I first became a fan of Queen's music during the time when songs like "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Another One Bites The Dust" were popular. Although I went back and devoured their earlier offerings as I grew older, I didn't gain much of the band's history, so this documentary was particularly interesting for me. Some of my favorite parts were:
- the band's early, pre-Mercury days as Smile
- how they pioneered the art of multitracking during the recording of Queen II, and how the 16-track tape turned almost transparent because they had so many overdubs and layers on it
- they talked about hating doing Top Of The Pops, but the appearance caused their album to hit the Top 10
- Mercury making fun of Sid Vicious and how the band considered News Of The World their "punk" album
- Queen working on "Under Pressure" with Bowie (one of the top five songs ever recorded)
- and how MTV banned the video for "I Want To Break Free."
Queen: Days Of Our Lives will be released on January 31st, 2012.