Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was released 40 years ago today. I was a DJ at a small radio station in a small town in southeast Georgia. When the record came in, I listened to it. Queen wasn't new. They had been around a few years, and had played some of their stuff. But, when I listened to Bohemian Rhapsody I thought "What the heck?..." Or something along that line. But, it wasn't my call about adding it to the rotation. When it started making its way up the national charts, it was added to our rotation.
The general reaction was "What the heck?..." Or something along that line. Still, it kinda grew on everyone. After all, this was the mid 1970s.
If you like the song, you'll like this old video, because it's a funny tribute. If you hate the song, you'll like this video, because, well... muppets.
Okay, if you'd rather watch the original version, click here.