumbasses) Mercury: "I try to be like Grace Kelly / But all her looks were too sad / So I try a little Freddie / I've gone identity mad!" The man born Mica Penniman managed to get Mercury's piano pulled out of storage so that he could play it on the track, which reached No. 1 on the UK singles chart based solely on downloads.

 

The tracklist is the following:

 

1. Queen - "Killer Queen"

2. David Bowie - "Suffragette City"

3. Goldfrapp - "Ooh la la"

4. Mott the Hoople - "All the Young Dudes"

5. Adam & the Ants - "Los Rancheros"

6. Roxy Music - "Love is the Drug"

7. T. Rex - "Jeepster"

8. Mika - "Grace Kelly"

9. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - "Make Me Smile(Come Up and See Me)"

10. The New York Dolls - "Personality Crisis"

11. Placebo - "20th Century Boy"

12. Bryan Ferry - "Slave to Love"

13. 10cc - "Une Nuit a Paris (Part 1) / The Same Night in Paris (Part 2) / Later the Same Night in Paris (Part 3)"

14. Sparks - "Amateur Hour"

15. Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz"

16. Iggy Pop - "Lust For Life"

 

It's a pretty good compilation and the packaging is awesome:mf_lustslow:

 

Ironically enough, Fleet Foxes' album was right next to it so I bought that too :naughty:

 

 

The cover:

 

2912743731_674707a64a_o.jpg

 

It's almost like a pop-up book the way it's packaged.

 

 

Yeah....this isn't very exciting news but nothing else is going on so yeah. haha

 

 

Now I would never have called Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel (afgan coats, not typically glam), or 10cc particularly Glam Rock, but each to their own I guess.

LOS RANCHEROS!

WHAT A SONG!!!

One of the best on Kings Of The Wild Frontier, love that album a lot.

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avoca    11

I'm not a music genres expert, but I'd not consider myself mika "glam" as well.. :blink: but hurrah for him being in the compilation :bleh: with freddie too! :punk:

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I was at Starbucks this week too, and saw that same CD. :naughty:

 

I was also a bit surprised that he's considered "glam rock", but he's always the one to go on about how his music can't be pigeon-holed, right?

 

And as for the piano thing - I thought the true story was the Mika ended up recording some acoustic tracks or B sides or something at a studio where there was a piano that Freddie Mercury had happened to have played at one point.

 

I think the idea that Mika's life goal is to channel his inner Freddie, and will attain this by diva-like demands to use Freddie's things is just far more interesting. :roftl:

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Marilyn Mastin    734
I went to Starbucks today and they had a compilation CD called "Glam Revolution" with Freddie Mercury (:wub2:) on the cover so of course I had to look at the back. Guess who I saw....

 

 

Mika!

 

The CD has "Grace Kelly" on it, though I never really considered Mika to be classified as "Glam." :blink:

 

 

It says this inside the booklet:

 

Flashing back on the heyday of Queen, London-based singer Mika scored an international hit in early 2007 with the gloriously opulent "Grace Kelly." The grandiose production references oth the silver-screen idol who gives it its title and Queen's Freddy (dumbasses) Mercury: "I try to be like Grace Kelly / But all her looks were too sad / So I try a little Freddie / I've gone identity mad!" The man born Mica Penniman managed to get Mercury's piano pulled out of storage so that he could play it on the track, which reached No. 1 on the UK singles chart based solely on downloads.

 

The tracklist is the following:

 

1. Queen - "Killer Queen"

2. David Bowie - "Suffragette City"

3. Goldfrapp - "Ooh la la"

4. Mott the Hoople - "All the Young Dudes"

5. Adam & the Ants - "Los Rancheros"

6. Roxy Music - "Love is the Drug"

7. T. Rex - "Jeepster"

8. Mika - "Grace Kelly"

9. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - "Make Me Smile(Come Up and See Me)"

10. The New York Dolls - "Personality Crisis"

11. Placebo - "20th Century Boy"

12. Bryan Ferry - "Slave to Love"

13. 10cc - "Une Nuit a Paris (Part 1) / The Same Night in Paris (Part 2) / Later the Same Night in Paris (Part 3)"

14. Sparks - "Amateur Hour"

15. Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz"

16. Iggy Pop - "Lust For Life"

 

It's a pretty good compilation and the packaging is awesome:mf_lustslow:

 

Ironically enough, Fleet Foxes' album was right next to it so I bought that too :naughty:

 

 

The cover:

 

2912743731_674707a64a_o.jpg

 

It's almost like a pop-up book the way it's packaged.

 

 

Yeah....this isn't very exciting news but nothing else is going on so yeah. haha

Some great artists! I'm so happy that Mika is there as well.

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musicfreak    10

WOW! and i was just thinking about when i should make a next trip to Starbucks....actually for a different reason...but now i MUST go!:mf_lustslow:

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The tracklist is the following:

 

1. Queen - "Killer Queen"

2. David Bowie - "Suffragette City"

3. Goldfrapp - "Ooh la la"

4. Mott the Hoople - "All the Young Dudes"

5. Adam & the Ants - "Los Rancheros"

6. Roxy Music - "Love is the Drug"

7. T. Rex - "Jeepster"

8. Mika - "Grace Kelly"

9. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - "Make Me Smile(Come Up and See Me)"

10. The New York Dolls - "Personality Crisis"

11. Placebo - "20th Century Boy"

12. Bryan Ferry - "Slave to Love"

13. 10cc - "Une Nuit a Paris (Part 1) / The Same Night in Paris (Part 2) / Later the Same Night in Paris (Part 3)"

14. Sparks - "Amateur Hour"

15. Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz"

16. Iggy Pop - "Lust For Life"

 

It's a pretty good compilation and the packaging is awesome:mf_lustslow:

 

At Starbucks, you say? I have to run over there -- I can't believe it

has Mika on the same CD as Sparks (one of my faves), along

with "Suffragette City" and

one of my all-time favorite songs "Love is the Drug." I gotta get me that

CD! :thumb_yello:

 

dcdeb

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Queenie    11

Mika is not really glam rock but hey! it´s an honour to be around these artists!

They really made a great compilation!

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Mika is not really glam rock but hey! it´s an honour to be around these artists!

They really made a great compilation!

 

It really is -- my hubby picked it up for me yesterday (I don't get out much :naughty: ) and I'm listening to it now! :)

 

I really wouldn't classify several of these songs as "glam rock" but still --

it's a fun set of tunes, with the added benefit of having Mika on the CD! :thumb_yello:

 

dcdeb

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babspanky    58

What a strange mixture! And as deb says quite a lot of those aren't glam rock to me.

 

And nice to see Mika has an album out.

Hope he didn't have to work too hard. :naughty:

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Mika is not really glam rock but hey! it´s an honour to be around these artists!

They really made a great compilation!

 

Totally agree!

 

What a strange mixture! And as deb says quite a lot of those aren't glam rock to me.

 

And nice to see Mika has an album out.

Hope he didn't have to work too hard. :naughty:

 

:clap: :clap: :clap:

 

Mind, I don't know that it is out in the UK- it certainly hasn't reached Starbucks Middlesbrough.

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Queenie    11
It really is -- my hubby picked it up for me yesterday (I don't get out much :naughty: ) and I'm listening to it now! :)

 

I really wouldn't classify several of these songs as "glam rock" but still --

it's a fun set of tunes, with the added benefit of having Mika on the CD! :thumb_yello:

 

dcdeb

 

Yeah, it´s great music and that´s what matters! :wink2:

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babspanky    58
Totally agree!

 

 

 

:clap: :clap: :clap:

 

Mind, I don't know that it is out in the UK- it certainly hasn't reached Starbucks Middlesbrough.

 

Is that the furthest outpost of Starbucks, a bit like Hadrian's wall? :naughty:

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