Jump to navigation S.A.M. Band 1 PDF to search This article is about the song. The four members of the band sit together in front of a sandy-coloured background wearing predominantly black clothing.
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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. Although critical reaction was initially mixed, „Bohemian Rhapsody“ remains one of Queen’s most popular songs and is frequently considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time. The single was accompanied by a promotional video, which many scholars consider ground-breaking. In 2004, „Bohemian Rhapsody“ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Freddie Mercury wrote „Bohemian Rhapsody“ at his home in London. 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“. 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 just killed a man. Recording began on 24 August 1975 at Rockfield Studio 1 near Monmouth, South Wales, after a three-week rehearsal at Penrhos Court, near Kington, Herefordshire. May, Mercury, and drummer Roger 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.
Producer Baker recalls that May’s solo was done on only one track, rather than recording multiple tracks. 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. Bohemian Rhapsody“ begins with an introduction, then goes into a piano ballad, before a guitar solo leads to an operatic interlude.
A hard rock part follows this and it concludes with a coda. This musical format of writing a song as a suite with changes in style, tone and tempo throughout was uncommon in most mainstream pop and rock music but common in progressive rock. Mercury although the video has all four members lip-syncing this part. The lyrics question whether life is „real“ or „just fantasy caught in a landslide“ before concluding that there can be „no escape from reality“. Mercury’s voice alternates with the other vocal parts. John 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 makes the second of several invocations to his „mama“ in the new key, continuing the original theme. The narrator explains his regret over „mak you cry“ and urging „mama“ to „carry on as if nothing really matters“. A brief, descending variation of the piano phrase connects to the second verse. 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.
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the fandango? The operatic segment enters immediately as May’s solo abruptly concludes. This vast shift in style is just one example of how the song rapidly changes throughout its running time. A rapid series of rhythmic and harmonic changes introduces a pseudo-operatic midsection, which contains the bulk of the elaborate vocal multi-tracking, depicting the narrator’s descent into hell.