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UK Music Press

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:56 pm
by Generic username
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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Re: UK Music Press

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:00 pm
by Generic username
An interview with the NME, part of the promotional push for both SHA and the tour:

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Re: UK Music Press

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:46 pm
by Cool Cat
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

Re: UK Music Press

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:17 pm
by Generic username
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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Re: UK Music Press

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:20 pm
by Generic username
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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Re: UK Music Press

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:07 pm
by MusicalProstitute
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.

Re: UK Music Press

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:49 pm
by Kes
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!"