Queen ‎– BASIC Queen Bootlegs

Hollywood Records ‎– PRCD-61287-2
CDr, Promo


Extremely rare cdr pressed up in 1999 at Hollywood Records, possibly as a one-off. Originally this CD was scheduled to be released in early 1992 on the Hollywood Basic label which covered rap and hip hop. The idea was to have rock and rap producers remix classic Queen songs, in some cases putting raps over them. For whatever reason this release was shelved. Four of these mixes were commercially released on other formats; six of these mixes (tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10) only appear on this cdr. None of the remixes were given mix names.

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June 20, 2013
Thank you ole-the-first. I'm not big fan of remixes and don't care for most rap 'Ice, Ice Baby' is an example as to why. Even tho they're not rap oriented Freddie does a great job of it on 'We Will Rock You.' IMHO, some songs, especially those by Queen, can never be improved by some one else remixing them. Thank you for taking the time to give such a detailed review, it's greatly appreciated.


April 10, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

Actually there's almost nothing really worthy for Queen fans.

Don't Try Suicide (Grandmaster Muggs Remix) adds a lot of rap lines throughout the whole song.

Another One Bites The Dust (Chyskillz Remix feat. Ice Cube & Hi-C) is rather a hip-hop cover of song because there's only one original line remained (which overlap with raps).

Under Pressure (Mr. Mixx Remix) is not so bad. This is dance tech-house remix.

Fat Bottomed Girls (Organized Konfusion Remix) is interesting because there's used vocals from different take. But again, lots of added rap lines makes this remix not so good.

Another One Bites the Dust (Phase 5 Dusted B-boy Version) is a short version of Long Dusted B-boy Version that was released on promo CD BASIC Beats Sampler in 1992. Shortened version works not so well as full one, but it's still very nice mix.

Dragon Attack (Ogilvie Instrumental Mix) is a slightly remixed original backing track of the song.

Other remixes were originally released in 1991/92.

We Will Rock You (Ruined by Rick Rubin) is a rap-rock remix with some nice added guitars in second part.

Rick Rubin's We Are the Champions remix is just awful! Hip-hop beat doesn't fit with We Are the Champions!

Dragon Attack (Jack Benson and R.A.K Remix) is not so bad as previous one, and even rap lines doesn't ruin the song.

Stone Cold Crazy (Re-Produced by Trent Reznor) is a very heavy industrial metal remix. Not so bad.

All in all, it was very interesting to listen the unreleased Hollywood Records remixes, but still there's almost nothing worthy at all.