Queen ‎– Killer Queen

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Originally released October 11, 1974 and lifted off their third album "Sheer Heart Attack", "Killer Queen" was the band's breakthrough hit, reaching #2 in the UK and #11 in the United States.

This grouping assembles all single releases, re-releases and bootlegs where "Killer Queen" receives A-side top billing ("Flick Of The Wrist" is the most-used AA/B-side). In 1988 it was re-released on 3" mini-CD.

There are (at least) 5 different mixes of "Flick Of The Wrist" used as AA/B sides to "Killer Queen":
[3:10] - a rough cut from the album version, starts with guitars and drums, and ends with shriek of feedback with piano playing but abrupt end - only on the Japan 7''
[3:16] - starts with around 6 seconds of piano before guitars, and ends with shriek of feedback with no piano - commonly used on EMI pressings
[3:18] - a rough cut from the album version, starts with guitars and drums, and ends with shriek of feedback with piano playing, which plays on to fade - commonly used on Elektra pressings saying [3:18] but actual running time is more like [3:08]
[3:20] - a rough cut from the album version, starts with guitars and piano, and ends with early fade on the line "all this time honey" - only appears on the UK 3'' CDS reissue
[3:22] - starts with around 12 seconds of piano before guitars, and ends with shriek of feedback with no piano - only appears on the Dutch 7''

Tracklist

Killer Queen 3:00
Flick Of The Wrist 3:17

Versions (50)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3C 006-96060 Queen Killer Queen(7") EMI 3C 006-96060 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
SEMI-88792 Queen Killer Queen / Flick Of The Wrist(7", Single) Jugoton, EMI SEMI-88792 Yugoslavia 1974 Sell This Version
EMI 2229 Queen Killer Queen / Flick Of The Wrist(7", Single) EMI EMI 2229 Sweden 1974 Sell This Version
EMI 2229 Queen Killer Queen / Flick Of The Wrist(7", Single) EMI EMI 2229 UK 1974 Sell This Version
488 Queen Killer Queen = Reina Asesina / Now I'm Here = Ahora Estoy Aquí(7", Single) EMI 488 Guatemala 1974 Sell This Version
488 Queen Killer Queen = Reina Asesina / Now I'm Here = Ahora Estoy Aquí(7", Single) EMI 488 Guatemala 1974 Sell This Version
488 Queen Killer Queen = Reina Asesina / Now I'm Here = Ahora Estoy Aquí(7", Single, RP) EMI 488 Guatemala 1974 Sell This Version
488 Queen Killer Queen = Reina Asesina / Now I'm Here = Ahora Estoy Aquí(7", Single, RP) EMI 488 Guatemala 1974 Sell This Version
1 J 006-96060, 1 J 006-96.060 Queen Killer Queen = Reina Matadora(7", Single) EMI, EMI 1 J 006-96060, 1 J 006-96.060 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-96060 Queen Killer Queen(7", Dar) EMI Electrola 1C 006-96060 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
8E 006-96060 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single) EMI 8E 006-96060 Portugal 1974 Sell This Version
8E 006 96060 MG Queen Killer Queen(7", Single) EMI 8E 006 96060 MG Angola 1974 Sell This Version
EMI-4041 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single) EMI EMI-4041 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
EMI 2229 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single) EMI EMI 2229 Greece 1974 Sell This Version
EMIJ 4042 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single) EMI EMIJ 4042 South Africa 1974 Sell This Version
EKM 2 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single) Elektra EKM 2 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
4C 006-96060 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single) EMI 4C 006-96060 Belgium 1974 Sell This Version
2C 004-96060, 2C 004-96.060 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single) EMI, EMI 2C 004-96060, 2C 004-96.060 France 1974 Sell This Version
5E 006-96060 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single) EMI 5E 006-96060 Finland 1974 Sell This Version
EMI 2229 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single) EMI EMI 2229 Ireland 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 060 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single, 1st) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 060 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
E 45226 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single, But) Elektra E 45226 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
E-45226 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single, CSM) Elektra E-45226 US 1974 Sell This Version
E-45226 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single, CSM) Elektra E-45226 US 1974 Sell This Version
E-45226 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single, CTH) Elektra E-45226 US 1974 Sell This Version
E 45226 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single, Cat) Elektra E 45226 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
E-45226-A Queen Killer Queen(7", Single, Mono, Promo, SP,) Elektra E-45226-A US 1974 Sell This Version
E-45226 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single, Promo, CSM) Elektra E-45226 US 1974 Sell This Version
5C 006-96 060, 5C 006-96060 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single, Red) EMI, EMI 5C 006-96 060, 5C 006-96060 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
E-45226 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single, SP,) Elektra E-45226 US 1974 Sell This Version
E-45226 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single, SP,) Elektra E-45226 US 1974 Sell This Version
EMI 2229 Queen Killer Queen(Acetate, 7") EMI EMI 2229 UK 1974 Sell This Version
7684 Queen Killer Queen = La Reina Asesina(7", Single) EMI 7684 Mexico 1975 Sell This Version
SMSOD 8965 Queen Killer Queen = Reina Asesina(7", Single) Odeon SMSOD 8965 Chile 1975 Sell This Version
P-1357E Queen Killer Queen = キラー・クイーン(7", Promo) Elektra P-1357E Japan 1975 Sell This Version
P-1357E Queen Killer Queen = キラー・クイーン(7", Single) Elektra P-1357E Japan 1975 Sell This Version
EKM-45226 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single) Elektra EKM-45226 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
EMI-73-X-043 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single) EMI EMI-73-X-043 Philippines 1975 Sell This Version
EKM 2 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single) Elektra EKM 2 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
E 45226 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single) Elektra E 45226 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 060 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single, 2nd) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 060 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-96 060 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single, 3rd) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 060 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
E-45226 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single, CTH) Elektra E-45226 US 1975 Sell This Version
5C 006-96 060, 5C 006-96060 Queen Killer Queen(7", Single, RP, Bla) EMI, EMI 5C 006-96 060, 5C 006-96060 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
P-103E クイーン* = Queen クイーン* = Queen - Killer Queen = キラー・クイーン / The Seven Seas Of Rhye = 輝ける7つの海(7", Single, Cat) Elektra P-103E Japan 1976 Sell This Version
P-103E クイーン* = Queen クイーン* = Queen - キラー・クイーン = Killer Queen / 輝ける7つの海 = The Seven Seas Of Rhye(7", Single, Red) Elektra P-103E Japan 1976 Sell This Version
1542 Queen Killer Queen(12", Maxi) Harvest 1542 Venezuela 1981 Sell This Version
QUECD2, 20 3006 3 Queen Killer Queen(CD, Mini, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone QUECD2, 20 3006 3 UK 1988 Sell This Version
QUE CD 2, TODP-2252 Queen Killer Queen(CD, Mini, Maxi) EMI, EMI QUE CD 2, TODP-2252 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
none Queen = クイーン* Queen = クイーン* - Killer Queen = キラー・クイーン(2xFile, AAC, Single, RE, 256) Queen Productions Ltd. none Japan Unknown

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jgmpeters

jgmpeters

June 7, 2020
referencing Killer Queen, 7", Single, Red, 5C 006-96 060, 5C 006-96060

I have a version over here where Flick Of The of Wrist Is written on both sides. The record itself has on one side Killer Queen and the other side is Flick Of the Wrist. A mistake release.
Single is from The Netherlands, released 1974. Original, the same as here is given.
robert_amish

robert_amish

August 13, 2019
referencing Killer Queen, 7", Single, 2C 004-96060, 2C 004-96.060
This was found in quantity in the fabled "Aubervilliers" stock, M/M copies indeed.