|David Bowie and Freddie Mercury collaborated|
brilliantly in the 1981 hit. "Under Pressure."
But just about my favorite song of all time, by anybody, is "Under Pressure" the Freddie Mercury and Queen collaboration with Bowie, issued in 1981.
Mercury, one of the greatest rock voices ever, died years ago, and now we've lost Bowie.
Now, hat tip to Boing Boing, we have the isolated vocal tracks of Mercury and Bowie in "Under Pressure."
All the fantastic production values, bells and whistles of the song are gone, and we have just the pair's haunting voices. It serves as a cool, interesting eulogy to these two rock greats.
The first video, below, is just the vocal tracks of the Mercury and Bowie (black screen, just their voices.)
Right under that, is the original music video for "Under Pressure,'" a strange, compelling wonderful video in its own right.
Both performances are really fascinating: