13/05/2018: “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen

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What a bassline. Apparently, John Deacon (Queen’s bassist) was inspired by Chic’s “Good Times” to come up with the absolute monster of a bassline in “Another One Bites The Dust”. There’s certainly more than a passing resemblance.

What’s true beyond a doubt, is that from the moment that bassline kicks in, you know what song it is…

Queen were a very versatile band. At points it’s hard to believe that the same creative minds were responsible for “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “The Show Must Go On”, “Fat Bottomed Girls”, and so on. The range of sounds that they use is just staggering.

For a Queen song, “Another One Bites The Dust” is quite a stripped back sort of production. The band weren’t really doing so much disco stuff at the time, and due to Micheal Jackson’s influence (another guy who threw out hits as if he was throwing confetti), this song came out.

The song was originally released in 1980 on The Game, and has since become Queen’s best selling single. That’s not for want of decent competition…

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