so, for other matters, let’s get dance funky with Roxy Music.
roxy music is the brain child of front man, Bryan Ferry and his creative team of talented musicians which included famed producer and musician, Brian Eno among others. the group hailed from london, england and started back in 1971. they broke up the first time in 1976, got back together in 1978 and then stopped for good in 1983. since then, ferry and most of the original members have played off-and-on since 2001.
the music these cool cats created was very much glam/proto-punk as well as an early blue print for new wave and post punk. their stage presence was over dramatic, with sharp clothing styles, art school sensibility and a dance ready attitude. they were ahead of the game, and many artists have stated them as a huge influence. you can feel their style in acts like, Duran Duran, The Cars, The Human League, The Smiths, Depeche Mode and Madness. the song, “more than this” from their last album, Avalon, is a personal favorite…
so yeah, it's music time and as you will probably notice, the album covers usually feature a pretty lady on the front, thus emphasizing their sexual undertones and heightening the overall music. this is so welcomed by me and i'm glad it's not as trashy as what we see nowadays. i consider this artwork, which not many artists try to do these days. uh, in advance, sorry for the weird spacing and rapidshare link... okay then, in first place is the bands self titled effort, followed by their second glam rock album, For Your Pleasure. next is the album, Stranded and then the lovely, Country Life which features their most controversial cover that caused an uproar in it's time. after this are the albums, Siren and Manifesto. oh, and on a minor note, siren, along with country life and for your pleasure, are featured in the Rolling Stone Top 500 Greatest Albums Ever Made collection. and for last grabs are the albums, Flesh+Blood and my favorite, number 31 ranked in the greatest albums of the 1980's rolling stone issue, Avalon. now give yourself some breathing room here, because this is some very good music that needs to be absorbed and thought about by you for some time. give it a dig why don't ya???
Roxy Music - More Than This
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change is good...