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 “Underneath Strain” 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 tune’s launch. Taylor later labored on one other tune that appeared in a special type, as he confirmed to Basic Rock in a latest interview.
“I did a model with him of ‘Legal World,’ which wasn’t excellent, truly,” Taylor admitted. “I feel 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.”
Past these tracks, Taylor could not recall any additional collaborations with Bowie. “I don’t suppose we did anything. It’s all a bit hazy,” the drummer confessed. “No, nothing that I can bear in mind, anyway. Thoughts you, I do preserve listening to issues that I’ve forgotten we did. I might have liked to have accomplished extra with David, as a result of I discovered him a pleasure and a delight and a unprecedented particular person.”
Final 12 months, Taylor informed the Massive Problem: “If I might re-live one second in my life it will be the weekend I spent within the Energy Station studios in New York with David Bowie, once we completed off ‘Underneath Strain.’ 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 a superb piece of labor and I obtained on very properly with him,” Taylor recalled. “He was so ingenious and good in each sense, and he had a terrific humorousness – that appears to maintain cropping up within the individuals I like: a humorousness.”
Within the new interview Taylor, 72, additionally mentioned the chance of his retirement. “I can nonetheless clobber away, imagine me,” he famous, “However I wish to suppose I clobber with extra subtlety as of late. Possibly not fairly as a lot energy, however extra approach. My son Rufus has obtained all the facility now. He performs for the Darkness. He’s presumably the loudest drummer on earth.” As for a way lengthy he’ll proceed to play, the drummer was non-comital. “I doubt I can be doing this for much longer, however I’m nonetheless in a position to do it, so I actually embrace it. And I need everyone to get pleasure from it.”