What do you get when you mix together a bunch of random, poorly recorded songs, A crazy yelping love child of Michael Jackson and David Bowie, and a twelve year old style computer bitmap cover?
You get Queen "Pre-Ordained."
Really, the thing should be re-titled as "Smile songs that don't make sense, and some weird dude, Peter Straker: The guy who sings like he's being goosed."
'Cause that's what it really is.
Half of the songs, which are ironically sung by Peter Straker, aren't even coherent.
What's he saying?
What was that last lyric?
Oh yes, that's right; no one knows.
Didn't you know?
They're supposed to be incoherent babbling songs for your amusment.
Well fuck that.
And fuck amusment.
When you market a "pre ordained" song catalogue of Queen, you better make sure that A)It's Queen, and B)It's actually PRE ordained.
The songs by Peter Straker were ACTUALLY recorded in 1978. Hmmm....doesn't seem like pre-ordained shit to me. Shit? Yes.
But NOT pre ordained shit.
Needless to say, they still sucked.
"Today I saw an American flag flying at full mast and I was reassured--I knew someone....somewhere....was alive."