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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 05:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, why was the art work from Grandville used? I have a theory that some may think is insane but here it goes:

I think the key is in the dates 1803-1847. Grandville was 44 when he died, Freddie was 44 when Inuuendo was released. I don't think he thought he would make it to see his 45th birthday (he did and lived another 2 months) so I think the significance of putting Grandvilles birth and death year and using the artwork was an intentional nod to the albums name (when other people are credited on albums even if it's known work do you see their birth and death years? think about it) naming the album Innuendo may have been the bands way of saying Freddie didn't have long left.

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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 06:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddie lived another NINE months after the release of the album. so i think your theory is flawed. also, the Miracle was called so because 'it was a miracle it got finished'....i think innuendo was just a 'great title' to follow the lead track's release as a single...

think about it, most their recent albums (The Works & Hot Space aside) had a title track - you can go back to Jazz!

Innuendo, The Miracle, A Kind Of Magic, Flash, Play the Game, More of That Jazz.



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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 07:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger stumbled across Grandville's artwork and showed it to the band. They liked it, so they updated the artwork and used it as artwork for their album. No conspiracy theories.

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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 07:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wasn't it called innuendo because there were many obscure references to freddie's illness in the lyrics?
that has always been the way i have interpreted it anyway. well since freddie died.





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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The album was titled Innuendo because the name Queen was subject to so much innuendo throughout the band's existance.


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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 22:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dimcyril wrote:

wasn't it called innuendo because there were many obscure references to freddie's illness in the lyrics?
that has always been the way i have interpreted it anyway. well since freddie died.


I'm not getting at you...but isn't it funny how people do tend to only interpret these things in certain ways after the fact?


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Posted: 06 Aug 05, 05:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie studied art, so I think he knew about Grandville's work. Jean-Ignace Grandville had a tragic destiny (lost his children, I think), died too young: another thing Freddie had in common with him was his birth sign (Virgo), but it can be only a coincidence.

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Posted: 06 Aug 05, 07:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

people are reading far too much into things
..hindsight is a wonderfully, distracting thing - when it's wide of the mark!!!

whatever next?

Roger wrote A Kind Of magic about his friendship with David Copperfield?
John's 'I Want To break free' was about him wanting to retire - back in 1984!!!

please people, give the conspiracy theories a rest



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Posted: 06 Aug 05, 09:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 07 Aug 05, 10:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great King Rat died at 44, also of a sexually transmitted disease.


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Posted: 07 Aug 05, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think granville's pictures best expressed the queer mixture of genres and sounds in innuendo. If you see the trumpets with claws,you can get an example of how differents aspects of reality were recollected and put together, as it happens in the songs. There's something disturbing, rich and chaotic in it, as you can feel in the tracks or even perceive in the videos (just take a look at I'm going slightly mad).
If I'm not mistaken it wasn't even Freddie to come out with the idea of Granville.


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Posted: 07 Aug 05, 12:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i wonder what people would say if the cover of innuendo showed them walking in the crosswalk at abby road....one in white, one in black, one barefooted and one grave digger...hmmmmmmm


please, maybe if we play innuendo and listen closely, we can hear brian say "cranberry sauce"


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Posted: 07 Aug 05, 12:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not seeing anything to discredit the theory.. To pick on Brenski, I don't see how 9 months merit any disproof> Five years maybe but 9 months, that seems to be grasping at straws a little bit. It's just theory and I haven't seen anything in either way about it.

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Posted: 07 Aug 05, 20:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie knew when and how he was going to die when he was still known as Farrokh. That's why he changed his name to FredDIE instead of Freddie.


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