Queen drummer Roger Taylor spoke in an interview with NHK World, and revealed the untold truth behind “higher, higher scene” in Bohemian Rhapsody.
“There’s a scene, during the recording of Bohemian Rhapsody, when they ask you to go higher, higher, higher with your voice. Did that really happen?”
“Not exactly like that because really when he was saying higher and higher, I was singing the same note but they were very high notes and I think I was the only one who could reach up there. But it made for a nice funny piece.”
You can watch that scene below.
Interviewer said ‘you mentioned in another interview that the song Bohemian Rhapsody isn’t your favorite’, Roger responded:
“I love it, I think it’s a great song. I don’t know about favorite. It is difficult. We have a lot of songs I like and I wouldn’t really put one of them above all the others.
I do have a special fondness for Under Pressure because it was great fun and I loved everybody and we had so much fun and personal satisfaction making that record and it has something to say as well. Favorites, I have lots.”
He also revealed his favorite scene, and said:
“I think one of things that moved me most was Freddie’s relationship with his father. I loved it when his father suddenly understood at the end that this was what Freddie did and he felt this huge pride. I think that’s a great moment.”
Click here to entire interview.