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Fat Bottomed Girls was the first single to be released from Queen's 1978 album Jazz, and was released as a double A-side single with Bicycle Race. The album was recorded between July and October 1978 at Superbear Studios, Nice and Mountain Studios, Montreux. The lyrics were originally written by Brian May for Mercury to sing ...there were a lot of bottoms involved, and not just the ones in my direct experience... 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 veryself-effacing way: the real fans.
According to the accompanying letter from Jacky Smith of the Queen Fan Club, Although the song was written by Brian May, Freddie often re-wrote the lyrics to songs when the band were recording as he found it easier to read his own handwriting.
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