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3.89 | 18 ratings | 1 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Mustapha
2. Dead On Time

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Line-up / Musicians

- Freddie Mercury / vocals
- Brian May / guitar, vocals
- John Deacon / bass
- Roger Taylor / drums, vocals

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7'' N.A.

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QUEEN Mustapha / Dead on Time ratings distribution

(18 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(28%)
Good, but non-essential (28%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

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Review by clarke2001
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4 stars Mustapha/Dead On Time is a Yugoslav-release single, and quite emotionally attached to my heart. I really doubt Mustapha charted anywhere else in the world, but in these parts it was quite popular tune: a mixture of (good) rock music with some Middle Eastern spleen; the fusion was very similar to a Balkan coffee bar attitude, moreover, there's a sound of broken glass.

Regardless the implications, the song itself is quite unique rock song - aforementioned clash of musical universes was heard before, but rarely in a pop format. A brilliant idea for a song, both technically good and catchy.

The B side comprises of Dead On Time, one of the most complex, heaviest, and arguably one of the best songs from the 'Jazz' album, perhaps those superlatives could be applied in a perspective of entire band's catalogue. With it's great guitar hook, it blends perfectly with 'Mustapha', while remaining a consistent pair. It's a reason I'm giving this single such a high rating. Well done, Jugoton label.

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