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2.27 | 11 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Flash
2. Football Fight

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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'' EMI 5126 (UK)

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QUEEN Flash / Football Fight ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(36%)
Good, but non-essential (18%)
Collectors/fans only (27%)
Poor. Only for completionists (18%)

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Review by patrickq
2 stars I thought this was a bargain when I purchased the download for 69 in 2013, but here we have a clear case of Inaccurate Childhood Memory Syndrome.

Between Greatest Hits and Classic Queen are nearly all of Queen's US hits, but I wanted more. "Flash's Theme AKA Flash," a minor (#42) 1981 single, is on neither of these collections, and I seemed to remember it being cool (I was 11 when it came out). So, I picked it up (virtually... you know what I mean). Turns out my memory was off a bit. This single came out between "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Under Pressure," so Queen was still a more-than-going-concern when "Flash" was released, but this one misses the mark a bit.

Prefiguring Prince's "Batdance" (another questionable hit by an unquestionably great artist) by nearly a decade, "Flash" is half of a song filled out with movie dialogue. The vocals and instrumentation are 100% Queen. Since my download didn't come with the b- side, I had to go to Youtube for another listen to "Football Fight," also from Queen's soundtrack to the 1980 movie Flash Gordon. "Football Fight" is a minute-and-a-half instrumental, and its title explains the music pretty reasonably. It too includes movie dialogue.

As "Flash" is not an important entry in the Queen catalog, I'm rating it two stars - - recommended for fans only.

P.S.: Ironically, I eventually replaced my CDs of Classic Queen and Greatest Hits with The Platinum Collection, thus paying again for "Flash's Theme AKA Flash."

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