Freddie Mercury Going Bananas In A Tux, Theatrical Face Paint And Plaintains On His Head

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He did write a rhapsody about being bohemian so, naturally, an eccentric banana wig just makes sense.

Photo via Poking Smot

Could this be inspired by Andy Warhol? Queen’s frontman Freddie Mercury is known to be a showstopper on stage. This scene from their music video for I’m Going Slightly Mad is the perfect rock & roll visualization for the 1991 track. Other band members sported strange looks and silly mannerisms as well, with guitarist Brian as a penguin, drummer Roger Taylor with a tea kettle headpiece on a tricycle, and bassist John Deacon as a court jester. Talk about a madhouse!

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written by denisesanjose on 2013-06-18 in #lifestyle #bohemian #vintage #overly-descriptive-title #analogue-photography #freddie-mercury #queen #art #music

One Comment

  1. aoizumi
    aoizumi ·

    He was already gravely ill when he shot this music video :'(

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