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The Isolated Vocal Track Of Freddie Mercury And David Bowie Singing “Under Pressure” Is Amazing

It’s hard not to think of this song without thinking of its iconic bass riff.

1. Freddie Mercury and David Bowie’s Isolated Vocal Track For “Under Pressure”:

According to Open Culture, tensions ran extremely high and egos clashed between, David and Freddie, while recording the mega-hit single. The final version of “Under Pressure” evolved from a jam session, which took place over a 24-hour period in the summer of 1981, at Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland.

In 2008, Queen guitarist Brian May spoke with Mojo magazine about the collaboration, saying: “It was very hard because you already had four precocious boys and David, who was precocious enough for all of us. Passions ran very high. I found it very hard because I got so little of my own way. But David had a real vision and he took over the song lyrically.”

2. Listen to Queen, “Under Pressure”:

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