Smash Mouth, a once-popular 1990s band that apparently still plays music, posted a cover of "Under Pressure" on SoundCloud on Tuesday, shortly after news of David Bowie's death began to spread across the world.
The cover, which appeared in the 2006 film "Zoom," is a touching reminder that there will never be another David Bowie -- or Freddie Mercury for that matter. For now, we are left with only the creators of "All Star" to comfort us with mediocre covers. Think about that for a minute.
According to the Independent, Freddie Mercury and Bowie actually wrote the song in one night while allegedly binging on cocaine and wine. And it was roughly 10,000 times better than the serviceable but inevitably Smash Mouth-y cover by Smash Mouth.
Seriously, listen to the greatness that is Bowie and Mercury's isolated tracks on the song.
Out of this world.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this post incorrectly implied that Smash Mouth had recorded the cover after David Bowie's death, when they had actually recorded a cover of "Under Pressure" years earlier. It also stated that Smash Mouth posted the cover on Monday, not Tuesday.
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