onsdag 1. juli 2009

Let Us Cling Together

The last track on the Queen album A Day At The Races (1976), Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) is one of my melancholy monnlight favourites. Pompous? Yes. A sufficient dose of pathos? Indeed. Having the chorus sung in Japanese at the end is a fantastic move, one that only Queen can get away with. It´s their homage to Japan, which was the first country to truly treat Deacon, Taylor, May and Mercury as superstars. Getting off the aircraft on their very first tour in this country , Queen was welcomed by enthusiastic fans in a manner they never before had encountered. Mercury ended up collecting Japanese arts and crafts for the rest of his life. Well, that´s enough trivia for today. In the spirit of Brian May (songwriting credits on this track), keep yourself alive and let us cling together!

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