Dragon Attack (4:19)

Cover of The Game

From The Game and 23 other releases

Written by guitarist Brian May, who quipped in 1984 about the song,
“Done very late one night probably to the morning, probably very drunk.”.

John Deacon cited it as his “favorite song” of the album, while May would later elaborate on the song-writing process in a 2000 interview.
“”It was put together in an unusual way. We just jammed for a while and put down the basic riff.”“

In 1993, Roger Taylor spoke of the song as being difficult to play.

“As a drummer, you need a sense of time, a sense of rhythm, a sort of inner clock and that you really need naturally. You have to have aggression and lastly I would say you definitely need stamina. But you do learn tricks, apart from the fact that you develop more stamina, your muscles get more used to what’s demanded of them. We used to do a song called ‘Dragon Attack’ that was very hard on the right wrist.”


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  • AndyWorck

    I love how every "instrument" has its solo part: drums, bass, guitar and then voice :D

    18 Jul 3:12pm Reply
  • pottlukk

    Whenever you buy a new pair of speakers, use this song to determine the quality.

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • zak_neutron

    Live version is brilliant!

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Thonydef

    one of fucking best RIFTS I ever heard from them. Dragon Attack always has a special place in my musical heart

    21 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ProgPro96

    Better than Another One Bites The Dust by far. [5]

    21 Apr 2013 Reply
  • chav7

    That fucking custom of compare a song with another of the same group! Who cares if Dragon Attack seems to you better than Another one bites the Dust? Both are great songs! "Another.." is most popular, but not for that is worst song.

    18 Apr 2013 Reply
  • grab-yamato

    Better than Another One Bites The Dust by far. [4]

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • hungry_mouth

    Love the bass-line in this song.

    20 Nov 2012 Reply
  • jpeiper

    Less popular=far better.

    14 Nov 2012 Reply
  • shadowcollide91

    great, funky song. ;)

    13 Apr 2012 Reply
  • lil_dunny

    Take me to the room where the red's all red, take me out of my head, that's what *she* said. sorry, couldn't resist :))

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Vieri031


    4 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Krustofisky

    The best jam session ever recorded.

    7 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Hugo12317

    Fucking Great Bass Guitar..John Rocks

    8 Nov 2011 Reply
  • bloodmaw


    27 Aug 2011 Reply
  • CoolLikePlastic

    Deacy and Brian are freaking amazing. Roger had a bit of fun in this one too! Just love this song.

    15 Jul 2011 Reply
  • bluemondayuk

    Their best non-single by quite some way. Deacon and May do an awesome job.

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Tarkus10

    Better than Another One Bites The Dust by far. [3]

    9 Jun 2011 Reply
  • softsnow2

    Great track. :)

    1 Apr 2011 Reply
  • edneoson

    Better than Another One Bites The Dust by far. [2]

    16 Mar 2011 Reply
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