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More Than This: The Story of Roxy Music
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Additional interview material not included in the broadcast version.
Bonus live tracks from Dock Rock, London, 22nd July 2006:
1) Both Ends Burning
2) Editions Of You
3) Do The Strand
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This goes for the rest of band. Andy MacKay and Phil Manzanera, in particular, are cursed by little time and bad interviewing. The few seconds of Mackay and Manzanera actually playing are good, but again, MORE!Read more ›
Recollections from Ferry, Mackay, Manzanera, Eno, Paul Thompson and Eddie Jobson are abundant, as are comments from other luminaries who were influenced by Roxy - Bono, John Taylor, Siouxsie Sioux, Steve Jones, etc, make pertinent comments on the continent-crossing influence they had on other musical movements and style trends.
Roxy were eccentric, quirky, glitzy, kitschy, seedy and sexy, and the first glimpse of the future musically. And they had musical chops to boot. For a band who became synonymous with style, they actually began as an outfit without style - they were implementing 6 or 8 musical styles simultaneously, thus making them too schizoid and original for an American audience, that is, until `Avalon', their last LP. They were the biggest touring group in Europe during the early-mid 70`s, bar none. As stated in the lyrics of an early hit, `Do The Strand', "All styles served here", and never was this more so.
Ferry was the first world-weary romantic, and this image led to the New Romantic wave in the early 80`s. Unfortunately, the bastard sons of Roxy were usually insipid, grave-robbing poseurs like Duran Duran, Human League, Heaven 17, ABC, Kissing The Pink, etc, who offered precious little new musically.Read more ›
Growing up as a teenager in San Jose, California during the '70's and then joining the U.S. Air Force and travelling the U.S. and the world, Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music were my favorite band (with David Bowie, another Eno collaborator, as a close second). Ferry's alternately brooding and ecstatic egomania was a great companion as I negotiated the challenges of women, wine and song, although like Ferry, I was ultimately much more successful in style than execution.
At any rate, in a world of '70's musical excess (Led Zep, Elton John, Kansas, REO Speedwagon and Disco itself), Ferry and Roxy were a reassuring musical anchor. They were creative, stylish and distinctly different and this documentary is a fresh and refreshing look at why: Ferry's remarkable lyrics, the electronic innovations of Eno, the musical craftmanship of master guitarist Phil Manzanera, saxophonist Andy MacKay and drummer Paul Thompson).
"Stranded" and "Country Life" were astonishing and so very new when they arrived (1973-74), there was nothing like them, then or now.Read more ›
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when eno left this band they went way-way-way DOWN.
everybody knows this is nowhere.
last time I spoke to molly s/he said:
"hmmm, gotta get electric."
Different but still very good. A good collection of their early works and how they became more refined over the years.Published 21 months ago by Ramon R. Turcotte
Roxy Music deserved better than this lean scant flimsy history! The time wasted listening to dullards like Bono pontificating as usual about a lot of nothing was annoying as were... Read morePublished on July 22, 2013 by John D. Rayner
Throw all your preconceptions out the window. Any Lynyrd Skynyrd fan who finds themselves at odds with the entire glam musical scene would do will to view this video. Read morePublished on April 27, 2013 by J. Miller
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