On August 1974 Mick Rock took several photos of the band. He remembers: ?In many of the pictures the band are smiling, especially so in this session. These images were press shots. They would have turned up on packages, like foreign singles. Queen are less styled and more relaxed than in our earlier sessions.
The band was on a serious roll and their profile had risen rapidly in the wake of the success of ?Seven Seas of Rhye? (their first hit single). They needed some new images for promotion, si this session was quickly scheduled. We didn?t really know what we wanted to do. We just jumped in and experimented with several setups, wich we quickly discarded. You can see this from the number of test Polaroids. I?m not sure why we didn?t carry these setups to filmic fruition; they look pretty good to me from the perspective of today. But anyway we hit a groove that we all liked and got on with things. They wanted something more casual, less stylized. The rest of the band wanted to tone down the androgyny image and just make it more straight-ahead rock?n?roll, [they wanted something a little less controlled and not so overly glam, although they are pretty glam still], and this time Freddie went along with it?.
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