Night Music: Annie Lennox, David Bowie and Queen, “Under Pressure”

This clip is from the rehearsals for a Queen tribute show. That’s all I know.

What impresses is the intensity and the craft and intensity that Lenox and Bowie bring to singing the song. Which unfortunately mostly reminds me of Vanilla Ice, who as arrested last week in Florida while filming a reality TV show, which is another story entirely.

Being a star/artist/whatever means not dialing it in, is what I think that means.

That’s the main thing that interests me about this clip. These are not everyday people. They’re aware of how hard they worked to get to where they are, and how hard they have to keep working to hang onto even a fraction of it.

Show business is brutal. And I bet, in the best of times, awesome fun.

One thought on “Night Music: Annie Lennox, David Bowie and Queen, “Under Pressure”

  1. Thank you for sharing, Peter. I hadn’t seen that clip in years, but it is still awesome. The actual concert version of the video is out there, too. It was the 1992 Freddie Mercury tribute concert.

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