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Sam_X
(electric tomato)
03/30/06 10:13 AM
Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music  

OK, I've never been too fond of Roxy Music. Shame on me. But I thought of giving them a second chance and got For Your Pleasure. I love it! Especially 'Do The Strand', yummy

So, to all Roxy specialists here, what should I get next? I've read that Country Life and Avalon are awesome. The latter I know a bit from Bill Murray's rendition of 'More Than This', which is heartwrecking, of course.

Also, I love Ferry's Bete Noire, if only for the fantabulous cover art. One of the bestest ever. Is Ferry an OK guy or an asshole?

"I don't post here, but i like to come sometimes.."
~ sweet Bibi

RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
03/30/06 10:21 AM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Sam_X]  

I'd get the eponymous album and Avalon first. While every one of Roxy's records is worth every penny, those are easily the best ones, along with For your pleasure.

Ferry's solo work is much patchier but you can't go wrong with Frantic and Boys and Girls. Also, some of his cover albums are immensely good.

"This is Arthur, I had sex with him last night."
Marc


krettis
(cracked actor)
03/30/06 10:22 AM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Sam_X]  

I only have Avalon. But I don't think that really mirrors the style what Roxy Music really is if I listen to e.g. Velvet Goldmine.

Let the cool Goddes rust away.

Persilot
(stardust savant)
03/30/06 11:10 AM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Sam_X]  

Well my favourite album is Siren.

My claim to fame is that I went to the same University as Bryan Ferry and in fact stayed at the same Halls of residence.

You must be hammer unto anvil

Claude
(big brother)
03/30/06 02:38 PM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Sam_X]  

I have all the Roxy and Ferry's album.

My fav are:

- The first Roxy Music album
- Siren
- Manifesto
- Avalon.

I really like all the Bryan Ferry's album.

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Claude

diamondogz74
(freecloud)
03/30/06 02:50 PM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Sam_X]  

I'm also a big Roxy Music / Brian Ferry fan, have been for years, as to what to buy? I'd say buy the lot when you can afford it overtime of course, some albums suit the evenings/nightime more imo, yes even the Brian Ferry solo albums are good, enjoy

In reply to:

Is Ferry an OK guy or an asshole?


Ferry is most certainly an OK guy, his son is the complete asshole, he's in favour of bloodsports and caused a commotion in our houses of parliament once, getting himself and his wealthy loons arrested and fined, total prat imo



London Bye Ta-Ta...

Strawman
(acolyte)
03/30/06 03:12 PM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Sam_X]  

There's at least 3-4 tracks on each of their studio albums that, to the discerning ear, will get on ones tits in some way.

Just get a compilation of greatest hits & have done with.

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Beltene
(acolyte)
03/30/06 04:11 PM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Sam_X]  

Ferry is a weasel. He's just a voice. Any album without Eno in it is crap. Take my word for it.

You see, darling...my ass does belong on your face! You just don't know it yet.

Claude
(big brother)
03/30/06 04:21 PM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Beltene]  



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Claude

Persilot
(stardust savant)
03/30/06 04:39 PM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Beltene]  

In reply to:

Ferry is a weasel


Awwwww, come on. "Slave to love" is a great song.

You must be hammer unto anvil

Marquis
(fetch a priest)
03/30/06 05:04 PM
Da Bry new [re: Sam_X]  

I'm surprised I'm the only person so far whose favorite is Country Life. I like it by far the best, followed by Stranded. Never heard Siren I don't think.

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globule2
(crash course raver)
03/30/06 06:35 PM
Re: Da Bry new [re: Marquis]  

Viva's a pretty good live album. I like its "Both Ends Burning" better than the Stranded version, which makes it a top recommendation.

"All You Need Is Love" was the name of a multi-part history of pop music, now seemingly forgotten as no one ever mentions it, which aired around 1978. Parts of "Cracked Actor" were included in the segment which featured Bowie. From what I can still remember, that same segment featured Alice Cooper, Kiss and Roxy Music. The Roxy Music footage, obviously from the '70s had Ferry singing with two ladies gyrating beside him (could have been "Both Ends Burning"), but I don't remember for sure. I'd be interested in acquiring that footage along with the rest of whatever show/broadcast that came from. Any pointers?



Beltene
(acolyte)
03/30/06 11:42 PM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Claude]  

Okay, he's cute. What's your point?

You see, darling...my ass does belong on your face! You just don't know it yet.

ladymacbeth
(electric tomato)
03/31/06 02:53 AM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Persilot]  

I just can't resist a man with that level of suave-ity. He's so smooth! I love him. Yes, Eno is amazing but he always looked like a geek to me. Then again, I love geeks. Get me: I'm so generous, I just love everyone .

Mental health was never my strong point.

EJ
(byroad singer)
03/31/06 04:37 AM
Avoid The Schmalz new [re: Strawman]  

In reply to:

Just get a compilation of greatest hits & have done with.


My recommendation as well. Just make sure that it's got enough of the early stuff (before Manifesto) on it and not so much of Dance Away and its later companions.

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow


Froggy Starlust
(stardust savant)
03/31/06 04:47 AM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Sam_X]  

- The first two Roxy Music albums are great post-modern rock music
- "Flesh+Blood" and "Avalon" are wonderful pop records
- Ferry's "Mamouna" (featuring Eno on every song) is wonderful too
- Ferry's "As time goes by" is the best jazz covers album I know (and it has three Cole Porter songs)

Rest in pieces,
Sweet Effee!


Emil
(acolyte)
03/31/06 05:36 AM
eno on first 2 new [re: Sam_X]  

What nobody has discussed so far is Brian Eno's contribution to the band. Allmusic tells me that Eno was in the band for the first two albums -- and numerous sources tell me that this was the best period for the band. Roxy people, do you agree with that, and how did Eno make a difference?

Me, I was never into Eno as a solo artist but I think he works extremely well together with other people. So I am most curious about Roxy Music or For your pleasure; I intend to get those at some point in my life. (I already own Viva! which I quite enjoy.)

As an alternative, we will be confiscating weed supplies and replacing them with magic mushrooms, in hopes of helping niggas see beyond their reality. ~ Saul Williams

Froggy Starlust
(stardust savant)
03/31/06 10:31 AM
Re: eno on first 2 new [re: Emil]  

After the second album, Ferry's songwriting became more conventional, and Eno's weird synth solos were not there anymore... These two facts explain a lot IMO.

Rest in pieces,
Sweet Effee!


EJ
(byroad singer)
03/31/06 11:00 AM
It Worked For A While new [re: Emil]  

I am not much of a solo Eno buff either, but in the Eno days Roxy Music were a wilder bunch than in the years after. Eno certainly had some input into their overall style, most notably are of course his synth sequences and his glam clothing. Maybe it was partly just the sign of the times but in the end it appears that Bryan Ferry was the man to decide which way they were going. And that's probably why Eno left the band when it became clear that Ferry was more into stardom than into artistic experiments. Or could anybody picture Eno singing background vocals for "Angel Eyes"?

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow


Strawman
(acolyte)
03/31/06 11:54 AM
Re: It Worked For A While new [re: EJ]  

In reply to:

Or could anybody picture Eno singing background vocals for "Angel Eyes"?




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StrangeDrugs
(cracked actor)
03/31/06 01:27 PM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Sam_X]  

"Roxy Music" and Country Life.

Avalon makes my ears bleed.

Life isn't about living your dreams...it's about soaking those dreams in bourbon and wine until all the pretty pictures smear into a puddle of nothingness and you forget what your dreams ever were in the first place.

asshole
(mortal with potential)
03/31/06 04:31 PM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Sam_X]  

Correct answer, asswipes!!!

Best to Worst!

Stranded
Roxy Music
For Your Pleasure
Avalon
Siren
Country Life
Flesh + Blood
Manifesto

And I just got to know Ferry's These Foolish Things and it's quite good! About as good as Country Life and Siren


shut up claude

Claude
(big brother)
03/31/06 04:33 PM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Beltene]  

My point? That Ferry's album is simply wonderful!
Great voice, great music.
Another undervalued Ferry's album is "In Your Mind":



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Claude

JamieSim
(crash course raver)
03/31/06 07:15 PM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Sam_X]  

My favourite solo stuff is the As Time Goes By 1999 album a great tribute to music from the 1930s excellent peace.

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Emil
(acolyte)
04/01/06 03:40 AM
Re: eno on first 2 new [re: Froggy Starlust]  

Thanks for tips. As we speak, I am acquiring the first album the cheap way - which spells "soulseek". Frantic and demented, this is fun music!

As an alternative, we will be confiscating weed supplies and replacing them with magic mushrooms, in hopes of helping niggas see beyond their reality. ~ Saul Williams

ThinWhiteDuke87
(kook)
04/01/06 08:38 AM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: Sam_X]  

May as well say, it's worth seeking out their boxed set, The Thrill of It All. It's four disks, which cover all the albums, except Viva!, on the first three disks, then devotes the fourth to non-LP A- and B-sides, and a couple of 12" mixes. With a few exceptions — "Virginia Plain," "Pyjamarama," and "Jealous Guy" (though typically in a shorter edit; this one runs 6:10) will usually turn up on best-ofs, and "Always Unknowing" (the B-side of the "Avalon" 12", I think) is on the Avalon SACD — you can't get this stuff elsewhere, and there is good stuff in there: "Lover," "Trash 2," "South Downs," the 12" version of "The Main Thing." It also has, in the albums part, the original mixes of "Dance Away" and "Angel Eyes" from Manifesto — these were replaced by their single remixes, but the original "Angel Eyes" blows the remix out of the water.

Of course, the negative is that if you get this, you'd need to get the individual albums to pick up the one or two tracks left off each.

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ladymacbeth
(electric tomato)
04/03/06 04:06 AM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: StrangeDrugs]  

In reply to:

Avalon makes my ears bleed


I was waiting for someone to say that. I was too scared to... Thanks.

Mental health was never my strong point.

dice
(every nation's refugee)
04/03/06 01:16 PM
Re: Seeking a guide to Roxy Music's.. music new [re: ladymacbeth]  

the first time i heard avalon, i said to myself "there must be 'more than this'" but it grew on me quickly



Froggy Starlust
(stardust savant)
04/03/06 03:45 PM
Suaver than ever new [re: dice]  

I like "Avalon" too. Great pop tunes, delightful sax, and a voice suaver than ever...

Rest in pieces,
Sweet Effee!


Sam_X
(electric tomato)
04/03/06 07:31 PM
Re: Suaver than ever new [re: Froggy Starlust]  

I have a confession to make, Froggy - last night I saw 'Enjoy The Silence' and although the video itself is crap I.. I actually liked that song. A lot. First it's Roxy Music, now DM.. odd.

Anyway, thanks for all the tips, people. I'm going for Country Life, saw it cheap at a local CD shop. Also, my friend lent me Avalon, nothing spectacular but still a nice pop record. I really enjoy Ferry's voice.

"I don't post here, but i like to come sometimes.."
~ sweet Bibi

Froggy Starlust
(stardust savant)
04/03/06 07:46 PM
Re: Suaver than ever new [re: Sam_X]  

Country life is probably my least favourite Roxy album, although I love Casanova and Bitter-sweet. You must absolutely get the first two albums.

And if you see a cheap copy of Violator, please buy it too.

Rest in pieces,
Sweet Effee!


Froggy Starlust
(stardust savant)
04/04/06 04:52 AM
Enjoy Tori new [re: Sam_X]  

Speaking of Depeche Mode, here's Tori Amos' version of Enjoy the silence.

Rest in pieces,
Sweet Effee!


gailfire
(mortal with potential)
04/04/06 07:18 AM
Re: Enjoy Tori new [re: Froggy Starlust]  

You know...that's actually one of the only Tori covers I DON'T care for much (though I did make quite a snap judgement on it. Usually I adore her covers but that one just rubbed me wrong and I've yet to give it another chance). I really liked her cover of "After All" though. A lot. I'd been waiting for years to hear her tackle a Bowie song and I was really pleased she chose that one.

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carsten
(electric tomato)
04/04/06 11:36 AM
Re: It Worked For A While new [re: EJ]  

Or could anybody picture Eno singing background vocals for "Angel Eyes"?

Yes, I can.

Listen to "Wrong Way Up", a Cale/Eno Collaboration. Absolutely brilliant record. But with some really sleazy songs which can easily make you think that Eno wrote all the Brian Ferry Disco Hits (which are still superior to most other 'pop' music).

/Carsten







Froggy Starlust
(stardust savant)
04/04/06 05:58 PM
Re: Enjoy Tori new [re: gailfire]  

I thought After all was a Nirvana cover.

George: When does the interview start?
George's agent: At 11.
George: Oh! Do I have time for a wank?

schizophrenic
(stardust savant)
04/04/06 06:51 PM
At some point, everything I post turns to shit. new [re: Froggy Starlust]  

No, no, you're thinking of their hit "After All Apologies" from their album "Slambo and The Moon Men".

I was raped by Courtney Love. True story.



Froggy Starlust
(stardust savant)
04/04/06 07:25 PM
Your shit is my milk new [re: schizophrenic]  

Oh, that song! But isn't it from Jingo and the Broken Hymens? I'll have to check.

George: When does the interview start?
George's agent: At 11.
George: Oh! Do I have time for a wank?

gailfire
(mortal with potential)
04/04/06 08:14 PM
Re: "I thought After All was a Nirvana cover new [re: Froggy Starlust]  

I'm afraid you're confused. It was "Smells Like Teen Spirit" that was a Bowie cover, actually. Rare track he recorded with the Mannish Boys, if memory serves.

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...So now you could spend the morning talking with me quite amazed. Look out, I'm raving mad and somewhat slightly dazed...

schizophrenic
(stardust savant)
04/04/06 08:30 PM
Re: "I thought After All was a Nirvana cover new [re: gailfire]  

Was that when he was still going by the name Mike Nesmith?



gailfire
(mortal with potential)
04/05/06 07:00 AM
Re: Mike Nesmith new [re: schizophrenic]  

No I think it was right after he changed his name to Bob Dylan to avoid confusion with the other Mike Nesmith.

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...So now you could spend the morning talking with me quite amazed. Look out, I'm raving mad and somewhat slightly dazed...


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