Label: EMI - 14C 262 64773 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Greece • Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul •
Hot Space is the tenth studio album by the British rock band Queen. Marking a notable shift in direction from their earlier work, they employed many elements of discofunkrhythm and bluesdance and pop music on the album.
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2 Hot Space as one of the top fifteen albums "where great rock acts lost the plot". BeforeQueen had never used synthesisers on their albums. On Hot Space the band went even further, introducing the drum machine for the first time. A departure from their trademark seventies sound, most of Hot Space is a mixture of rhythm and blues, funk, dance and disco — while the "rock" songs continued in a pop-rock direction similar to their previous Cool Cat - Queen - Hot Space an exception is the song "Put Out the Fire".
Recalling the recording process inRoger Taylor openly criticized the direction that Prenter was taking Mercury and thus the rest of the band in stating that "[Prenter] wanted our music to sound like you'd just walked in a gay bar Brian May also noted that the Cool Cat - Queen - Hot Space of the album in Munich took much longer than usual and that all of the band got into "deep emotional trouble" in the city, blaming a mixture of drink, drugs and partying as the reason for the relatively lengthy recording sessions.
In Japan, the band released "Staying Power" as a single T.D.B.* - The Real Thing July The song was also issued as a single in the US in November It failed to chart in either country.
The original demo of the track featured a guitar instead of horns. The song itself — a fusion of rock and disco — is something of a follow-up to " Dragon Attack " from the band's album The Game in that it fuses heavy elements of music with danceable ones, as Led Zeppelin did. The lyrics of "Dancer" are also notable for being the only ones on the album that make reference to the album title itself.
In addition to normal bass duties, Deacon also plays rhythm guitar,  and synthesiser on the Cool Cat - Queen - Hot Space. As a single, it stalled at number 40 on the UK charts.
Mercury, who composed the song on synth bass, had previously explored the instrument's potential with his contributions to the Flash Gordon soundtrack. The song also appeared in the documentary film Stripperbeing performed to by one of the dancers.
Whilst the video was restricted to late-night showings on MTV, it nonetheless helped the song become the album's biggest hit in America, reaching number 11 on the Billboard Hot in late The band performed "Action This Day" live on the Hot Space Tour with a more conventional arrangement, replacing the drum machine and bass synth with a rock rhythm section and an actual synthesizer replacing the saxophone solo. The verses are duets between Taylor and Mercury, while the chorus is Cool Cat - Queen - Hot Space by both.
May recorded its guitar solo under the influence of alcohol after many unsuccessful attempts. Though never released as a single, "Put Out the Fire", the album's most 'traditional' Queen song, later appeared on the Queen Rocks compilation in A new video was also produced for the accompanying video compilation, featuring a live performance of the song intercut with footage of fire and explosions. Mercury wrote "Life Is Real" as a tribute to John Lennonwhose murder in had also previously prompted the band to perform his song " Imagine " on tour.
It is also one of the few Mercury songs whose lyrics were written before the music. The first Queen song written by Taylor to be released as a single albeit in selected countries, including the US and Australia, but not the UK"Calling All Girls" failed to create much of an impact on the charts where it peaked at number 60 in the US and number 33 in Canada, despite its music video based on the George Lucas film THX Taylor composed "Calling All Girls" on guitar, Cool Cat - Queen - Hot Space played the feedback noises during the song's break.
The single was released in July May's lyrics for "Las Palabras de Amor" were inspired by Queen's close relationship with their Ibero-American fans, and have Skandalouz - 2Pac - All Eyez On Me interpreted as an allegory for the Falklands Stick To Your Guns - Diamond. For this mimed performance May is seen playing a grand piano though on the recording he only played synths.
May also sang lead vocals for the harmonised line "this night and evermore". According to Mercury in a TV interview, Bowie was unhappy with the results and requested them to be removed days before its parent album was slated to be released.
With the exception of the electric piano which was played by Mercuryall the instruments are played by Deacon, including drums, guitars, and synths. Pech Abwendbar - Qwer Und Misanthrop - Der Zukunftsmensch can be heard using the slap technique throughout the track.
A famous duet with Bowie, "Under Pressure" was the result of an impromptu jam session in the band's studio in Montreux. John Deacon came up with the bass riff. Due to its dance-pop sound, Hot Space is widely considered by both fans and critics to be one of Queen's most artistically disappointing albums. Or at least it had been. By the time of 's Hot Spacedisco had mutated into the weird, skeletal, dubby electronic sound pioneered by DJ Larry Cool Cat - Queen - Hot Space , which really didn't suit Queen at all.
Michael Jacksonwho was close friends with the band during the time, later cited Hot Space as an influence for his own album Thriller. It taught me that even if you're in a band as a guitar player, Trashed Techno Toys - Sascha Müller, Ethnomite Pux - Techno Vol: Hellfire Creation doesn't have to be driven by guitar - it's about the song, first.
But I think the main thing is that Queen actually did an album like that - it was the fans' least favorite, but it was one of my favorites because it took a risk and branched out. All those synth parts they did and horns, I could always hear them with guitar in my head somehow.
But quite oddly enough, or coincidentally enough, the title Hot Space is exactly what it meant: it's all the space between the music. That's what makes it funky and that's what makes it have a pocket. All lead vocals by Freddie Mercury unless noted. From Wikipedia, Cool Cat - Queen - Hot Space free encyclopedia. Rock disco dance funk rhythm and blues pop.
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