Jeez, it's been pretty quiet around here. The lame thing is, I haven't really been doing anything. Whatever, I guess. So, I've been listening to a bit of Neko Case this weekend. When I first began listening to her, I started with Blacklisted (which was the newest album at the time) and worked my way backwards to The Virginian. When I finally made it to that first album, I was greatly amused to see that she had covered a Queen song, and pretty much turned it into a barnburning country song.
I used to love Queen when I was a kid. These older kids at school had a copy of A Night At The Opera and that was how I found out about Queen. I got my dad to buy me the 7" of You're My Best Friend and also Bohemian Rhapsody. I swear, I played those to death. And my favorite song wasn't even either of the A-Sides, it was 39, which was the flipside of You're My Best Friend. I can't, for the life of me, remember what the b-side was for Bohemian Rhapsody.
Anyways, you can find Queen's original on their album, Sheer Heart Attack; and Neko Case's excellent cover is on her debut album, The Virginian. Check 'em out!
Queen > Misfire
Neko Case & Her Boyfriends > Misfire