Jimmy Dean wrote:
never understood why this one is relatively unknown in Canada. maybe if they setup a single edit dropping the midsection? not that i dislike it - but for commercial appeal.
One of the best songs they ever did....middle section, the lyrics everything was Perfect... should of been big In America, the rock station was playing it and rock fans were loving it, but for some odd reason Queen chose the Headlong as It's first single. Not a bad song but wasn't on the same level as the title track. After that, the album was never played again...and of course no Tour to promote it hurt as well.
The Real Wizard wrote:
...I'm just glad he had his eyes closed for a particular line in Black Queen.
I find it funny that the lyric video on Queen's official channel says takes that word out.
Come on guys, he's clearly saying the word. Why are you trying to pretend that he didn't?
mike hunt wrote:
but for some odd reason Queen chose the Headlong as It's first single.
Queen actually did want Innuendo to be the first single. The problem was that Hollywood Records, the label releasing the album in America, thought that Headlong should be the lead single because apparently those schucks didn't trust Queen's instincts. Innuendo was the lead single elsewhere.
Great album. The Show Must Go On of course is legendary, due to circumstances we are all aware of. But Innuendo and Don't Try So Hard have always been masterpieces to me as well. Especially Innuendo. I have never once heard it played here in the states on any classic radio.
Yeah, Innuendo is really amazing album at all. Tittle song, The Show Must Go On, Headlong, I'm Going Slightly Mad and Don't Try So Hard are smazony songs too. Rest of songs at the album are too really top songs. For me one of the best rock albums ever.
*amazing not smazony. I wrote it from my mobile phone and my phone have auto change word (by mistake or something) ??
In case anyone is wondering 'smazony' in Polish means 'fried' :p
I've seen that video before and I liked it. Innuendo is still my favourite along with another white album. Would be nice to hear it in surround sound someday.
It's funny because I've never really heard it like that before. To me, even in '91 I considered it a lesser song - interesting sure, but a lower tier single and almost Queen by numbers. It has really made me appreciate what I see now as a truly great song.
Was wondering if Queen songs from mid 80's onward will get a radio play in US in light of recent increased interest to the band due to the movie.
Most recent Queen song that gets radio play in US is Under Pressure from 1982.
Why can't they update the current Queen playlist or add at least these 4 songs on US radio stations?
Friends Will Be Friends
I Want It All
The Show Must Go On
Very marketable songs to to public outside of US Queen fan-base.