Most of the track evolved from a jam session the band had at the studio while they were bladdered. That's how the basic loop of bass and drums came out. Brian May then added lyrics and melody, the latter being surprisingly similar to "We Will Rock You
" (compare "Buddy you're a boy make a big noise playing in the street" with "Take me to the room where the red's all red take me").
It came as quite the musical surprise in the running order on the album - both that the rock-orientated May wrote it (as opposed to the more funk/disco leaning Deacon and Mercury) and after the very traditionally Queen "Play The Game
." However, it does work on easing the listener in to "Another One Bites The Dust".
Sebas - Tokyo, Japan