Did Roger Taylor Record More Music With David Bowie?

Did Roger Taylor Record More Music With David Bowie?

Did Roger Taylor Record More Music With David Bowie?

Queen drummer Roger Taylor admitted he wasn’t sure if he’d recorded extra music with David Bowie than what’s already been launched.

Queen and Bowie’s 1981 collaboration “Under Pressure” got here alongside a model of Queen’s “Cool Cat” which featured Bowie vocals, though he requested his contribution to be eliminated earlier than the track’s launch. Taylor later labored on one other track that appeared in a distinct kind, as he confirmed to Classic Rock in a current interview.

“I did a model with him of ‘Criminal World,’ which wasn’t superb, truly,” Taylor admitted. “I believe we had in all probability had an excessive amount of to drink. Then he did one other model that got here out on Let’s Dance.”

Beyond these tracks, Taylor could not recall any additional collaborations with Bowie. “I don’t suppose we did the rest. It’s all a bit hazy,” the drummer confessed. “No, nothing that I can bear in mind, anyway. Mind you, I do maintain listening to issues that I’ve forgotten we did. I’d have beloved to have finished extra with David, as a result of I discovered him a pleasure and a delight and a rare individual.”

Last 12 months, Taylor instructed the Big Issue: “If I may re-live one second in my life it will be the weekend I spent within the Power Station studios in New York with David Bowie, once we completed off ‘Under Pressure.’ It was primarily simply the 2 of us.” The drummer additional described the weekend with Bowie as “very satisfying.” “We knew that we have been doing an excellent piece of labor and I received on very properly with him,” Taylor recalled. “He was so ingenious and good in each sense, and he had an ideal humorousness – that appears to maintain cropping up within the individuals I like: a humorousness.”

In the brand new interview Taylor, 72, additionally mentioned the chance of his retirement. “I can nonetheless clobber away, consider me,” he famous, “But I wish to suppose I clobber with extra subtlety lately. Maybe not fairly as a lot energy, however extra approach. My son Rufus has received all the facility now. He performs for the Darkness. He is presumably the loudest drummer on earth.” As for a way lengthy he’ll proceed to play, the drummer was non-comital. “I doubt I will probably be doing this for much longer, however I’m nonetheless capable of do it, so I actually embrace it. And I would like all people to get pleasure from it.”

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