The intergooglewebtubes tell me that this is the Chinese Year of the Dragon. I have no idea what that means, but it sounds a lot more fun than Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve Featuring Ryan Seacrest. White people holidays are so boring.
I’m going to have to send you elsewhere for Year of the Dragon news and relevance, but I do have a little something for you: Queen’s “Dragon Attack.” This cut appeared on The Game, which was the last in an uninterrupted streak of brilliant Queen albums. Next came Hot Space, which was a total dog with exception to “Under Pressure.”
Like its much better known Game counterpart “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Dragon Attack” is a showpiece for bass player John Deacon. Freddie and Brian were brilliant, but I don’t think that the Queen rhythm section gets enough love. As much as I admire Deacon’s decision to step away from Queen after Freddie’s passing I would love to hear him hook up with Roger Taylor again, who has a brilliant little drum break in this track.
Enough. I’ll shut up and let you enjoy what has always been my favorite cut from The Game. Happy Year of the Dragon to you.