Well… that was a concept that we develop in that time was… it doesn’t have, any special meaning. But we were fascinated with this type of things… the wardrobe that we used at the time described it perfectly well…
We took so much trouble over that album, possibly too much, but when we finished we felt really proud. Immediately it got really bad reviews, so I took it home to listen to and thought, ‘Christ, are they right?’ But after hearing it a few weeks later, I still like it. I think it’s great. We’ll stick by it. Considering the abuse we’ve had lately, I’m surprised that the new LP has done so well. I suppose it’s basically because people like the band.
I would write a verse down, and sing it to him, because the song wasn’t really written at that time. And for each line, he did four takes. And then we’d write another verse. And he would be like, ‘Give me a vodka.’ That gave him his strength. After another shot, he’d say: ‘Give me more lyrics. More, more more. I want to do this.’ He was completely focused. He knew that he wouldn’t be there that long.
We still have the rock ‘n’ roll Gypsy mentality. Even after 12 years without a line-up change we still really enjoy the buzz from playing live and the fact that we have hit singles. Some bands in our position might take it all in their stride, but we’re still like kids, we get very excited.
Back in the old days, we were often compared to Led Zeppelin. If we did something with harmony, it was the Beach Boys. Something heavy was Led Zeppelin.
But now working in the studio is an art in itself, because you can come up with sounds that you could never reproduce onstage
Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
In wembley's friday concert, Freddie and Roger apparently do something nasty on stage, don't they? But the camera doesnt stop fast enough, damn! Could you meaby explain this to me before I get too excited about this? :D It's around 1:08:29 if you want to watch it in youtube, between Hello Mary Lou and Tutti Frutti. I would love to link it, but your blog doesnt seem to want to have links, so yea@Anonymous
I saw that! It looks like they’re smacking each other’s asses. And then, as Freddie’s walking away, Roger tries to hit it one more time and then misses. Ah, you gotta love their friendship. :)