E-47092-A Flash's Theme aka Flash
Produced by Brian May/Mack
Released on November 1980
UK CHART POSITION #10 . . . US CHART POSITION #42 (charted Jan. 17, 1981 for 10 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
E-47092-A wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

F lush from the success of Game came Flash. Incorporating movie dialogue into pomp and pulp, “Flash’s Theme” may well be responsible for Jon & Vangelis’ “The Friends of Mr. Cairo.” In fact, let’s just blame it for everything: Queen’s creative decline, the movie’s mediocrity, the creation of the Star Wars Defense Initiative. Brian May, who wrote the theme song, came up empty on the Road Warrior soundtrack* too (though he was no worse than Toto or Journey or whatever band did the soundtrack to Dune). Dino De Laurentis was basically a cheese peddler in sound and vision anyway. As campy as Flash Gordon the Movie was, perhaps Queen was going for maximum cheese here. If so it worked, since this song still stinks today. (*Proving that most people know more than I do, I've since been informed that Brian May the Road Warrior soundtrack composer is an altogether different Brian May than the beloved Queen guitarist.)

TRACK LISTING

  1. FLASH'S THEME AKA FLASH    (Brian May)    2:45
  2. FOOTBALL FIGHT

CREDITS

Queen -- executive producers

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US January 1981 Elektra 7" E-47092 red label, picture sleeve
US 1980 Elektra 7PRO E-47092-A feat. A mono on flip
CAN 1980/1 Elektra 7" E-47092 butterfly label
FRA 1980 EMI 7" 2C 008 64205 picture sleeve
JPN 1980/1 Elektra 7" P-655E  

 

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