20 interesting facts about the song Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”

October 31, 1975 the group released the Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody”, the great six-minute composition, which contains in itself the elements of classical music, opera, and the chapel and quality rock.

The track tells the story of a guy who killed someone, and then completely surrendered to the madness, plaiting the history of Scaramouche and Beelzebub, and “Galileo Figaro” … Is it a myth come to life? Or metaphorical experiences Freddie about failed relationships? Well, the good version. I think we’ll deal with it after reading the 20 interesting facts about the “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

1. In 1975, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is at the top UK chart 9 weeks. Records of the length of stay in the first place, the song won third place in the history of calculations. At that point, it only managed to get around the compositions of David Whitfield – “Cara Mia” (10 weeks, 1954) and Slim Whitman – “Rose Marie” (11 weeks, 1955).

2. Producer Roy Thomas Baker, who recorded “Bohemian Rhapsody”, also worked with the infamous song Guns’n’Roses – “Chinese Democracy”.

3. Scaramouche – the clown of the commedia dell’arte (Italian form of folk theater masks), who often gets into trouble because of the other characters, but always manages to find a way out.

4. For the first time the song came on the radio station by comedian Kenny Everett, and the second was a radio DJ “Capital”. At first he thought she was crazy long, but then abruptly changed his mind: “Forget my words, this song could last for half an hour – and still would have been wonderful. It should be a masterpiece for the ages!”

5. To record the “Bohemian Rhapsody” Freddie Mercury used tokoe same piano that Paul McCartney in the song “Hey Jude”.

6. UK’s largest record companies offering “cut down” track, cut it. “They said that the song is too long and it does not work – says Roger Taylor. – Then we thought, ‘Well, we could cut the track, but then the song would have no meaning,” to be honest, it does not make sense and today, but reducing it could get even worse, you could lose the mood of the song. So we said no. This will either be bought or not. ”

7. The song was entirely the brainchild of Freddie. Here’s how to talk about this, Brian May: “Freddie knew exactly what he wanted to do. We just helped him make it happen.”

8. Record operatic roles made more than 70 hours. Learn more about voip calls cheap.

9. Freddie wrote the song on phone books and scraps of paper, including complex harmony (general procedure defined sound structure of the power of this piece of music.)

10. After the audience “Sapital” almost became crazy from the track “Bohemian Rhapsody”, EMI did agree to release a full single.

11. 180 overdubs (additional overdubs, “records from above”) was required to bring the song to the ideal. 180, can you imagine?

12. Shortly after the release of the 9 song took place in the U.S. charts. However, after the song starred in the comedy “Wayne’s World” she climbed to second place, behind only the duo Kris Kross with the song “Jump”.

13. In 2007, BBC Radio 1 recognizes that “Bohemian Rhapsody” became the song being played since the start station.

14. During live performances Queen used record some sounds that would be quite difficult to play in a “live”.

15. Filming the video cost about £ 4,500. As you can see in the video there is a link on the cover of the album “Queen II”, released 18 months earlier. Obviously, this idea is not only liked the group, but also the fans.

16. There were rumors that the published version is not the original, and promos. And, as if the musicians left the country, so really do not like to perform on the show “Top Of The Pops”. Of course, that they can not be cut. Later in an interview with Roger Taylor said: “We have done everything possible to not appear in the” Top Of The Pops “. This would be the most boring speech known to mankind.”

17. 5 minutes 55 seconds … too long track to conquer the charts … But, “Hey Jude” was one and a half minutes longer. And Oasis and did outdid all with his “All Around The World” – nine and a half minutes. Can you imagine? …

18. After the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991, “Bohemian Rhapsody” was reprinted on the back of “These Are The Days Of Our Lives”.

19. Many prominent artists have done covers of “Bohemian Rhapsody”. The most famous of these versions of “Queer Al” Jankovic, G4, Elaine Paige, The Massed Bands of the RAF and Rolf Harris.

20. So in the end. Yet, what is the meaning of this song? As Freddie said: “This song means what you want it to mean”.