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    Roxy Music

    This thread is for my friend Symph.


    One of the most influential of the Glam/Art rock bands from the 70's, Roxy Music was a very talented group of musicians, including the now legendary artist/producer Brian Eno.(Eno left after an internal dispute over the dominance of Bryan Ferry, but the rest of the band stayed together.) They really were a very organized band, they dressed with style, kept with the theme of their newest albums when touring in support of them, and definitely had that unique sound so many bands search for but never achieve. My older brother was a bigger fan than I was years ago, I only own 2 albums, Avalon, and their newest Greatest Hits compilation. I might have to add one or two other CD's to the collection, I have neglected them for a while now.

    Original Band Lineup:

    Bryan Ferry - Vocals abd Keyboards
    Phil Manzanera - Guitar
    Brian Eno - Keyboards
    Andy Mackay - Saxophone and Oboe
    Paul Thompson - Drums and Percussion
    Rik Kenton - Bass Guitar...only for two years, after that too many to list here.


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    Awesome thread....Love Roxy and Love Brian Ferry.

    Symph's gonna love this thread too...he just recently discovered the magic.
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    I love the picture,,,especially of Brian Eno(2nd from the left),he looks a lot different now...lol. Yeah they are a great band, Manzanera has such a subtle guitar style you almost don't even know he's there, I read about that after one of his solo albums in the 80's, he always tries to disguise his actual guitar parts, but I'm sure You can hear them MZ.

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    Ya....he tries...but he can't hide them from me - hahaha

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    My favorite period is the first album through Siren- I thought Manifesto was pretty awful. But what a comeback Avalon was.

    Absolute favorites: the Stranded and Country Life albums.

    Plus, thanks to Phil Manzanera, several of my favorite artists are related to Roxy Music. Phil has lent his amazing skills to music with Brian Eno (who was in Roxy at first), Robert Wyatt, John Cale, many others. The shows/album he did with Eno in 801, it's just classic. That 801 live is one of my favorite albums.

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    My brother liked Country Life the best, I was always partial to Avalon myself. Why don't you do a Brian Eno thread Z? I know a little about him but not as much of a fan as you are...just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Grendel View Post
    Why don't you do a Brian Eno thread Z? I know a little about him but not as much of a fan as you are...just a thought.
    Sure, makes sense more than Dylan... I didn't realize until Magic's most popular threads post that Dylan's had already been done, in a big way!

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    That was an old thread Z, and the result of being up for over a year and a half or something. Keep doing your Dylan thread yours is far better.

    I have so many scattered all over I forget them until I do some housekeeping, then I resurrect them and see who's interested.

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    I had no idea Brian Eno was in this band! I didn't think they were so prominent on the radar either, I'd never heard of em so I assumed they were real underground. Awesome!! I have so much more digging around to do with this band. I'd say more but I gotta go, thanks LG!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Symph View Post
    I had no idea Brian Eno was in this band! I didn't think they were so prominent on the radar either, I'd never heard of em so I assumed they were real underground. Awesome!! I have so much more digging around to do with this band. I'd say more but I gotta go, thanks LG!
    Up here, they were pretty big...not considered underground by any means, very mainstream on rock radio like ChumFM and Q107 in Toronto....

    I love BF's solo work just as much as RM.

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    Thanks for visiting Symph, Z has just written a thread for Brian Eno in the Electronic section, I asked him to yesterday so he posted it this morning.

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