Whatever your personal Queen experience, Freddie Mercury has been gone 30 years and discussions about Queen still permeate pop culture. That’s what makes Hot Space such a unique rock n’ roll learning experience. Hot Space nestles in a lost pocket of the 80s, released to commercial mediocrity two years after the success of “Another One Bites the Dust”, and three years before Queen would perform the greatest rock show of all time at Live Aid 1985.
Walkman and the 80s were like Michael Jordan and basketball. Inseparable, with an effect that still influences how we listen to music today. It was that huge. It altered the way humans interacted with others in an urban environment, introduced a whole new facet of escapism, and gave an entire generation the first taste of having a personalized portable soundtrack to life.