"I'm Going Slightly Mad" is a song by the British rock band Queen. Written by Freddie Mercury, it was released as the second single from the band's 1991 album Innuendo. The lyrics and the accompanying music video project the song as quirky, humorous and light-hearted. The song also features a slide guitar solo performed by Brian May. John Deacon's bass is tuned down to a low B.
The accompanying video features the band dressed and acting in an absurd manner, including guitarist Brian May dressed as a penguin, drummer Roger Taylor wearing a tea kettle on his head and riding a tricycle while Mercury sneaks up on him and is chasing him, a man in a gorilla suit, bassist John Deacon as a jester, and Mercury wearing a bunch of bananas as a wig.
"I'm Going Slightly Mad" is the last Queen video to feature significant creative input from Mercury. Although he was already considerably ill at the time due to the AIDS virus which would claim his life less than a year later, "I'm Going Slightly Mad" features him very mobile and expressive in the final clip, as well as actively co-directing some of the video's storyboards, although his physical appearance was very frail; he was wearing thick make-up to hide the blotches on his face and an extra layer of clothing underneath to conceal his weight loss.
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