Brian May and Friends, “Star Fleet”

A fascinating obscurity that few Americans probably even know about, Eddie joined forces with Queen's legendary axe-man to cover the theme song for Star Fleet, an English-dubbed version of the Japanese animated series X-Bomber which aired in the UK in the early '80s. The song was released under the moniker Brian May + Friends both as a single and as part of a mini-LP entitled Star Fleet Project, with the latter also including the songs “Let Me Out,” a May original, and “Blues Breaker,” co-written by May, Van Halen, and the other “Friends”: drummer Alan Gratzer (REO Speedwagon), session bassist Phil Chen, who played on Jeff Beck's Blow by Blow and much of Rod Stewart's late '70s and early '80s work, and session keyboardist Fred Mandel, who - in addition to playing on Alice Cooper's late '70s and early '80s work, also worked on Queen's The Works and would later turn up on Freddie Mercury's Mr. Bad Guy.

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