|2. I'm Going Slightly Mad|
|4. I Can't Live With You|
|5. Don't Try So Hard|
|6. Ride The Wild Wind|
|7. All God's People|
|8. These Are The Days Of Our Lives|
|10. The Hitman|
|12. The Show Must Go On|
Some people say that Innuendo was great because it was Queen's swan song - perhaps so, and perhaps not. The album is very poignant, and to fans, very sad. Yet, I feel that Freddie's approaching death, or desperation, may have been a factor that really tightened the unity that was Queen.
I was checking out some reviews of Queen albums today, and saw an interesting review that said that Innuendo was rather rough, relaxed and not well arranged enough. It's up to the individual judgment to decide that. I'm no musical expert, and I admit that I rely on other people's insights in order to study the musical structure of the songs. Yet, to me at least (and to many other people), Queen really did bring it and reached up there with this album. To say that it is not so is too careless a remark.
Innuendo greets the listener with a furious intensity. Mercury's vocal is clearer than ever in this album, with an incredibly high head voice. This song traces back to the non-repetitive epic numbers featured often in the 70s albums and once in the Miracle (Was It Worth It - the most wondrous 80s song). The purcussion and the Spanish guitar are striking.
I'm Going Slightly Mad is certainly very bizarre - both in melody and little sounds that accompany. Yet, this song is one of my personal Queen favorites and certainly its music video is the best of Queen except Save Me and These Are the Days of Our Lives. The vocal is haunting and low, and the bass, simply gorgeous - I go mad listening to it.Read more ›