The famous collaboration between Queen and David Bowie that led to the birth of Under Pressure, the masterpiece published in Hot Space , has been the subject of so much speculation over the years. Indeed, successive declarations to that partnership itself have not been lacking, which has led to so much enviable musically, but also to clashes that – although part of the nature of a recording studio – hardly seemed to be suitable for the level of collaboration between Queen and David Bowie . Now, even more, we know more: there are songs made by the two parties but never published.
The clashes between Freddie Mercury and David Bowie during the registration
Despite the temperament and character of Freddie Mercury and David Bowie , to which was added the common goal of making songs that could remain in history, the climate within the recording studios was not always quiet.
Imagining a quarrel between two greats like Freddie Mercury and David Bowie would seem difficult , yet, it is enough to mention Brian May to understand that this happened: “Freddie and David challenged each other and clashed. But these are things that happen in a studio: sparks flew to get a result like that. They challenged each other in indirect ways, like those who arrived last in the studio. It was beautiful and terrible, but I only remember the wonderful part. And of those sessions a lot of material never came to light: we’re thinking about it “ . The guitarist not only declared disagreements between the two, but also the presence of new material that the band could give birth to.
The songs of Queen and David Bowie that have never been published
To confirm the theory of Brian May also Peter Hince, band’s roadie , decided to confirm the version according to which some songs – made between Queen and David Bowie – would never have been realized.
Thus stated Hince: “There is stuff with Freddie and David singing together – whole pieces of rock’n’roll, raw but complete. They started singing covers and pieces of their own, to come back the next day and record what would become “Under Pressure”. But tracks were recorded in that period, which were never finished or mixed. David recorded voices on some tracks that were not used. So there is an archive somewhere. “ In short, the songs exist and have never been lost … would you like to hear completely new songs years after the death of Freddie Mercury?