Modern Times Rock 'N' Roll (1:48)

Cover of At The Beeb

From At The Beeb and 8 other releases

Written and sung by drummer Roger Taylor, the song was re-recorded on two occasions for the BBC. The first was re-recorded in December 1973 and broadcast on John Peel’s show. This version was released on the 1989 Queen album At The Beeb, and sounds very similar to the original album version. The second re-recording was done in April 1974 and broadcast on Bob Harris’s show. This version has not seen the light of day outside of bootleg recordings and it differs in style from the original album version, with a slower tempo and extra vocals from Freddie Mercury.

* Musicians:

Roger Taylor - vocals, drums
Freddie Mercury - backing vocals, piano
Brian May - guitars
John Deacon - bass guitar
John Anthony - backing vocals


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  • Moonlight__Dawn

    This is the side of Queen people forget about or have never heard before. I was a kid in the 70s so I remember hearing a lot of this music when it was still considered "fresh" or new. This is one of their best songs!

    22 Jun 12:26am Reply
  • tgb89

    Very heavy, very good!

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • leolegend

    David Lee Roth's Van Halen before Van Halen

    13 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Carpe4Diem

    i love this song

    23 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Megadeth6

    First time I'm hearing that song and it's AWESOME!!!

    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • clarky212

    super rock ! - great voice short and fast and sweet - the only thing missing from this song is a cape!!

    17 Oct 2011 Reply
  • DavCnuk

    roger! again, i love this guy when he sings

    9 Jul 2011 Reply
  • DavCnuk

    ass kicker!

    9 Jul 2011 Reply


    17 Feb 2010 Reply
  • XuGabriel

    now THIS is a fantastic song!!!

    29 Nov 2009 Reply
  • backtothelight

    Look out!

    16 Nov 2009 Reply
  • drusilla_1313

    I saw these people back in the late 70's and early to mid 80's and gotta tell you ya got your moneys worth saw them 5 times LOVE LIVE THE FREDDY X-D

    16 Jul 2009 Reply
  • dbrew2u

    Queens first Lp always did Kick Ass. This song proves it !

    9 May 2009 Reply
  • sabby_87

    you rock rog^^ great song!

    11 Jan 2009 Reply
  • alexzzx

    Go "Rog". You rock!

    22 Aug 2008 Reply

    Damn, i wish this song was long. Im sure it was...but, they only had so much space on vinyl.

    1 Feb 2008 Reply
  • watram

    Roger sounds great in this song!

    14 May 2007 Reply

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