The B-sides of the day (4.3.)

Singles Time for the next instalment of my little series about the B-sides of Queen singles – two at the same day this time:

On 4 March 1977 they released “Tie Your Mother Down” (live video) from the album A Day At The Races with the B-side “You And I” – a song written by John Deacon that they never played live:

» “You And I” still-image video
» Lyrics

Fourteen years later, on 4 March 1991, from the last “proper” album Innuendo came as second single “I’m Going Slightly Mad” (video – on which Freddie had to wear lots of makeup because he looked pretty ill at that time) with the B-side “The Hitman” which is a harder song again:

» “The Hitman” fan video (by David R Fuller again)
» Lyrics

That’s it, I hope there was something for everyone. :)

2 Comments

  1. jL

    Wieder was gelernt. Tie Your Mother Down kannte ich noch gar nicht. Du musst mal eine Liste geben, von essentiellen Queen-Alben. Bzw. in welcher Reihenfolge, man sich die zulegen sollte.
    Spotify hat sehr viele im Angebot und da kann ich dann mal reinhören (Stichwort Spotify: hab noch einige Einladungen, falls du Interesse hast)

    • c

      Da ja sowieso alle Queen-Alben essentiell sind, kann es nicht schaden, sich chronologisch eines nach dem anderen vorzunehmen. :) Was ich durchaus empfehlen würde, denn so kannst du ja auch die Entwicklungsgeschichte verfolgen. (Wenn du eins einsparen willst, dann den Flash-Soundtrack, da reichen eigentlich Titelsong und “The Hero”.)

      Sehr empfehlenswert sind auch die Live-Alben, die ja gewissermaßen ein “Best Of” bis zur jeweiligen Zeit sind: Live Killers 1979, Live at the Bowl 1982 (mit den “Ausflügen” in die “funk/black category, whatever you may call it” des Hot-Space-Albums) und Live at Wembley 1986. (Nur “Live Magic” kannst du ignorieren, das ist nur ein Zusammenschnitt.)

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