SOMEBODY TO LOVE
Kenny Everett: So, if you’re planning to but this LP you get that thrown in as an added goodie. The new number one single in Britain today Somebody To Love. Well-done Freddie.
Freddie Mercury: They’ve probably all got their copies by now anyway, so we might as well play something else.
Kenny Everett: Yeah, but the thing is we all had Sailing by Rod Stewart and everyone bought it. Then they re-released it and everyone bought it again. Very strange.
Freddie Mercury: Yes, go out and but it again, I’m not complaining. [Laughs]
Kenny Everett: Let’s play a little track off Sheer Heart Attack now, because I thought this was one of your tunes, because it’s so wilting.
Freddie Mercury: I thought you’d made a slight mistake earlier on, but this is a track called Dear Friends. Taken from our Sheer Heart Attack album, it’s written by Brian. I’ve done the vocals on it, but Brian wrote this lovely tune.
Kenny Everett: Well let’s hear this one.
Kenny Everett: Very pretty. I didn’t know Brian May wrote that, I thought he was the hairy department.
Freddie Mercury: Yes he does those, he’s very versatile.
Kenny Everett: Ok, this next one is one of yours isn’t it?
Freddie Mercury: Yes, it’s called Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy, and it’s in my ragtime mood that I get a chance to, [Laughs] to do on every album and this time, this is something I’ve come up with this time around.
Kenny Everett: Right, a little frilly number from the pen of Fred.
GOOD OLD-FASHIONED LOVER BOY
Kenny Everett: Right, that was one of Freddie’s tunes. I hear you’re not too pleased with the musical press, Freddie [Laughs] Let’s be outrageous!
Freddie Mercury: It depends, I don’t take much notice to be honest. They can say what they like.
Kenny Everett: I find that they slag everything available, they just don’t say anything nice about anybody.