Thursday, August 6, 2009
...And Bad Mistakes, They've Made A Few
I listened to Queen's 1981 misfire "Hot Space" yesterday for the first time since its release. Yes, Queen. You either love'em or you hate'em. I am a fan, a huge one at that and I will fight to the pain in my side--not worth fighting to the death---that the first 5 Queen releases are as good as anything released that decade. So, it was a profound disappointment for me to hear the dreck that was and still is "Hot Space," an album that is a far cry from the brilliant and pompous "A Night At The Opera." "Hot Space" is more like "An Afternoon At The Proctologist."
Queen is another one of those bands who will forever be represented by their hits, which I believe never really told the story properly. Then of course, we have sporting events and Wayne's World. Oh well...
I'm not going to explain in detail what is so wrong about "Hot Space." That is not what this post is about. What I want to know is, which record by your favorite artist do you feel is the quintessential piece of crap, the one that made you cry after you realized you just spent your allowance on the one album you could afford that week?
Feel free to elaborate.