Cee-Lo Green and Robbie Williams Hail Bo Rhap
What's the greatest record ever made? It's a tough question, we know, if not one that's downright impossible to answer with any conviction. But hey, it's fun to try…
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"Queen is the best. Freddie Mercury is the best. They wrote so many great songs. 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. 'Somebody To Love'. There is such a wealth of pain and experience there. His voice was a thing of beauty. He had so much conviction, commitment and compassion, but he was so provocative. He was fearless, but he had this frill too. Quite a bit of frill. He was masculine and sensitive at the same time. His own personal preferences didn’t inform the music, but his own sense of alienation probably did. They had so many great songs, but I’ve done a great song in one take. How many overdubs did it take to do 'Bohemian Rhapsody'? How focused and intentful was that? What happened to our appreciation of that, never mind our aspiration to do such a thing? Could we appreciate that now that our attention span has been stolen from us? If I could accomplish something that big, that would be amazing. Those cats are a lot larger than me. But I’m coming up on them!"
“'Bohemian Rhapsody'. If there is such a thing as the greatest record ever made then I think maybe that’s it. I mean, 'Wichita Lineman' is one of my favourite songs ever, and I don’t know why, because I’ve never been a lineman for the county, I don’t even really know what one is, but I still love that tune, it breaks my heart and Neil Young’s pretty fucking amazing and 'Singing in the Rain'’s pretty cool, but 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is a piece of absolute genius. You listen to it and you think, where the fuck did he get that from? Out of his arse? Amazing.”