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Posted: 24 Jun 06, 15:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think, rather than it being the first promotional video, it was the first promotional video to be directly beneficial to the single.
That doesn't make sense exactly, but you can see my point.

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Posted: 24 Jun 06, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the video bit is the start until to me and the opera bit.

thats the "video" bit as opposed to just filming them singing it.

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Posted: 25 Jun 06, 08:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Borap was not selling briskly and so the video was made and then Pow, the single hit the roof all over the world. People then realized a video could sell a song. Sure music videos had been around for a long time, but were never seen as quite the promotional tool.


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Posted: 25 Jun 06, 10:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Since Queen was touring the UK at the moment, they could not appear on Top of the Pops.
So that's why they decided to shoot a video to accompany the song.

It was shot in one afternoon, using their rehearsal stage, and a broadcast-mobile from BBC-sports wich normally covered footballmatches.

Bo Rhap is considered the first music video ever, because it was the first video being shot with the purpose of promotion for the song. There are also some video tricks in it, wich were very simple, even for that time, and that also helped the video for Bo Rhap to be considered the first music video ever.

Thats the answer to your question dear. And no - I don't know either why certain Beatle-vids were not called the first clip ever. If you take a look at the video of " I am The Walrus " for example, it was really filmed and produced.

And if I had to be *really* honest : I would say The Beatles invented the music video. Not Queen.

But hey...you won't hear me complaining :-)


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Posted: 25 Jun 06, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the GIRLZ are back in town wrote:

Ah OK. That has just alway's confused me. But at the end of the day the song was what counted. And boy what a song am I right?


The Beatle songs were on film. Bohemian Rhapsody was on video, hence the name video. That's really the simplest explanation. I had the same question years ago and that's the response I received. Because songs like "Something" "the Ballad of John and Yoko" etc, weren't part of any Beatle movies but they were shot on film and not video. That's what seperates those music clips (and the one's by Pink Floyd, War, Manfred Mann, etc) from Bohemian Rhapsody and the majority of music clips that came after it.

Now certainly there was some influence from the films but shooting it on video was groundbreaking because it made it much easier to get a clip made as filming can be quite expensive.

So to paraphrase video made it easier for bands that weren't hugely established yet to make clips of their singles.

About the earlier Queen "videos" like Liar and Keep yourself alive, Killer Queen, most of them were for shows like Top of the pops, which was also a nbig influence for music videos. Instead of doing that, and going to similar shows in different countries just make one video and send it to all of them. About Liar, which if my memory is correct was filmed on a sound stage not affiliated with a show like Top of the Pops, there may be a case that technically that's the first video from Queen, at the same time Liar wasn't released as a single in most countries. I can't remember if Keep your self alive is from Top of the pops, a similar show or was shot independently.... I do vaguely remember reading that KYA was shot to be shown on Top of the Pops but I may be wrong on that.



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a few examples of the many early music clips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCltXtQD2W0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiIlYz2n4Pg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56PFizZneQw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBe85UKa1GQ