Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (album: A Night at the Opera 1975)

This next song is by Queen. This is one of their classics. It has all types of music in one song, it is an amazing masterpiece. The guitar solo is awesome!!! I remember back when Freddie Mercury died, I was only 14 years old and I’ve heard about the band before but never had a chance to listen to all of their famous songs, after Freddie’s death their songs were constantly played on the radio and some of my friends became really big fans of the band. It was quite ironic that Freddie’s death made them really famous back in the 90’s. But that’s how it is in our world; artists gain more recognition for their work after they die. Anyway, I really enjoyed their music but I was too busy exploring Heavy Metal world so I just enjoyed listening to them whenever I was at a friend’s house or on the radio. My mum is actually a big Freddie Mercury fan and she got his solo album which she enjoys very much. Freddie’s is an unbelievable vocalist!  Oh and from some reason people believed that Tim Curry who played in Rocky Horror Picture show Movie is his brother so I took the liberty to do some investigations and I found out that Freddie was a big fan of the movie and he met Tim Curry at some point and they became good friends. But other than that there is no blood relation between the two. Check out their most famous creation …

Link to the song: Bohemian Rhapsody Queen

Lyrics: Bohemian Rhapsody Lyrics

What’s this song about?

Freddie Mercury wrote most of "Bohemian Rhapsody" at his home in Holland Road, Kensington, in west London. Much of Queen's material was written in the studio according to May, but this song "was all in Freddie's mind" before they started. Music scholar Sheila Whiteley suggests that "the title draws strongly on contemporary rock ideology, the individualism of the bohemian artists' world, with rhapsody affirming the romantic ideals of art rock." Commenting on bohemianism, Judith Peraino said that "Mercury intended... [this song] to be a 'mock opera,' something outside the norm of rock songs, and it does follow a certain operatic logic: choruses of multi-tracked voices alternate with arialike solos, the emotions are excessive, the plot confusing." (Wikipedia - Bohemian Rhapsody)

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Queen