Monday, September 24, 2012

Throwback Monday- 9.24.12 Brian Eno Interview/Lecture

1974 Interview with Brian Eno on media and his music
Edited by Denise Gallant for Video West, San Francisco KQED show, 1980s.

Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, professionally known as Brian Eno or simply as Eno, is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, and visual artist, known as one of the principal innovators of ambient music

Brian Eno discography

Studio albums
Solo albums
Ambient installation albums

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

Monday, September 10, 2012

Throwback Monday - 9-10-12 "Mr. Pharmacist" The Fall

The Fall are an English post-punk band, formed in Prestwich, Greater Manchester in 1976. Despite an ever changing line up, the group essentially consists of its founder and only constant member, Mark E. Smith, who has said "If it's me and your granny on bongos, then it's [the] Fall".[1] First associated with the late 1970s punk movement, the band's music has evolved through numerous stylistic changes, often concurrently with changes in the group's membership. The Fall's music is often characterised by repetition, an abrasive guitar-driven sound, and is always underpinned by Smith's often cryptic lyrics, described by critic Steve Huey as "abstract poetry filled with complicated wordplay, bone-dry wit, cutting social observations, and general misanthropy."[2] information from Wikipedia 
 The "Polka-Dot Man" in this video is Leigh Bowery who was a performance artist, club promoter, actor, pop star, model and fashion designer and "considered one of the more influential figures in the 1980s and 1990s in London and New York art and fashion circles influencing a generation of artists and designers". information from Wikipedia