My passion for Queen came at a time before I knew what was cool or not in music. I had both the albums on cassette, they were interchangeable, and I didn’t really listen to one more than the other. Me and my best friend Robert would sit for hours listening to them back to back.
Robert seemed to be drawn to that tough guy, “I’m not gonna take any crap from anyone” persona of Freddy Mercury, with songs like “We Will Rock You,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” and “Seven Seas of Rye.” I also recall him enjoying “I’m Going Slightly Mad” because I think he felt a bit labeled as eccentric even at the age of 11. Not to say that’s all he enjoyed, I remember belting out “Bohemian Rhapsody” with him many a time.
To me Queen was something I had to listen to. Sure I loved the…
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