I'm now at the point where I've audited their discography and picked the order in which I will be purchasing and exploring it. I now own 1974-77 (4 albums: Sheer Heart Attack, A Night At The Opera, A Day At The Races, News Of The World). Next is '77…
NYT has a nice recap of the moment at Live Aid, with the subhead "Freddie Mercury’s set in July 1985 is often called one of the greatest live performances of all time. What made those 21 minutes so memorable?"
One standout passage:
Nothing is more Icrontic than going to Original Pancake House with @primesuspect and @cola, and Brian giving a stranger a discount code to Shinola because he saw him browsing their site in the mile-long Saturday line.
Cola spent like 2 hours drawing a thing that he paid money for. For the children. Then it got on the stream.
I had to ask Cola what this meant. "Did you... draw a thing, donate it, and then buy it back?" "No, someone paid…
Holy hell, what a movie.
I've been seeing a bit of criticism in the days following the opening about how they treated his sexuality.
That movie couldn't have been any gayer without full frontal.
I bought “A Night At The Opera” after reading this. I’ve now spun it 20+ times. Extremely good.
Tonight it occurred to me I acquired a Queen vinyl in my dad’s collection last year, so I went to look and... same one.