In the spring of 1981, a cover band played at my junior high school in East Texas. In addition to a few Air Supply songs, they also sang Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust. It was a radical event given the song’s controversial nature. At the time, Christian evangelists warned parents that the song utilized a technique known as backmasking. They alleged that when it was played backward the lyrics were, “Decide to smoke marijuana” or “It’s fun to smoke marijuana.” Many parents feared the alleged subliminal messages would impact their kids’ subconscious minds so they banned the song.
Now, the French car manufacturer Renault and its Romanian subsidiary Dacia have used Queen’s Another One Bites The Dust in a very funny parody for the Duster.
Check out Another One Drives A Duster.
Things have certainly changed a lot since the 1980s! As a writer for Autoevolution noted, “In a time where cartoons show blood and gore, Queen’s song doesn’t sound like the hymn of revolution.”
Hey! Why don’t we get one, too? Another one drives a duster!