Fellas, just watched the IAHL-video by the great Tim Pope again and I still love it. It's hilarious and in the same league, if not better, than the Break Free-video in my humble estimation. Can you understand the constant grumble coming from Taylor and May about that video? The way they're been shown is rather comical and they look less silly or standardized than in the awfully boring DoRo-videos, at least to me. What do you think?
I think it's great! Clearly something more going on under the allegorical surface. And the fact Barbara Valentine is in it lends another dimension to it as a visual metaphor of dissatisfaction in the court of hedonism.
I absolutely LOVE this video. It makes me smile each time I watch it. The excess! Roger and Brian said they were "indulging" Freddie. Haha they all look so miserable except for King Freddie in his outrageous outfit. And I completely love the song "This is a tricky situation..."
It's a great video. It was strange being young then, because I thought that was what normal pop stars dressed like everyday (fold in the Radio Ga Ga and IWTBF videos too) and seeing the dross on TOTP (guys in suits like they'd just left the office) was a real contrast.
Dysan, I very much enjoyed being able to read about the thoughts of your younger self. But remember 1984/1985 were also the heyday of Nik Kershaw with his Aerobic-gauntlets on TOTP. Can't decide whether that or the suits were more of an eye-catcher...
A long time ago (about 20 years ago) I met someone in a forum from Australia who was s massive Queen fan and remade that outfit for a project. Was
Hoping she was on here but not seen her.
Pity, would be awesome to see those photos again
This video is marvelous, in fact it's one of the best Queen's videos. It's sad Maylor don't get it. I'll say more: when i heard Roger's comments to several videos of the band, incl IAHL i was a bit confused, i wanted to ask Roger "man, you're so critical, sceptical, your tastes are sooo highrated, i wonder how it could happen that your solo videos are so below par, and your Power to love is a cheap plagiat of "It's A Hard life"...
well, at least Maylor loved the song.
I think RT just likes to be that guy commenting negatively - be it satire, exaggeration, or not being able to see the past clearly ('I'm like this now, this is my mindset, so why did I do THAT 30 year ago?') Fair dos, he gets a lot of mileage from being like that - however it does ruin pretty much everything for us fans who love something he, with 30 years hindsight, dismisses.