Additional information about this Queen vinyl art.
Queen – The Artist
Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar). Queen’s earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music.
Breakthru’ – The Song
‘Breakthru’ is a song by the British rock band Queen. Written by Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor but credited to Queen, it was released in June 1989 from the album The Miracle. The single reached number seven in the UK, and peaked at number 6 in the Netherlands and Ireland, but failed to chart in the US. The song is notable for its video where the group is performing the song on an open platform of a fast-moving steam train.
The Hole in the Wall – The Shape
This record has been cut into a brick wall with a hole punched through it. Perhaps by a wrecking ball symbolised by the records circular label or a train as inspired by the promotional music video that was released with the record. The video of the song was filmed within two days on the preserved Nene Valley Railway, near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, England. The group members later mentioned in interviews that the filming the event brought a nice change to their studio work. It also helped heighten guitarist Brian May’s spirits, as he was going through a bout of depression from the intense scrutiny surrounding his first marriage and Freddie Mercury’s health starting to falter as a result of AIDS. The steam locomotive No. 3822 and an open platform were rented by Queen from the Didcot Railway Centre in Oxfordshire and repainted for the video. In particular, the group named the train “The Miracle Express”, and this name was reflected in large red letters on the sides of the locomotive. The idea of using a train in the video was inspired by the rhythm of the rapid part of the song and commencing of the fast part coincides with the scene of the train breaking through a polystyrene wall painted as a brick wall.
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