Added on 30-Jul-2005
Freddie Mercury Namechecked In Witty Article/Editorial August 2005 Classic Rock Magazine Hitting USAFreddie Mercury is fondly mentioned in a hilarious editorial article in the August 2005 issue of ''Classic Rock Magazine'' which just hit the USA.
Article/Editorial ''Bad Wisdom-Rogue Male Almost Killed My Mother! U.S. rock tastes are different to ours. Americans don't know (Status) Quo and they think Kansas are as vital as Zeppelin. Boston based Sleazegrinder recalls when Rogue Male paid a visit.''
The editorial/article proceeds with the writer's outrageously hilarious wit (and some side splitting personal anecdotes) but spot on insight in noting how very, VERY different USA audiences perceptions, tastes, and appreciations of rock music and rock artists are...from those of the UK audiences. That's where Freddie Mercury comes in, when the writer discusses his er...thoughts..on The Darkness!
''Probably the most head scratching disconnect here however, is the affection for The Darkness that you Brits seem to have. I remember the first time I heard ''I Believe In A Thing Called Love'' on the radio. The DJ prefaced it by saying, ''I know. I know. You hate it. Stop calling me about it, okay?''....And then the screaming started. I nearly ran myself off the road. They sounded like somebody had hacked off Freddie Mercury's toes with a wire cutter during ''Brighton Rock''. Sick man.''