Brian May says Queen didn’t rehearse her cult hit “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

The legendary rock group’s guitarist has revealed that the 1975 track was virtually cut directly to tape because his bandmates – the late great frontman Freddie Mercury, John Deacon and Roger Taylor – were so “in sync” with one another.

In Rick Beato’s ‘What Makes This Song Great?’ The 74-year-old musician recalled: “Well, you know it was kind of a test recording situation in the studio.

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“We went in with ideas and started playing around, but in the case of John [Deacon] and Freddie [Mercury] and roger [Taylor], they would pick things up very quickly; You would [throw things] each other and very quickly [be in sync]. “

Despite the song’s popularity, Queen previously referred to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ as an “Albatross”.

Drummer Roger, 72, confessed that the group is fed up with hearing their most famous song – which shares one title with their 2018 biopic – overshadowing the rest of their back catalog, despite acknowledging their success on another Have brought level.

The stick figure said in 2015, “I am [sick of hearing it]When the video hit the screens, I thought, ‘Oh God, don’t let the audience sit all the time.’

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“You have all seen it. I’m sure I’ve seen it a thousand times.

“It’s like wallpaper. We did a lot of other albums as well. It’s an albatross.

“But it was a good song. It took us to another level and allowed us to keep making a lot of records.”

And Roger believes that ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ could have been surpassed by ‘Under Pressure’ if it had been better received.

He added, “I thought ‘Under Pressure’ was one of our better songs – if not one of our best recordings.

“I think if we had taken it in nicer it would have been bigger than it turned out.”

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