Monday, February 23, 2009

Roxy Music - S/T

Roxy Music were at the forefront of the British glam rock movement in the early 70s alongside acts like T. Rex and David Bowie. They were also pioneers of stylish art-rock and synthesized pop music.

Bryan Ferry, who was an art student and teacher at the University of Newcastle, started to form the band early in 1971 with Graham Simpson, Andy Mackay and Brian Eno. Early members also included classical percussionist Dexter Lloyd and session guitarist Roger Bunn. Lloyd was soon replaced by Paul Thompson and the band was joined by guitarist David O'List, who had been a member of The Nice. After a short stint, O'List was replaced by Quiet Sun's Phil Manzanera.

In 1972, their self-titled debut album and the "Virginia Plain" single both made the top ten in the UK. A second top ten hit in 1973 was followed by the release of For Your Pleasure. Eno's departure to pursue a solo career would soon follow. 1973's Stranded earned the band their first #1 album in the UK, but interest in the United States was fairly minimal until the release of their fourth album, Country Life, which crept into the US Top 40 in 1974.

John Wetton joined in 1975 and Roxy Music released Siren, arguably their most commercial album to date. The album featured Ferry's then girlfriend, Jerry Hall, on the sleeve and the anthemic "Love Is The Drug", which charted at #2 in Britain and became a Top 30 hit in America. After succesful tours of the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia, the group disbanded.

Roxy Music - S/T

Year : 1972
Country : UK


A1 Re-Make/Re-Model 5:14
A2 Ladytron 4:26
A3 If There Is Something 6:34
A4 2 H.B. 4:30
B1 The Bob (Medley) 5:48
B2 Chance Meeting 3:08
B3 Would You Believe? 3:53
B4 Sea Breezes 7:03
B5 Bitters End 2:03


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