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Posted: 18 Jun 08, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This comes from the sleevenotes on "A Kind of Magic" (the album):

Queen are:
Freddie Mercury - vocals, keyboards
John Deacon - bass guitar, keyboards, occasional guitar
Roger Taylor - drums, occasional vocals, keyboards
Brian May - guitar, occasional vocals, keyboards

Does anyone actually have any visual evidence (photos or videos) of Roger Taylor playing the piano or a synthesizer?

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Posted: 18 Jun 08, 16:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Didn't he "key-in" the drums on Don't Lose Your Head?

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Posted: 18 Jun 08, 17:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He composed Radio Ga Ga, which would be unlikely on any stringed instrument.

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Posted: 18 Jun 08, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He also composed "Happiness", which too was probably written on the piano. The list goes on (even if it's not allthat long). I get that he DID, but are there any photos of videos of him playing the paino? It just seems odd that I haven't seen any.

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Posted: 18 Jun 08, 22:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Several of his post-Jazz songs were written on piano or synth.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 19 Jun 08, 00:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I also gather that this is around the time he (and John) started learning the piano.

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Posted: 19 Jun 08, 03:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Remember that "keyboards" isn't the same thing as piano.

Even the Flash Gordon soundtrack album credits all the guys with "synth" in addition to their more usual instruments, and "keyboards" is just a fancier term for the same instrument...

Even I can play a synthesiser if you're expecting nothing more than funny noises, and I'm also smart enough to leave the actual piano playing to those who can do it. ;)

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Posted: 19 Jun 08, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I posted the same question a while back - we know that Roger plays piano/keys, but has anyone got a picture?

I think this is just out of interest, as we we've seen John play piano on video, guitar on Live at the Bowl, and even drums in the One Vision video. We've seen Brian play piano, bass (on the Another World web cam), and Freddie and Roger both play guitar.

Come on, someone must have a piccie!!

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Posted: 19 Jun 08, 16:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's a pic where Roger is "using" John's bass. During the One Vision session.

It's not the same as a piano, but at least the strings are there.


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Posted: 19 Jun 08, 20:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Reportedly Roger was playing the piano at the time this picture was taken. Unfortunately the image is cut and we can't see the keyboard.

http://roger-taylor.net/gallery/I%20want%20to%20break%20free/images/04.jpg

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Posted: 19 Jun 08, 20:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:

Didn't he "key-in" the drums on Don't Lose Your Head?

hahaha


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Posted: 19 Jun 08, 20:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

He composed Radio Ga Ga, which would be unlikely on any stringed instrument.


were talking about AKOM faggot


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Posted: 19 Jun 08, 20:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bigV wrote:

He also composed "Happiness", which too was probably written on the piano. The list goes on (even if it's not allthat long). I get that he DID, but are there any photos of videos of him playing the paino? It just seems odd that I haven't seen any.

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i heard that it was that asian guy/girl who composed most of that stuff.. which shits me, cos i think its great work and roger is talented enough to do that.


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Posted: 19 Jun 08, 21:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bigV wrote:

He also composed "Happiness", which too was probably written on the piano. The list goes on (even if it's not allthat long). I get that he DID, but are there any photos of videos of him playing the paino? It just seems odd that I haven't seen any.

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i heard that it was that asian guy/girl who composed most of that stuff.. which shits me, cos i think its great work and roger is talented enough to do that.


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Posted: 20 Jun 08, 02:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AssDude wrote:

bigV wrote:

He also composed "Happiness", which too was probably written on the piano. The list goes on (even if it's not allthat long). I get that he DID, but are there any photos of videos of him playing the paino? It just seems odd that I haven't seen any.

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i heard that it was that asian guy/girl who composed most of that stuff.. which shits me, cos i think its great work and roger is talented enough to do that.


you mean yoshiki? just 2 songs, and just one of them co-composing. post queen actually.


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Posted: 20 Jun 08, 02:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DLYH/a dozen red roses for my darling (ADRRFMD :-D) is a good example for roger's work on synth(synth-drums). furthermore i'd like to point out that there obviousely has to be more keyboard/synth- work produced for the sessions and overdubbed by real instruments later on... just the way a production goes. isn't there some evidence for that in the miracle-sessions ?
maybe we don't know any photos of him doing the keys for promotional reasons. i guess it works a little bit like the muppet show, where everyone got his fixed position. how many pix are out there showing brian doing 'save me' on piano, i guess not much, are there ?


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Posted: 20 Jun 08, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tero wrote:

Remember that "keyboards" isn't the same thing as piano.


Yes. Example: Innuendo1990 plays "keyboards"

prince_tom wrote:

DLYH/a dozen red roses for my darling (ADRRFMD :-D) is a good example for roger's work on synth(synth-drums).

Earlier, Micrówave wrote:

Didn't he "key-in" the drums on Don't Lose Your Head?


Ummmm.... I think Roger also wrote the instrumental version.

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Posted: 20 Jun 08, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

prince_tom wrote:

DLYH/a dozen red roses for my darling (ADRRFMD :-D) is a good example for roger's work on synth(synth-drums). furthermore i'd like to point out that there obviousely has to be more keyboard/synth- work produced for the sessions and overdubbed by real instruments later on... just the way a production goes. isn't there some evidence for that in the miracle-sessions ?
maybe we don't know any photos of him doing the keys for promotional reasons. i guess it works a little bit like the muppet show, where everyone got his fixed position. how many pix are out there showing brian doing 'save me' on piano, i guess not much, are there ?


There are at least two video recordings of Brian playing "Save Me" and at least two more of him playing "Teo Torriatte". Not to mention TMLWKY at the Tribute Concert.

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Posted: 01 Jul 08, 15:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ladies and gentlemen, I do declare that we have a serious mystery on our hands.

I'll post the same question on QOL to see what the folks there can un-earth.

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