Another Overlooked Roxy Record(Not Hard To Imagine Overlooking The Music With A Cover Like That)

Posted: January 11, 2013 in music, Song Clip, vinyl
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Roxy Music – Country Life   1974 Virgin

029I love Roxy Music. Not just the two albums with Eno(although, they are both prog-glam masterpieces-the first side of the debut lp is probably one of the best sides of glam music NOT made by Bowie). I know a lot of people saw Bryan Ferry’s style as just that…a style. His croon wore some people down after Eno left. Me, I love the cut of his jib. I love the pageantry he brought to each production(as if the album cover wasn’t enough to turn heads, also included is a 2′ X 3′ poster of the cover, which I am sure helped out a lot of 14 year old’s in 1974). I love the image, the Roxy Cover Girls, the Riviera party and cocaine swagger, but most of all, I love the music. I though Eno’s departure ushering in Edwin Jobson on keys/synths and strings added a whole new level of musicality to an already experimental baroque new wave glam band. The songs evolved and became little glam operas. Don’t take my word for it, the proof is in the aspic…

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The Thrill of it All       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F4GkOEef2M

Bitter-Sweet      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W73AVb7u_9Q

A really Good Time     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzRtnwv8eJ4

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