|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
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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.)
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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|
|FRA||1980||EMI||7"||2C 008 64205||picture sleeve|
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