Queen – On Air

What does it sound like?:

Back in 1975, the acquisition of any record was something I considered very carefully. Funds were scarce and it could be months before I’d saved up enough money to buy something new and better. As a dyed in the wool rock guitar fan, I just couldn’t decide if “Sheer Heart Attack” was too risky a punt. This 2 CD set includes the 1974 “Sounds Of The Seventies” session that piqued my interest, as “Now I’m Here” and “Stone Cold Crazy” sounded just my thing. Trouble was, “Flick of the Wrist” and “Tenement Funster” sounded less so. It was the Christmas Eve televised gig from Hammersmith Odeon that finally opened my wallet (helped in no small degree by my parents going out enabling viewing at close to concert like volume) and “Sheer Heart Attack” remains in my collection to this day. And “Tenement Funster” an all time favourite track.

This 2 CD / 3LP release covers all the BBC session material– a total of 24 tracks in all that span a 1973 set, 5 months prior to Queen’s first LP release through to a sixth session in 1977, post Bo Rap, coinciding with the release … Continue reading Queen – On Air