Roger Taylor Collaborations


1986-2000

This page features details of Roger Taylor's collaborations with other artists, recorded between 1986 and 2000.


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Queen Solo Tracks:
Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender

Collaborations Featuring Multiple Band Members:
Ian & Belinda - Who Wants To Live Forever
Rock Aid Armenia - Smoke On The Water
Hale & Pace - The Stonk
The SAS Band - That's The Way God Planned It


Other Collaborations:
Magnum - Vigilante (album) : Lonely Night, Need A Lot Of Love, Sometime Love, Midnight (You Won't Be Sleeping), Red On The Highway, Holy Rider, When The World Comes Down, Vigilante and Back Street Kid
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Dancerama
Shakin' Stevens - Radio
Roger Daltrey - Baba O'Riley / Summertime Blues (live)
Steve Harley - Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) (live)
Ian Hunter - All The Young Dudes (live), Michael Picasso (live), Once Bitten Twice Shy (live), Resurrection Mary (live)
Perkins AKA Miss World - Barbie Doll, Draining Venus, Highway 45, She's Rich, This Way Up and Why Don't Stars Fall Anymore
Naked Sushi - Carnivorous Girl
Lydia Canaan - Love And Lust

 

Some sources also suggest that Roger appears on 'Try To Remember' by either Yoshiki or Crystal Japan, but this seems unlikely as it is not widely known.


Vigilante

(album)

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Magnum

, 1986. Roger produced the album, and sings backing vocals on 'When The World Comes Down' and 'Sometime Love'.
The album was recorded at Queen's studios in Montreux, Switzerland, with the first sessions on 26 March 1986, and was produced by Roger and David Richards.

1. Lonely Night
2. Need A Lot Of Love
3. Sometime Love
4. Midnight (You Won't Be Sleeping)
5. Red On The Highway
6. Holy Rider
7. When The World Comes Down
8. Vigilante
9. Back Street Kid

Three singles were released:
- Lonely Night, with various live tracks from previous albums as B-sides
- Midnight (You Won't Be Sleeping), Back Street Kid (with an extended remix of 'Midnight' on the 12" single)
- When The World Comes Down, Vigilante (with an extended version of 'When The World Comes Down' on the 12" single)

Lonely Night

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Magnum

, 1986. Roger produced the track. Length 3:47.
Available as track 1 on the album 'Vigilante', and on the 'Chapter & Verse', 'Long Days Black Nights' and 'The Storyteller's Collection' albums.
Lyrics:
Oh

I'm looking for someone
In this old crazy world tonight
I can't take this heartbreak
In this old crazy world tonight

I'm feeling so empty
In this old lonely world tonight
I'm restless, defenceless
In this unholy world tonight

Oh, I never learn
Oh, lonely night
Disappear
Oh, lonely night
Don't you come round here
Oh, lonely night
Lonely, lonely night

I'm waiting for something
To put these foolish things to right
Protected, accepted
I need it now, I need it right

I'm feeling so empty
In this old lonely world tonight
I'm restless, defenceless
In this unholy world tonight

For love we burn
But we never learn
We never learn

Oh, lonely night
Disappear
Oh, lonely night
Don't you come round here
Oh, lonely night, night

It's creeping up on me
Oh, lonely night
Disappear
Oh, lonely night
Don't you come round here
Oh, lonely night
Ah, one more

Oh, lonely night
Ooh disappear from my door
Oh, lonely night
Oh, don't you come round here no more
Oh, lonely night
Disappear from my door
Oh, lonely night
Said, don't you come round here no more

Need A Lot Of Love

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Magnum

, 1986. Roger produced the track. Length 4:48.
Available as track 2 on the album 'Vigilante'.
This track segues into 'Sometime Love'.
Lyrics:
Soldier cut loose in Saigon
Used to be a farmer just like anyone
Soldier cut loose in Saigon
Even to his father he's a violent son

Mmmm
Mmmm
Someone built a wall in Berlin
Not to keep them out but to keep them in
Someone built a wall in Berlin
A permanent reminder of what's happening

Oh, we need a lot of love
Gotta take a lot of pain
You can watch the river flood
But get washed away the same
Oh, we know that things don't last
So we use the guiding tracks
Through the deadly ring of flame

Mmmm
Mmmm
Smoking in a room in Lebanon
Hotel's serving but the hospital's gone, ah
Choking in a room in Lebanon
Many people hurt but still the telephone's off, off

Mmmm
Mmmm
Standing on a street in Belfast
City in division, widow in black
Standing on a street in Belfast
Crunching up my feet on the broken glass

We need a lot of love
Gotta take a lot of pain
You can watch the river flood
But get washed away the same
Oh, we know that things don't last
So we use the guiding tracks
Through the deadly ring of flame

Ah, oh, we need a lot of love (can you feel the love)
Gotta take a lot of pain (oh, a lot of pain)
You can watch the river flood (sitting by the river)
But get washed away the same (wash it over me)
Oh, we know that things don't last
So we use the guiding tracks
Through the deadly ring of flame

Sometime Love

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Magnum

, 1986. Roger produced the track and sings backing vocals. Length 4:20.
Available as track 3 on the album 'Vigilante'.
This track segues from 'Need A Lot Of Love' and into 'Midnight (You Won't Be Sleeping)'.
Lyrics:
Yeah
Oh

I'm looking round at the posters on the damp wall
Hear static on the radio
There's no sound from the mission or the dance hall
No place that I wanna go

Broke up am I dreaming it's a sad day
Too much to be sitting here alone
Bad luck and it's gonna be a long day
There's no number I can telephone, telephone

When you fall
It's no game
'Cos you can do it
Over again and again and again

(Sometime love) will break your heart
(Sometime love) in fair exchange
(Sometime love) takes you apart at every stage
(Sometime love) will break your heart
(Break your heart) or what remains
(Sometime love) takes you apart, drives you insane

Day breaks and starts another heartache
Hurts bad reaching out for someone
The games up, oh, here comes another heartbreak
All this and it's only just begun

When you fall
It's no game
'Cos they can do it
Over again and again and again and again
(And again and again)

(Sometime love) is very strange
(Sometime love) takes you apart at every stage, oooh
(Sometime love) will break your heart
(Break your heart) or what remains
(Sometime love) takes you apart, drives you insane
Sometime love, oh
(Sometime love) is very strange
(Sometime love) takes you apart, driving me insane

Good
Come on, driving me insane, yeah
Oh, oh, insane, yeah
Insane, yeah
Driving me insane, yeah
Ooh, ahh
Insane, yeah
Driving me insane, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah
Insane, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Driving me insane

Midnight

(You Won't Be Sleeping)

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Magnum

, 1986. Roger produced the track.
Available as track 4 on the album 'Vigilante'.
This track segues from 'Sometime Love' and into 'Red On The Highway'.
Available Versions:
1. Album Version (4:01) (on the album only)
2. Single Version (unknown length) (presumably the track was edited slightly, to avoid the segues)
3. Extended Remix (6:17) (on the 12" single, and the 'Chapter & Verse' and 'The Storyteller's Collection' albums; this features a lengthy instrumental intro, repeated vocals, and some instrumental sections)

Lyrics: (the extended remix adds the lyrics in red)
I know how it feels to cry
But it's only lovers know the reason why
They stay together

And when your time has come
You soon discover
Look at what you've done
Could be forever

Your open arms say everything
You're always there
It seems I might be here all night


I light a candle bright
To show your way tonight


I light a candle bright
To show your way tonight
Midnight, you won't be sleeping
I won't be leaving

Off with my foolish pride
Too much in trouble
Never could decide
Always a struggle

Now I know how it feels to cry
It's only lovers know the reason why
They stay together

Your open arms say everything
You're always there
It seems I might be here all night

It seems I might be here all night

I light a candle bright
To show your way tonight
Midnight, you won't be sleeping
I won't be leaving, leaving, leaving

I light a candle bright
To show your way tonight
Midnight, you won't be sleeping
I won't be leaving
It seems I might be here all night

I light a candle bright
To show your way tonight

I light a candle bright
To show your way tonight


I light a candle bright
To show your way tonight

I light a candle bright
To show your way tonight
Midnight, you won't be sleeping
I won't be

Red On The Highway

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Magnum

, 1986. Roger produced the track. Length 4:13.
Available as track 5 on the album 'Vigilante'.
This track segues from 'Midnight (You Won't Be Sleeping)
Lyrics:
It's red on the highway, diamonds in the sky
A million stilettos cutting tears from your eye
It's peppered with starshell, it's pouring silver rain
Falling like lumber, but you're feeling no pain

You can't run
Can't run
Can't run away
Can't run, na, na, na, na, na, na
Can't run
Can't run away

There's blood in the river, terror spikes your soul
It's louder than thunder way down deep in this hole
There's a light in the mountain, a fireball in the town
Tornado in the making and a shaking in the ground

You can't run
Can't run
Can't run away
Can't run, na, na, na, na, na, na
Can't run
Can't run away

Late on
Oh no
Trapped in the shadows feeling ragged and torn
Radio message bringing no help at all
There's a light in the mountain, fireball in the town
Tornado in the making and a shaking in the ground

You can't run
Can't run
Can't run away
Can't run, na, na, na, na, na, na
Can't run
Said we can't run away

No, no
Oh
Oh

Oh, you can't run
Can't run
Can't run away
Can't run, can't run, can't run
Can't run
We can't run away

Holy Rider

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Magnum

, 1986. Roger produced the track. Length 5:17.
Available as track 6 on the album 'Vigilante'.
Lyrics:
Holy rider, take to the air
Holy rider, please beware
Carry the news with care
Promise we'll all be there

Oh, holy rider, it's time to start
Holy rider, brave in the dark
Though we are just a spark
Made up of many parts

Down from the hills
Everyone race
Witness the time
Heaven will weigh the heart of stone

Heart of stone
Watch it break
Break the heart of stone

Oh, oh, oh
Holy rider, take to the air
Holy rider, please beware
Carry the news with care
Promise we'll all be there

Different in shape
Colour of face
Equally bought
But heaven will weigh the heart of stone

Heart of stone
Watch it break
Break the heart of stone
Heart of stone
(Hearts of)
Stone, stone
Heart of stone
Stone, stone
Stone, stone
(Hearts) heart of stone
(Hearts)
Heart
Heart of stone
Stone
Oooh

Stone
Stone
Stone

Down from the hills
Everyone race
Witness the time
Heaven will weigh
Different in shape
Colour of face
Equally bought
But heaven will weigh the heart of stone

Heart of stone
Watch it break
Watch it break the heart of stone, stone, stone
Heart of stone
Watch it break, break, break, break
The heart of stone, stone
Heart of stone
Heart of stone
Break the heart of stone, yeah
Heart of stone
Break the heart of stone
Heart of stone
Break the heart of stone
Heart of stone
Break the heart of stone
Heart of stone
Heart of stone
Heart of stone
Heart of stone

When The World Comes Down

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Magnum

, 1986. Roger produced the track and sings backing vocals. Length 5:20.
Available as track 7 on the album 'Vigilante', and on the 'Chapter & Verse' album.
It is likely that the track was edited for the single release.
Lyrics:
Hiding somewhere out of sight
Are you all right
Feeling pulled from left to right
Are you all right
You've been alone again tonight
No-one has called
If they had known I think they might
'Cos you've got it all, yeah

There are times it's hard to swallow
When the world comes down on you
May it shine on you tomorrow
And your dreams they all come true

Oh, oh

I hear you crying to yourself
Oh, that's not right
And I know you, oh, you need somebody's help
Oh, for tonight
But you sit alone, turn off your light
Feeling so small
You should have known how well you might
You've got it all

There are times it's hard to swallow
When the world comes down on you
May it shine on you tomorrow
And your dreams they all come true

There are times it's hard to swallow, oh, oh
When the world comes down on you
May it shine on you tomorrow, oh, oh
And your dreams they all come true
Sing it
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Mmm

May all your dreams
Dreams come true for you
I want them to

Vigilante

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Magnum

, 1986. Roger produced the track. Length 6:39.
Available as track 8 on the album 'Vigilante', and on the 'Chapter & Verse' and 'Long Days Black Nights' albums.
Lyrics:
Racing in the shadows, pounding of the feet
While the old men get to praying
And the children try to sleep
Just another promise, they don't really care
'Cos the movement on the borders
Got the people running scared

Standing on the corner never got things done
Leave your front door open
You'll be the foolish one
No misunderstanding, no honour among thieves
It's a sorry situation
A gun is all you need

I said
Go call the vigilante
He'll turn this place upside down
Go call the vigilante
He don't get kicked around

Hold on, there's a new way a comin'
Looks like it's arriving tonight
There's no more hiding or running
There's no more walking on ice

Standing on the corner never got things done
Leave your front door open
You'll be the foolish one
No misunderstanding, no honour among thieves
It's a sorry situation
A gun is all you need

I said
Go call the vigilante
He'll turn this place upside down
Go call the vigilante
He don't get kicked around

Hold on, there's a new way a comin'
Looks like it's arriving tonight
There's no more hiding or running
There's no more walking on ice

Racing in the shadows, the pounding of the feet
While the old men get to praying
And the children try to sleep
Just another promise, they don't really care
'Cos the movement on the borders
Got the people running scared

I said
Go call the vigilante
He'll turn this place upside down
Go call the vigilante
He don't get kicked around, kicked around

Hold on, there's a new way a comin'
Looks like it's arriving tonight
There's no more hiding or running
There's no more walking on ice

I said
Hold on, there's a new way a comin'
Looks like it's arriving tonight
There's no more hiding or running
There's no more walking on ice, oh

Hold on, there's a new way a comin'
Looks like it's arriving tonight
There's no more hiding or running
There's no more walking on, walking on ice

Hold on, hold on
Looks like it's arriving tonight
There's no more hiding or running
There's no more walking on ice

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
Vigilante, vigilante man
Vigilante, call the vigilante man
Vigilante, vigilante man
Vigilante, call the vigilante man
Yeah, yeah
Vigilante, vigilante man
Vigilante, call the vigilante man
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Vigilante, vigilante man
Vigilante, call the vigilante man, the man
Yeah, yeah
Vigilante, vigilante man
Vigilante

Back Street Kid

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Magnum

, 1986. Roger produced the track. Length 5:00.
Available as track 9 on the album 'Vigilante'.
Lyrics:
He had eyes of the poor wild and hungry
Stood outside of the store, shy and clumsy
Saw an electric guitar, he got hooked from the start
That's what it did
To the back street kid

It's a dangerous game, might come to nothing
Very hard to explain the pushing and the shoving
Still the sound in his ears and the many lean years
Taught him to live
Back street kid

Everyone was singing
Dream, dream, back street kid
Dream, dream, dream, dream, back street kid

He spends hours on his own, he's still learning
Learns to wait for the phone, ideas burning
And from liberty hall he will rise or he'll fall
That's how he'll live
The back street kid

All the kids are singing
Dream, dream, back street kid
Dream, dream, dream, dream, back street kid

He stepped into the rain, cold and empty
Whispered never again, I'm not contented
Walked off into the night, he walked far out of sight
So much to give
The back street kid
Oh

Dream, dream, back street kid
Dream, dream, dream, dream, back street kid
Hear your mama calling
Dream, dream, back street kid, yeah
Dream, dream, dream, dream, back street kid

Oh
Said, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream on
Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream on
Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream on
Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream on
Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream on
Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream on
Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream on
Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream, dream on
Dream on

Dancerama

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Sigue Sigue Sputnik

, 1989. Roger remixed the single version.
Released as a single, which reached no. 50.
Roger is known to have remixed the single version, and possibly also the extended version.
Available Versions:
1. Single Version (3:44) (on all formats of the single except the second (black) 12" single; presumably also on '21st Century Boys - The Best Of Sigue Sigue Sputnik')
2. Extended Version (7:18) (on the CD and first (white) 12" single)

Lyrics: (click here for the lyrics to the extended version)
Ah-ah
Is it love?
Or is it

Girls are alright
I said boys are alright
And Lolita's alright
So seduce me tonight
Seduce me and

Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance

I love you (the way you are)
I love you

And Eddie's alright
J-Jean's alright
And Buddy's alright
And Elvis you made my night so

Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Romance everybody
Dance

Sex is alright (oh, oh yeah)
And freak's so chic tonight (oh, oh yeah)
And Sulka's alright (oh, oh yeah) (I like that)
Viva le shock tonight (oh, oh yeah)
Alright, all night

Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
(Dance) tonight is going to be the best night of their lives
Who are you?
I'll make your wildest dreams come true
So, you wanna dance or what?

Tonight
Forever my King Creole
And my heart you stole
Forever to suck my soul
Tonight (oh, oh, oh yeah)
Are you lonesome tonight?
Alright, alright, alright, all night

Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance


Extended Version Lyrics:
Ah-ah
Is it love?
Or is it
Is it love?
Or is it sex?
It's purely sexual
Is it power?
Or is it pleasure?
It's purely sexual
Pleasure
It's purely sexual
It's purely se- it's purely sexual

Girls are alright
I said boys are alright
And Lolita's alright
So seduce me tonight
Seduce me and

Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance

And Sulka's alright
And sex is alright
And sex is alright
And sex is alright all night so

Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance

Eddie's alright
J-Jean's alright
And Buddy's alright
And Elvis you made my night so

Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Romance everybody
Dance

Tonight
Forever my King Creole
And my heart you stole
Forever to suck my soul
Tonight
Are you lonesome tonight?
Alright, alright, alright, all night

Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Just dance

Sex is alright
And freak's so chic tonight
And Sulka's alright
Viva le shock tonight
Alright, all night

Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance, dance, dance everybody
Come on everybody
Dance

(Undecipherable lyrics)

Radio

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Shaky

, 1992. Roger plays drums.
Available on 'The Epic Years' and 'The Collection', and also released as a single, which reached no 37.
Available Versions:
1. Single Version (3:29) (on all singles)
2. Acoustic Version (3:22) (only on the first CD single; this version fades out slightly earlier)

Lyrics: (the acoustic version loses the last two lines)
Well, I've got a girl who's as cute as can be
But she never pays no attention to me
She lives her life in a world full of steady-oh
'Cos all she ever want to do is listen to the radio
And that's all

Well, I take her to the movies and it's just the same
We're just gettin' cosy and it's on again
Listenin' on her headphones, tuning to her favourite show, woh ooh
'Cos all she ever want to do is listen to the radio
All day long

Come on
Yeah
Uh

I whisper sweet nothings inside her ear
But when I get close all I ever hear
Is some cool DJ tellin' me it's gonna snow, woh ooh

There doesn't seem to be a way of getting inside her head
She talks to me but it's only if the battery's dead
But then she keeps a spare and it's back to rock 'n' roll, yeah
'Cos all she ever want to do is listen to the radio
That's all she ever want to do

I've got a girl who's as cute as can be
But she never pays no attention to me
She lives her life in a world full of steady-oh, woh ooh

It's a hopeless case and I don't know what I can do
I rack my brains while she sings out of tune
Well she's switching me off and one of these days I'm gonna go, yeah
'Cos all she ever want to do is listen to the radio

All she ever want to do is listen to the radio
Yeah, all she ever want to do is listen to the radio
All she ever want to do is listen to the radio
Radio

All she ever want to do is listen to the radio
All she ever want to do is listen to the radio
Radio
All she ever want to do is listen to the radio
Radio
All she ever want to do is listen to the radio
Radio
All she ever want to do is listen to the radio

Baba O'Riley / Summertime Blues

(live)

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Roger Daltrey

, 1994. Roger plays drums. Length 6:23 (3:00 and 3:23 respectively).
Recorded live at the Mick Ronson Memorial Concert, at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, on 29 April 1994.
Available on the album of the concert. Both tracks feature Ian Hunter, who sings some lead vocals on 'Summertime Blues'.
Lyrics:
Ian Hunter: I love rock and roll, I've been around rock and roll a long time, as some of you who know my age will testify to, I love rock and roll, so I love Roger Daltrey.
Roger Daltrey: Thank you Ian
Ian Hunter: Never had the chance to play on stage with Roger before, here's a couple of songs from The Who


Out here in the fields
I farm for my meals
I get my back into my living
I don't need to fight
To prove I'm right
I don't need to be forgiven
No, no, no, no, no, no

Don't cry
Don't raise your eye
It's only teenage wasteland

Sally, take my hand
We'll travel south cross land
Put out the fire
Don't look past my shoulder
The exodus is here
The happy ones are near
Let's get together
Before we get much older

Teenage wasteland, oh yeah
It's only teenage wasteland
Teenage wasteland, oh yeah
It's only teenage wasteland
They're all wasted

Yeah, I'm a gonna raise a fuss, I'm a gonna raise a holler
About a workin' all summer just to try to earn a dollar
When I try to call my baby, gonna go for a date
My boss says, "no dice son, you gotta work late"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues

Well, my mom and poppa told me, "son you gotta earn some money
If you want to use the car to go ridin' next sunday"
Well, I didn't go to work, I told the boss I was sick
He said "you can't use the car 'cos you didn't work late"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
There ain't no cure for the summertime blues

Gonna take two weeks, gonna have a fine vacation
Gonna take my problem to the United Nations
Well, I went to my congressman, he said "boy
I'd like to help you son but you're too old to vote"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
There ain't no cure for the summertime blues


Roger Daltrey: Simon Townsend on guitar there. Thank you
Unknown voice: Thank you.

Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)

(live)


Steve Harley

, 1994. Roger plays drums. Length 5:18.
Recorded live at the Mick Ronson Memorial Concert, at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, on 29 April 1994.
Available on the album of the concert. The track ends with the audience singing a-capella, and it is hard to accurately tell when the track ends.
Lyrics:
Steve Harley: That's Nick Pynn, this is Bill Dyer, my friend Roger Taylor's gonna play drums for me on this song now. You only get one pass at it Taylor, concentrate, concentrate.
Roger: How you doing?
Steve Harley: OK here's one you know, watch this. One, two, three, four


You've done it all, broken every code
Pulled the rebel to the floor
(Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba)
You spoilt the game, no matter what you say
For only metal, what a bore

(Oooh, la, la, la) blue eyes, blue eyes
(Oooh, la, la, la) how come you tell so many lies?
(Ooooh)

Ooh, ooh, come up and see me, make me smile, ooh
I'll do what you want, run on wild

There's nothing left, it's all gone and run away
Maybe you'll tarry for a while
(Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba)
It's just a test, a game for us to play
Win or lose, it's hard to smile

(Oooh, la, la, la) resist, resist
(Oooh, la, la, la) it's from yourself you have to hide
(Ooooh)

Ooh, ooh, come up and see me, make me smile, ooh
I'll do what you want, run on wild


Steve Harley: You're not bad for a fiddle player

There ain't no more, you've taken everything
My belief in Mother Earth
(Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba)
How come you ignore my faith in everything?
I know what faith is and what it's worth

(Oooh, la, la, la) away, away
(Oooh, la, la, la) don't say maybe you'll try
(Ooooh)

Ooh, you do it
(Come up and see me, make me smile)
(I'll do what you want, run on wild)
You do it

(Ad-libbed lyrics)
(Oooh, la, la, la)
(Oooh, la, la, la)
(Ooooh)

Ooh, ooh, come up and see me, make me smile, ooh
I'll do what you want, run on wild

(Ad-libbed lyrics)
(Oooh, la, la, la)
(Oooh, la, la, la) go on you do it
Ooooh, ooh, ooh, you do it

(Come up and see me, make me smile, ooh), go on, go on
(I'll do what you want, run on wild) go on, go on, yes you can, go on
(Ooh, ooh, come up and see me) go on (make me) smile, ooh
I'll do what you want, run on wild
Ooh, ooh, come up and see me (make me) smile, ooh
I'll do what you want (run on wild)
Ooh, ooh, (come up and see me, make me smile, ooh)
(I'll do what you want, run on wild)
Ooh, ooh, come up and see me, make me smile -


Steve Harley: Mick Ronson was a very nice man, and a very good friend to have. Thank you to Roger Taylor and the singers and everyone, God bless you

All The Young Dudes

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Ian Hunter

, 1994. Roger plays drums. Length 4:29.
Recorded live at the Mick Ronson Memorial Concert, at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, on 29 April 1994.
The track also features Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) on vocals.
Available on the album of the concert, and as a bonus video track on the 2001 reissue.
Available Versions:
1. Album Version (4:29) (on the album only)
2. Video Version (5:00) (on the 2001 reissue album only, as a bonus video; this features some additional dialogue at the start and end, an extra chorus and other additional lyrics)

Lyrics: (the video version adds the lyrics and dialogue in red)
Ian Hunter: Well, that's about it, one thing more to do, here we go. One, two, a one, two, three, four

Billy rapped all night about his suicide
How he'd kick it in the head when he reached twenty-five
Speed jive, don't want to stay alive
When you're twenty-five
And Wendy's stealing clothes from Marks and Sparks
Freddy's got spots from ripping off the stars from his face
He got a funky little boat race
The television man is crazy says we're juvenile deliquent wrecks
Oh man I need TV when I got T-Rex
Oh, brother you guessed
I'm a dude, yeah

(All the young dudes) hey dudes
(Carry the news) where are ya
(Boogaloo dudes) are you still around?
(Carry the news) let me here you now

(All the young dudes) I wanna here you
(Carry the news) I wanna feel you
(Boogaloo dudes) I wanna like you
(Carry the news) now

Lucy looks sweet 'cos she dresses like a queen
But she can kick like a mule, it's a real mean team
But we can love, you better believe it
And my brother's back at home with his Beatles and his Stones
We never got it off on that revolution stuff
What a drag, too many snags
I've drunk a lot of wine and I'm feeling fine
I've got to race some cat to bed
Is there concrete all around
Or is it in my head?
Brother you guessed

I'm a dude yeah
I'm a dude yeah
I'm a dude yeah
I'm a dude yeah
I'm a dude yeah
I'm a dude yeah
I'm a dude yeah
I'm a dude yeah
I'm a dude yeah

(All the young dudes) hey dudes
(Carry the news)
(Boogaloo dudes) I wanna hear you
(Carry the news)

(All the young dudes) anybody want to come up
(Carry the news) you're welcome
(Boogaloo dudes)
(Carry the news)


Ohh, ohhh (All the young dudes)
(Carry the news)
yeah
(Boogaloo dudes)
(Carry the news)

(All the young dudes) hey you there
(Carry the news) you in the glasses
(Boogaloo dudes) I want you
(Carry the news) you bring him down to me, right after the show


(All the young dudes) can't hear
(Carry the news)
(Boogaloo dudes)
(Carry the news)


(All the young dudes)
(Carry the news)
(Boogaloo dudes)
(Carry the news)


(All the young dudes)
(Carry the news)


Alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright


Ian Hunter: That's the Ronson band, our old bass player. That was a gas, pleasure doing business with you.

Bob Harris: Thank you so much everybody, we hope you've had a really good time, thank you.

Michael Picasso

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Ian Hunter

, 1994. Roger plays drums. Length 6:44.
Recorded live at the Mick Ronson Memorial Concert, at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, on 29 April 1994.
Available on the album of the concert, with the spoken introduction below. It was also released as a single and appears on the Ian Hunter 'Once Bitten Twice Shy' compilation album, without the intro.
Lyrics:
Ian Hunter: Er, this song's especially for Susie Ronson, for Maggie Ronson, and especially, for most of all, for Mrs Minnie Ronson, Mick's mum, who's right down there. She ah, she doesn't like listening to this song, so I always tell her to get out, but she sits there anyway. It's called 'Michael Picasso'.

Once upon a time
Not so long ago
People used to stand and stare
At the spider with the platinum hair
They thought you were immortal

We had our ups and downs
Like brothers often do
But he was there for me
I was always there for him
We were there for him

How can I put into words
What my heart feels
It's the deepest thing
When somebody you love dies
I just wanted
To give something back to you
Gift a gift

Michael
Michael Picasso
Goodnight
Alright

You used to laugh a lot
You said it was relaxing
Now I walk in the places you walked
I talk in all the places you talked
I guess it still hasn't sunk in

All the words we used
They come into my head
I'm only one
Do the shadows
Play tricks with my mind

Oh, it feels like nothing has changed
But I know it has

Michael
Michael Picasso
Goodnight

Heal me
Won't you
Heal me
Nothing lasts forever
Let me be

Heal me
Won't you
Heal me
I'm the one who's left here
Heal me
Heal me
Heal me
Heal me
Ooh-oh, ooh-oh, ooh-oh, ooh-oh

You turned into a ghost
So I live by your pain
All the things that I like the least
Were sitting round Hasker Street
Lying about the future

And we all cried
In a room of flowers
On a windy day
And I looked round
But none of these words seem right

I just want to
Give something back to you
Gift a gift

Michael
Michael Picasso
Goodnight

Oh, Michael
Michael Picasso
Goodnight

Hey, Michael
Lay your hair on my pillow, ooh-ooh-ooh
Oh, it feels like
Nothing has changed
But I know it has

Michael
Michael Picasso

To know, know, know him
Was to love, love, love, him
And I do, and I do

Once Bitten Twice Shy

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Ian Hunter

, 1994. Roger plays drums. Length 5:01.
Recorded live at the Mick Ronson Memorial Concert, at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, on 29 April 1994.
Available on the album of the concert.
Lyrics:
'Ello, 'ello, 'ello, 'ello

You know the times gettin' hard for you, little girl
I'm a hummin' and a strummin' all over God's world
You can't remember when you got your last meal
And you don't know just how a woman feels

You didn't know what rock n' roll was
Until you met a drummer on a greyhound bus
I got there in the nick of time
Before he got his hands across your state line

Now it's the middle of the night on the open road
And the heater don't work and it's oh-so cold
You're lookin' tired, you're lookin' kinda beat
The rhythm of the street sure knock you off your feet

You didn't know how rock n' roll looked
Until you caught your sister with a guy from the group
She was half way home in the parking lot
By the look in her eye she was givin' what she got
You know

(Ah, ah, ah)
I'm once bitten twice shy, babe
(Ah, ah, ah)
I'm once bitten twice shy, babe
You know (ah, ah, ah)
I'm once bitten twice shy, babe
Ah, ah, ahh, ahhh

Woman you're a mess gonna die in your sleep
With blood on my hand and my Les Paul heat
I can't leave you home, you're runnin' around
My best friend told me you're the best trick in town

You didn't know that rock n' roll burned
So you bought a candle and you light and you learned
You got the rhythm, you got the speed
Mamma's little baby likes it short and sweet

You know (ah, ah, ah)
I'm once bitten twice shy, babe
You know (ah, ah, ah)
I'm once bitten twice shy, babe
Oh, oh, oh, oh, you know (ah, ah, ah)
I'm once bitten twice shy, babe

I didn't know you had a rock n' roll record
Until a saw your picture on another guy's jacket
You told me I was the only one
Well look at you now, it's done, yes it's done

You know (ah, ah, ah)
I'm once bitten twice shy, babe
You know (ah, ah, ah)
I'm once bitten twice shy, babe
Oh, oh, oh, oh, you know (ah, ah, ah)
I'm once bitten twice shy, babe
You know (ah, ah, ah)
I'm once bitten twice shy-y-y, hit me Roger

Resurrection Mary

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Ian Hunter

, 1994. Roger plays drums. Length 7:21.
Recorded live at the Mick Ronson Memorial Concert, at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, on 29 April 1994.
Available on the album of the concert.
Lyrics:
In 1935, I was living in paradise, I had a friend up in Cicero
We used to go out to the track, and knock a few whiskeys back
I'd lose my shirt then I'd lose my way home

I was driving my Stutz Black Hawk through Justice in the dark
When suddenly the blood froze in my veins
She was standing by the road in an incandescent glow
My heart said wait, then my foot slammed on the brakes

She said, "please, please, will you justify my wish?
I'm trying to get to heaven, will you tell me where that is?"

On a wild Chicago night, with a wind howling white
I caught my first sign of Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary

I was trembling like a leaf, I was scared beyond belief
After all my conscience is not clear
I used to work with Mickey Finn, I did the numbers for Big Jim
Perhaps my day of reckoning lies here

I said, "please, please, I'd like to dignify your wish
But when it comes to heaven, I'm just a little bit amateurish"

On a wild Chicago night, with a wind howling white
I cheated time with Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary

And the tears were forming in my eyes
For the first time I felt something deep inside
For the first time I saw angels high in the air
For the first time in my life
I said, "Mary, go to the light
It's gonna be alright"

I got down on my knees, and I said, "sweet Mary, please
Justify my wishes before you run
Will you tell him I'm reformed, will you tell him I'm reborn?"
She closed her eyes and then she spoke in tongues

I said, "please, please, will you tell me what he said", she said
"You must die the day before the devil knows you're dead"

On a wild Chicago night, with a wind howling white
Well I waved goodbye to Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary

On a wild Chicago night, with a wind howling white
I lost sight
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
(Resurrection Mary) with the naked eye
Resurrection Mary
(Resurrection Mary) with the naked eye
Resurrection Mary
(Resurrection Mary) oh, with the naked eye
Resurrection Mary
(Resurrection Mary) oh, with the naked eye
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary
Resurrection Mary

Resurrection Mary

Barbie Doll

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Perkins AKA Miss World

, 1997. Roger may sing backing vocals. Length 3:47.
Available on the album 'Woman's Hour'.
It is unclear whether Roger appears on the track or not, as the JP Perkins website doesn't list him but the sleeve notes at CDBaby do.
The lyrics to this track are quite hard to work out, so those listed below may be wrong.
Lyrics:
And I was taught that my prince would come
And he would be a lawyer
And I would have his children
And on the weekends we would barbecue
And all the other princes and princesses would come

She's a fortune dollar
She's too precious
To go too far
She's evermore
She's all skin and bone
She's a barbie doll
She's a shopping doll
She's a barbie doll

She's lovely enough, what she wants she gets
She's dangerous, she forgets
She's much too much
To touch, she don't give a fuck

She's all body and no soul
She's walking to hell on tiptoe
Looking for heaven again
Look at her excellent magazines

She's a barbie doll
She's a shopping doll
She's a barbie doll

So I was taught that my prince would come
And he would be an agent
And I was taught that to be an actress
One must be fashionable
And to be fashionable is to be androgynous
(She's a barbie doll)
And I am androgynous not less
Than mother nature herself
She's a barbie doll
She's a barbie doll

Credit cards chopping up
Another little pick me up
Off to take a
(unknown lyrics)
Pinch (unknown lyrics)
No shopping cart, crashing cheque
Won't famine us until the turning is gonna make her worthless

She's a barbie doll
She's a shopping doll
She's a barbie doll
She's a shopping doll
She's a barbie doll

If I'm right, who's next?
Who wants to teach me
Come on, teach me

Draining Venus

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Perkins AKA Miss World

, 1997. Roger sings backing vocals. Length 4:22.
Available on the albums 'Woman's Hour' and 'Bling volume 1', but not on the album of the same name.
Lyrics:
I'm draining venus on the kitchen floor
I've seen that pool too many times before
It's full of trailing stars
Like tears from heaven falling down tonight
They're not so bright

If all the Gods fall one by one
Will all the fathers and their sons
Will mother nature buy a gun
Are we all under her thumb

I'm draining venus
When all the milk is gone

I'm draining venus, I'm taking her away
Where all the planets and asteroids play
Out of reach and out of touch
Across the universe every mother's crust
It's never enough

If all the angels fell to Earth
They couldn't live like Venus
If every woman lost her faith
There'd be nothing left to say

I'm draining venus
When all the milk is gone

If all the Gods fall one by one
Will all the fathers and their sons
Will mother nature buy a gun
Are we all under her thumb

I'm draining venus
When all the milk is gone
I'm draining venus
When all the milk is gone

Highway 45

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Perkins AKA Miss World

, 1997. Roger plays chainsaw (guitar). Length 3:01.
Available on the albums 'Draining Venus' and possibly 'Bling volume 1'.
An earlier version of the track appears on the 1992/3 album 'Miss World', length 3:10, which presumably doesn't feature Roger. It is a rawer track, with some minimal lyric changes (most noticeably losing the 'Highway 45' lyrics) with far less prominent guitar. This version features a short drum intro, whereas the version with Roger begins with footsteps.
Lyrics:
I'm gonna stay awake all night
Until the cow comes home
I used to buy her chocolate
But the old dog likes bones

I'm sick of all the hoovering
And washing all the dishes
I used to be someone once
Blowing my own wishes

She ties me up in ways
Only God would understand
She may be my woman
But she won't let me be her man

Highway 45

I've made a list of all the things
I'm gonna take with me
But I'm gonna leave her something
To remind her of me

A happy tune perhaps
To hum away the day
A dress to clean in
When the domestic's way

Perhaps some holy figurine
Confessor to all those lies
Me, I prefer a piece of lead
Right between the eye

Highway 45

I'm gonna piss on all the things
That pissed on me from high
To the kidney in a jar
I carried deep inside

One day it might grow up
And go and play outside
I hope it leaves a letter
I ain't coming home tonight

From me to you with love
From your daddy's 45
It's a bullet with your name on
Writ with you in mind

Highway 45
Highway 45

I'm sweating like an iceberg
Melting in the freezer
Swimming in the pool
You're drowning in later

Well, you can keep the furniture
You can keep the wine
You can keep everything
I'm leaving it all behind

I feel like a man in a woman's world
Turn your backs for another girl

Highway 45
Highway 45

Bye, bye

She's Rich

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Perkins AKA Miss World

, 1997. Roger plays drums.
There are two versions of this track.
The version on 'Woman's Hour' has very heavy drums throughout, starts with vocals, and has a full fade out, length 2:54.
The version on 'Draining Venus' has fewer drums, handclaps, a spoken intro, and a shorter outro, as it segues into the next track, length 3:01.
Due to the heavy drums in the track it's likely that Roger only appears on the first version.
The albums 'Bling volume 1' and 'Bling volume 2' both feature the track with Roger.
Lyrics: (the version on 'Draining Venus' adds the lyrics in red but loses those in blue)
She's in command, she's in charge
'Cos she's the boss, number one
Top dog, the big cheese
Head honcho

'Cos she's rich

She's on the verge of consent
The age of actions and consequence
She's insane, she's no sense
Everything she said she heard from someone else

But she's rich - she's a girl who lives next door
And she's all - like a lift on the top floor
'Cos she's rich - she's a girl with a million or more
Will be sensible, spend it all
yeah

She's the sixth sister to a seventh son
She's the shade of things to come
Will live fast and buy young
She was born in
(unknown lyric)

But she's rich - she's a girl who lives next door
And she's all - like a lift on the top floor
'Cos she's rich - she's a girl with a million or more
Will be sensible, spend it all
yeah

She's got twenty million dollars in Michael Mann
Will pop corn in my hands


Well she's rich - she's a girl who lives next door
And she's all - like a lift on the top floor
'Cos she's rich - she's a girl with a million or more
Will be sensible


Well she's rich - she's a girl who lives next door
And she's all - like a lift on the top floor
Yeah she's rich - she's a girl with a million or more
Will be sensible - spend it all
yeah
Spend it all
Be sensible
I'm gonna spend it all

This Way Up

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Perkins AKA Miss World

, 1997. Roger sings backing vocals. Length 2:28.
Available on the album 'Draining Venus'.
Lyrics:
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
La, la, la, that's fine for me

Is the grass really greener?
Do the flowers smell sweeter?
Are your dreams that much deeper?
Is it really that much clearer?

I wish those wishes all went away
Yesteryears are yesterday
I've a life I lead today

A dog that licks when I get home
Children that cry when they're alone
A wife who works - slaves some might say
But she's got my card every valentine's day

Are these the times that I've forgot
Remembered too late to put back the clock
I hope that heaven's door is locked

I could have sworn I'd told the truth (yeah)
I could reach God from the telephone booth (no)
I bit my tongue and swallowed by words (yeah)
But I sliced my cake and I ate it first (no)

I hope the world should seem well today
Even the Earth needs a holiday
The sun and moon can take the strain
We're all stars in our own way

Why Don't Stars Fall Anymore

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Perkins AKA Miss World

, 1997. Roger may sing backing vocals. Length 5:24.
Available on the album 'Draining Venus'.
It is unclear whether Roger appears on the track or not, as the JP Perkins website doesn't list him but the sleeve notes at CDBaby do.
Lyrics:
I fix the break of day each morning
I hold the moon up every night
I'm trying to catch a star that's falling
But my hands shake too much tonight

Up there in the heaven's where the good all go
Out of reach for four years or more
She's over my head and I can't follow
Oh why don't stars fall anymore?

Each day I dream of the moonlight
And raise another spirit to the sky
I'm sure I can reach her through the moonshine
But even I can't get that high

Up there in the heaven's where the good all go
Out of reach for four years or more
She's over my head and I can't follow
Oh why don't stars fall anymore?

In my daze seem to forget
I close my eyes and see in the dark
There's a shooting star over the sunset
Riding up my blue moon heart

I see the tide, it's still turning
The waves are dying on the shore
But every grain of sand was once a mountain
And every soul's been lost before

And when I see the sun it's still shining
Although the wind is trying to blow him out
And I can see the stars, they're all fading
But this one won't go out

Up there in the heaven's where the good all go
Out of reach for four years or more
She's over my head and I can't follow
Oh why don't stars fall?

Carnivorous Girl


Naked Sushi

, 1999. Roger sings backing vocals. Length 3:28.
Released on the 'ep.one' EP, on CD only.
The band featured Matt Exelby, who was part of Roger's touring band in 1999.
Lyrics:
Ah, ahh
I met her in a launderetter
She told me she was looking for something better
I'm a melancholy dreamer
But my baby's got more suction than a vacuum cleaner

She lives at number twenty seven
We luncheon everyday, and I'm in heaven
She always leaves a little bit of room for seconds
And I don't even know her name

She's my carnivorous girl
She's my carnivorous girl
She's my carnivorous girl
I think I'll feed her, feed her, feed her, feed her, feed her
'Cos I need her

She's pneumatic and she likes to keep clean
She's breathes through her nostrils, if you know what I mean
Voracious is her appetite
And when she smiles you know it's gonna be all white

She takes me deep down into her soul
I show her the direction, but she's in control
She likes a bacon sandwich and a sausage roll
It's the meat that brings her to knees

She's my carnivorous girl
She's my carnivorous girl
She's my carnivorous girl
I think I'll feed her, feed her, feed her, feed her, feed her
'Cos I need her, yeah

I haven't seen her now for a year (for a year)
No longer got the suction so I'm sipping my beer
Selling vacuum cleaners is my baby's career
She's coming to a door near you

She's my carnivorous girl
She's my carnivorous girl
She's my carnivorous girl
I think I'll feed her, feed her, feed her, feed her, feed her
'Cos I need her

Carnivorous, car-car-carnivorous
Carnivorous, car-car-carnivorous
Car-car-car-car-ni-ni-ni-ni-vor-vor-vor-vor-rou-rou-rou-rous
Car-car-car-car-ni-ni-ni-ni-vor-vor-vor-vor-rou-rou-rou-rous

She's my carnivorous girl (she's my carnivorous girl)
She's my carnivorous girl
She's my carnivorous girl, yeah, yeah
Car-car-car-car-ni-ni-ni-ni-vor-vor-vor-vor-rou-rou-rou-rous

Love And Lust


Lydia Canaan, unknown year. Roger sang joint lead vocals.
Very little is known about this track, other than it being a duet between Roger and Lydia Canaan. The track is unreleased, and was recorded in an unknown year, but it is included on this page as it seems most likely, as she mainly released albums and singles between 1985 and 2000.