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"Scandal" | Reviewer: Philip Long | 12/8/12
In my opinion Scandal is one the greatest rock song's I've ever heard. It's dark, metal and very real. Surprised Roger slagged it off. This song is almost a guaranty if you're listening to it whilst driving....you're going to get a speeding ticket!
Queen....the very best there ever was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also about | Reviewer: Ne.Rewnel | 11/11/08
Slao i think it's song is about the personal life of the musicians . especialy abot merucy's .. actually i don't realy belive he is gay ... in this song we can see it.... and not just not in this one ..
It's a Scandal! | Reviewer: Chris R | 1/28/08
“Scandal" was the fourth single from Queen's thirteenth studio album “The Miracle”, (1989). It was release on the 9th October 1989 in the UK where it peaked at No. 25. In the US it was release on the 11th October. The b-side for the track was “My Live Has Been Saved” which later appeared on the” Made In Heaven” album.
"Scandal" was written by Brain May but is credited to Queen. The Miracle began a change in direction of Queen's song writing philosophy. Since the band's beginning, nearly all songs had been written by and credited to a single member, with other members adding minimally. With The Miracle, however, the band's song writing became more collaborative, and they vowed to credit the final product only to Queen as a group. This is echoed in the striking album cover, showing the four band members merge together.
The song “Scandal” is about the unwanted attention that Brian May and Freddie Mercury received from the British press in the late 1980s. They had been controversial about Brain May's recent divorce from Chrissy Mullens and his new relationship to actress Anita Dobson.
It is also about the unwanted attention and speculation of Mercury's growing health problems (he hadn’t yet publicly announces he had HIV/AIDS).
Queen had several bad experiences with the British tabloids throughout their careers. Freddie Mercury chose early on to partly seclude himself from the press by these very reasons and rarely did interviews for them.
The song can also be seen as how bad the press and the news can damage someone’s life and the effect it has on them and their family. This is represented in lines such as:
Here comes the bad news, open the floodgates
They'll leave us bleeding, we say you cheapskates
Over and over and over again
It's a very serious, dark and dramatic song about the life inside the world of fame. It's not the sort of queen song you would play in a party but a Queen song you could listen and respect what their saying in the lyrics.
May recorded the keyboards and did the guitar solo as a first take. Mercury's vocal was also done in a first take too. The Synth-bass is played by the producer, David Richards.
The song is one of the best from the album because it's "Melodically" a Heavy metal song, & also lyrically it is very strong. Freddie has a great Metal voice in it as well and I think John Deacon plays an important role here, since his bass-line is extremely good! You can find one of those "Red Specialic" solos in here too.
I think Freddie's voice on his later albums is definitely better than on any of their 70's or 80's albums. As his body is failing him, his voice gets so much stronger on this album and the next two, (Innuendo & Made in Heaven). It’s a great song from Queen, from a great album. It’s a shame and a scandal, (no pun intended, honestly!) it’s not on The Greatest Hits II or III album.
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