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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 06:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

23 years after dismissing it after one listen, I picked up Fun In space in a bargain bin a couple of months ago. I LOVE IT ! Favourite tracks are My Country, Lets Get Crazy, and the brilliant Magic Is Loose. Question is, which one of Roger Taylors' shamefully neglected solo albums should I get next. I'll go with the consensus.


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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is indeed a brilliant album ! Strange frontier comes close, but Fun In Space really has a concept feel about it. You can get lost in that record, it's really a journey.
I like Happiness and Electric Fire, but both are not as weird and wonderful as the two 80s offerings. So I recommend Strange Frontier as the next one !


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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 07:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I loved Fun In Space on first listen and I've been enjoying it now for 23 years (is it really that long?) :)

I haven't had the later 2 Roger solo records for very long (actually about 2 weeks :)) so I don't really know them very well yet, but I have to concur with Regor anyway.

There is an atmosphere on the first two albums not present on the others. There are some really good songs on both Electric Fire and Happiness, but I would recommend listening to them in the order of their creation. Listen to the development so to speak.

I am not a big fan of the Cross material, so I think definately start with his early solo stuff. Strange Frontier it is.


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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 07:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd say try Happiness.


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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 08:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Happiness far better... Electric Fire- ca't figure out that one- some tracks are brilliant, some anive and banal... Strange Frontier is the worst of them all... No, really- try Happiness- YOU'LL LOVE IT!

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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 09:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Listen to 'Blue Rock' if you'd find it - that's an amazing album!

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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 09:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i like a lot happiness.
strange frontier has too much synths and ef isn' so bad.pressure on,haircuts,believe in yourself,surrender,the whisperers,tonight,where are you now are really nice tracks.
the onlly one i don't like is no more fun

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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Happiness is winning at the moment. Whichever one is winning this time tomorrow I will buy and listen to over the weekend. The more opinions the better.


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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Glad you like Fun in Space, Magic is Loose is my fav, next Roger album?, i'd pick Happiness!, and have a godd listen to ' Touch the sky '


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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 12:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

King Frederick wrote:

Glad you like Fun in Space, Magic is Loose is my fav, next Roger album?, i'd pick Happiness!, and have a good listen to ' Touch the sky '



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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer happiness...great atmosphere!


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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here is my personal favourite Roger solo albums list:
1.Happiness?
2.Electric Fire
3.Fun In Space
4.Strange Frontier


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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Fun In Space. I think it's actually my favorite solo album from Roger. Happiness? is good, but it's lacking something. I've only listened to Strange Frontier a few times; something about it just doesn't interest me. And Electric Fire is great. It's more mature than the previous albums, and the lyrics show that.


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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger's first solo disc was awesome. The cover was a classic Hipgnosis cover which suited the album. My favorites are My Country(parts 1 and 2), Let's Get Crazy(was released as a single in the US but went of deaf ears), No Violins, the title cut and Airheads. The whole album proved Roger could play drums, guitars, keyboards, bass and sing well. Strange Frontier was OK, Electric Fire was alright but haven't heard Happiness!


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Posted: 24 Nov 04, 09:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="crimson"><b>ThomasQuinn</b> wrote:

Serry Funster wrote:

Listen to 'Blue Rock' if you'd find it - that's an amazing album!


It is, but I don't think it's better than 'Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know'.


If they'd put 'In Charge Of My Heart' (and maybe 'Manipulator') on MBADTK - I'd agree with you, but it's on the B-side and my fav The Cross' album is still 'Blue Rock'... Same like with the Miracle - great ones like Stealin' and Hijack My Heart are off-album and it's much pity for me.

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Posted: 24 Nov 04, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thank you all for your thoughts. Happiness it is then. Hope I'm still thanking you come Monday!


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Posted: 25 Nov 04, 07:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what the effs blue rock? ive never heard of it.... im really slow


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