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Posted: 03 May 05, 20:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I have a question that I really would like to have answered. On the inside of the Cd "Live Killers", it states that the song "Death On Two Legs" was a source of "tedious legal battles". Furthermore, before the song begins, Freddie says "This song is from a Night at the Opera...This is about a ************ (censored for what ever reason)....we call him Death On Two Legs..."

Could anyone tell who the song was about and why there was such backlash about it? Thanks.

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Posted: 03 May 05, 20:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People say it was about a manager that they hated is more soft terms than used before. I read somewhere what was behind the beeps wait... "this song is from a night at the opera, it's about a dirty nasty man, we call him motherf***er. Do you know what motherf***er means? I'm sure you have a word for it. We call him, we also call him Death on two legs Heh heh Hey!" (thanks to queenconcerts.com for that) and also Queen ran into legal problems whe they released the song about who the song was written about so that's why they beeped it out. Oh and next time use the search key because this has been discussed billions of times.

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Posted: 03 May 05, 21:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This should be in a FAQ section.

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Posted: 04 May 05, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Freddies' tongue lashing of Norman Sheffield on Live Killers was from from a bootleg recorded in Barcelona Spain in February of 79. I was just listening to it the other day

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Posted: 04 May 05, 09:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.mercuryparadise.com/mp3/A_DEDICATION_LIVE.mp3

Erin is right! Where's John? Who wrote Innuendo? And this one... Top-3!

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Posted: 06 May 05, 08:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On the subject of FAQ, was Bohemian Rhapsody actually written about AIDS?


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Posted: 06 May 05, 14:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The entire song is a metaphor...which is fairly autobiographical, but Freddie intentionally never said what it was about to leave the "mystery" and illusion. The literal lyrics..are all metaphor having nothing to do with a literal crime o someone being killed. Do the math.


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Posted: 06 May 05, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OH and will EVERYONE NOTE that BoRhap was written BEFORE the first diagnosed case of the disease known as AIDS, EXISTED!!!!.....hello. So BoRhap is NOT about AIDS. Geez.


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Posted: 06 May 05, 20:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was being sarcastic about bo rhap, of course it wasn't written about AIDS, its impossible!
Sorry I should have known better, I know how much that question pisses the Queenzoners off! :-p


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