Roger Taylor ‎– Roger Taylor's Fun In Space - (Queen) 1981 Rock - Canada Original LP

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Roger Taylor ‎– Roger Taylor's Fun In Space

Elektra ‎– X5E-522
Vinyl, LP, Album

Printed inner sleeve

Record is VG+ VG++ has some light wear (listen to our copy)

Cover is VG+ VG++ has some ring wear (see our pic)

Record comes in original inner sleeve

Pop Rock, Classic Rock


A1 No Violins 4:33
A2 Laugh Or Cry 3:05
A3 Future Management 3:01
A4 Let's Get Crazy 3:39
A5 My Country I & II 6:47


B1 Good Times Are Now 3:25
B2 Magic Is Loose 3:29
B3 Interlude In Constantinople 2:04
B4 Airheads 3:37
B5 Fun In Space 6:19


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Manufactured By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
Recorded At – Mountain Studios


Design [Sleeve Design] – Hipgnosis
Illustration – Colin Chambers, Colin Elgie, George Hardy, Jeff Cummins, Jill Furmanovsky, Paul Maxon
Illustration [Graphics & Illustration] – Ian Wright
Keyboards, Engineer – David Richards
Mastered By – George Marino
Photography By – Paul Maxon, Peter Christopherson
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By, Vocals – Roger Taylor


Recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland.

℗ & © 1981 Elektra/Asylum Records

Fun in Space is the debut solo album by English musician Roger Taylor, the drummer of Queen. It was released on 6 April 1981 in the UK and 9 May in the US. The album peaked at number 18 in the British charts, while it performed poorly upon its US release, due to no promotion from the record company...

The perfect fusion of rock music, science fiction and futuristic sensibilities, topped off by an incredible packaging concept with artist Jim Laurier's alien creature from the cover of Creepy #119. Roger holds a copy of it on the back cover, and the record sleeve is decorated with a series of illustrations by artists of the time who made a pretend scifi book cover for the songs on the album.

Queen fans with an ear for Roger's work will be quite pleased. Most might find it a bit eclectic, and one of the album's paradoxes from the time of release is that it's "too new wave" for the AOR audience Queen had cultivated but could not possibly be regarded as new wave since the guy was from Queen, which was their combined loss. It was also too bizarre for the AM pop radio audience Queen had built up following the success of "The Game". To his credit Roger didn't bother trying to cater to that clientele beyond "Let's Get Crazy"'s vague similarity to "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" as throwbacks to 50s rockabilly. The music fit into no clear genre and as such sounds just as fresh 36 years later. The final two and a half minute drone on the title track could have been recorded last week and is just as much of a head trip as ever. Carl Sagan must have loved it.

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Condition Used
Format LP
Label Elektra
Artist Queen
Color Black