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Posted: 24 Jun 11, 17:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What is everyones views on roger taylor's track 'touch the sky', my view should have been released as a single! radio friendly even back then 1994!!!! Whats your views my friends?

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Posted: 25 Jun 11, 04:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great track, poor lyrics, wouldn't have been played on the radio.

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Posted: 25 Jun 11, 06:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The intro is great. In fact, a lot of Roger's songs have great intros. The best has got to be The Whisperers.


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Posted: 25 Jun 11, 07:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with Pim. Great song, but the lyrics, especially the line "the way you boil your eggs, goes straight to my legs" is particularly cringeworthy....


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Posted: 25 Jun 11, 07:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great music, poor lyrics - it's as if Roger had got a twelve year old with English as a foreign language to write them for him!


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Posted: 25 Jun 11, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Happiness is just about the best Queen solo outing - however I've never been fond of Touch the Sky. Keys to the kingdom would have made a better single and what exactly Rog was thinking of when he decided on Nazis as single I'll never know.


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Posted: 25 Jun 11, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My favorite track off of that CD is 'Freedom Train', followed by 'You Had To Be there'. Touch the Sky didn't do it for me...I agree, not one of Roger's best lyrical attempts...


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Posted: 25 Jun 11, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

fair points, but compare it todays lyrics???? its my fav from that album. its just a simple song, with simple lyrics, end of!

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Posted: 25 Jun 11, 14:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah nothing wrong with the lyrics really - bit throwaway, bit quirky. Really is a good album though; revelations, foreign sands, old friends, freedom train, you had to be there....


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Posted: 25 Jun 11, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of my favorite albums period.

The whole album is really top notch in my book, much better to me than The Cross' albums.

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Posted: 25 Jun 11, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Touch The Sky is a great track for the music alone.  A good effort from Roger.
If fate had played another card maybe these tracks would have been available to Queen to enhance, just like Brian May's Driven By You.

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Posted: 25 Jun 11, 21:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Dear Mr Murdoch' is a savage track, one of the best on the album IMO. 'Nazis' is ok, but i agree, shit choice for a single. :/


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Posted: 26 Jun 11, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think this track really sucked !