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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is quite a bit of negativity regarding Hot Space, and with arguably good reason. I just listened to it start to finish, and like it quite a bit. I am a HUGE Queen fan, but had never given it its fair chance. What is your favorite song from Hot Space? Face it, its still Freddie, Brian, John, and Roger :)


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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At this point, perhaps Action This Day or Put Out the Fire.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Staying Power

Love that track.


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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 14:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like this album a lot!
Today i say "Cool Cat" or "Back Chat", but it really depends on the day.

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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was one of the fans that grew up listening to all the previous Queen LP's before Hot Space and when it came out I was also one of those fans that dismissed it because I was used to hearing Tie Your Mother Down or Liar or Brighton Rock etc. I was worried at the time that this was NOT a rock album and wondered if they would ever get back to the old style we were used to prior to Hot Space.. BIG shock to a 16 year old hardcore fan. Anyway, Under pressure has to be my favorite tune off that LP.

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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 16:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Life is Real, Under Pressure (obviously) and Staying Power. Only songs I really dislike is Dancer, Body Language, Back Chat and Calling all Girls

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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 16:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh and Cool Cat. I hate cool cat with a passion.

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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 16:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Toon_86 wrote:
Life is Real, Under Pressure (obviously) and Staying Power. Only songs I really dislike is Dancer, Body Language, Back Chat and Calling all Girls


While I am a die hard fan of 70s Rock Queen, I prefer the dance side to the rock side on Hot Space. Staying Power just makes me giddy. I think the rock side would have needed an entirely different "sound" to hold up as quality rock. As it is, it sounds too much like "New Wave" aka the throwaway stuff from The Game. Queen rock sounds best when it's fat.

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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 16:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Back Chat. One of Brian's sharpest solos, but unfortunately too short.


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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 16:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:
Back Chat. One of Brian's sharpest solos, but unfortunately too short.


Totally!!! But not too short.

I think that's what makes that solo so tasty. He did what needed to be done. I think it's his best.

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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cool Cat is amazing fools.

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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 17:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I sent Dr May an email a couple of years ago, asking if he and Roger would go back in the studio and rock up Hot Space, like the live versions. He responded that he didn't want to go back in time and if we wanted to hear rock versions, they were out there on boots. I even suggested calling it 'Hot Space Rocks'. Still think it would work if they ever got the bug.

Oh, and Cool Cat isn't @Flash Jazz just my opinion though for what its worth

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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 18:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Under Pressure, obviously. But as for the rest of the album, Dancer, IMO is a real gem from Queen and seems to get a lot of bad comments. But for me, out of all the funky stuff on the album, this is the best and in my opinion second only to Under Pressure from the full Hot Space album. I would have loved to hear this track live. Cool Cat is awful, Flash Jazz, we are entitled to our own opinions.


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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 18:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Toon_86, that is disapointing, but not surprising really. Great idea though, this summer could have been spent rocking up Hot Space, and revamping older tracks, instead of this ludicrous tour they have just done.


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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 18:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When it comes to something like this, they 'don't want to live in the past.'

Yet, when it comes to using the Queen name + logo + repertoire, it's OK to 'live in the past.'


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 18:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sober, so no excuse for what I'm about to put, haha. How about Brian putting the stems up for these tracks and letting others have a go at 'rocking' them up? I know... I've never really been good with reality.
Good put well pointed out, Sebastian, BTW.


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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 18:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Hot Space to bits. My favorite Queen song (ever) has to be Under Pressure. I love Staying Power and even Body Language for what they are - fun tracks with a great groove. I enjoy the studio versions as much as I do the live versions.
I can't understand how people don't like "Dancer". Is it the lyrics? I think it's got a great mix of Rock and Funk, and it's an excellent example of how all of Hot Space should have sounded.

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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 18:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wiley, when have lyrics ever mattered in a Queen song? Actually, that could be the reason why other people don't see Queen for the truly terrific band they were. Well up until 1980, at least.


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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 19:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And of course they didn't think twice about revisiting a 1983 solo album for a 1995 release, remixed Under Pressure and now going back to the FM + MJ stuff. I still have a feeling something like revisiting old stuff will happen. Hot Space to me always seems the obvious choice.

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Posted: 27 Jul 12, 19:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Staying Power.

I love the 2011 remaster. It's great with my Shure headphones.