Bowie and Queen’s Under Pressure A Cappella (vocals only)!

Bowie and Queen’s Under Pressure A Cappella (vocals only)!

Bowie and Queen’s Under Pressure A Cappella (vocals only)!

We’ll never know all the facts about the time Freddie Mercury and David Bowie squeezed both of their egos into a recording studio, but we found a real gem at WOGA the other day: The a capella (vocals only) to the international hit song, Under Pressure!

According to myth and legend, one day in 1981 Bowie met up with Queen in a recording studio in Switzerland, with the intention of doing vocals for the song Cool Cat. Bowie allegedly became bored and suggested writing a new song from scratch. According to Mark Blake, author of a biography of Freddie Mercury, they began a 24 hour marathon of wine and other vices, and ended up recording Under Pressure!

Here’s a unique version of the song: the vocals only!

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