Added on 10-Jan-2006
OUTLANDISH ANTHEM ADORED BY MILLIONS
By Jim Farber
New York Daily News
Even the man who produced the song once called it ``basically a joke. We never stopped laughing.''
But because millions of fans still listen to and love the super-rococo rock hit ``Bohemian Rhapsody,'' it's hard not to take it all deadly serious.
It's now 30 years since the release of Queen's crazy wedding cake of a song, an event commemorated with a special-edition reissue of the album that contained it, ``A Night at the Opera.''
The song's potency has barely diminished over the years. In 2002, the Guinness Book of Records labeled it the Top British Single of All Time.
The florid ditty -- adorned with those multi-tracked outbursts of ``Mama mia!'' and ``Galileo!'' -- has lately been getting a strange t