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Posted: 04 Aug 08, 08:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A few years ago - and I' think this was in Holland - I saw a book in the shops, and it featured as its cover Queen's THE MIRACLE album 4 faces seamlessly joined/merged concept.

I think this one had 5 faces joined. I can't recall if it was a music related book, but I think the cover was red/orange, not blue (I could be wrong on this detail). It certainly borrowed its concept from the Queen LP.

Does anyone know about this book? I'd like to find a copy of it and possibly feature it in the Queen Memorabilia book as one of the many things that was inspired by the Queen cover. It's just an idea for the moment.

Does anyone remember it??

Ta very much - that nice Greg B.


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Posted: 04 Aug 08, 08:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, remember it.
Indeed a music biography. The band is called Di-rect, a then quit popular teen-rockband from The Hague, The Netherlands.
They indeed used their faces (4, not 5!) on a plain BLUE (yes!) background

If you want to find it... you need to dig deep into the ramsh or second hand shops...
It's been loooong out of print.

Sorry, don't know any names of authors or publishers.
Do know I last saw it at Free Record Shop.
(A shitty Dutch chain of music stores.)

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Posted: 04 Aug 08, 08:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Found this for ya:
http://www.bokt.nl/forums/viewtopic.php?f=147&t=891483

In Dutch... the person wants to sell it, taking offers, but it is signed by the band so the price might be a bit on the high side...

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Posted: 04 Aug 08, 08:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If Queen Productions *can* sue these people, please do! It might prevent them from producing more of the sounds they pass off as music...


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Posted: 04 Aug 08, 10:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did Queen not steal their Queen Cover from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lsRu90jE88&feature=related

Welll Direct is non influence mediocore soft bald shaved pussy 12 year old girls rock band...ehich I skip from the radio dutch band... a band which song text have a more less meaning than April Leavine Sk8ter Boy deepground band... Complete forgettable teenage bald pussy fucked up soft wannabe uninspired mother brests sucking little boy band....


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Posted: 04 Aug 08, 10:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So.... Queen should sue them ...when they are broke.... there is 1 more band less to be affraid of.....





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Posted: 04 Aug 08, 10:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wasn't there a book with such a cover that's about 'take that' too? I believe I once saw that in a dutch shop.


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Posted: 04 Aug 08, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Wasn't there a book with such a cover that's about 'take that' too? I believe I once saw that in a dutch shop.
Or could have been back street boys.


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Posted: 04 Aug 08, 10:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought I had that happen to my face once... turns out I was just fucked up on percocet.


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Posted: 04 Aug 08, 11:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sikke van der Veen wrote:

So.... Queen should sue them ...when they are broke.... there is 1 more band less to be affraid of.....





As I recall, one of the band members of Queen saw something in Tokyo which was pretty much he same thing as the Miracle sleeve wasn't it? So it wasn't their original idea either..

It's on GVH2, the making of the Miracle Cover


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Posted: 04 Aug 08, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Please don't feature this DI-RECT cover in the IWIA book.

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Posted: 04 Aug 08, 12:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually it'd been done before in the early 70's by another band.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p301/zebonka/1974rarecover.jpg

In those days of course, there being no computers to do the editing with, they had to use multiple exposures and considerable amounts of airbrushing for the desired effect.

Having said that, it's basically the same deal - and I really do think Queen may have 'borrowed' the idea.

Ah well.


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Posted: 07 Aug 08, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ducksoup wrote:

Please don't feature this DI-RECT cover in the IWIA book.




Why do you say that, Ducksoup?


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Posted: 07 Aug 08, 08:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jjeroen wrote:

Found this for ya:
http://www.bokt.nl/forums/viewtopic.php?f=147&t=891483

In Dutch... the person wants to sell it, taking offers, but it is signed by the band so the price might be a bit on the high side...





BRILLIANT job, Jereon. That'll do nicely.

Thank you.

GB


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Posted: 07 Aug 08, 08:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Ducksoup wrote:

Please don't feature this DI-RECT cover in the IWIA book.




Why do you say that, Ducksoup?


Because they are an absolutely terrible band; completely artificial and stooges to the record company that owns them. Imagine the worst parts of every boy-band ever, add muzak to that, and you're approaching DI-RECT.


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Posted: 07 Aug 08, 19:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ThomasQuinn wrote:

Queen Archivist wrote:

Ducksoup wrote:

Please don't feature this DI-RECT cover in the IWIA book.




Why do you say that, Ducksoup?


Because they are an absolutely terrible band; completely artificial and stooges to the record company that owns them. Imagine the worst parts of every boy-band ever, add muzak to that, and you're approaching DI-RECT.


In other words, don't give people a reason to put money into their pockets :-)

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Posted: 07 Aug 08, 19:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK. I take your point/s.

Ta


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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 01:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For the record, I can't ever bring myself to imagine boyband music with "muzak" style instead of pop-rock. Just sounds like a very boring concept.

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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 07:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, they're trying to make it sound like disco-pop. They just fail to make even the slightest impression of movement in their music. It is so mind-numbingly dull that it is *almost* a new form of art.


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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 07:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Di-rect are going to do a Dutch version of the Who's TOMMY this fall. Sounds terrible.