Lyrics to Bicycle Race
Wherever Queen played, bike shops out of stock of bells purchased by followers whom brought all of them to the show to ring all of them in this track.
- Queen staged a bicycle race around Wimbledon stadium in England to market the solitary. 65 expert models had been hired to race nude, with special results hiding the nudity in original video; a photo from race had been used on the address associated with solitary and pictures through the race were used for video clip.
Queen rented 65 bikes for competition. As soon as the company discovered whatever they were used for, they declined to use the bicycles back unless the musical organization taken care of brand-new seats.
The record album included a poster of the ladies in the bike race. It had been overlooked of some copies for shops that couldn't wish to carry it, but fans could mail order the poster should they desired. A bikini bottom ended up being digitally put into the cover associated with single, and on some United States releases a bra has also been included.
At a 1978 concert in Madison Square outdoors, Queen re-created the video clip by having females without much clothes ride bicycles all over stage.
Be Your Own Pet covered this for 2005 Queen tribute record album Killer Queen. (thanks a lot, Rachel - Southern Point, OH)
The tune features surprisingly complex instrumentation, plus the Jazz record overall maybe represents the apex of Queen's experimentation. It features an imaginative solamente played exclusively on bicycle bells, strange chord progressions, changes in time signature (from 4/4 to 6/8) and a whole number of pop music culture sources in lyrics, including mentions of faith, the Watergate scandal, medicines, Jaws, celebrity Wars and Frankenstein.