Quote related to 'Fat Bottomed Girls' from 'Jazz'

I actually conceived it as fitting the ‘swamp; style of the Deep South of the USA, I admired those guys with a Dobro on their knee and a foot stamp, which I saw as organically congruent with ZZ Top and electric southern boogie. But, yes this kind of single chant works in many folk styles - did you hear the brilliant Hayseed Dixie version? We did the backing track live in the studio, Roger, John and myself, with Freddie throwing in comments. Roger and John instinctively rose to the occasion. Actually, I've always thought it was a bad idea to explain songs too much. I remember being so disappointed with what Paul Simon had to say about his writings - it destroyed my mental images. OK, there were a lot of bottoms involved, and not just the ones in my direct experience. You'll have to use your imagination a bit, but I can tell you there was a big glint in my eye, because there were inspirations in both camps on tour. And remember, I was writing a song for Freddie to sing! But my prime inspiration was my realisation that it wasn't just the glamorous beauties who fuelled the rock ‘n' roll romance that was “touring”; in so many cases, it was the unruly kids who devoted themselves to rock bands in a very self-effacing way: the real fans. I had most of it in my head so it was one of the easier tracks to make work. My usual bridge and middle pickup in phase, no effects. It's just gut instincts, but we felt we wanted it to motor into the main part of the song quicker on the radio. All this stuff was floating around while the Tour de France was coming through Nice [sic]. It gave us a kind of mental focus - the image of naked girls on bikes. We were boys. We wouldn't go into that area now, I would be much too conscious of respect for ladies. But, well, at the time...  Usually, we record my guitars with no EQ. But in this case, the more we mixed it, the more the guitars seemed to sink into the mud, so we kept adding more middle, the middle to high frequencies giving clarity and presence. In the end it worked. A rarity on this track is that Roger double-tracked all the drums - even that insane fill that heralds the final choruses.

Brian May; Total Guitar, 9th of July 2011