I’ve never really gotten the chills from writing an article before, but you know what they say: always wear two condoms in Mexico. They ALSO say there’s a first time for everything, and that’s what’s happening here.
Maybe you’re a rock n’ roll person, maybe you’re not — either way, you’ve heard this song and probably know all the words:
This song, one of the greatest songs in the history of recorded music, is a collaboration between Queen and David Bowie. And according to Peter Hince, who was head of Queen’s road crew when they and Bowie collaborated on ‘Under Pressure’, there’s a whole lot more where that came from stashed away in a ‘secret archive’ somewhere.
For all the non-rock fans in the room, quite simply, Freddie Mercury had the greatest voice in the history of rock, and Bowie may have been the greatest showman in the history of rock. As you can see in ‘Under Pressure’, the combination of those two had the potential to create some truly generation-defining music.
And apparently, they did.
via The Guardian:
He has disclosed that there was “other material Queen recorded with Bowie that never got released”. He was in the studio with them when they performed and recorded it.
The revelation will be published in a forthcoming book on Bowie by Neil Cossar, a music historian. In one passage, Hince recalls: “They … performed some original songs they did together and also covers. They were just jamming in the studio and it all got recorded – All the Young Dudes, All the Way from Memphis and various rock classics.”