Did Roger Taylor record more music with David Bowie?
Queen’s drummer Roger Taylor has admitted he’s not sure he’s recorded more music with David Bowie than has already been released.
Queen and Bowie’s 1981 collaboration, “Under Pressure”, was accompanied by a version of Queen’s “Cool Cat” which featured Bowie’s vocals, although he requested that his contribution be removed before release. of the song. Taylor then worked on another song which appeared in a different form, as he confirmed. classic rock in a recent interview.
“I did a version of ‘Criminal World’ with him, which actually wasn’t very good,” Taylor admitted. “I think we probably drank too much. Then he made another version which came out on let’s dance.”
Beyond these tracks, Taylor did not recall any other collaborations with Bowie. “I don’t think we did anything else. It’s all a bit blurry,” the drummer confessed. “No, nothing I remember, anyway. Notice, I keep hearing things I’ve forgotten. I would have liked to have done more with David, because I found in him a joy and a delight and an extraordinary person.”
Last year, Taylor told the Big problem“If I could relive a moment in my life, it would be the weekend I spent at Power Station studios in New York with David Bowie, when we finished ‘Under Pressure’. It was mainly the two of us. The drummer further described the weekend with Bowie as “very satisfying”. “We knew we were doing a good job and I got on really well with him,” Taylor recalled. “He was so inventive and brilliant in every way, and he had a great sense of humor – that seems to keep showing up in people I love: sense of humor.”
In the new interview, Taylor, 72, also spoke about the likelihood of his retirement. “I can still pull away, believe me,” he noted, “But I like to think I’m going after it with more subtlety these days. Maybe not as powerful, but no more technique. My son Rufus now has all the power. He plays for Darkness. He may be the loudest drummer in the world. As to how long he will continue to play, the drummer was non-comital.” I doubt I’ll do this much longer, but I’m still able to do it, so I’m really accepting it. And I want everyone to enjoy it.