1981: Fun in Space, the debut solo album by English musician Roger Taylor, the drummer of Queen was released. The album peaked at number 18 in the British charts, while it performed poorly in the US. The album was recorded in between legs of Queen’s tours for The Game and Flash Gordon albums. Taylor wrote, produced, sang and performed all of the songs himself.
The album’s credits state “P.P.S. 157 synthesizers”, a joke referring to Queen’s usual statement of “No synthesisers” in the liner notes of all albums up to The Game. “Future Management” was issued as a single in Europe while “Let’s Get Crazy” was released in the US. The album was re-released as a digitally remastered CD in 1996.
Listen to ‘Fun In Space’ on Spotify.