12" Vinyl maxi The Cross Cowboys and Indians (UK) (Queen)

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Artist: The Cross

Title: Cowboys and Indians

Catalogue number: Virgin VST 1007

Year: 1987

Country: UK

Format: 12" Vinyl maxi single

Condition sleeve / record: EX- / EX


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This single had been released from the First album: Shove It.

After Queen's 1986 Magic Tour, the band members went their separate ways to do various solo work.

Taylor decided to form a new band with whom he could tour.

He had already written and recorded the album himself before finding a band to play the songs with.

He eventually placed an ad for band members in a national newspaper, hinting he was a famous rock musician.

The position of keyboard player was duly offered to Spike Edney after two successful Queen tours with him handling the keys.

When the auditions were over, the line-up was completed by Peter Noone on Bass, Clayton Moss on Guitar, and Josh Macrae on Drums.

Taylor himself would take the responsibility on lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist.

The first album, Shove It, was released in 1987. Two tracks featured fellow Queen band members: the track Heaven for Everyone contained backing vocals by Freddie Mercury and Love Lies Bleeding (She Was A Wicked, Wily Waitress) featured Brian May on Guitar.

The European CD contained an extra track (compared to cassette and LP) in The 2nd Shelf Mix, the US version having "Feel The Force" as its extra track.

The band promoted hard in Germany especially, with many TV performances of singles including an appearance at the Montreux Golden Rose festival in 1988.

The tour took in dates in the UK and Germany.

Three singles were released from the album: "Cowboys and Indians", "Heaven for Everyone" and "Shove It".

Another single, "Manipulator," was released in 1988, but it was not included on any album.

It was also the only song from the time that had joint writing credits, Taylor sharing them with Spike Edney and Steve Strange.

The second single from Shove It, "Heaven for Everyone", would be re-released by the remaining members of Queen, using an alternative take with Freddie Mercury on lead vocals.

It was released as the lead single from the 1995 album Made in Heavenand went on to become a major hit in several countries.

Formats12" Vinyl
Condition Sleeve/InsertExcellent or + (EX, EX+)
Condition Record/DiscExcellent or + (EX, EX+)
Hard to FindCommon
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