Yeah, Drowse and Teo Torriate are on the same album, Brian May wrote Teo Torriate as well. The album is A Day at the Races, my favorite from the band. Everyone loves it's predeccesor A Night at the Opera more because ZOMG BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, but imo that album doesn't quite capture the band's true nature, which is of course batshit and all over the place given the time they burst onto the scene.
Mmm. I've only got a pair of Greatest Hits CDs, so my exposure was limited until I started browsing for other songs online, although I could certainly listen to more. Stuff like Teo Torriatte and All Dead, All Dead- which I think was May as well. I need to listen to more. Any recommendations for lesser known stuff?
Queen have a huge catalog, so the greatest hits album is very substantial.
My three favorite Queen albums are A Day at the Races, Innuendo and Live at Wembly. A Day at the Races for all the reasons I mentioned up there, Innuendo which has super fucking weird songs like
and Live at Wembly just to hear an old and grizzled Freddie, a year or two away from death still fucking murdering his vocals with some great renditions. That performance also has a DVD and makes for a pretty great watch if you want to get a good idea on why Freddie was such a legend.
Sweet. The Greatest Hits were pretty varied, stuff I had known about beforehand and things I hadn't which ended up being some of my favorites like Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy and Save Me. I'll have to take the time to just sift through Queen songs looking for ones I haven't heard. Innuendo had The Show Must Go On, didn't it? The story about the recording of that song is just... Brings a tear to the eye.