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Roger Taylor - Fun in Space

Roger Taylor - Fun in Space

2020-11-2001:37:03

In this podcast we take a break from Queen releases to discuss Roger Taylor's first solo album Fun in Space. Released in 1981, this is the first solo album of any member of Queen to be released. The material was assembed by Roger over few years during Queen's downtime. We discuss all the tracks and the impact the album has had on us. Join the chat on Twitter @lappods and please subscribe.Thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A Night at the Odeon

A Night at the Odeon

2020-11-0601:15:17

We discuss Queen's famous Hammersmith Odeon concert of December 1975, released in 2015 as A Night at the Odeon. The band are riding high at this point with a number one album and single in the bag, but how do they sound?As ever we give our honest and objective views.Thanks for listening and please subscribe! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Live at The Rainbow '74

Live at The Rainbow '74

2020-10-2201:26:17

Released retrospectively in 2014, Live at the Rainbow '74 captures Queen on the Sheer Heart Attack tour and proves why the band should always be in the conversation when it comes to pioneering Metal styles. The set has existed on a few video formats over the years in edited form, but 2014 the set was released in its entirety with a fresh new mix by Justin Shirley Smith, Joshua J Maccrae and Kris Fredrikson. Sit back enjoy us enjoying remembering this set!Get us on www.lappods.co.uk or on Twitter @lappods.Thanks as ever for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
LapPods Landfill

LapPods Landfill

2020-10-0801:30:33

We invited the listeners to leave a voicemail with 3 Queen-related things they would like to put in the LapPods Landfill. They have to get past the 3 guardians of the dump, Paul, Joe and David. Which ones will they agree to dump and which ones will they keep? Have a listen and join the chat on Twitter @lappods! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We are joined by film historian and author Jonathan Melville as we discuss his book A Kind of Magic: Making the Original Highlander. Jonathan talks with us about the book, the film and of course the music, including his chats with Brian May and Roger Taylor. As ever, join the chat on Twitter @lappods. Order Jonathan's book through @Polaris_books.There can be only one!Thanks for listening and enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Innuendo (Part 2)

Innuendo (Part 2)

2020-09-1002:16:15

We discuss the second half on Queen's last studio album, Innuendo. A few very famous tracks in These are the Days of Our Lives and The Show Must Go On. How does the album wrap up as a whole? Is this the return to form that was discussed by the band at the time? Join the discussion as ever @lappods on Twitter.Thanks for listening and enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Innuendo (Part 1)

Innuendo (Part 1)

2020-09-0301:57:14

We discuss the first half of Queen's 14th album Innuendo. An album that brings the band truly together for the first time in a long time as they cope with Freddie's illness. A very different album from the 80s output and a darker tone. How does it stack up though?Join the discussion @lappods.Thanks for listening and enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Miracle

The Miracle

2020-08-2702:01:33

We discuss Queen's 13th and (truly) penultimate studio album, The Miracle. The band had taken the longest break ever between albums but did the extra time away pay off? The album itself is almost as infamous as Hot Space but does it deserve to be? Join the discussion @lappods.Thanks for listening and enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A Kind of Magic

A Kind of Magic

2020-08-2001:55:59

We discuss Queen's 12th studio album, A Kind of Magic. The album is largely made up of songs written for the movie Highlander which we also discuss in this pod. Join the discussion as ever @lappods on Twitter.Thanks for listening and please enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Works

The Works

2020-08-1402:04:11

We discuss Queen's 11th studio album, The Works. How did the band respond after the commercial and possibly creative failure of Hot Space? Join the discussion @lappods.Thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hot Space

Hot Space

2020-08-0602:14:18

We discuss Queen's 10th studio album, the controversial Hot Space. Is a complete failure? Are there any redeeming qualities to it? We disuss the album in detail and also discuss the blame game that Queen members have played with regard to this album. Join the discussion on Twitter @lappods.Thanks for listening and enjoy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Flash Gordon Soundtrack

Flash Gordon Soundtrack

2020-07-3001:33:45

We discuss Queen's 9th studio album and soundtrack to the movie Flash Gordon. A very different album for Queen as they are having to construct music around a concept given to them. This album was put together during a busy period for the band, finishing off The Game album and touring. An album overlooked by many, including Queen fans, does it deserve more attention?In this episode, we are joined by the fantastic comedian Michael Legge who discusses the album with us and adds a bit of star quality to the pod!Thanks for listening and as usual, join the discussion on Twitter @lappods.Michael Legge:https://michaellegge.bandcamp.com/Soundtracks:Under the Skinhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/58sgJHAR6AAAYRrHHgPUgZ?si=-RnB_tkyS5GYi9-zp9HMowThe Good, The Bad and The Uglyhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/1HukuZfRniuRhWTc8EQQWt?si=3rohSxWHSK2Q9ukXGFzFygEvent Horizonhttps://youtu.be/6gaWH2NdZNwDirty Harryhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/2lbA7tLivwPJCBZjPCjsaD?si=2rikMqLARLSwRGV-hp8vjg See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Game

The Game

2020-07-2301:41:57

Apologies for some poor sound quality on this episode. This was only noticed after the recording. It's been cleaned up as best we can and hopefully you still enjoy it!The band return with their eighth album and first album of the 1980s, The Game. With a more direct sound, the album was a massive hit in the US due to two number 1 singles. How does it hold up now? Did Queen dilute their sound too much or was this the start of something special?Join the discussion on Twitter and Facebook @lappods.Thanks for listening! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jazz

Jazz

2020-07-1601:50:23

We disuss Queen's 7th studio album, released on 10th November 1978. The band by this point had released 7 albums in 5 years. Where the creative juices still flowing? This episode features a clip from comedian Michael Legge who gives his thoughts on Mustapha and also one of the Lap Pods team!Thanks for listening anf join the discussion on Twitter and Facebook via @lappods. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
News of the World

News of the World

2020-07-0901:39:44

We discuss one of Queen's biggest sellers, News of the World, the band's 6th studio album. A change in vibe on this one and a more stripped back sound. Does it work or would we have preferred the overblown sound that we all have grown to love so much? Join the discussion @lappods.Thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A Day at the Races

A Day at the Races

2020-07-0901:19:01

Often seen as a companion to A Night at the Opera, Queen's fifth album A Day at the Races was released on 10th December 1976. It has been said that this is the poorer of the two albums but what do we think about it?Thanks for listening and enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A Night at the Opera

A Night at the Opera

2020-07-0201:29:28

We discuss Queen's fourth and biggest selling album, A Night at the Opera released on 21st November 1975. A few sparks fly as maybe for the first time there is some disagreement among us! Does it deserve its status as Queen's best album?Thanks for listening and enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sheer Heart Attack

Sheer Heart Attack

2020-06-2501:17:13

We discuss Queen's third album Sheer Heart Attack, released on 8th November 1974. The band score their first major single hit with Killer Queen but is this shift in Queen's sound all too much?A big shout out to www.queenarchives.com and www.queensongs.info - two excellent websites to get Queen articles and music thoery information respectively.Thanks for listening and enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Queen II

Queen II

2020-06-1801:19:57

We discuss Queen's second album, the extremely well-loved Queen II. The band expand a little on their metallic sound on this one released on 8th March 1974. How will this one sit with us? Listen and join the discussion on Twitter and Facebook via LapPods. Thanks for listening!A big shout out to www.queenarchives.com for their excellent collection of Queen articles and reviews which we used to dicuss the reaction to the album from the press. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Queen (first album)

Queen (first album)

2020-06-1101:03:42

The band release their long awaited debut album on 13th July 1973 and take their first steps towards legendary status. How does the album hold up? Is it a blistering debut? A damp squib? The boys disuss the album and its impact. Join the discussion on Twitter and Facebook via LapPods.Thanks for listening! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Dave S

I don't always agree with the guys' opinions, but I completely concur with their thoughts on Is This the World We Created: I've always thought it was SHITE.

Mar 21st
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