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« on: November 06, 2003, 09:30:59 PM »
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Don't ask me how, but I'm just now getting into Roxy Music. I recently bought the Old Gray Whistle Test DVD comprised of the best performances from the show and came across Roxy Music performing "Do The Strand". I was hooked as it's right down my alley. I purchased the first Roxy Music album and have enjoyed it quite a bit. My question to those experienced Roxy Music listeners here is what next? Do I go for the other Brian Eno era Roxy album or buy what is considered their masterpiece (or so I've read) Country Life? Which is better, Roxy with Eno or Roxy sans Eno?

Speaking of Eno, what a genius. I just realized the other day how much he has been involved in so much music that I like. Roxy Music, Bowie Berlin trilogy, Talking Heads, U2.....what hasn't that guy done?

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2003, 09:34:38 PM »
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the man is a genius

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2003, 10:07:26 PM »
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My question to those experienced Roxy Music listeners here is what next?


"Avalon"

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2003, 11:51:08 AM »
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Yesssssssssssss AVALON is great, Roxy Music for me is synonymous with beauty..
in fact Roxy Music has an special meaning for me, when i listen to Bryan Ferry's voice i remember my brother singing with his eyes shut and sometimes dancing around the house, now everytime i listen to Avalon (the song) i close the door of my bedroom, turn down the lights, close my eyes and try to remember my brother and then i feel how that beautiful song transpose to me to other world so far away from here with peace and good vibrations...i love Roxy Music

and yes Eno is a genius
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2003, 01:56:15 PM »
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Surprisingly, Roxy without Eno (and Eno's solo albums) are both slightly preferable to the first two Eno-inclusive Roxy records, though it's all gorgeous and necessary music.

I would recommend Country Life or Siren (particularly "She Sells") as the very peak of Roxy Music, but do try to hear it all, at least all the seventies stuff (I'm not a huge Avalon fan, myself).

You should also give the Sparks albums from the same mid-seventies era a try... Bowie, T. Rex, Sparks, and Roxy were a musical juggernaut the likes of which have never undermined the pop charts since...
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2003, 09:16:41 PM »
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Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I decided to buy their second album next, followed by Country Life and then Avalon. I guess I prefer to discover bands chronologically. Or I can't get enough Eno.

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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2003, 10:25:41 PM »
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Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I decided to buy their second album next, followed by Country Life and then Avalon. I guess I prefer to discover bands chronologically. Or I can't get enough Eno.


The second album does have "In Every Dream Home a Heartache," which is a fantastic tune.
""Money doesn't come into it. It never has. I do what I do because it's all that I am." - Morrissey

"Lacan stressed more and more in his work the power and organizing principle of the symbolic, understood as the networks, social, cultural, and linguistic, into which a child is born. These precede the birth of a child, which is why Lacan can say that language is there from before the actual moment of birth. It is there in the social structures which are at play in the family and, of course, in the ideals, goals, and histories of the parents. This world of language can hardly be grasped by the newborn and yet it will act on the whole of the child's existence."

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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2003, 12:25:05 AM »
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Brian Ferry is one suave mo' fo'!
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2003, 08:09:11 PM »
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Brian Ferry is one suave mo' fo'!

Is it true that Mick Jagger stole Jerry Hall from him?

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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2003, 08:12:05 PM »
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Brian Ferry is one suave mo' fo'!

Is it true that Mick Jagger stole Jerry Hall from him?


Could be. Hall was Ferry's girlfriend at the time of the Siren album (one of their must-haves), and was on the cover:

""Money doesn't come into it. It never has. I do what I do because it's all that I am." - Morrissey

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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2003, 11:47:33 AM »
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Is it true that Mick Jagger stole Jerry Hall from him?


i heard the same
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2006, 09:45:12 PM »
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Eno not working on new Roxy Music album

Contrary to British reports, Brian Eno is not rejoining Roxy Music for the group's first new studio album since 1982's classic "Avalon."

According to the authoritative EnoWeb site (http://music.hyperreal.org/artists/brian_eno/), the reports are "untrue and just in-good-faith wishful thinking from the journalists -- Brian has no involvement with the band's current recording or tour plans. All that happened was that Brian popped in to visit the members of the group when they were in the studio."

The official Web site (http://www.bryanferry.com) for Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry had also reported the Eno news but any mention of his participation has now been removed.

After a 15-year hiatus, Roxy Music reunited, sans Eno, for live dates in the summer of 2001. According to Ferry's site, the group is also working on a remix album featuring "various DJs and producers ... putting their own spin on Roxy and Ferry's back catalog."

The unsourced Eno/Roxy Music reunion story was published last Friday by U.K. Web site http://www.ananova.com.
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2006, 07:47:59 AM »
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Love Roxy Music. I had gotten into them just awhile ago as well (about four months) when I was getting heavily into Eno.
(my avatar might still be of him... yeah it is.)
Country Life is certainly an amazing record. Avalon is as well.
And take Godardian's advice, if you haven't already, please listen to Sparks
that band devoured my life about a month and a half ago.
i'm still soaking it in.
A Woofer in a Tweeter's Clothing is my favorite record.
I thought it would be Kimono My House after listening to it first, but surprisingly the latter is superb. a real treasure of an album.
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