Monday, January 07, 2019

My Music Monday

Today I'm going with Queen's "the Show Must Go On" - the final track from their final album, Innuendo.

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.

1 comment:

Raybeard said...

It's a justifiably highly regarded track - as so many others of theirs are too but this one has an added layer of poignancy to accord it that 'extra-special' touch. Not one to have on 'in the background, you jut have to LISTEN to it.