Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Bowie and Mercury Vocals on 'Under Pressure' Isolated

Nerdist linked today to this recording of David Bowie's and Freddie Mercury's vocals on the joint Bowie-Queen project, Under Pressure, from 1981.

In light of Bowie's death on Sunday, hearing the two late rockers without accompaniment is haunting.

The unadorned track and vocal adventurousness also underscore their talent and their artistic sensibilities.

Under Pressure is such a wonderfully weird song. Below the vocal isolation recording is the song as released, complete with the piano and bass riffs that Vanilla Ice ripped off several years later. (And I refuse to link to any video of that track.)

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