The Muppets — Bohemian Muppets bohemian rhapsody g major Album Lyrics1. Mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, mama! Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening me! Make sure your selection starts and ends within the same node. An annotation cannot contain another annotation. The page you are looking for doesn’t seem to exist. Original cover of the UK single release. Bohemian Rhapsody» is a song by the British rock band Queen.
It was written by Freddie Mercury for the band’s 1975 album A Night at the Opera. When it was released as a single, «Bohemian Rhapsody» became a commercial success, staying at the top of the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks and selling more than a million copies by the end of January 1976. It reached number one again in 1991 for five weeks following Mercury’s death, eventually becoming the UK’s third best selling single of all time. It topped the charts in several other markets as well, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and The Netherlands, later becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time. Although critical reaction was initially mixed, «Bohemian Rhapsody» remains one of Queen’s most popular songs.
Rolling Stone ranked it as number 163 on their list of «The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time». The single was accompanied by a promotional video, which many scholars consider ground-breaking. Freddie Mercury wrote most of «Bohemian Rhapsody» at his home in Holland Road, Kensington, in west London. The song’s producer, Roy Thomas Baker, related how Mercury once played the opening ballad section on the piano for him: «He played the beginning on the piano, then stopped and said, ‘And this is where the opera section comes in! Then we went out to eat dinner. 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 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 aria-like solos, the emotions are excessive, the plot confusing. Mercury used to play parts of songs he was writing at the piano, and one of his pieces, known simply as «The Cowboy Song», contained lyrics that ended up in the completed version produced years later in 1975, specifically, «Mama. Recording began at Rockfield Studio 1 near Monmouth on 24 August 1975, after a 3-week rehearsal in Herefordshire. According to some band members, Mercury mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout. Mercury used a Bechstein «concert grand» piano, which he played in the promotional video and the UK tour. Due to the elaborate nature of the song, it was recorded in various sections, held together by a drum click to keep all layers synchronised.
May, Mercury, and Taylor reportedly sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day. The entire piece took three weeks to record, and in some sections featured 180 separate overdubs. Since the studios of the time only offered 24-track analogue tape, it was necessary for the three to overdub themselves many times and «bounce» these down to successive sub-mixes. In the end, eighth-generation tapes were used. May recalled placing a tape in front of the light and being able to see through it, as they had been recording so intensely. Producer Baker recalls that May’s solo was done on only one track, rather than recording multiple tracks.
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I didn’t just want to play the melody. The guitarist said that his better material stems from this way of working: in which he thought of the tune before playing it: «the fingers tend to be predictable unless being led by the brain. Computer generated image that illustrates a blue waveform of the song, under which is annotations to distinguish the transitions between each segment of the song in comparison to the waveform. The song consists of six sections: introduction, ballad, guitar solo, opera, hard rock and outro. This format, with abrupt changes in style, tone and tempo, was unusual to rock music. Mercury although the video has all four members lip-synching this part. The lyrics question whether life is «real» or «just fantasy» before concluding that there can be «no escape from reality. After 14 seconds, the grand piano enters, and Mercury’s voice alternates with the other vocal parts.
Deacon’s bass guitar, marking the onset of this section. After it plays twice, Mercury’s vocals enter. Over the course of the section, the vocals evolve from a softly sung harmony to an impassioned solo performance by Mercury. The narrator explains to his mother that he has «just killed a man,» with «a gun against his head» and in doing so, has thrown his life away. The narrator explains his regret over «making you cry» and urging mama to «carry on as if nothing really matters» to him. May imitates a bell tree during the line «sends shivers down my spine», by playing the strings of his guitar on the other side of the bridge. As Mercury sings the rising line «I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all», the band builds in intensity, leading up to a guitar solo played and composed by May that serves as the bridge from ballad to opera.