Queen Released A New, Faster Recording Of ‘We Will Rock You’ And It’s Insane
WE WILL, WE WILL, BLOW YOUR EFFING MIND WITH THIS ALTERNATE RECORDING OF “WE WILL ROCK YOU!” *clap* ROCK YOU! *clap*
There are few more iconic songs than “We Will Rock You.” It’s like the game of baseball or the concept, of being shocked at the price of your Froyo cup at make-your-own Froyo bars. It’s ingrained in our society and will probably never leave us.
Honestly, can you even begin to imagine what sporting-event culture would be like if this song never existed? How would we even know when to get loud? This song is more than just a song… It’s a revolution with a bass guitar.
That’s two stomps, one clap and unlimited possibilities.
What if I told you though that there was an alternate reality where this song never really existed, where the slow methodical drum kicks and hand claps were replaced by a super fast guitar rift?
Like, imagine if Queen’s lyrics had a baby with a Chevy commercial.
That was almost the case it seems on Tuesday when Queen posted a 1977 studio recording of the classic rock anthem.
The song was played in preparation of “Queen on Air,” a two-disc compilation album featuring 24 songs from the band’s BBC recording sessions set to drop in November.
The faster version was actually how the band often performed “We Will Rock You” live. This recording of the song is the only time the band recorded the up-tempo version in a studio.
DJ John Peel had maybe the most appropriate reaction to the song back in 1997, reportedly saying,
‘We Will Rock You’ – profundity or just another teenage anthem!? I’ve never seen them live. I must admit I’d like to – a band that sounds like nutters, actually, and I like that because I like rock music to sound a little out of control.
British DJs are my favorite people, and I will never not use the word “nutters.”