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Fun in Space
Roger Taylor
Fun in Space
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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1996 reissue on Parlophone, the CD debut of the Queen drummer's 1981 solo album originally released on Raincloud. 10 tracks, including 'No Violins', 'Laugh Or Cry' & 'Future Management'.

      
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All Artists: Roger Taylor
Title: Fun in Space
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Europe Generic
Release Date: 4/27/2000
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724383820122, 0724383820153, 724383820153, 766482409426, 821838477624

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1996 reissue on Parlophone, the CD debut of the Queen drummer's 1981 solo album originally released on Raincloud. 10 tracks, including 'No Violins', 'Laugh Or Cry' & 'Future Management'.
 

CD Reviews

Better then Brian not as good as Freddie
Brian Ogilby | Worcester, VT USA | 12/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"All the Queen members had thier eccentricties, Brian had long hair through all the albums, John never sang lead vocals on his songs, Freddie grew a mustache and ultimatly a beard and Roger had blue eyes and blond hair and often songwritingwise went against the grain of the other Queen members compositions. It was because of this that most of his songs were not featured on Queens live albums, they were too distinctive and wierd. How else to explain songs like Drowse, Fight From The Inside and Calling all Girls. However while he wrote few songs with the group he wrote some of Queens best songs, Loser In The End, Im In Love With My Car, Radio GaGa, Modern Times Rock And Roll and Tenement Funster to name only a few. He was also the second best singer in the group next to Freddie a great drummer and the most talented musician in the band and he kept it up in his solo career making him a better artist then Brian May though not as good as the bands leader Freddie Mercury as Fun In Space cleverly showed."
Magis IS Loose, but words aren't enough!
08/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I became a Queen fan in 1983. At the same
time I was introduced to their music, I also
got to hear Fun in Space, which blew my mind
more than anything. The copy I listened to
for years was one I had made -open air!- from
one cassette recorder to another. The music
was so good I didn't care. There is a HIGH
nostalgia factor here, which biases my review, but
which you 'might' understand if you remember and
enjoyed the music of the early 1980s.
This album just seemed like a miracle then, and it
still does now. Ironically, it has largely
gone unnoticed by the masses. I believe that
this indicates the novelty of the music as
opposed to its lacking in anything. It's a one
of a kind piece of music - one I'll always
keep close to the vest.
Roger does most or all the music himself, and
provides us with poignant even haunting melodies
at times. All the tracks are good - not one
could have been omitted. The album is full of
catchy guitar hooks and keyboard melodies,
but does not sound derivative (to my ears).
Comparable at times to The Game, this is
Roger's game, and its `epic' in its own personal way.
A special piece of art not to be missed, esp. by fans
of Queen. If I could give it an extra star, I would
without reservation."
Good times are now.
Melanie Love | Los Angeles, CA | 10/12/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It's impossible to not love Roger Taylor. The blond haired, blue-eyed drummer with the impossible screams puts his Rod Stewart-like rasp to use on his debut solo album, Fun In Space. From the in-your-face My Country I & II to the fast paced Let's Get Crazy, Fun In Space showcases Taylor's talent, which wasn't always highlighted in Queen's extensive career. With brilliant percussion, lyrics and vocals, not to mention the futuristic use of synthesizers, this album is great from start to finish."