11-XX-1976 - Kenny Everett & Freddie Mercury Review ADAT
FREDDIE MERCURY & KENNY EVERETT
REVIEWING THE A DAY AT THE RACES ALBUM.
CAPITOL RADIO, LONDON. NOVEMBER 1976
Transcribed by Champs
INTRO/ TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN
Kenny Everett: God you are noisy, Fred!
Freddie Mercury: That’s one of the softer tracks. [Laughs]
Kenny Everett: That tracks called Tie Your Mother Down from the new LP called A Day At The Races, which is actually teffifico and its just out in time for Christmas.
Freddie Mercury: Yes, that’s right.
Kenny Everett: Why tie your mother down?
Freddie Mercury: Well this one in fact is a track written by Brian actually, I don’t know why. Maybe he was in one of his vicious moods. I think he’s trying to out do me after Death On Two Legs actually.
Kenny Everett: I see.
Freddie Mercury: So if he’s listening, folks…
Kenny Everett: Let’s try a nice gentle lilting one now.
Freddie Mercury: Oh this is the real heavy one, yes.
Kenny Everett: That’s right. This is one where you sing by yourself, times 35 or something, isn’t it?
Freddie Mercury: Yes, Iv’e multi tracked myself on this one.
Kenny Everett: How many of you are there on this one?
Freddie Mercury: Well, what the next one? You Take My Breath Away. This one I did myself, I multi tracked myself. So the others weren’t used on this for the voices. I played piano and basically, I don’t know how we managed to stay this simple you know, with all our over dubs and things. People seem to think that we’re over complexed, and it’s not true. It depends on the individual track really, if it needs it we do it. So this is pretty sparse actually by Queen and our standards.
Kenny Everett: It still sounds like the choirs of Heaven. So here comes Freddie plus Freddie, plus Freddie