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Facts: The Game

Another One Bites The Dust

general: Michael Jackson was the first person who suggested the band to release it as a single. <false>

Crystal Taylor (1998): "The actual very first people to suggest Another One Bites The Dust to be released as a single was The Royal Road Crew. We were lurking around at Musicland Studios while the fab ones were mixing, and I think it was Jobby who said it would be a huge hit. When we told the band they just glared at us and told us to mix some more cocktails. I suppose Mr Jackson saying it sounds more impressive than "Our pissed road crew said ..."

recording: John played piano and guitar. <true>

David Richards (2002): "John played guitar on Another One Bites The Dust. He also played piano (reverse piano) on that one."

 

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

writting: Freddie wrote it in upright piano. <false>

Freddie (1980): "Crazy Little Thing Called Love took me five or ten minutes. I did that on the guitar, which I can't play for nuts, and in one way it was quite a good thing because I was restricted, knowing only a few chords. It's a good discipline because I simply had to write within a small framework. I couldn't work through too many chords and because of that restriction I wrote a good song, I think."

recording: Brian played a black Telecaster. <false>

Brian (2003): "I did actually play a different guitar in the record, it was an old Telecaster, and in the video and on stage I played a new black Telecaster."

recording: Freddie played the acoustic rhythm. <true>

Freddie (1980): "I wrote Crazy Little Thing on guitar and played rhythm on the record",
Brian (1998): "Fred plays the rhythm acoustic guitar",
Brian (2000): "I wasn't even there when they recorded that song. When I arrived it was almost completely done, Freddie had played acoustic guitar, cause that rhythm on there is Freddie",
Brian (2002): "It's Freddie on the record",
Roger (2000): "It's Freddie on acoustic",
Roger (2002): "Freddie actually played acoustic rhythm on the record."

 

Sail Away Sweet Sister

recording: Brian does all the lead vocals. <false>

Brian (2003) : "I wished it could have been a single at the time, but really it would not have worked to put something out as a single on which Freddie was not the principal singer. Of course he does sing the middle eight - and beautifully too."

recording: Brian played piano. <false>

Brian (2003): "I got Freddie to learn it and play it with Roger and John for the backing track - I wanted his marvellous rhythm and percussive feel on piano."

 

Save Me

recording: Brian played piano (it can be either one of them or both of them). <true>

Brian (2003): "For the record, as far as I remember I played piano on Doin' All Right, Father To Son, Now I'm Here, Dear Friends, Teo Torriate and All Dead All Dead. Notably not on Sail Away Sweet Sister, but yes on Save Me, Las Palabras De Amor, Flash and The Hero, plus organ on Wedding."