I remember reading somewhere,that 'Tear it up' was going to be a released as a single,and was pulled at the last minute so 'Hammer to Fall' could be released as the 4th single from 'The Works'!I also remember it being mentioned that a video was shot,can anybody confirm this please?Its my favourite song from the album and would love to hold on to some hope that a video was shot,and Rhys Thomas will find it hidden away in Jim Beach's outside toilet or something!lol.
There is a non-live performance from the 1984 Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival. Queen mimed four songs including Tear It Up. Perhaps that's where the rumour originated? Or maybe if it was going to be a single, that performance was to be the video?
Don't know about Tear it up but Man on the Prowl was definately going to be a single. There are many promo copies of it with the same catalog number as Thank God it's Christmas (QUEEN5), both from the UK and Ireland at least.
well, as several fans have noted over the years, the band did really f*ck it up concerning the songs and the tracklisting on the "Works" project...the final 9 songs is a product that coulda/shoulda been better - "Tear it Up" is b-side quality - if they wanted sth rockier Brian should have insisted on "I Go Crazy" making the cut
*"man on the prowl" almost was a single, promo copies exist (irish pressing esp.) - no idea about a video for "Tear it Up" - wouldn't bet on it