Here we have our first Photoshopped art of the evening, as Terri decided to go the parody route. This collage of Al faces is mostly based on the cover for Queen's 1991 album The Miracle (even down to a similar font), but it does seem to also have a touch of a more famous group image, that from the cover of their earlier Queen II album. This piece is interesting because even as a parody, it visually chronicles Al's career from his college days to present day. Because most choose to associate Al with Michael Jackson, quite a number have forgotten that Queen played a vital role in Al's early success, as "Another One Rides The Bus" was Al's first national hit. Queen would also serve as fodder for the polka on 1993's Alapalooza album, "Bohemian Polka." It could probably be argued that Queen songs bookended the busiest and most productive era of Al's career, 1980-1993. This work nicely captures the group's influence on Al.
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