Monday, January 07, 2019
My Music Monday
The album / song would be released about 8 months before Freddie Mercury died.
I know people will say that "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the pinnacle of Queen. I would soundly disagree. Their catalog is vast and diverse with lots of great choices, but I think this song - more than symbolically - really speaks to the band overall.
The bulk of the song was written by guitarist, Brian May, but it stemmed from the band's rhythm section - Roger Taylor and John Deacon.
As Mercury was in his final run of life - I find the strength of the vocals on this song to be just amazing.
"Show" was eventually released as a single, only weeks before Mercury's death. As such, there was no original video. Below is the official video, but they are just clips taking from concerts and older video footage.