Queen was my first musical love – well, after ABBA, of course. I must have listened to Bohemian Rhapsody hundreds of times. Although the theme of the repentent murderer may seem odd for a fourteen year old to appreciate so greatly, the passionate cries of “I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all” were perfect for my teenaged angst. I must try to remember how normal those intense feelings are at that age as my eldest daughter rapidly approaches her teens…

Anyway, this wonderful cover version of Bohemian Rhapsody has been flying around the intertubes. It’s played entirely on vintage computers and oscillators and such – and “what you see is what you hear”. Amazing.

5 thoughts on “bohemian rhapsody on old computers

  1. TomL

    mediations: Social Media Stategy presentation http://tinyurl.com/cypscl

  2. Kjerstin

    Oh, that’s wonderful! Also, it reminds me of a record I found by chance in the 12 TÛnar record shop in Reykjavik last year: The composer JÛhann JÛhannsson used his father’s 30 year old recordings of the sound made by the IBM 1401 computer (as I understand, the computer leaked electromagnetic radiation that could be picked up by radios) in an orchestral work called IBM 1401, A User’s Manual. There are several samples on Youtube. I found the project quite fascinating, although the music is of course very different from Queen 🙂

  3. Kjerstin

    Sorry, I messed up the link in that last comment…

  4. Eva

    Kjempemorsomt, men eg trur eg gÂr og finn originale no 🙂

  5. Isaac Van Name

    mediations: Social Media Stategy presentation http://tinyurl.com/cypscl (via @belindaang)

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