A stacked guitar accompaniment (Red Special) appears at the end of the second verse (), and between and it is replaced by a synthesizer.
A synthesizer solo starts at and is assisted by a guitar.
It has three verses with one bridge, no chorus and relatively little section repetition.
There are three versions of the song: album, single and extended. Its first 6 seconds repeat the basic rhythm played with the drums (Ludwig), an acoustic guitar (Gibson), a bass guitar (Fender) and an electric guitar (Fender Telecaster).
The song has three versions: album, single and extended.
It came to be included in most live concerts by the group, in several videos and in The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert where it was sung by Lisa Stansfield.
) is a song by the British rock band Queen, originally from their eleventh album The Works (1984).
Written by bass guitarist John Deacon, it was distributed as a single on 7-inch and 12-inch vinyl records and 3-inch and 5-inch CDs.
The extended version lasts 7 minutes 16 seconds and features longer introduction and ending.Whereas the parody was acclaimed in the United Kingdom, it was considered controversial in the United States and banned by MTV and other stations.After its release in 1984 the single of the song was well received all over Europe and South America, where it was listed within top ten and regarded as an anthem of fight against oppression.Spike Edney usually played the synthesizer introduction, after which Mercury appeared on stage, often in the outfit worn in the video – dark bobbed wig, pink blouse and false breasts – which he would remove later during the song.Brian May played the guitar solo on his Red Special.