Queen's success as a band came from each member being honest and critical with each other over songwriting, which did cause many arguments but also meant songs got fine-tuned. Brian May wrote the song as early as 1981 (it is rumored to originally be an out-take from The Game
) and it was met with a less than warm reception from his bandmates - they were according to him "ashamed to play it!", as he noted in a 1984 interview with Faces
In the end, the song didn't make the album, but became the B-side to the "Radio Ga Ga
" single. According to May this was a good decision "as it gives the fans a song they didn't receive on the album, more for their money. But you see, it was kept off the album by the majority."
It later appeared as a bonus track on the 1991 CD reissue of The Works