Bohemian Rhapsody is probably the most unlikely title for a Rock song and yet it became a classic , if not THE classic Rock song for many generations.
This musical masterpiece lasted 5 minutes and 55 seconds, another reason why it should not have become a hit. Because prior to that, 3 minutes was the magic number for Rock hits.
It is not just a s song but in fact a mini opera consisting out of 6 pieces.
Intro (0:00–0:49) it starts of with an .acappella introduction, just to set the story line. “Is this the real life, is this just fantasy?” When I first heard it I didn’t know. I was mesmerized.
Ballad (0:49–2:37) The piano begins in B♭ major along with the entrance of John Deacon’s bass guitar.
Guitar solo (2:37–3:05) as we get toward the end of the ballad part we already hear the unset of Brian May’s guitar piece, soon to explode into a solo
Opera (3:05–4:07) a succession of a various rhythmic and harmonic changes .
Rock (4:07–4:54) The operatic section leads into a rock interlude with a guitar riff written by Mercury. It really is a piece of Heavy Metal
Outro (4:54–5:55) as the intro the outtro slows down the Opera to bring it to a smoot conclusion.
The song has inspired some spoof versions none as funny as “Bad News” (You might recognize them as the Young Ones)
What is amazing about the song it was written by one man,Farrokh Bulsara aka Freddie Mercury who would have been 73 today. Happy Birthday Freddie
All that is left for me to do is to end the blog with probably the best Rock song ever written.
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