Forum Home Forum Home > Other music related lounges > General Music Discussions
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Roxy Music clones in music
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Roxy Music clones in music

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
Icarium View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: March 21 2008
Location: Tigerstaden
Status: Offline
Points: 23922
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Roxy Music clones in music
    Posted: November 29 2011 at 06:53
I have just wonderd that in the 80s many of the Neo-prog bands have been called clones of Genesis, or they are been said that they are very influenced, (i don't like using the word clone, but it sort of fits the way i will build this thread)

I now listen to Orchestral Manouvers in the Dark, and i found them sound like Roxy Music, i have felt te same with Talking Heads and Japan and even Talk Talk,. it is both heard in the synth, the guitar work but also the crooning vocals is appearant in the music, so i think is Roxys influence in the 80s as big as Genesis, they seem to be everywhere if one look closly on Neo prog, New wave and were both meats in synth rock, both bands seems to have laid its mark on the 80s sound, both Tony Banks synths and keybord pioneering and Bryan Ferrys crooning and songwriting.

im also blatantly looking for a band have 50% of Roxy and 50% of Genesis in the music, Tongue,  a clone of the two, who comes closest to that.



 
Acting on your best behaviour

Turn your back on mother nature

Everybody wants to rule the world

Back to Top
irrelevant View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: March 07 2010
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 10617
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote irrelevant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 29 2011 at 07:00
Hmm, both David Byrne and Bryan Ferry are influential, and as such I don't think I've seen the former being called a clone of the latter.  

Edited by irrelevant - November 29 2011 at 07:01
Back to Top
Icarium View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: March 21 2008
Location: Tigerstaden
Status: Offline
Points: 23922
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 29 2011 at 07:35
Roxy is influencual to most 80s synth and new wave bands, that include Talking Heads

Edited by aginor - November 29 2011 at 07:37
Acting on your best behaviour

Turn your back on mother nature

Everybody wants to rule the world

Back to Top
irrelevant View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: March 07 2010
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 10617
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote irrelevant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 29 2011 at 07:40
Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

Roxy is influencual to most 80s synth and new wave bands, that include Talking Heads

ok. I guess you were talking more about the influence on the sound in general. 
Back to Top
Icarium View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: March 21 2008
Location: Tigerstaden
Status: Offline
Points: 23922
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 29 2011 at 07:47
Originally posted by irrelevant irrelevant wrote:

Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

Roxy is influencual to most 80s synth and new wave bands, that include Talking Heads

ok. I guess you were talking more about the influence on the sound in general. 
yeah i doo, i just like that sound, it is raw but still the synths makes it also mystical, and airy, and airy is one of my favourit moods in music with etheral and lush
Acting on your best behaviour

Turn your back on mother nature

Everybody wants to rule the world

Back to Top
zoviet View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: December 05 2005
Location: Singapore
Status: Offline
Points: 415
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote zoviet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 29 2011 at 08:20
then you must get Ladytron's Gravity The Seducer, superb lush elegiac electro-pop......
Back to Top
gr8dane View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: May 11 2005
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 538
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gr8dane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 29 2011 at 08:53
Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

I have just wonderd that in the 80s many of the Neo-prog bands have been called clones of Genesis, or they are been said that they are very influenced, (i don't like using the word clone, but it sort of fits the way i will build this thread)

I now listen to Orchestral Manouvers in the Dark, and i found them sound like Roxy Music, i have felt te same with Talking Heads and Japan and even Talk Talk,. it is both heard in the synth, the guitar work but also the crooning vocals is appearant in the music, so i think is Roxys influence in the 80s as big as Genesis, they seem to be everywhere if one look closly on Neo prog, New wave and were both meats in synth rock, both bands seems to have laid its mark on the 80s sound, both Tony Banks synths and keybord pioneering and Bryan Ferrys crooning and songwriting.

im also blatantly looking for a band have 50% of Roxy and 50% of Genesis in the music, Tongue,  a clone of the two, who comes closest to that.



 

Good luck with the 50-50.
But you might like pulp's albums This is hardcore and We love life.
Early Pulp is totally Roxy cloning,but those last albums they became more 'dreamy'.
2 great albums that may help you on your way in your search. 
Shake & bake.
Back to Top
Icarium View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: March 21 2008
Location: Tigerstaden
Status: Offline
Points: 23922
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 29 2011 at 10:33
Originally posted by gr8dane gr8dane wrote:

Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

I have just wonderd that in the 80s many of the Neo-prog bands have been called clones of Genesis, or they are been said that they are very influenced, (i don't like using the word clone, but it sort of fits the way i will build this thread)

I now listen to Orchestral Manouvers in the Dark, and i found them sound like Roxy Music, i have felt te same with Talking Heads and Japan and even Talk Talk,. it is both heard in the synth, the guitar work but also the crooning vocals is appearant in the music, so i think is Roxys influence in the 80s as big as Genesis, they seem to be everywhere if one look closly on Neo prog, New wave and were both meats in synth rock, both bands seems to have laid its mark on the 80s sound, both Tony Banks synths and keybord pioneering and Bryan Ferrys crooning and songwriting.

im also blatantly looking for a band have 50% of Roxy and 50% of Genesis in the music, Tongue,  a clone of the two, who comes closest to that.



 

Good luck with the 50-50.
But you might like pulp's albums This is hardcore and We love life.
Early Pulp is totally Roxy cloning,but those last albums they became more 'dreamy'.
2 great albums that may help you on your way in your search. 
thanks, will look them up now,

Acting on your best behaviour

Turn your back on mother nature

Everybody wants to rule the world

Back to Top
Dean View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Retired Admin and Amateur Layabout

Joined: May 13 2007
Location: Albion
Status: Offline
Points: 33272
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 29 2011 at 13:14
Early Ultravox! too to a lesser extent than Japan or Talk Talk perhaps, and John Foxx  didn't go in for the Ferryesque crooning, but the influence is there in the music.


If you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise and then just behave like they would - Neil Gaiman
Back to Top
lucas View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: February 06 2004
Location: France
Status: Offline
Points: 7930
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 04 2011 at 12:39
french band Marquis de Sade :
"Magma was the very first gothic rock band" (Didier Lockwood)
Back to Top
Slartibartfast View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: April 29 2006
Location: Atlantais
Status: Offline
Points: 27290
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 04 2011 at 12:44
I wouldn't worry too much about the clones.  Beware of the zombies though. Big smile

Skip the clones and go straight Phil Manzaneraville.




Edited by Slartibartfast - December 04 2011 at 12:48
Back to Top
TCat View Drop Down
Forum Groupie
Forum Groupie
Avatar

Joined: February 07 2010
Status: Offline
Points: 57
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TCat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 23 2014 at 10:36
I'm surprised that Icehouse isn't mentioned as being heavily influenced by Roxy Music. Even though I wouldn't consider Icehouse as a prog band, they do seem to center on the pop aspects that are familiar in some of RMs more accessible tracks (The "Primitive Man" album is a great example where I hear a lot of RM influence).
Back to Top
tszirmay View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Crossover Team

Joined: August 17 2006
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 4244
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tszirmay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 24 2014 at 14:47
Though not prog=I would add Simple Minds and, by Bono's own admission,  U2. Throw in Fiction Factory, the incredibly similar ABC (I am a fan) , the Sadistic Mika Band , Irish pop band the Adventures, the Fixx, Aha, Alphaville, Duran Duran, Men Without Hats, Japan, Talk Talk, Icehouse, The Expression (a stunning Aussie band), Real Life, China Crisis, John Foxx, Ultravox,  Naked Eyes, New Muzik, The Cure, Peter Godwin, Metro, Danse Society, Dalek I Love You, Icicle Works, Magazine, Level 42, Modern English, Moev, Propaganda, Red Seven, Sade, Spoons, Stranglers, Vitamin Z and Xymox. 
That about covers it, probably forgot a few.......Cool
"The more I analyze the human race, the more I love my dog" Mme de Stael
Back to Top
Dean View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Retired Admin and Amateur Layabout

Joined: May 13 2007
Location: Albion
Status: Offline
Points: 33272
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 24 2014 at 15:37
The most obvious is of course The Explorers:





Edited by Dean - March 24 2014 at 15:41


If you cannot be wise, pretend to be someone who is wise and then just behave like they would - Neil Gaiman
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.172 seconds.