Why DAVID BOWIE Nearly Blocked His Legendary Collaboration With QUEEN From Being Released; PROFESSOR OF ROCK Investigates (Video)
October 24, 2023, 4 months ago
Professor Of Rock has released the new video below, along with the following introduction...
"It’s arguably the greatest duet ever recorded and well, it almost didn’t happen. 'Under Pressure' by Queen and David Bowie. So first of all, the iconic bass riff that galvanized the song was forgotten after the musicians took a dinner break… Then David Bowie almost blocked it from release because he was unhappy with it. The unorthodox structure of the duet came from every member of Queen including Freddie Mercury and David Bowie getting in separate vocal booths and singing improv without hearing what each other was singing. In the end, it fit like a glove. Then it wasn’t even a hit in America until the famous bass riff was stolen by rapper Vanilla Ice in his song 'Ice, Ice Baby', a decade after it was released reminding everyone of its sonic brilliance. The story behind this one is too good to be true. Yet it is. Next on Professor of Rock."