Roxy Music/ For Your Pleasure/ Stranded/Country Life/Siren
Champagne, Novocaine and music that'll melt your brain....
Champagne, Novocaine and music that'll melt your brain. If the '70s were the party that never ended, then Roxy Music
were its house band. In their earliest incarnations, arch-Lothario Bryan Ferry
sang about a stream of socialite orgies, while his band, initially - co-marshalled by androgynous pop boffin Brian Eno
, skilfully spliced postmodern pop with the avant-garde. Contemporaries like David Bowie
and Marc Bolan
, for all their posturing, were still conventional pop songwriters; Roxy Music, as the remastered versions of their first - five albums show, - were genuinely, bewitchingly weird.
Within a year, Roxy Music
would split, and 'Siren'
's cover star, Jerry Hall
, would dump Ferry
for Mick Jagger
. Listening to the first three Roxy Music
albums in her cosy condo, maybe she'll be kicking herself.