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ROXY MUSIC

Roxy Music

 

Crossover Prog

4.02 | 196 ratings

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Jake E.
5 stars I first heard about Roxy Music from my dad who was a fan from the very first album; "Roxy Music". I first gave this a listen in my room out of curiousty. At the time I was a Brian Eno fan and my old man told me that the first two Roxy Music albums had Eno in them. I wasn't impressed, i didn't like the singers voice, the saxophone sounded 50's and corney, and Eno seemed to be missing. After flipping through most of the songs_about half way through_I was not pleased and returned the album in the "music room". About Six Months Later me and pa went to WaterLoo records in Austin,Texas_one of the best music towns_and my dad found the remastered versions of the first three albums:::::1-Roxy Music::::::2-For Your Pleasure:::::::3-Stranded. My dad bought the albums which he said were classics.On the drive home we listened to "Roxy Music". After listening more closely I began to pick up on the whole roxy vibe.

1.Re-make/Re-model:::::starts off with Eno's tapes of a dinner party or something, the song soon kicks off with a bang. this song is the most accessable and down right rock. towards the end of the song guitarist Phil Manzanera performs a crazy solo which gets interupted by a short drum solo, then the guitar solo again, then a bass solo, which immitates the james bond theme, then the guitar solo hits the climax which gets interupted by a weird synthesizer solo by Eno, that sounds like a broken machine slowing down, the climax countines and is interupted by a saxophone solo by Andy MacKay, the guitar solo peek falls and is interupted by another (lame on purpose) guitar solo, the guitar solo rejuvinates and is interupted by a piano solo by Bryan Ferry, and then the drum solo again..."CPL593H", the song endes with Eno rewinding his tapes

2.Ladytron::::::starts of with an intro by Eno/MacKay. Bryan Ferry starts singing in his James Bondish Smooth Sexy Style, good guitar treaments from Eno, and great guitar solo that is fused with Andy's Sax.

3.If There Is Something::::::::Begins in a country mannor, thrown off by a blistering guitar solo by Manzanera, with Ferry pounding on the keys, with a blink of the eye the song makes a dynamic change "I would do anything for you, I would climb mountains" gets vocals on this part, but your attention is turned to a saxophone solo by Andy and treated by Eno's VCS3 and tapes. one of the best on the album.

4.Virginia Plain:::::::Wild song, this song will either make you feel great or drive you crazy, when Ferry sings: "Baby Jeans in Alcupoco, we are flying down to Rio" you can hear the treated guitar feedback slowly fade into a full blown solo_which on the first two albums only_ was phil Manzanera's trademark.this song was also their first single reaching #4 in the U.K. Charts.

5.2.H.B.::::::A trippy song with a treated sax solo again, very soothing song, "fade away never..."

6.The Bob:::::::Weird song the middle gets very erie, with the war sound effects, which lead to a cool guitar/oboe solo, then loops around and picks up the medley.

7.Chance Meeting::::::Weried love song, Ferrys on Key's, while in the background Eno fiddles with the guitar feedback provided by Phil.

8.Would You Believe:::::::Very Good Song, 50's style sax, this song is prime example of the "oringinal" roxy sound.

9.Sea Breezes:::::::I feel like Byran is Singing from the heart, beautiful, slow, great keys provided by Ferry, great ocean effects by Eno, great matching guitar/oboe from Manzanera/MacKay. at 3:40 into the song the song takes a weird turn that might make you think you skipped a track.

10.Bitters End:::::::"At last the crimson cold cascade" the best song on the album. well written lyrics, beautiful voice, beautiful sax _50's stlye once again_ that might leave you speechless. cool drum effects and tapes that provide the intro and outro...

overall this album takes time to get use to, and if you let it, it will grow on you and take control of you music collection, very weird, very roxy, very oringnal...

Jake E. | 5/5 |

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