Glee on Bohemian Rhapsody: Not so Good

As long as I’m complaining, the Glee version of Bohemian Rhapsody (which I’m told is selling more than the original) is similarly bad. Cheesy and overblown, and that’s before you have to suffer through the video. Clearly lip-synched (more so than usual), featuring a birth sequence that (as usual for bad television) features no pain drugs, no hygiene, no timing of pushes, no cutting the cord, no afterbirth, and finally produces a baby who is clearly a few weeks old already.

(Making fun of Glee is like shooting fish in a barrel, so I must point out that I love their version of Don’t Stop Believing. Although you are again well served by turning off the video and just listening to the music.)

4 thoughts on “Glee on Bohemian Rhapsody: Not so Good”

  1. Guess what? That “Don’t Stop Believing” arrangement wasn’t an original. Petra Haden originally wrote and multitracked it herself:

    Again, ignore the video.

    I only watched the first two episodes of Glee. “Don’t Stop Believing” was one of the reasons I stopped, and here’s why: no one was lipsynching the bass vocal. I can accept lip-synching, but there’s a part that you can hear and NOBODY IS SINGING IT.

    More great a cappella coming up: The Sing-Off starts Monday. I can’t wan’t for Sonos ( ). Also, The House Jacks are seen in this year’s Monday Night Football theme song, but I can’t find a link.

  2. Petra is a “her”, not a group. One voice, multitracked. She did the entire “Who Sells Out” album a cappella.

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