Rule No. 1: If you’re going to pick a song by a very well known, recently deceased person, don’t pick one of the songs he was was most known by.
For example: don’t go “Freddie’s dead? I’d better do a cover of Don’t Stop Me Now to show my empathy.”
Pick a semi-obscure sort of hit single from the mid-80s when they weren’t with their band and therefore attracting lots of attention. And then wait a while.
And then pick this:
Freddie has a Metropolis lolly, and having a Metropolos lolly is the international sign language for anybody wishing to cover his songs.
And so, observing and understanding the
bat-signal Freddie-flounce, several years later, you make this (which I don’t think ever got an official release – I picked this up on of those Buffetlibre promos that did the rounds 15 years or so again) happen:
Little Boots – Love Kills (Buffetlibre vs Sidechains remix)
Little Boots should have been a much bigger deal than the cards played out to her. Fact.