B-side of the day (23.2.)

Singles And again I’d like to present to you another B-side of a Queen single – today: “See What a Fool I’ve Been”, B-side of “Seven Seas of Rhye” from 23 Feb 1974, a bluesy song that’s not on the album (except on the American CD release).

» the “burlesque” studio version
» the more straightforward BBC version
» live version from 1975
» lyrics

The song originates already from Smile times (the band before Queen) and was inspired by “That’s How I Feel” by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee which Brian May had seen on TV – getting to know the artists only much later. He wrote “See What A Fool I’ve Been” around the riff and parts of the lyrics he had remembered. (See Wikipedia.)

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