Saturday, March 25, 2023

Queen tie your mother down with 1982 performance on The Greatest

Queen tie your mother down with a rocking 1982 performance on the latest episode of the weekly series The Greatest.

The band were captured at the Milton Keynes Bowl in June 1982 during the final show of the European leg of their “Hot Space” tour in support of Queen’s tenth album.

“Tie Your Mother Down” was written by Brian May and originally appeared as the opening track of Queen’s 1976 album, “A Day At The Races.”

“It was built around a riff I’d had kicking around for a long time,” Brian told Absolute Radio. “I know pretty much where I first played it. It was on top of a volcanic ridge in Tenerife where I was doing my PhD studies. I had a little acoustic guitar I’d bought down in Santa Cruz, and I remember beating out that riff and enjoying the feeling of bending the string. And I sat there watching the sun go down and singing along to it.”

Queen’s classic performance at the Milton Keynes Bowl would later be released in full on 2004’s DVD and CD “Queen On Fire: Live At The Bowl.”

Pick up “A Day At The Races” here and “Queen On Fire: Live At The Bowl” here.

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