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Roxy Music

Evolving from the late-'60s art-rock movement, Roxy Music had a fascination with fashion, glamour, cinema, pop art, and the avant-garde, which separated the band from their contemporaries. Dressed in bizarre, stylish costumes, the group played a defiantly experimental variation of art rock which vacillated between avant-rock and sleek pop hooks. During the early '70s, the group was driven by the creative tension between Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno, who each pulled the band in separate directions: Ferry had a fondness for American soul and Beatlesque art-pop, while Eno was intrigued by deconstructing rock with amateurish experimentalism inspired by the Velvet Underground. This incarnation of Roxy Music may have only recorded two albums, but it inspired a legion of imitators -- not only the glam-rockers of the early '70s, but art-rockers and new wave pop groups of the late '70s. Following Eno's departure, Roxy Music continued with its arty inclinations for a few albums before gradually working in elements of disco and soul. Within a few years, the group had developed a sophisticated, seductive soul-pop that relied on Ferry's stylish crooning. By the early '80s, the group had developed into a vehicle for Ferry, so it was no surprise that he disbanded the group at the height of its commercial success in the early '80s to pursue a solo career.

The son of a coal miner, Bryan Ferry (vocals, keyboards) had studied art with Richard Hamilton at the University of Newcastle before forming Roxy Music in 1971. While at university, he sang in rock bands, joining the R&B group the Gas Board, which also featured bassist Graham Simpson. Ferry and Simpson decided to form their own band toward the end of 1970, eventually recruiting Andy Mackay (saxophone), who had previously played oboe with the London Symphony Orchestra. Through Mackay, Brian Eno joined the band. By the summer of 1971, the group -- had originally been called "Roxy" but a name change was necessary after the discovery of an American band called Roxy -- had recruited classical percussionist Dexter Lloyd and guitarist Roger Bunn through an ad in Melody Maker; both musicians left within a month, but they did record the group's initial demos. Another ad was placed in Melody Maker, and this time the group landed drummer Paul Thompson and guitarist Davy O'List, who had previously played with the Nice. O'List left by the beginning of 1972 and was replaced by Phil Manzanera, a former member of Quiet Sun. Prior to recording their first album, Simpson left the band. Roxy Music never replaced him permanently; instead, they hired new bassists for each record and tour, beginning with Rik Kenton, who appeared on their eponymous debut for Island Records.

Produced by Peter Sinfield of King Crimson, Roxy's self-titled debut climbed into the British Top Ten in the summer of 1972; shortly afterward, the non-LP single "Virginia Plain" rocketed into the British Top Ten, followed by the non-LP "Pyjamarama" in early 1973. While Roxy Music had become a sensation in England and Europe due to their clever amalgamation of high and kitsch culture, they had trouble getting a foothold in the United States. Both the first album and the follow-up, 1973's For Your Pleasure (recorded with bassist John Porter), were greeted with enthusiasm in the U.K., but virtually ignored in the U.S. Frustrated with Ferry's refusal to record his compositions, Eno left the band after the completion of For Your Pleasure. Before recording the third Roxy Music album, Ferry released a solo album, These Foolish Things, which was comprised of pop/rock covers.

Released in December of 1973, Stranded became the band's first number one album in the U.K. Stranded was recorded with new Roxy member Eddie Jobson, a multi-instrumentalist who previously played with Curved Air; it was also the first record to feature writing credits for Manzanera and Mackay. The album received a warmer reception in the U.S. than its two predecessors, setting the stage for the breakthrough of Country Life in late 1974. Sporting a controversial cover of two models dressed in see-through lingerie -- the cover was banned in several stores, and it was eventually replaced with a photo of a forest in the U.S. -- Country Life was the first Roxy album to break the U.S. Top 40 and became their fourth British Top Ten album. Following a tour with bassist John Wetton, the group recorded Siren. Featuring their first American Top 40 hit, the disco-flavored "Love Is the Drug," Siren was another British Top Ten hit; in the U.S., it was moderate hit, peaking at number 50. Following the tour for Siren, the band members began working on solo projects -- Manzanera formed the prog-rock group 801, and Mackay and Ferry both began recording solo albums -- and announced in the summer of 1976 that they were temporarily breaking up. The live album Viva Roxy Music! was released shortly after the announcement of the group's hiatus.

Roxy Music regrouped in the fall of 1978 after spending 18 months on solo projects. Ferry, Manzanera, Mackay and Thompson added former Ace keyboardist Paul Carrack to the band's lineup and hired Gary Tibbs, formerly of the Vibrators, and ex-Kokomo Alan Spenner as studio bassists; Jobson and Wetton, who were not asked to rejoin the band, formed UK. Roxy Music's comeback effort, Manifesto, was released in the spring of 1979, and it boasted a sleek, disco-influenced soul-pop sound that was markedly different from and more accessible than their earlier records. Manifesto confirmed their British popularity, reaching the Top Ten, and became their highest-charting U.S. record, peaking at number 23 on the strength of the single "Dance Away." Roxy Music supported the album with an international tour that featured Carrack and Tibbs; prior to the tour's start, Thompson left the band after breaking his thumb in a motorcycle accident. Flesh + Blood, the follow-up to Manifesto, was recorded just by Ferry, Manzanera and Mackay, and a host of studio musicians. Released in the summer of 1980, Flesh + Blood became Roxy's second British number one album on the strength of the Top Ten single "Over You"; in America, the album reached the American Top 40. In the spring of 1981, the band's non-LP cover of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy," recorded as a tribute to the slain singer, became the group's only British number one single.

Nearly two years later, Roxy Music returned in the summer of 1982 with Avalon. Marking a new level in the group's production and musical sophistication, Avalon became their biggest album, spending three weeks at the top of the British charts and 27 on the U.S. charts, generating the British hits "More Than This" and "Take a Chance With Me." It became the group's only American gold album, and over the years, it worked its way to platinum status. Following a successful supporting tour for Avalon, the group released the live EP Musique/The High Road in the spring of 1983. The Avalon tour turned out to be Roxy Music's final activity as a group. Ferry began to concentrate on his solo career, beginning with 1985's Boys and Girls. Manzanera and Mackay formed a band called the Explorers in 1985; the pair would record under a variety of guises, as well as pursue solo careers, over the next 15 years. The compilation Street Life: 20 Great Hits, which also featured Ferry's solo hits, was released in 1989. A year later, Heart Still Beating, a live album documenting a 1982 concert, was released. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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Track List: Love Is The Drug (Todd Terje Disco Dub) (Single)

Comments

I love rosy music
artour0
Totally sensuous , Bryan Ferry
Mick jagger stole his girl, that hit him real hard........ . . . .
chfcharles33 3
Meant to say roxys greatest
chfcharles33 3
Rocks greatest hits what a grippy edgy piece of rock
chfcharles33 3
What a trip so catchy listening with my fried bill in his fiat high as a kite this song at deafening levels. What Memories
Can't wait to see him in Seattle in a week!
OHH Man, I LOVE Roxy / Ferry/ Amazing!
suave!
Love that lazy guitar
I must be getting old so romantic
It just doesn't get much better than Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music...artf u l l y seductive.
It said rite stuff on his cars plates,it was cooler than school.
When I was liven near Palm Springs.mr. Ferry flew pst me in a beautiful ride
I adore their later work. They show modern acts how atmosphere is done.

@bobonnit: Huh? You have obviously heard very little Roxy Music.
dlockwood3
Out of the Blue!
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All their songs sound the same
Out Of The Blue still transports me like the TARDIS.
Roxy Music a band for the ages, just outstanding. Awesome live, and on vinyl. Was fortunate to see them several times, as well as Bryan solo. Always an excellent show, just simply great music.
As a sculptor I had same tutor - Richard Hamilton - ten years earlier at King 's College then showed work in one of first Soho galleries, 'Spectrum' on West Broadway, in 1971 just as Brian was studying with RH. Always loved Eno but thought Roxy music came out of Boston. Hey, they were great - probably still are...
A truly brilliant band.
saw them live once. academy of music. NYC. fantastic
Darn shame the great bands are here then gone never get any airplay anymore. These guys were terrific.
Lyrically AND musically, Roxy Music presents a fine medium.
loved this music when i was young and still them them today.
amye45
baby IS on fire
loved him/them since early 70's London,ON Canada Still loving him tonight March 2013 Gulf Coast FL,USA
why do almost all of their album covers have naked/semi naked/in sex positions women on their covers? and weren't there censors or something back then? (knew they had them for TV)
dklapaska
takes me back...where are t-h-o-s-e days? the world has so changed.
CORRECTION: I was one of the stage monitor mixers on the Manifesto and Flesh + Blood Tours. I can assure you that Paul Thompson did play drums for the Manifesto tour. He broke his thumb prior to the next tour, Flesh + Blood and was replaced by Andy Newmark for that tour.
When the weather outside is chilled and grey, that's the perfect time for Avalon...I'm suddenly 20 years younger and broken hearted over my high school sweet-heart ( who I later married ) .
ssamaris
My all time fav...Bryan Ferry at Chastain Park twice in 12 yrs, more than I could have ever wished for, it was beyond words, thanks Bryan for letting us watch rehearsals
what a great show..July 2001..Chicag o . . . w e were at the stage..fanta s t i c night..I'll never forget it..love from Memphis.
cowniew
Roxy Music has always been one of my favorite bands. I'm fortunate enough to have a number of their original records.
dnaranjo8
Roxy, Brian Ferry, Brian Eno have a great body of work. Great live band and amazing albums, versatile and sophisticate d at the same time. Love them!!!!
c1gordon
Saw great 1987 concert of Bryan Ferry in Cleveland. Band was loud and the crowd wore all black.
kvons1
Brian Eno----Baby' s On Fire
cowniew
I remember that Brian Eno was with them on their early albums. However, I didn't know that Pete Sinfield produced them also.
Viva is a great live record (both ends burning totally smokes) and my favorite R.M. era.
where is manifesto?
kvons1
Soooo damn long ago!
One of several musical enigmas of the last century. Thank you Brian, Brian, Phil, Andy, and the rest.
My first concert, I was 15,my parents didnt know I went.1975
This band sounds nothing like Coldplay, and that similarity should be removed immediately. Pretty much incorrect.
me too seen him at the bottom line nyc n radio city music hall . too much trippy romantic pop
pipefitter01 2 7
I saw Bryan Ferry in the 70's ...Detroit,M i c h . . . . g r e a t tour!!!!!
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