Quotes related to 'Live Killers' album

About the album

I think we play better now. In retrospects, I don't think it's a very good sounding album. There are some things I like, but on the whole I don't think it truly represents the depth that was there.

Brian May; Guitar Player magazine, January, 1983

I think Live killers was a kind of evidence of what we were doing live late in the seventies. In some way, I’m unsatisfied. We had to work hard in every concert and there were serious sound problems. There were concerts that we had sounded great but then when we listened to the tapes they sounded awful. We recorded ten or fifteen shows, but we could only use three or four of them to work on. Anyway, live albums never sound good because there are noises and shouts that affect it. As it shows, Live killers isn’t my favorite album…

Brian May; Pelo, March, 1981

We might have been too honest because we didn’t do any overdubbing. The only patching up we did was to use different parts of different nights when We’d had problems. So it comes from about sixteen nights but the sound, in retrospect, is a bit too live and a bit too rough. It’s not so much the mistakes I mind it’s just the overall fuzziness of it and most of the live albums I enjoy listening to, I found out subsequently, were actually overdubbed quite a lot. So I think it might have been a good idea to go in and work on it so that it sounded better. It’s a hard decision to make, you know, because when you put it out you want to be able to say that it is live and this one was pretty much how you heard it on the night.

Brian May; Guitar Greats, Radio One, 1983