Chris Evan's Breakfast Show (November 4 1999)
CHRIS EVAN'S VIRGIN RADIO BREAKFAST SHOW
4TH NOVEMBER 1999 - THURSDAY 4TH NOV ~7.25AM)
Chris Evans: On the telephone this morning from his beautiful home, Roger Taylor
RMT: Morning Chris, what kind of a time do you call this?
CE: Well I'd like you to tell the time so people understand this is live and you've just had to slap yourself in the face.
RMT: Yea, it's some horrendous time in the morning
CE: Do you have your watch on, you have to give the right time, other wise they'll think it's a radio trick
RMT: Seven Twenty four - something like that?
CE: No that's wrong Rog,
RMT: Oh Dear
CE: You're gonna have to give the proper time
RMT: I haven't got a watch on
CE:Is there a clock in the house?
RMT: In the house, yea
CE: Where are you now?
RMT: I'm sitting in my office
CE: OK, is that downstairs in the basement?
RMT: No it's on the ground floor
CE:I should know!
RMT: You should know, shouldn't you
CE: I've been round there
RMT: You have indeed
CE: What's going on with you at the moment? What's this GH3 all about?
RMT: Well, I'm just thumbing through it, I've just got my first copy here on my desk
CE: Is it any good?
RMT: (cough) It's absolutely brilliant, I'm gonna rush out and order another one (Laughs). It's exactly what it says it is, in a way, it's got a few solo hits, but its mainly band hits, and it's called Queen + because its got a few sort of guest vocalists on it, George Michael, Elton and David Bowie.
CE: Are these all songs we've heard before?
RMT: Oh yea, there all hits, literally, we wouldn't have called it that otherwise.
CE: And are they all remixes?
RMT: No, the one you just played is (Under Pressure) And we've been working on it for a while, and we hope you like it. You know, people get a bit funny about old songs being re done.
CE: No, we love it. Were dead against old songs being remixed, this came in and we thought Oh no, but we put it on and we love it.
RMT: Oh, I'm so pleased because you're never sure how it's gonna go down, but I think it really works, there's some new vocals from Freddie on there, that haven't been heard.
CE: Where do you keep finding these, I think you've got a huge stock pile of them!
RMT: ha ha no I wish, no we haven't. No That's it, we haven't got anything else.
CE: No more secret Freddie songs to be remixed and put together?
RMT: No, if anybody's got any out there, they'd be willingly accepted.
CE: And how are the other boys?
RT: Good good good, John's very quiet lately, Brian's in good form, he's going round the world doing all sorts of different things at the moment.
CE: You're gonna know what I mean when I say this, Have you talked to Freddie lately?
RMT: Ha ha, only mentally.
CE: Yea, how do you think he is?
RT: I think he's fine actually.
CE: Looking down on you. What do you think he thinks of the world today?
RT: Hmm, well, better of out of actually
CE: (laughs) And how's you're beautiful wife Debbie?
RT: Oh she's great, she's still tall, she's still blonde.
CE: (laughs) and she's still beautiful?
CE: Now listen Roger, I was gonna buy your house off you, what happened to that?
RT: Yea you were.
CE: Because now you've got this 7000 sq ft extension, now what the hell is that? I mean thats a big extension.
RT: Ha ha, how did you find out about that?
CE: I've been in it, your architect had me over while you were away.
We love the library, and the pool room, and the pool! It's great!! Who has a 7000 ft extension??!
CE: It scares the life out of me!!
RT: ah, you see, that's what the new records about!!
CE: Oh I see, to pay for the extension!!
RT: You gotta pay somehow!!
CE: and by the way , he showed us round the pool, is it true you had the pool dug a certain depth, and then you had it dug even deeper??
RT: Yea, something to do with the diving so people wouldn't hit their heads, it's a bit too complicated for me.
CE: Ah, rock stars and diving. Well, have a great Christmas, as it's nearly upon us.
RT: You too.
CE: All the best for the new year
RT: And thanks for the record of the week.
CE: No problem at all. Roger Taylor from Queen. A fine man from a fine band.