What do you want people to think of you?
That I’m somebody who sings his songs well and performs them properly. I like people to go away from a Queen show feeling fully entertained, having had a good time. I think Queen songs are pure escapism, like going to see a good film – after that, they can go away and say that was great, and go back to their problems. I don’t want to change the world with our music. There are no hidden messages in our songs, except for some of Brian’s. I like to write songs for fun, for modern consumption. People can discard them like a used tissue afterwards. You listen to it, like it, discard it, then on to the next. Disposable pop, yes.
-Freddie Mercury -melody maker interview