Queen think ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is an “albatross”.
The group are tired of hearing their most famous song played everywhere and overshadowing the rest of their back catalogue, though they acknowledge it took their success to another level.
Discussing receiving the Classic Single prize at the recent Q Awards, drummer Roger Taylor said: “I am [sick of hearing it].When the video came on the screens I thought, ‘Oh Christ, don’t let the audience sit through the whole thing.’
“They’ve all seen it. Certainly I’ve seen it a thousand times.
“It’s like a bit of wallpaper. We did a lot of other records as well. It’s an albatross.
“But it was a good song. It put us on another level and enabled is to keep making lots of records.”
And Roger believes ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ could have been surpassed by ‘Under Pressure’ if it had been recorded better.
He told Q magazine: “I thought ‘Under Pressure’ was one of our better songs – although not one of our best recordings.
“I think if we had recorded it more beautifully it would have been greater than it turned out.”