Freddie Mercury and his Cats

His bandmates did not like the song


Roger Taylor later admitted, “I hate ‘Delilah.’ That’s just not me.”—they acquiesced, agreeing to put the track on Innuendo, the last Queen album released while Mercury was alive.

Brian May loathed Delilah


According to Rolling Stone, May even “utilized a much-loathed ‘talk box’ effect to make cat noises with his guitar.” Later, he recalled the moment of collaborative defeat in an interview with Guitar World: “Well, I suppose there’s no other way I can make ‘meow’ noises.”

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