At the age of sixteen, I sat around a lunch table in high school with my music-geek friends discussing the new single Queen had just released, Innuendo. The song was a breathtaking return to form for a band that had seemed to meander through the 1980s. The first LP that I had ever purchased was Queen’s Jazz, and I looked forward to what came next.
Just weeks later, we would instead be talking about Freddie Mercury’s sudden and stunning death.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a love letter to Mercury for even the most casual of fans from his former bandmates. It succeeds on the strength of its performances, the enduring legacy of the band’s music, and the choice to play completely loose with the details of what really happened. Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody
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