Lion of the Blogosphere

Queen – Killer Queen

Freddie Mercury looks very flamingly gay. But in 1970s, people were naive and didn’t know.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 3, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Music videos

37 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. A talented band and a good video that shows it. You have to wonder how many of today’s major artists can actually sing, or play an instrument, or write a song.

    Steverino@Steverino.com

    December 3, 2018 at EDT pm

    • A good heuristic would be the white ones only.

      Lowe

      December 3, 2018 at EDT pm

  2. I am waiting for my plane to take off for Paris at JFK/NY and the ladies who speaks French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German etc have a perfect accent. But they seems to have an accent when they speak English.

    It’s nice.

    Bruno

    December 3, 2018 at EDT pm

  3. No, lots of people suspected or assumed he was gay, even back then. But his refusal to explicitly declare himself gay allowed for plausible deniability on the part of his fans who might otherwise be weirded out by it.

    Same goes for Rob Halford of Judas Priest — it was not exactly a huge shocker when he came out in the early 90s; we just didn’t really talk about it much in the 80s. He dropped a pretty big lyrical hint in an early song called “Raw Deal” (with an explicit Fire Island reference), but that might even have been too subtle for people who didn’t know what he was talking about.

    Alex

    December 3, 2018 at EDT pm

  4. Did you see the Queen movie yet? My quick tweet thread on it.

    Dave Pinsen

    December 3, 2018 at EDT pm

  5. Hot chick (solid 8 for sure) shoots powerful rifle and handles it like a champ. Developed way back in 1873, the 45-70 is a beast of a round, most people without years of shooting experience couldn’t hit the size of a barn with one. No one told this chick it’s too much for her.

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    December 3, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I usually find your off-topic comments kind of spergy, but that rifle is a new one for me, so thanks for sharing. A 45/70 repeater looks like a beast.

      Dave Pinsen

      December 5, 2018 at EDT am

  6. Even in the 70s people kind of wondered.

    Curle

    December 3, 2018 at EDT pm

  7. How could people know that he was gay?

    (1) That’s just how rock stars were. Mick Jagger dressed and moved quite similarly in the 1970s. Mick Jagger was rampantly heterosexual and has eight kids by five women.

    (2) In this very song, Freddy Mercury is singing one of the best celebrations of female hotness ever made. The words in this song are intensely hetero.

    It is really obvious from this song and from his history that Freddy Mercury was bi, not strictly gay. He had an intense appreciation for female sexuality and he had a long relationship with Mary Austin.

    But our stupid politically correct world wants to reduce people to a sexual identity. Its a terrible injustice to reduce complex people like that. Freddy Mercury loved men and he loved women. That’s just history. But his identity is supposed to gay, as if his finest work was just fakery.

    Dan

    December 3, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Lots of gay men have “an intense appreciation for female sexuality”. Gay men understand women better than straight men do and are more interested in women as human beings. Mercury strikes me as completely stereotypically gay.

      Peter Akuleyev

      December 4, 2018 at EDT am

      • Mercury went both ways. That is just history.

        Hilarious that you confirm exactly what I was saying. I say that we try to put complicated people in neat categories and then you try to do exactly that.

        Dan

        December 4, 2018 at EDT pm

  8. Lefty icon John Lennon referred to Mick Jagger’s dancing as ‘faggy’ early on. The fag thing in rock and roll was out there.

    Curle

    December 3, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Right.

      David Bowie went from this

      to this

      Was he gay? Was he straight? The answer is, yes.

      Here’s Pete Townshend of The Who:
      https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/earshot/pete-townshend-mick-jagger-huge-tasty-351192

      It is extremely dumb that we first put people in these rigid stereotypical categories and then we change history retroactively to define people backward in time, rewriting history according to what they define themselves at the moment. Even to the ridiculous extent that were are supposed to say Jenner was a woman back to when ‘she’ fathered a bunch of kids and represented America in the Olympics.

      Dan

      December 4, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Mick Jagger “danced faggy” because he was faggy. David Bowie’s first wife claims David was bisexual and had a “relationship” with Mick Jagger. Yeah. They both have children. That doesn’t mean they weren’t homos. Hell, look at Bruce Jenner.

      destructure

      December 4, 2018 at EDT pm

  9. Another point is that when homosexuality is where it properly belongs- in the closet, society just doesn’t care. Celebrities back then were allowed to quietly live their lives as raging homos without having to acknowledge it publicly. Compare that to today where they hound everybody to “embrace” their homosexuality and talk about it openly.

    PerezHBD

    December 3, 2018 at EDT pm

    • +1

      destructure

      December 4, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Not a fan of the gay agenda, but the issue was never about letting celebrities be comfortable with this sexuality. It was about letting average homosexuals be comfortable with it.

      Half Canadian

      December 4, 2018 at EDT pm

  10. I can confirm. I liked this song a lot when I was 12, just thought it was a fun song about a really cool girl, never occurred to me that that the singer just wants to be friends with her. I associate it strongly with the girl I had a crush on at the time.

    Blue Tribe Dissident

    December 3, 2018 at EDT pm

  11. I was an early Queen fan as a kid in the 70s and I had no idea Mercury was gay. I don’t remember anyone thinking about the sexuality of any rock star at the time, with the possible exception of David Bowie.

    I didn’t even know Elton John was gay until a classmate told me in 1979. It wasn’t well known in the 70s. The band Dr Hook had a song “Everybody’s Makin’ It Big But Me” and one of the lyrics was “and Elton John’s got two fine ladies”. They were in the music business and even they assumed he was hetrosexual.

    Jay Fink

    December 4, 2018 at EDT am

    • There’s also the fact that Elton John’s lyrics are written by Bernie Taupin, who is straight.

      Hermes

      December 4, 2018 at EDT pm

  12. In the seventies the concept of effeminacy was well established but the idea that men would actually shove things up their behinds was dismissed as ludicrous.
    Not until the AIDS epidemic hit did people realise that extravagantly effeminate men weren’t joking about that sort of thing.

    Dr Hook

    December 4, 2018 at EDT am

  13. In the early ’80s, I saw Queen and Judas Priest in the Boston Garden.

    E. Rekshun

    December 4, 2018 at EDT am

    • I used to know the judge who decided the Judas Priest lawsuut in Reno.

      Vipltd

      December 4, 2018 at EDT am

    • And back then, I suspected that Freddy Mercury was gay; I didn’t care and wasn’t really a fan of Queen. I didn’t suspect that the lead singer of Judas Priest was gay. I was a fan, but uncertain about David Bowie’s preference; he did have a couple of kids and was long-time married to a black super model when he died (and left his $50 million estate to her), but he also spoke of his bi-sexuality.

      E. Rekshun

      December 4, 2018 at EDT am

      • David Bowie described himself as tri-sexual. As in, he’d try anything once.

        Half Canadian

        December 4, 2018 at EDT pm

  14. Don’t think I know how to embed a YouTube video but here goes

    Queen at its’ Queeniest. If people in the 70s didn’t know Mercury was gay after hearing this they were beyond naive and into functionally retarded.

    Lionel of the Richiesphere

    December 4, 2018 at EDT am

    • I always wondered about this song, written by Bowie:

      Curle

      December 4, 2018 at EDT am

      • that guy got his PhD in astrophysics from UCL iirc.

        a lot of british rockers have high IQs or come from upper-middle backgrounds.

        irish setter vs black standard poodle

        December 4, 2018 at EDT pm

  15. If The Village People and YMCA came out today, lots of sjw people would think they are mocking gays and castigate them. Everything is too in your face nowadays.

    Heyoka

    December 4, 2018 at EDT am

  16. One of my daughters was playing “Last Christmas” and kept asking me how could people not have known George Michael was gay? She said his singing voice alone is flamingly obvious.

    I didn’t listen to rock music until I was well into adulthood so queen is still kind of “new” to me. What surprises me is there are so many excellent queen songs that are little known, but a handful of their songs are drilled into pop consciousness. “Dragon Attack” is a nice song but I’ve never once heard it on the radio or anywhere else, but “Somebody to Love” is played constantly.

    Same with Supertramp, you hear the same one or two songs even though many of their songs were outstanding.

    Mercury had a truly extraordinary voice.

    toomanymice

    December 4, 2018 at EDT am

    • he did.

      only morrison and daltrey compare in the rock genre.

      irish setter vs black standard poodle

      December 4, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I found Mercury’s voice off putting and overly dramatic. Not a fan.

        Though I like Daltry and Morrison, Lennon was both a good singer and a first rate vocal stylist. Probably the best. Many choose Paul Rodgers as best Rick vocalist. I’m partial to Scott Walker:

        Curle

        December 5, 2018 at EDT am

  17. Never liked them and their dramatic music, even as a kid I felt something is wrong with this guy.

    Hashed

    December 4, 2018 at EDT pm

  18. mercury is actually an example of how most gay men can do it with girls to a fare-thee-well.

    maybe he was lying, but he said that he loved his long time female companion in a way he could never love another dude. this confirms the addiction theory of homosexuality.

    norm has expressed this: they’re all straight.

    the family is the atom of society. not the individual.

    irish setter vs black standard poodle

    December 4, 2018 at EDT pm


Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: