Monday, February 9, 2009

Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)

I'm a fan of Roxy, but for some reason missed this album until about a week ago. Holy, fuck my dick, it's good. I've always loved Brian Eno far more then Roxy Music and finally hearing this album was like finding the long lost Eno album, with Bryan Ferry singing. Pay specific attention to If There Is Something, about five minutes and seven seconds in and on. If you've any sense at all you'll cum on the wall and wish it went on for days. It's fucking completely rad and if you don't like it go jump in a river and leave the rest of us alone in glorious glam rock heaven.

"Falling halfway between musical primitivism and art rock ambition, Roxy Music's eponymous debut remains a startling redefinition of rock's boundaries. Simultaneously embracing kitschy glamour and avant-pop, Roxy Music shimmers with seductive style and pulsates with disturbing synthetic textures. Although no musician demonstrates much technical skill at this point, they are driven by boundless imagination -- Brian Eno's synthesized "treatments" exploit electronic instruments as electronics, instead of trying to shoehorn them into conventional acoustic patterns. Similarly, Bryan Ferry finds that his vampiric croon is at its most effective when it twists conventional melodies, Phil Manzanera's guitar is terse and unpredictable, while Andy Mackay's saxophone subverts rock & roll clichés by alternating R&B honking with atonal flourishes. But what makes Roxy Music such a confident, astonishing debut is how these primitive avant-garde tendencies are married to full-fledged songs, whether it's the free-form, structure-bending "Remake/Remodel" or the sleek glam of "Virginia Plain," the debut single added to later editions of the album. That was the trick that elevated Roxy Music from an art school project to the most adventurous rock band of the early '70s." -

  1. "Re-Make/Re-Model" – 5:14
  2. "Ladytron" – 4:26
  3. "If There Is Something" – 6:34
  4. "Virginia Plain" – 2:58 (not included on the original British release)
  5. "2HB" – 4:30
  6. "The Bob (Medley)" – 5:48
  7. "Chance Meeting" – 3:08
  8. "Would You Believe?" – 3:53
  9. "Sea Breezes" – 7:03
  10. "Bitters End" – 2:03


Cory said...

thanks for linking me. i enjoy this place, too.

wonderful said...

hey i'm just listening to the greg ashley track off spider walks i really like it alot, as well as some other songs on that comp. Hey I dont know how this page works but would you consider doing web releases on it? Im looking to distribute my stuff somewhere it would be cool to have a page on here maybe and it seems like your familiar with the free file hosting on the web. let me know what you think. Buffalo tones records? lol - Jeff

Dead Dog said...

hey, i cant access your profile to message you but you can email me at

not sure exactly what you mean, but if you want me to put yr stuff up on here feel free to send it to me. i'd be glad to give it a listen.

- DD