Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemain Rhapsody by Queen is one of my all time favorite songs. There was a period in time when I would listen to it every night before I went to bed until I was able to memorize all of the lyrics. According to David Chiu of the New York Times, Bohemian Rhapsody inspired Slash of Guns N’ Roses to become a musician, as well as Joe Elliot from Def Leppard. One measure of greatness is something’s ability to be the cause of more greatness. That is what Bohemian Rhapsody did by creating a course of events that led to the creation of so much music from so many great bands, including those two legends, Guns N’ Roses and Def Leppard. One of the things that make it such a great song is the amount of dynamic changes that it takes the listener through. From soft piano and soulful vocals, to funky breakdowns, screaming guitar solos, and a monumental climax rolling into a gentle yet eager resolve that leaves the audience in utter blissful agony- the song has got it all. I think it must take some serious drugs or a sociopath to not be able to feel some sort of emotion while listening to Bohemian Rhapsody, particularly at the end. At the time the song stood as its own entity, as it will to the end of the ages. Perhaps it is Freddy Mercury’s piano and voice, combined with those distinctly Queen harmonies that enables Bohemian Rhapsody to be so unique. Or maybe it was just darn good song writing. Maybe divine intervention. Most likely it was some combination of all those things, and many others. However the sound and song were achieved, this type of originality is something every creative person strives for. Personally, I would love to create a band that creates it’s own new style of music. Over the next five years I want to avoid playing music in ways that I’ve heard it played before, and strive to play music in new ways based on what I feel, perceive, and believe. Bohemian Rhapsody is an extremely passionate song, and is greatly responsible for my own love of music. Keeping that passion going by putting my own emotion into music will be key to finding success in the industry.

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