Thursday, May 28, 2009
What drew me to Queen as a 10-year-old? It was catching a ride with a schoolmate in his dad's Gran Torino while playing the newly released News of the World album on his 8-track stereo. Sure WWRY and WATC were on the radio at the time so I had some peripheral connection to the album, but it was actually Roger’s screams (or is it singing?) on Fight From the Inside that caught my attention. In hindsight, the song wasn't the most popular one on the album and one would expect a Freddie or Brian song to appeal to the masses, but for me it was the hook in FFTI.
I was so enamored with Queen that I did something I had never done before—I scoped out a used record store and bought my first LP, Queen II, for $7.00.