When Freddie Mercury was adorable:.
Recording Killer Queen:.
. ▶ The song was Mercury's baby and he found inspiration in songwriters as Noël Coward or Cole Porter.
He said: 'I wrote it in one Saturday night. It's a song about a high-class girl, classy people can be whores aswell, you know. It's one of those bowler hat, black suspender numbers'. Somehow, in the middle of all this, came chiming heavy metal powerchords and lyrics talking about Moët & Chandon and Marie Antoinette.
The song may have been written quickly, but the recording took longer. On first hearing the track, Brian May was unimpressed by all the "abrasive backing vocals", and then it all had to be redone. Take after take after take.
One night, after a band dinner, Roy Thomas Baker (Queen's producer), demanded that Freddie would need to return to the studio to work on the song again, but he refused. He was not having it as he liked the song how it was.
He said: 'But I'm not leaving this chair, dear!', so the road crew lifted him up, chair included, and carried him to the piano. That's how they got Killer Queen.