Had to share.
Poking around, I happened upon the end of the Live at Earl’s Court Arena from 6/6/77 when Queen was jammin’ in their second encore to Elton John’s “Saturday Night’s Alright (for Fighting).” I never knew they covered the song and was mesmerized!
Below is the full concert, but “Saturday Night’s Alright” begins at 1:54:00.
Besides the incredible (seemingly) jamming session of these encore songs, there are a couple of things to point out.
- For the first time, Freddie isn’t outshining another singer’s clothing choice. Well, until he pulls down the top and bares his chest. Then he tops Elton John in every way.
- Watching Roger Taylor (on drums) shirtless/topless, shaking his long blonde hair back over and over again, and banging on those drums… I had to grab my vibe for that bit right there.
- John licking his fingers again and again to play his bass strings… I know a lot of people find it gross, but I would love to put my fingers in John’s mouth to feel that tongue. Just once.
- Brian without a musical plan and just making it up as he goes along is hilarious! I am used to his being 1000% on it and accurate. I love when he isn’t perfect.
What do you think of this short bit?
watching the whole concert now