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Background Information

This cassette is an "official bootleg", available in early 1991, through the Official Queen Fan Club. The cassette captures The Cross from their December 7, 1990 performance at London's Astoria Theatre. The concert was an Official Queen Fan Club Christmas party. The setlist mainly consists of songs from The Cross' newest album, Mad, Bad and Dangerous To Know. Tear It Up (later to be renamed. Bad Attitude) makes its debut here. The big surprise happens on side two; Brian May joins the band for the last 4 songs. Brian sings lead vocals for Let Me Out and Tie Your Mother Down. Also of note, Spike Edney was touring with Bob Geldof during the time of this concert; Mike Moran substituted for him.

Top Of The World Ma

Top Of The World Ma 6:58
Written by Moss/Taylor/Edney/Noone/Macrae
Appears on:
Bootleg - Astoria Theatre, Dec 1990: Side 1, Track 1
Note: The concert starts with an intro lasting approximately 2:24. The cassette does not list this as a seperate track; instead it is included as part of Top Of The World Ma. Most unofficial CD bootlegs of this concert list this intro as a seperate track.

Love Lies Bleeding (She was a wicked, wily waitress)

Love Lies Bleeding (She Was A Wicked, Wily Waitress) 5:18
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on:
Bootleg - Astoria Theatre, Dec 1990: Side 1, Track 2

Break Down

Break Down 4:30
Written by Noone
Appears on:
Bootleg - Astoria Theatre, Dec 1990: Side 1, Track 3

Penetration Guru

Penetration Guru 4:50
Written by Moss
Appears on:
Bootleg - Astoria Theatre, Dec 1990: Side 1, Track 4

Tear It Up (or Bad Attitude)

Tear It Up (or Bad Attitude) 4:20
Written by Noone/Moss/Edney/Macrae/Taylor
Appears on:
Bootleg - Astoria Theatre, Dec 1990: Side 1, Track 5
This is an early live performance of Bad Attitude, which later showed up on the 1991 Cross album "Blue Rock". Roger introduces the song as either Tear It Up or Bad Attitude and states that it is not quite finished yet.

Liar

Liar 5:45
Written by Noone
Appears on:
Bootleg - Astoria Theatre, Dec 1990: Side 1, Track 6

Man On Fire

Man On Fire 4:53
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on:
Bootleg - Astoria Theatre, Dec 1990: Side 1, Track 7

Sister Blue

Sister Blue 4:40
Written by Noone
Appears on:
Bootleg - Astoria Theatre, Dec 1990: Side 1, Track 8

Final Destination

Final Destination 4:55
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on:
Bootleg - Astoria Theatre, Dec 1990: Side 2, Track 1

Foxy Lady

Foxy Lady 6:35
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Appears on:
Bootleg - Astoria Theatre, Dec 1990: Side 2, Track 2

I'm In Love With My Car

I'm In Love With My Car 5:22
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on:
Bootleg - Astoria Theatre, Dec 1990: Side 2, Track 3
Brian May is introduced on stage and joins the band for I'm In Love With My Car. Roger provides leading vocals and rhythm guitar, Brian plays lead guitar along with Clayton Moss.

Let Me Out

Let Me Out 8:16
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Bootleg - Astoria Theatre, Dec 1990: Side 2, Track 4
This is an extremely rare live performance of Let Me Out, taken from Brian's 1983 mini-album "Star Fleet Project". Brian sings lead vocals and of course plays guitar.

Tie Your Mother Down

Tie Your Mother Down 4:13
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Bootleg - Astoria Theatre, Dec 1990: Side 2, Track 5
Brian sings lead vocals and plays guitar.

Lucille

Lucille 9:08
Written by Little Richard/Albert Collins
Appears on:
Bootleg - Astoria Theatre, Dec 1990: Side 2, Track 6
This final song of the show is a rip-roaring cover of the classic Little Richard track. Roger sings lead vocals and Brian continues to join them on stage. Roger finishes the concert by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.