Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Unreleased David Bowie and Queen Collaborations May See Light of Day

In 1981 one of the single greatest collaborations between musicians to ever come into existence occurred: Queen and David Bowie's Under Pressure. To this day it is still considered a classic and sends chills up the spines of countless listeners. However, it has recently come to light that this was not the only song that they wrote during this time and said material may now see the light of day.

In a recent interview with Mojo, May discusses the sessions and how they didn't stop with the one song, saying:

“It wasn’t easy. He described us (Queen) as all precocious boys and could be forceful. Those are the things that happen in a studio, that’s when the sparks fly and that’s why it turned out so great. “[They locked horns] in subtle ways, like who would arrive last at the studio. So it was sort of wonderful and terrible. But in my mind, I remember the wonderful now, more than the terrible. Not all of what we did in those sessions has ever come to light, so there’s a thought … ”

I for one would be absolutely ecstatic to hear more of the collaboration between Bowie and Queen. I can only imagine how passionate and creative such music must be if it's even a fraction as good as Under Pressure. What I'm wondering however is why they didn't put it all out or why they haven't done so yet considering how many times they have rereleased the entire catalog and released greatest hits album after greatest hits album. Regardless, they will definitely get my money if they put those songs out.

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