Some Stupid with a Flare Gun…

The second you hear the riff, you know you love the track. You get the air guitars out. No matter how bad you sound doing it, you sing it too. Ba-ba-baa-ba-ba-babaa, ba-ba-baa-ba-baaaaa… So the inspiration behind Deep Purple’s “Smoke On The Water” is well-known – heck, the giveaway is in the song lyrics (and this blog title) – “some stupid … Continue reading

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Is This The Real Life? Behind the third best selling single in UK history…

On this day 40 years ago, 5 minutes and 55 seconds of one of the most popular songs of all time became the UK number one single. Today, it is the third biggest selling single of all-time in this country. That is, of course, Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Written by Freddie Mercury on his own (take that, modern day pop artists), the song … Continue reading

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