Hammer to Fall

“Good evening, this is Radio 4, with the news at six o’clock this Thursday evening. The Prime Minister, speaking a few minutes ago in the House of Commons, has warned that the international situation is deteriorating rapidly, and that war could break out at any time in the next two or three days.”

Who in their right mind thought that showing “When the Wind Blows” to kids was a sane and reasonable thing to do? Between that and Jeff Lynne’s War of the Worlds, I spent a good year or so of my life absolutely shitting myself. The dust settled, a new Queen album came out and then Brian brought all those feelings of dread back again, albeit to a rocking good riff and a brilliant vocal from our Fred!

If Randy were to title this episode, he’d probably call it “Hey! That cloud looks like a mushroom” or possibly, “No nukes in my nieghbourhood”

Today’s song covers the fourth and last single from 1984’s “The Works”, the darkly menacing “Hammer to Fall”

NOTE: Skip forward to 30:57 if wanna get straight into the manifestations and wheel spin. We won’t hold it against you!

Thanks to everyone who tuned in to the last episode and left us some comments on Twitter, Facebook, and BlueSky! Also, come join us on our Discord server, we’d be glad to have you! We’ll always try to answer any questions you have and seriously appreciate any corrections you make to anything we get wrong. And thanks so much for all your support as usual. We’re loving diving into the Queen fandom as much as we’re enjoying recording the podcasts!

Huge thanks to Corey Morrissette and Mark Camire for letting us copy and paste the format from their gold-standard podcast; And the Podcast Will Rock. You can find them at @PodcastWillRock on Twitter.Also, make sure you go check out our beautiful brothers and sisters over on the Deep Dive Podcast Network!

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