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Posted: 24 May 19, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the guitar riff is so catchy. Its one of the first time Queen went into Disco

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Posted: 24 May 19, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I quite like the song. Not one of my faves, but its enjoyable.

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Posted: 24 May 19, 19:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The song "Fun It" is utter shit.


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Posted: 24 May 19, 20:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it's better than most of the songs on hot space

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Posted: 24 May 19, 21:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I bought the Jazz LP in '78, it was an instant favourite. I loved the changes between the vocals of Rog and Fred, all it needed was Mack to produce it. Who doesn't like to groove?

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Posted: 25 May 19, 03:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

if you like Fun It - and unfortunately i don't - but you want to listen to a band that really takes it that level successfully and is not too dissimilar to Queen's style - you should try Sparks. The are probably the most underrated band period.

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Posted: 25 May 19, 04:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fun It is more Over-Hated than Under-Rated ...

I quite enjoy Fun It as a joyous diversion.


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Posted: 25 May 19, 05:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jimmy Dean wrote:

if you like Fun It - and unfortunately i don't - but you want to listen to a band that really takes it that level successfully and is not too dissimilar to Queen's style - you should try Sparks. The are probably the most underrated band period.


Explain the Spark connection?

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Posted: 25 May 19, 06:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No “connection”... but they were active during the same eras... their music in the 70s was challenging, and had a similar dynamic as queen’s music. Clearly not as successful, mainly tongue in cheek. Listen to This Town Isn’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us - it’s sort of the road less travelled to Killer Queen. And from there I find their music sort of paralleled Queen but we’re nowhere near as good as Queen. But what they lacked in songwriting, they made up for in spontaneity. Basically, like Queen and Bowie, they were genre-bending.

The only reason I bring it up is that for a “rock/pop” band they killed at disco - listen to #1 in Heaven (album). Probably one of the greatest (if not the greatest) disco albums ever produced...

Driving back to my point, if you think Fun It is a great Queen song... Sparks is the band for you.

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Posted: 25 May 19, 06:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know Sparks inside out - I just wondered why Fun It is in any way Sparks-like. Terminal Jive maybe?

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Posted: 25 May 19, 06:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But yes I totally agree about the similar dynamics and career parallels between Sparks Queen and Bowie

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Posted: 25 May 19, 13:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought Roger hated disco as he moaned at "Hot Space" ?

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Posted: 25 May 19, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Most enjoyable when played very loud, driving very fast

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Posted: 25 May 19, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm a huge fan of Jazz, but not keen on Fun It. That 'vibe' was done better later - and perhaps of everything on the record that could've been the non-album B side. That said, I love it's part in the MOTJ medley - and I really think it would've added to Live Killers if they had used a version of KYA with Fun It over the intro

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Posted: 26 May 19, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just Roger farting about with the 'E' chord innit? Like he did with MOTJ and FFTI. Quite an uninspired and mediocre trio of songs to my humble ears.

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Posted: 26 May 19, 19:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fun it i's a great song to take a dump. Just for that.

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Posted: 09 Jun 19, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always loved Fun It.

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Posted: 09 Jun 19, 05:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Inspired wrote:

I thought Roger hated disco as he moaned at "Hot Space" ?


I find it interesting that Roger hated Hot Space, because Fun It is definitely (in my opinion) the most Hot-Space-y pre-Hot Space track Queen did. Maybe that's why he hated it? He sort of brought funk to the band, then they took it and ran with it (into a wall) & he regretted starting that off in the first place??? I'm not a fan of the track myself, but it isn't my least favourite on Jazz.

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Posted: 09 Jun 19, 07:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The turgid leaden white man funk can be traced back through LITE and FFTI too. I think Fun It's crime was showing the band members that they could spend about 2 hours on a track from original idea through to final mix and make money off it rather than slaving over and developing material over months and years.

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Posted: 09 Jun 19, 08:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like it