"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
I just finished all of them. Thanks for a great post!!I remember buying that album when it cam out. I still listen to it frequently.I am filled with nostalgia!!
I really enjoyed learning about the history of the making of the song. The making of the video was a bit on the silly side since, even at the time, it looked poorly done. (And that's saying a LOT!) But....UGH! Part 5 with that hammy actor reading the lines of the song makes me quite nauseated. How embarrassing and cringe-worthy. And those windbags at Oxford are only slightly less vomit-inducing. Their intellectual masturbation is the murder of the creativity. I suppose the most annoying thing about this program is the way they can manufacture a lot of rubbish about a perfectly good song. Like so many "deep" British documentaries, it makes something inspiring into something deadening and dull. For me, it is the opposite of insight.
man, i do so love your postings. queen to roller derby to goddess only knows. just wanted to say thanks (and again, you are loved)
Roger, if you're reading this: I've always wondered: With such an incredible voice, were you ever frustrated with Freddy getting all of the limelight for his voice? It was only years later that I found out that some of my favorite tracks were actually your vocals, rather than Freddy's.Marcus
LOVE IT!!!!! Does anyone know where I can find the "We will Rock You" Musical? I almost got to see it in Amsterdam once but I heard it was on video somewhere.
Great post!I got to see Queen at the old Boston Garden in the fall of 1980 - great show!FYI: My friends & I didn't stop listening to Queen because they dressed in drag for the video of "I Want to Break Free" (I think this was the first time I ever saw it) ... we stopped listening to Queen because we lost interest in the music - they started playing more thump-thump beats and less guitar-based rock. When they stopped putting "no synthesizers were used on this record" on their records, that was pretty-much the end for us.
Somehow SO RIGHT that it's narrated by Richard E. Grant. Who was in the Spice Girls Movie.I love him.