|I know it is a hard decision. I love a lot of videos of the Queen. But i think I'll go for Crazy Little Thing Called Love. It's an amazing video. There is everything in it. Rock'n roll, dance, disco, pop, tribute to Elvis, motorbike ...:) It really reflects the era of the song. Leather jackets, Freddie's haircut, Brian's glasses and the dancers of course, they are fascinating.
So fellas, I wonder what your choice is and comments of your videos.
|great topic!! its a tough one for me, but i would have to be The Miracle, simply for the TaDaaa moment at the end where the band walk out the big doors at the back :)
|Unfortunately I can never choose just one favourite video, song, gig or even album. So, here goes.
* One Vision for the studio setting & shots (I am very fascinated by studio footage of the band, watching the making of One Vision is great!)
* Friends Will Be Friends for its wonderful colours and lighting, although the song itself is not particularly great, watching the video, especially by the end, makes me a bit emotional :)
* I Want It All for its simpleness. It looks very raw and I can imagine it would look something similar if Queen performed it live in 1989 (so Brian and Roger mentioned on the Greatest Video Hits DVD commentary).
* Scandal, not because the video is very good but because Freddie looks badass to me in it. He gave all his energy into it.
* I'm Going Slightly Mad 'cos it's bizarre and entertaining to watch.
Talking about videos, if anyone's interested I made 2 Queen montages a while ago, a bit similar to DoRo style. Links are in my sig :)
|I'm Going Slightly Mad.
Very Tim Burton-ish, It fits the song perfectly, and I love Freddie's smile at the end, and John's 'crying' face.
|I quite like the montage of 80's footage in The Show Must Go On. It tells a story the way its edited.
|Princess of the Universe - It's Queen rocking at their 80's best. The band look on top form, plus Christopher Lambert vs Freddie. Great stuff.
Hammer to Fall - Again, they all look on top form. For a simple/live looking setting, I think it beats the video to I Want It All, where Freddie's starting to look ill (I always found that video a little bland).
Radio GaGa - It's a classic, 'nuff said.
Innuendo - The video suits the song perfectly, very artistic.
noorie wrote: I'm Going Slightly Mad. Very Tim Burton-ish, It fits the song perfectly, and I love Freddie's smile at the end, and John's 'crying' face.Yes, that's also a good one.
|'Hammer to Fall' it captures Queen live in 4 minutes.
|The first video, and if you didn't know Queen before seeing it, you certainly knew them after, "Bohemian Rhapsody". My first introduction to Queen, and have been stuck on them for the last 40 years.
|,I love all the videos from A KInd Of Magic, The Miracle and Innuendo albums. If I had to select one I'd go with "I'm Going Slightly Mad".
|Seeing "Crazy little thing called love" for the first time Queen looked re-invented and fresh, i love this video
Freddie looks so hip and stylish!
" Friends will be friends" is brilliant as well.
|Well, a guy/girl named "Radio GaGa" asks us what's out favourite video?
But the videos I like
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- Somebody To Love
- We Are The Champions
- Bicycle Race
- Fat Bottomed Girls
- Radio Ga Ga
- I Want To Break Free
- Princess of the Universe
I can't really decide which one I like the most
|Scandal, yeah I know....
|Guy, I am Mr. Fahrenheit :)
Marknow wrote: Scandal, yeah I know....I like it too. I just see some lost potentials in it.
Why you say "yeah I know...."?
|Somebody to Love is my favourite. RT's drum kit does it for me!
Stelios wrote:Marknow wrote: Scandal, yeah I know....I like it too. I just see some lost potentials in it. Why you say "yeah I know...."?
It does not have the same artistic level as a lot of Queen video's, but I like it, it's raw and honest just like the song, the stage setup for the video was pretty well thought out too. Just the four lads performing a song, quiet, but brilliant.
|people on streets
|I Want It All
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Show Must Go On
Princes Of The Universe
A Kind Of Magic
Radio Ga Ga
|These are the days of our lives.
So its about time we had it on fucking DVD!!!
|The Ghost of Lester Burnham
|Don't Try So Hard
|IGSM and Its a Hard Life (Im not joking, I love that video!)
winterspelt wrote: IGSM and Its a Hard Life (Im not joking, I love that video!)I've never really got why the other members of Queen think the Its a Hard Life video's so terrible. I agree with you on that one. It's a good video.
|I loved the Breakthru vid when it first came out. But not quite so much now. I think that might have something to do with the song not dating too well (at least for me anyway), which kinda puts me off a bit. Or maybe I just played/heard it way too much to ever recover from it.
Day dop wrote:I like it too. Very weirdly dramatic with a major sense of humour! And unusual! I love the dark looks Freddie shoots in the video - really fun!winterspelt wrote: IGSM and Its a Hard Life (Im not joking, I love that video!)I've never really got why the other members of Queen think the Its a Hard Life video's so terrible. I agree with you on that one. It's a good video.
|I dont know!!
|It's a Hard Life - Is really unusual but fun to watch.
Hammer to Fall - Do i need to explain this?
Princes of the Universe - Most badass Queen video. I really want to see the new edit Rhys Thomas wanted to do.
|I love the Dead On Time video, It's utterly unforgettable.
Day dop wrote:It was the costumes!!!winterspelt wrote: IGSM and Its a Hard Life (Im not joking, I love that video!)I've never really got why the other members of Queen think the Its a Hard Life video's so terrible. I agree with you on that one. It's a good video.
Plus Brian questioned why Freddie should project humor in such an honest, fairly painful track.
|Very hard to say which one video is the best..
I loveevery video except Body Language, Back Chat, dunno
|Who Wants To Live Forever. It still looks current.
Mr.Mouth wrote: Very hard to say which one video is the best.. I loveevery video except Body Language, Back Chat, dunnoI'm with you the two videos you mentioned there. I don't enjoy either.
|I'm going slightly mad and Who wants to live forever.
If you force a 70's in there. .. I'd say. .......
March of the black queen (*rainbow) and cheat... otherwise YMBF
Costa86 wrote: Who Wants To Live Forever. It still looks current.
Ah, so good. The smoke covering the screen and simultaneously fading from Brian to Freddie for the second verse.
My only qualm with it is that they filmed it to the single version, so it fades out and we miss the beautiful instrumental at the end, as well as 'Who waits forever anyway?'.
|Appearently, nobody talks about the video of Play The Game. It is one of the trademark videos. In this video, we see Freddie Mercury's new look for the first time, with his short haircut and trademark moustache.
This video is also notable in that Brian May did not use his trademark Red Special guitar, instead using a cheap one. This was likely due to the risk of damage involved in the shot in which Mercury snatches the guitar from May, then appears to throw it back to him which was played back in reverse so that it would be easier for May to play the solo after "catching" the guitar in the video.
And the last fun fact about the video: During the recording of the The Game album, the Queen are also making movie music for Flash; that's why Freddie's wearing a Flash T-shirt in the video.
noorie wrote:It's my favourite too. When it first shoots to Freddie at the table in the wig, it is pure comic genius. Or just genius. And the shot of him as he turns around to glare at Roger and John... kills me. It's so brilliant.Day dop wrote:I like it too. Very weirdly dramatic with a major sense of humour! And unusual! I love the dark looks Freddie shoots in the video - really fun!winterspelt wrote: IGSM and Its a Hard Life (Im not joking, I love that video!)I've never really got why the other members of Queen think the Its a Hard Life video's so terrible. I agree with you on that one. It's a good video.
|Your Fairy King
|I'm Going Slightly Mad, Those Were the Days of Our Lives, I Want to Break Free, It's a Hard Life all are visual stunning - and I still like Bo Rhap after all these years.
Radio Gaga wrote: Appearently, nobody talks about the video of Play The Game.I guess it is overlooked a bit. I don't know if I care for it much - none of the special effects in it have aged very well, especially the fire backdrops. If we ignore those parts, it's a nice performance video, perhaps shot a bit awkwardly in that there's so many tight close-ups of the band members' faces, and every shot is from that same uninspired front-on angle.
|It's so easy for me, my favourite video is Save me. The whole story is so great and the dove at the end is fantastic.
ili wrote: ,I love all the videos from A KInd Of Magic, The Miracle and Innuendo albums. If I had to select one I'd go with "I'm Going Slightly Mad".LOL, the song itself is not even 40 years old.
|Innuendo. Great animations, great video.
I've loved it since the first time I watched, years before I became a fan, when I didn't even know who Queen were (I was 9 years old or so).
I'm Going Slightly Mad
Radio Ga Ga
|Keep Yourself Alive/Liar (promo videos)
It' s A Hard Life
Let Me In Your Heart Again
|The King Of Rhye
|I just realized I haven't even seen most of these videos we're talking about! Crap...suppose I'll have to hunt em down online.........lol.....
Out of the few I have seen, I'd go with BoRhap.......classic and influential video!
Maybe I'll have a different answer later......heheh.......
|I know that the Bohemian Rhapsody video is an icon and blah blah but I actually find it so boring to watch.
pottich wrote: I know that the Bohemian Rhapsody video is an icon and blah blah but I actually find it so boring to watch.I agree in some ways - the angles and editing in the performance sections are very dry and uninspired (compare with the excellent camerawork on the Rock Montreal film, for example, or the creativity of the entire We Are the Champions clip from November 1977 Top of the Pops).
The studio shot sections in darkness are interesting enough, but since Mick Rock created the photo these shots are based on, we probably shouldn't give the filmmakers full credit - the concept was premade for them. It would have been tricky, but very cool, if they'd actually had the different images of the band in the big array be singing different parts of the choral arrangement, when it diverges. Instead, it's just the same thing repeated for all of them.
|Do you know that Bohemian Rhapsody counted as the first music video recorded comercially in the history? Here is the some truth-fact about the video.
It was recorded in just four hours on 10 November 1975, at a cost of £4,500. The video was sent to the BBC as soon as it was completed and aired for the first time on Top of the Pops in November 1975. The video was very innovative. It was the first where the visual images took precedence over the song. It was based on their Queen II album cover, with the four band members looking up into the shadows.
During the near six-minute clip of what would become Queen's magnum opus, the camera zooms in and out on the faces of the four band members, while there is a heavy use of silhouette and a type of colourful, jagged visual feedback that became known as the 'honey comb' effect.
Besides stadium lighting, a liberal use of dry ice and an array of classic 70s attire and haircuts, the video also shows Freddie Mercury performing at the same piano upon which Paul McCartney recorded the Beatles hit "Hey Jude".
Another songfact about the video is that it was voted the UK's best music video of all time in a poll in 2007.
|Fat Bottomed Queen
A Winter's Tale.
I just gave Made In Heaven a listen recentley, great album all the way through. That also completes hearing all of their studio albums for me.
And slightly more obvious...BoRhap. The first music video and still the most epic.
|What do you think about Uner Pressure? The band and David Bowie don't plat there are nice footages which I like a lot.
|Calling All Girls for me. But that's probably just down to it being new to me when I was sick of Queen about 15 years ago and it was nice to see something different and the band way out of their comfort zone.
Heavy nostalgic vibes for Breakthru and a couple of others from The Miracle.
I guess Princes Of The Universe is, technically their 'best' and I really do love it.
As for commercially available song clip, RNR Medley (Rare Live edit) still staggers me. So exciting. And MTRNR from Rainbow (3/74) is just insane.
If anything, this thread has made me want to take another look at them for the first time in YEARS. So thank you :)
|Bohemian Rhapsody and Innuendo I think.
|Roger and Debbie's personal home video. It's a three hankie video.
Panchgani wrote: Roger and Debbie's personal home video. It's a three hankie video.Is it that long? [Rimshot?] ....or did you take a few intermissions?
|I nominate Freddie's falsies in IWTBF for best supporting actors. Runner up fave video. Best Video: Innuendo - the only one I pursued, and bought (on bootled VHS, would you believe) since no alternative existed at the time. Had to have it.
|1) Its a Hard Life
2) I Want to Break Free
3) A Kind of Magic
4) Princes of the Universe
5) Play the Game
|Never a big video guy, but princes was really good.
|I'm going slightly mad,The Invisible Man,Breakthru,Scandal and A Kind of Magic.
|Innuendo, Breakthrough, It's a Hard Life, These Are The Days (Animated versions of it), Winter's Tale promo video (heavenly beautiful nature & landscapes)