Seaside Rendezvous

Album: A Night at the Opera (1975)

Songfacts®:

  • "Seaside Rendezvous," written by Freddie Mercury, is probably best known for the "musical" bridge section which begins about 53 seconds into the song. The section is performed entirely by Mercury and Taylor using their voices alone, with Taylor at one point hitting the highest note on the whole album - a C6 (no wonder he described his voice in interviews as like 'the dog whistle!").

    Mercury imitates woodwind instruments including a clarinet and Taylor mostly brass instruments, including tubas and trumpets, and even a kazoo. The tap dance segment is also "performed" by Mercury and Taylor on the mixing desk with thimbles on their fingers. Mercury plays both grand piano and jangle honky-tonk. >>
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    Lindsay - Coweta, OK
  • This song has an old-time feel, with a ragtime sound and lyrics that could easily have come from the 1930s ("Be My Clementine"). In these days before television, many people would go to the beach (the "Seaside") to relax on weekends.

Comments: 1

  • None from None , WyI love Queen to death, seriously, but the first time I heard this song, especially the "damn jolly good idea" line, I started laughing so hard. I was thinkig "this is so gay!"
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