Find out more about our use of this data , and also our policy on profanity. Find out more about our use of this data. Daryl Easlea Queen's varied palette of styles was none more apparent than on their sixth studio album, News Of The World, recorded over summer at various locations in London. Released as punk was breaking across the UK music scene prompting the delicious exchange when Freddie Mercury met Sid Vicious: "ah, Mr. Ferocious, how are you?
Though there was an urgency to the sessions, spurred in part by the knowledge that the album needed to be out in time for a six-week North American tour beginning in November, most of the band found the spontaneous nature of the process refreshing. On the striking gatefold cover of News of the World , a giant robot holds an unconscious Brian May and a bleeding Freddie Mercury aloft, while John Deacon and Roger Taylor spill from its hand and tumble downward.
The cover art was painted by acclaimed artist Frank Kelly Freas, who had previously worked for Mad magazine and numerous science-fiction publications. Newswire Powered by. Close the menu.
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