Tuesday, April 17, 2007
What Sucks…Queen’s Greatest Hits
DISCLAIMER: In all fairness, I should point out that I am talking about the Queen’s Greatest Hits Elektra version. Therefore, in the following posting, I will not be shitting on “Radio Ga-Ga” and “Save Me” or “Body Language”. If you’re reading this in hopes of seeing me shit on those songs, I apologize in advance. That being said…
Is it possible an entire album can suck, while still being a “Greatest Hits”?
What exactly was it with Queen? As a 13-year old, this album could do no wrong. Now, I can’t believe anything on this was a hit.
Check out these songs.
Do you have the desire to hear ANY of them un-ironically? I’ve honestly heard Bohemian Rhapsody so many times that I’m sick of listening to the baritone part. Gun to my head, I’ll take “Under Pressure” over anything else on side one even though it was basically killed by Vanilla Ice’s “Ice, Ice Baby”.
But what about “Bicycle Race”? Was that really a hit, ever? Did adults sit around and “rock out” to that? Same for “Fat Bottomed Girls”. What, did Freddie Mercury have a “Ray Stevens” stage?
And the only song to play after a sporting event more emasculating than “We Are the Champions” is Shania Twain’s “Man, I Feel Like a Woman” and have you ever thought about the idea behind “We Will Rock You”. Try to and not get weirded out a little- other than a guy having mud on his face, I’m not sure what it’s about.
“Another One Bites The Dust” is basically a disco song that tells the story of a mob-type hit. Measure its impact today, and your talking about a song played at a baseball game when someone strikes out.
What’s left? Crazy Little Thing Called Love? Killer Queen? The Flash Gordon song? Are these great, great songs? Or are they act one of this amazing show…