In December 2017 issue of MOJO Magazine – now on sale
December 2017 page 100
The brilliance and strangeness of Queen captured in raw alternative versions of their 1977album. But is it punk?, asks Mark Blake.
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News Of The World
On Boxing Day 1979, Queen, briefly possessed by the festive spirit…
Queen’s first encore was Sheer Heart Attack from News Of The World. A frantic celebration of adolescent turmoil, it climaxed with Freddie Mercury pushing over an amp and thrashing it with his mike stand before collapsing onto the stage, spread-eagled like starfish – albeit a starfish in red vinyl trousers and skateboarder’s kneepads.
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