Under Pressure- Queen and David Bowie (1981)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie. The record was released in 1981, on the EMI record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a vintage deep sea diving helmet.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Queen, David Bowie, Deep Sea Diving, Scuba Diving or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Under Pressure
Media Artist/s: Queen & David Bowie
Record Label: EMI
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock / Pop Rock

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Additional information about this Queen & David Bowie vinyl art.

Queen & David Bowie – The Artist/s

Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar). Queen’s earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music.

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie was an English singer, songwriter and actor who is often considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was a leading figure in popular music and was acclaimed by critics and fellow musicians for his innovative work, particularly for his work during the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music.

Under Pressure – The Song

‘Under Pressure’ is a song by the British rock band Queen and singer David Bowie. Originally released as a single in October 1981, it was later included on Queen’s 1982 album Hot Space. The song reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Queen’s second number-one hit in their home country (after 1975’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which topped the chart for nine weeks) and Bowie’s third (after the 1975 reissue of “Space Oddity” and “Ashes to Ashes” in 1980). The song charted in the top 10 in more than ten countries around the world. The song has been described as a “monster rock track that stood out” on the Hot Space album, as well as “an incredibly powerful and poignant pop song”. It was played live at every Queen concert from 1981 until the end of the band’s touring career in 1986.

The Vintage Deep Sea Diving Helmet – The Shape

This record has been modelled into a large vintage divers helmet. A diving helmet is a rigid head enclosure with a breathing gas supply used in underwater diving. They are worn mainly by professional divers engaged in surface-supplied diving, though some models can be used with scuba equipment. The upper part of the helmet, known colloquially as the hat or bonnet, may be secured to the diver or diving suit by a lower part, known as a neck dam, breastplate, or corselet, depending on the construction and regional language preferences. The helmet seals the whole of the diver’s head from the water, allows the diver to see clearly underwater, provides the diver with breathing gas, protects the diver’s head when doing heavy or dangerous work, and usually provides voice communications with the surface (and possibly other divers).

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Additional information

Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
Artist Formation

Group / Band, Solo Artist

Decade

80's

Gender

Male

Nationality

English

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