On my last free day before the Christmas Nightmare began, I chose a day of pampering for myself. I had a mani pedi. I got an eyebrow & leg wax. I had lunch in a cafe. I went home and got into warmer clothes because airconditioning can be cold, and drove myself to the movie theatre, where I enjoyed Bohemian Rhapsody one more time.
Oddly, the song that got stuck in my head for the next 24 hours was Hammer To Fall. Queen played that at Live Aid. In the last 20 minutes of the movie, they actually recreate the Queen set at the Live Aid concert, and by recreate I mean eerily, spookily. There is a viral video where they show just how closely they recreated it. There is also a longer version on youtube but not sure whether that will stay up long term.
Why is that odd? There are a lot of songs in the movie and some of them are more well known to me. Some of them are less well known but are quite haunting in their own way and since seeing the movie the first time they have been added to my playlist, most notably Who Wants To Live Forever and The Show Must Go On.
I grew up listening to Queen. Music was a big thing in our household. Every Saturday morning we would turn the stereo up loud and do our household chores as a family. Out of all the songs Radio Gaga was probably my favourite back in those days. These days I would have a lot of trouble picking one favourite. I pretty much love them all.
On the same day I went to see the movie for a second time, my parents were at a conference in Melbourne and Mother was considering doing exactly the same thing as I was. She did not go because it was a Gold Class cinema and she thought she would fall asleep in the comfortable chairs, given their lack of rest time recently. But she does want to see it again, and my Aunt is taking her Adelaide people to see it this weekend.
I was not the only person in my session seeing it again. From the conversations around me, several people were watching it for a second time. If you have not seen it yet, you might still have time. Get thee to the cinema!
4 thoughts on “Hammer To Fall”
Lucky you. In our house the radio was for listening to the news and for the Sunday night serials, like Dad and Dave, BlueHills, Greenbottle etc. when TV arrived all the kids in school knew about Countdown years before I did.
I like “Somebody to Love” by Queen, but I haven’t heard ALL the songs so I don’t know what else I might like.
And w still haven’t seen it for the first time. Would live to see it in a Gold Class cinema. I’ve never heard of that!!
I loved it! I haven’t been able to stop singing Queen songs since I saw it. There was a really good Queen documentary on channel 9 (or was it 7) on a few weeks ago – it’s so good and shows just how close the film was to real life.
I loved the movie! As for favorite song, that’s tough. Probably Another One Bites the Dust. I just love the beat. We Will Rock You is another favorite.