Monday, January 7, 2019

I Want To Break Free

With all the renewed interest in the rock group Queen I am surprised that no one mentioned this video. Here is a snippet from Wikipedia on the song/video.  

After its release in 1984, the song was well received in Europe and South America and is regarded as an anthem of the fight against oppression. The single reached only number 45 on the US Billboard Hot 100, but reached number three in the UK and was certified silver with over 200,000 copies sold. It also topped the charts of Austria, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

The song is largely known for its music video for which all the band members dressed in women's clothes, a concept proposed by Roger Taylor, which parodied the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street.

If you have not seen the movie, do!  The big screen does it justice and the acting/music both are destined to be recognized in the upcoming awards. The movie even has a scene from this video.  

Note from the above photo: The musicians dressed as female characters from Coronation Street. The photo above: left to right: Roger Taylor (as Suzie Birchall), Brian May (Hilda Ogden), Freddie Mercury (Bet Lynch) and John Deacon (Ena Sharples).

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