While Roger Taylor remembered: “The first thing we did was Crazy Little Thing, and Fred did write the song in the bath in about ten minutes.”
Brian said of Freddie’s tribute to The King: “He was very fond of Elvis, and of Cliff I have to say, also. Yeah, Freddie wrote it very quickly and rushed in and put it down with the boys. By the time I got there it was almost done.
“And I think the sounds that Mack managed to get, these very elemental, real, very real sounds, ambient sounds in the studio had a big contribution to make.
“It does sound very authentic, everything about it is sort of like original rock and roll sounding.”