Few weeks ago, I was watching a documentary about Queen, and I was surprised to learn that one of their most iconic songs is virtually unknown in North America. I’m talking about I Want To Break Free, and apparently the reason for this injustice is censorship. It seems that, back in the 80s, four men ironically dressed in drag were a big no no.
Well, as I was watching the documentary I remember dismissing this as some kind of romanticized story, meant to spice things up a little bit.
Recently, a friend of mine came to visit from Toronto. This guy is a Rock encyclopedia on two legs, so I decided to ask him (totally as a joke) if he knew about this song. Turns out he didn’t.
So now I’m trying to fix that. Without further ado, I give you Queen – I Want To Break Free.
North America, you’re welcome!