It makes use of the tapping technique one year before Eddie Van Halen’s use of the tapping technique on the Van Halen I album. May told Guitar Player Magazine that his use of the tapping technique was inspired by an unnamed bar-band guitarist from Texas.
The song is notable for its length and heavy, wide vocal range (E3-E6), bluesy guitar riff, using the previously mentioned technique.
“It’s Late” was released as a single in the US in 1978, albeit in heavily edited form, and peaked at #72 on the Billboard charts. It was later included on the Queen Rocks compilation in 1997, and a new video was produced using footage of Las Vegas and prostitutes, inter-cut with live performances of the song.
The song appears in the 2006 documentary film Kurt Cobain About A Son, and can also be heard in the Seth Rogen film Observe and Report.
Edited by backtothelight on 23 Nov 2009, 03:39
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