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Newly released, faster version of Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ will blow you away

Buckle up.


Austin Powell


Queen’s “We Will Rock You” is one of the most instantly-identifiable stadium anthems of all time.

But the iconic U.K. band also recorded a rapid-fire version in 1977 for DJ John Peel that wholly abandons the track’s two-stomp-clap beat. It’s a clear counter to the emergence of punk, and it’ll blow your hair back.

While the fast version was a live staple for years, it was never officially released. It’s finally coming out Nov. 4 as a part of a 24-song set, Queen on Air, that pulls together the band’s various BBC sessions. the six-disc deluxe edition will also feature interviews, like this 1982 conversation between guitarist Brian May and John Tobler.

And just for comparison’s sake (and to appreciate those sweet Freddie Mercury glasses), here’s the original music video for “We Will Rock You”:

H/T Rolling Stone

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