Monday, September 17, 2012

9.17.12 "In Every Dream Home a Heartache" Roxy Music



Roxy Music are an English art rock band formed in 1971, members include Bryan Ferry - lead vocalist; Graham Simpson -  bassist; Phil Manzanera - guitar; Andy Mackay  - saxophone andoboe; Paul Thompson  - drums and percussion; Brian Eno - synthesizer and "treatments" and Eddie Jobson  - synthesizer and violin.

Roxy Music attained popular and critical success in Europe and Australia during the 1970s and early 1980s, beginning with their debut album, Roxy Music (1972). The band was highly influential, as leading proponents of the more experimental, musically sophisticated element of glam, as well as a significant influence on early English punk music. They also provided a model for many New Wave acts and the experimental electronic groups of the early 1980s. The group is distinguished by their visual and musical sophistication and their preoccupation with style and glamour. Ferry and co-founding member Eno have also had influential solo careers, the latter becoming one of the most significant record producers and collaborators of the late 20th century.

Their music was influenced by other British artists of the time such as Ferry's favorite band The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, The Pretty Things, Pink Floyd, The Creation, The Move, Traffic, David Bowie, King Crimson, andElton John. Eno's "treatments" were influenced by the experimental sound of The Velvet Underground.  information from Wikipedia

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