Bohemian Deconstruction

bo rhap queen

A few years ago, we put together an edit mix of different versions of Bohemian Rhapsody as a little Xmas gift for our mailing list.

Since then, I’ve been asked with rather surprising regularity for a list of the featured artists, which I’ve never got round to doing, mainly because I couldn’t remember where the source files were (sorry!). I got asked again t’other day and have actually managed to dig them up, so here, for those of you who are interested, is the list, in order of appearance (although some do appear more than once!).

Queen feat. Extreme (From Freddie Tribute Concert)
Bad News
Anonymous Answering Machine Message
Faye Wong
Hyannis Sound
Rockapella
Monserrat Cabalier & Bruce Dickinson
Rolf Harris
John Miles
Queen B
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Stepping Stone
The Former Yugoslavia (Dictionaraoke version)
Today FM DJs
Weird Al Yankovic
Weasel Walter
Black Strawberrys
Unknown (90s smooth soul)
The Braids
InterMagyar
Skoo
Jeff Scott Soto
Savatage
Ours
Russell Watson
Wolf Marshall
Brass Band De Waldsang
California Guitar Trio
Madison Scouts
Baromfi
Mountain Dew TV Commercial
De Dannan
Unknown (country-ish)

And here’s a link if you’ve never actually heard it:

The Kleptones – Bo

Looking back on it now, I’m surprised that we couldn’t find room for the solo accordion version, but there you go. There’s two versions in there that even we don’t know, as they came from untagged mp3s (if you want to play spot the Bo, they happen at 1m09 and 5m50 – Answers on a postcard, thanks).

So now you know :)


25 Responses to “Bohemian Deconstruction”

  1. Ploafmaster General › Bohemia! says:

    [...] So this evening, I’m perusing the web as usual when I come across the most glorious of mash-ups…a smooshed audio tour de force (farce?) containing pieces from nearly every cover of the song that could be found. While the genres and quality truly run the gamut, it’s actually…well…awesome. Beware the end, though…I believe there’s some coarse language (in case you’re sensitive to that or at the office). (via waxy) This was written by Ploafmaster General. Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at 9:48 pm. Filed under Music, Unparalleled Awesomeness. Bookmark the permalink. Follow comments here with the RSS feed. Post a comment or leave a trackback. [...]



  2. IZ Reloaded says:

    At 5.04, that sounds like Axl Rose during the Queen tribute concert.



  3. Stillbored says:

    Awesome, just awesome. Can’t believe you threw in the Madison Scouts version, haha.



  4. Eric K says:

    That’s one of my favourite versions, hehe :)



  5. COL says:

    nice



  6. Peter says:

    Cruel



  7. Giavasan » Bohemian Deconstruction says:

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  8. piece 0 plastic - the revolution will be blogged » ruff linkage 200907 says:

    [...] Bohemian Deconstruction – "A few years ago, we put together an edit mix of different versions of Bohemian Rhapsody as a little Xmas gift for our mailing list. Since then, I’ve been asked with rather surprising regularity for a list of the featured artists, which I’ve never got round to doing, mainly because I couldn’t remember where the source files were (sorry!). I got asked again t’other day and have actually managed to dig them up, so here, for those of you who are interested, is the list, in order of appearance." [...]



  9. Links of the Week (2009/07) :: cimddwc says:

    [...] A mashup of numerous cover versions of Bohemian Rhapsody by The Kleptones: description, MP3 direct link (via Spreeblick). [...]



  10. SapoXO » Blog Archive » Links of the day says:

    [...] Bohemian Deconstruction – Queen, deconstructed. [...]



  11. Deirdre says:

    there is another version of the Bohemian Rhapsody that you may not know about – the Ten Tenors (an Australian group) does a pretty good version.



  12. miltonmack says:

    Looks good — will touch on that in the 2nd Q



  13. usby says:

    The “So You Think You Can Stone Me…” line is Dream Theater from “The Big Medley” on their A Change of Seasons album.



  14. Ad quattuor cardines mundi » Bohemian Deconstruction by the Kleptones says:

    [...] A couple of years ago, the Kleptones produced a great mash-up of Bohemian Rhapsody covers.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the track over the years but have always wondered what tracks they used … I could identify a handful of them but never all of them.  So, they have published the list over on their blog … [...]



  15. Time Enough for Weird: Novelty Songs in the iPod Age << Monkey Goggles says:

    [...] “Bo Rhap” by The Kleptones The Kleptones are really just Eric Kleptone, a British DJ who creates mash-ups of classic rock songs and current hip-hop favories. In “Bo Rhap,” Kleptone fuses together every known cover version of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” — yes, even Weird Al’s — and in the process creates something that may very well be the world’s most unwanted music. You be the judge. [...]



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  17. Beelzebub has some music set aside for you | dv8-designs says:

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  19. THE ULTIMATE: Bohemian Rhapsody - Ultimate Bet Blog says:

    [...] live album.  I don’t know how this escaped my notice earlier, but they’ve created the ultimate version of rock’s ultimate anthem, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” With over two dozen versions spliced, edited, and reloaded, it’s the sort of thing that will [...]



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  21. Weird says:

    This is awesome, I would love to hear you guys tackle Bohemian Rhapsody and let Lucia Micarelli join in. I heard her do this once live WOW you guys should really consider it. Would be an incredible performance. Love it keep it up looking forward to your next.



  22. crystalsinger says:

    Have you heard The Phones’ acapella version? It would fit in a treat. :-)



  23. Buy P90X says:

    …Or make something that was originally VERY cheesy and do it BETTER? Like “Skyrocket Delight”! Haaaaa that would be great.



  24. Gary says:

    I watched a documentary last night about Queen and how they were never really a ‘cool’ band. I don’t think that ever stopped them all being superb at their art and I think it’s fair to say a lot of people appreciated their talent. I don’t have any speakers on this machine but can’t wait to have a listen to the MP3.



  25. Queeny says:

    Two words for you – FLASH and GORDON!

    Imagine a rocked up version of that. It’s such a thumping song, catchy, and pretty much everyone knows it. It has that undeniable cool factor.



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