On this day September 17th, the controversial promo video for the song was filmed at Wimbledon Stadium, U. The lyrics are topical for the time and contain social, political and pop-culture references, such as religion, Vietnam War, Watergate, drugs, fictional characters Peter Pan, Frankenstein and Supermanand the films Jaws and Star Wars. The song also mentions actor John Wayne.
Written by guitarist Brian Maythe track featured on their album Jazz and later on their compilation album Greatest Hits. The song is formed around an open bluesymetallic guitar tuning, and opens with its chorus. The two songs were released together on a double A-sided singleand both songs refer to each other.
Queen guitarist Brian May wrote this. It's about a young man who comes to appreciate women of substantial girth. May told Mojo magazine October "I wrote it with Fred in mind, as you do especially if you've got a great singer who likes fat bottomed girls… or boys.
Are you gonna take me home tonight? Oh, down beside that red firelight Are you gonna let it all hang out? Fat bottomed girls You make the rockin' world go round.
As the legendary group's guitarist, Brian May was responsible for penning more of them than anyone else in the band besides singer Freddie Mercury. Four singles — each written by a different member of Queen — were released from 's The Works album. May's "Hammer to Fall" distilled all the innate musicality and hard-rock crunch that had become his trademark into an irresistible track.
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Queen's Greatest Hits compilation may just be one of the rock world's most perfect collection of songs. More than any other rock band, before or since, Queen were both a great albums band and a great singles band. They could do it all — heavy rock, pop, opera, disco, gospel — and they did it all brilliantly.