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The band, consisting of founding members Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay and Paul Thomson, was formed in 1971 and was one of the key artists help to shape the glam-rock genre alongside David Bowie, Marc Bolan and others. In it’s first incarnation, Roxy Music also featured the electronic-synth wizard-turned feted music producer, Brian Eno.
This line-up, Roxy Music recorded their influential, eponymously titled debut album, Roxy Music and the equally impressive followed-up, For Your Pleasure. This period includes Do The Strand, Editions of You, Re-Make/Re-Model, Ladytron, Virginia Plain, 2HB and In Every Dream Home A Heartache.
Roxy Music were amongst the first music groups to craft and uphold carefully created images. From futuristic looking stage costumes and elaborate album covers to the song writing and record production, Roxy Music boldly showed their art school background. Brian Ferry’s song writing in particular demonstrated at times a witty, yet brave blend of romance and explicit sexual fantasies.
Brian Eno left the band soon after the release of For Your Pleasure in 1972 and the band continued without him. Eno’s influence was certainly a major one in Roxy Music’s early days, but the it was the third album, Stranded, that showed a strong, forward-thinking song writing partnership was not just the result of Brian Eno, but a collective effort.
Stranded included songs such as Street Life, Amazona and Mother of Pearls, all of which have become Roxy Music classics. Even Brian Eno himself rates Stranded as Roxy Music’s highpoint.
Together with the studio album Siren and the live album Viva!, this chapter of Roxy Music moved the band towards global stardom and cemented the band’s place as one of the all-time great acts.
Following a 4 year recording break, in which Roxy Music frontman, Bryan Ferry released his successful solo album Let’s Stick Together, Roxy Music resumed work.
The result was a toned-down, adult-orientated pop sound with an altogether slicker, radio-friendly production. It’s this period and style for which Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry often are remembered for. Roxy Music’s 1979 release Manifesto included ‘Trash’ and ‘Angel Eyes’ and the hit single ‘Dance Away,’ while Flesh and Blood followed a year later with its singles ‘Over You’ and ‘Oh Yeah!’
The final Roxy Music album, Avalon, was released in 1982 and includes ‘More Than This,’ one of Roxy Music’s signature tunes.
Roxy Music disbanded in 1983 and it wasn’t until 2001 that original Roxy Music member Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay and Paul Thomson re-formed initially to mark Roxy Music’s 30th anniversary, but following a highly success Roxy Music live tour through the US, UK and Europe led the group to continue.
Brian Eno has so far been absent from any Roxy Music live commitments but has worked on new material with his former band mates. This material is still waiting to be released and although it is speculated some of the new Roxy Music songs will be released on a new Roxy Music album, Bryan Ferry demented this, arguing he might release some of the songs on a forthcoming Bryan Ferry solo album.
New Roxy Music album or not, Roxy Music live are still not-to-be-missed happenings and fans can look forward of a varied set that includes songs from all Roxy Music chapters.