QUEEN: NEWS OF THE WORLD

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QUEEN: NEWS OF THE WORLD

Post by russ » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:35 pm

Was 'google-ing" and found this.
Very interesting to see how much they ripped off this 1953 book cover for the 1977 album...


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Post by jaimoe0 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:40 pm

Russ, any idea if they credit the original illo? Not at home, so I can't check the liner notes. By the by, anyone know if there is a website that archives liner notes? If not, I had the idea first!!!

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Post by jaimoe0 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:46 am

Thanks, Jake!

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Post by Jake » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:05 am

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Artist: Frank Kelly Freas
Queen’s drummer Roger Taylor is credited for the idea behind the design for the record’s iconic cover, an adaptation of an original work of art done by one of the master’s of science-fiction illustration, the late artist Frank Kelly Freas (1922 – 2005). Freas had done an illustration titled “Please..Fix It, Daddy” for the cover of the October 1953 issue of Astounding Science Fiction magazine (to accompany Tom Godwin's story called "The Gulf Between") which portrayed a giant robot holding the body of a man that the robot had just accidentally squished (and then looked to his “father” for help). The band had seen the image years later and commissioned Freas to modify the original painting for use on their new record’s packaging. Freas replaced the single squished figure with renditions of the band’s four members (all having been killed), with bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor shown falling from the robot’s hand.

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Post by miss carol » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:24 pm

“Please..Fix It, Daddy” ...sends chills!

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Post by jaimoe0 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:45 pm

I agree, Ms. Carol ... super creepy.

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Post by Greenwood The Sock Monkey » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:13 am

I like that record cover even more now. That's cool.

First three tracks on the record are aces. After that, not so much.

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Post by jaimoe0 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:00 am

Do you not love the guitar sound on "It's Late"? Just friggin' kills me every time. Lyrics are a little suspect, but that guitar!

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Post by Greenwood The Sock Monkey » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:55 am

jaimoe0 wrote:Do you not love the guitar sound on "It's Late"? Just friggin' kills me every time. Lyrics are a little suspect, but that guitar!
I'll grant you that. I'm pretty sure that Brian turned up to 11 for that one.

But it's funny how a group with at least 25 wicked Grade-AAA songs never really put together one solid record without substantial chunks of sonic drek on it. Even <i>A Night At The Opera</i> has supreme silliness like "I'm In Love With My Car" and "Seaside Rendezvous" plugging up the drains like so much bacon fat.

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