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Re-make/Re-model: Becoming Roxy Music Paperback – Bargain Price, April 8, 2008
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"Re-make/Re-model is the Roxy Book of Genesis Bracewell is meticulous in his coverage of the many aesthetic inputs that made up the Roxy world."
“Rejecting the standard album-tour-drugs-sex hagiography, Bracewell focuses on British art, fashion and academia in the 1950s and ’60s, and on how the cultural scene inspired several brilliant products of that milieu to create Roxy Music…Part oral history, part academic thesis, Re-Make/Re-Model essentially deconstructs the cast and credits of Roxy Music’s wildly inventive 1972 debut album…Creative connections to Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, David Hockney and others make this tale engaging.”
“Offers way more insight than any career-trajectory doorstop ever could have…Chewier than garden-variety pop-music books…Bracewell is the first Roxy biographer to enjoy the full approval of band members, access to their inner circle and the opportunity to nab dozens of killer quotes from people in myriad disciplines…He couldn’t be more in his element, and it shows…Not just an invigorating cultural history of late-midcentury England but a handbook for aspiring aesthetes.”
“Bracewell combines art history, music theory and a smashing sense of fashion to create a new kind of rock history, one worthy of its groundbreaking subject.”
“Bracewell is unbelievably thorough…The writing in Re-Make/Re-Model is unique and challenging, much like the band of which he writes.”
Curled Up with a Good Book, 1/25/09
“Through a treasure trove of interviews, Bracewell often steps back to let the individuals tell their own story…However he is not afraid to add is own often astute observations from time to time…Part biography, part pop art appreciation, part late '60s/early '70s cultural study, this book equals more than the sum of its parts.”
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I didn't give it five stars because of the exceptionally poor quality of the photo reproductions -- the book calls them "plates" but they look more like hundred-year-old newspaper cuts. You can barely make out what's in them, which is a shame.
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the item that I had ordered which was mentioned above the book about roxy music called remake/remodel becoming roxy music was shipped and delivered right on time with no problems... Read morePublished on January 8, 2014 by Eric Stuart Massar
Good on the early life of Ferry and Mackay with a lot of detail on rather marginal characters. Disappointing that there was less detail on the band dynamics in the early years... Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by Steven Clifford
I found this book almost completely unreadable. I guess if you are interested in the obscure machinations of the avant-guarde art scene in 1950s/60s Newcastle then you might be... Read morePublished on April 19, 2009 by Amazon Customer