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The narrative of Queen's relationship with the UK music press has always been "the press hated them, so they never talked to them", but that was always likely to be a simplification.

To illustrate, here are some articles from the various magazines that I've found over the years.

This is the earliest - a very late review of the first album by the infamous Nick Kent

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An interview with the NME, part of the promotional push for both SHA and the tour:

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The only one i remember very well from that time was in the NME, about 1977 i think it was, Fred did the interview and the paper thanked him with their headline that read ' Is this man a prat? ' :shock: :o

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I don't have that one, but we will get to 1977.

Here's more from November '74 - an ad for the album, and proof that Flick Of The Wrist should have been on GH1! Plus a live review

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The following week, but over at Melody Maker, there's an interview with Brian, and what was probably a bit of filler about touring, but may be interesting anyway. Some of you youngsters don't realise how simplistically bands toured in the '70s

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An over-simplification maybe - but very, very true. The music press abhorred them. NME and MM being two of the worst...and let us not forget that little old rag Rolling Stone.

And it was a real hate towards the band. The NME proved as much when four years after Fred passed they made a cartoon of him crawling out of his grave, like a Freddy Krueger zombie. They could not let their bitterness go. Tossers.

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Think it was the NME who christened them The Hosepipe Boys, after one of their more cutting journalists suggested after seeing an onstage photo that Freddie stuffed a length of rubber hose down his leotard. Fred quipped back "The only hosepipe down there, is my own!"

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