Reason #421 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: The Game

The_GameThe last great Queen album? Well that’s a matter of taste! I happen to be among the very few that can find redeeming qualities in the follow up to this massive, worldwide smash LP, Hot Space. But that’s me. For most North Americans, The Game represents the peak of Queen’s career. There’s good reasons for that, too: Another One Bites The Dust and Dragon Attack still sound like the funk masterpieces they really are and forever shall remain; Play The Game, Sail Away Sweet Sister and album closer Save Me were ‘classic ‘70’s Queen’ and could have appeared on Night At The Opera, while Coming Soon, Need Your Loving Tonight and Rock It (Prime Jive) were all decent stabs at ‘new wave’ power pop. Only Don’t Try Suicide sounds a little out of place here, with Mercury whispering/hissing “all you do is get on my titssssssss” in the creepiest way imaginable. Crazy Little Thing Called Love was the other big hit, a song Mercury apparently penned whilst enjoying a bubble bath and singing into his rubber duckie. At least he said it was his rubber duckie………………

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