The Queen Song Freddie Mercury Liked Better Than ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ Queen Roadie Reveals
Former Queen roadie and author of ‘Queen Uncovered,’ Peter Hince recently discussed the behind-the-scenes of the band’s track, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and which song Freddie Mercury believed was better than the opera rock hit while talking to the Greatest Hits Radio.
Recalling The Making Of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Peter, apparently, was present while the band was trying to record their album, ‘A Night At The Opera,’ in different studios throughout 1975, so, he discussed what his first reaction to hearing Mercury’s future hit was, stating:
“The band were recording ‘Night At The Opera’ and we were going around all these different studios in London and doing bits in each place, so I was hearing bits and pieces of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ but I didn’t hear the whole thing for quite some time. I remember hearing the opera bit and thinking, ‘It’s going to be an introduction tape for the live show.’ I had no idea it was a song.”
He continued by theorizing why the song became ‘so huge’ in Britain and worldwide:
“The [music] video is arguably what helped it become so huge in Britain. And the other thing is that, sadly, Freddie isn’t around anymore and it’s one of his legacies, that piece of music. So, [it] is still something people find very emotional.”
Still, Freddie Had Another Favorite From Another Album
Hince then discussed how although ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was a chart success and attracted millions with its music video, the vocalist still had another favorite track from another album, as he believed the said song had better songwriting than the opera hit. The ‘Queen Uncovered’ author stated:
“Freddie actually said, ‘Somebody To Love’ was a better piece of songwriting than ‘Bo Rap.’ He felt that as a pure piece [of] songwriting, it was better.”
You can check out Hince’s full chat here and listen to ‘Somebody To Love’ right below.