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News of the World

2 Ratings: 3.0
An album by Queen

When it was released in 1977,News of the Worldseemed at loggerheads with a music world that had moved beyond Queen's operatic pomprock and on to punk. In fact, the album was more in step with the punk scene than the output of most superstar acts of the … see full wiki

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2 reviews about News of the World
review by . May 05, 2003
posted in Music Matters
It is said (no doubt apocryphally) that when Queen were recording News of the World, the band in the next studio was their EMI labelmates, the Sex Pistols. One afternoon an inebriated Sid Vicious stumbled into the wrong studio, and spotted Freddie limbering up at the piano. "Freddie Mercury!" he exclaimed. "Still bring ballet to the masses, are we?"Freddie didn't miss a beat. "Oh! Mister Ferocious! Well, we are doing our best, dear".Messrs Mercury and Ferocious. Both sadly missed, in my book.Olly …
review by . May 03, 2000
Picture the scene. It's London, 1976. Everyone's has pink, strategically shaved hair and does the fingers at you. The current chartbuster is a (supposedly) musically inept two-chord band with a nasty, spotty, orange-haired singer who shrieks in a VERY shouty fashion about how the (real) Queen is part of a Fascist Regime (admittedly, this is probably only because it rhymes). And then (rock group) Queen, with that self-declared "Persian popinjay" of a lead singer, put out a new album. You think, "Hmmm. …
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Label: Hollywood Records
Artist: Queen
Release Date: February 12, 1991

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