Freddie Mercury – The two Queen music movies banned by ‘very narrow-minded’ MTV | Music | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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Queen made some unbelievable music movies over the many years, however do you know that two of them had been deemed so controversial that they had been banned from airing on MTV?

In 1982, the band’s Body Language video – which was launched 42 years in the past this week – turned the primary ever to be censored from the cable channel.

Its erotic bathhouse scenes had been thought-about unsuitable for audiences on the time, however the monitor nonetheless went on to grow to be Queen’s fifth-biggest US hit single. In reality, the music outperformed Radio Ga Ga and Somebody to Love throughout the pond.

Then, two years later, MTV banned Queen’s well-known I Want To Break Free music video, with Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon wearing drag as Coronation Street characters.

But this time the ban noticed the only stall simply outdoors of the US Top 50 and Queen drummer Roger was removed from joyful.

In an unearthed interview from an episode of Queen the Greatest, Roger stated: “Well MTV were very narrow-minded. It was Whitesnake, and ****ing Whitesnake, and then another Whitesnake track. And they decided they didn’t think that men in drag was ‘rock enough’ I guess, and so they didn’t play the video.”

Archive footage of Freddie Mercury speaking about making Queen music movies for the likes of MTV additionally featured. The singer stated: “Well things have come a long way, of course, they’re becoming film budgets aren’t they? And the technique and everything is, sort of, improved vastly, so, I mean, you can come up with all kinds of things.”

Freddie continued: “I remember that in Bohemian Rhapsody we wanted these multiple images, and at that time the only way we could only get it was to use a prism. And then we wanted a sort of jagged effect and we had to shake the cameras, somebody had to kick it.”

The Queen singer stated how know-how had superior a lot that all of it simply labored mechanically. He added: “It’s beyond me as well, I don’t know what’s going to happen next.”