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I'm Going Slightly Mad "is a song by English rock band Queen , written by Freddie Mercury. Although the song light of tone is and contains much humor, there's also a dark theme in. According to many, the song is inspired by aids dementia due to which Mercury suffered and the number tells how he felt during the disease.
The cover of the single is inspired by Grandville, just as with the other singles and the album itself.
The video clip is one of the better known of Queen, along with those of Bohemian Rhapsody and I Want To Break Free. Despite the declining health of Mercury, he is very present in the video. The video is directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher and let the band seen in fancy dress and strange behavior. Guitarist Brian May is dressed as Penguin, drummer Roger Taylor wears a kettle if hat and bassist John Deacon is dressed as court jester. Mercury is heavy make-up to hide the from. Also, run a man dressed as gorilla around in the clip. It was thought that Elton John in this suit, but it turned out to be a crew.
In interviews, May indicated that this video clip, together with that of "These Are the Days of Our Lives, the last video clip of Mercury has been.
|I'm going slightly mad in the Dutch Single Top 100 - inside: 16 March 1991|