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FOR YOUR PLEASURE

Roxy Music

 

Crossover Prog

4.17 | 379 ratings

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Jake E.
4 stars Released in 1973, "For Your Pleasure" was the last album to contain Eno in the line up due to musical differences with him and Bryan Ferry, and jealousy over stage performances. Compaired to the first album "Roxy Music" this album seems dark, with more experimental tendencies. And I hear that this album is a personal favourite of Paul Thompson.

1.Do The Strand:::::::::Could be considered Roxy Music's theme song, one of the most "normal" song on the album, creative lyrics, great sax, and cool treatments during the middle. "There's a new sensation".

2. Beauty Queen:::::::: starts of with a decayed sounding piano or rhodes or something. A slow song that show how smooth and fancy Ferry can be. A great great glam-rock song.

3. Strictly Confidential::::::::: "Before I die, I'll write this letter", A dark song, with awsome vocals and oboe, heading into the last half, Manzanera shows off a stunning guitar solo, keeping up with Bryan's sombre vocals, the guitar seems to be put through the revox tapes and sped up at certain parts, the drums are amazing as well.

4. Editions Of You:::::::::Upbeat, fast vocals, fast music, about a minuet and a half into the song Mackay breaks out with a crazy sax solo, followed by Eno's synthesizer solo, then Phil's solo which fades out with treated feedback while Ferry voice returns.

5. In Every Dream Home A Heart Ache::::::::::Once again a dark song, during the first half of the song Ferry sings about a blow-up-doll while all the instruments seem to blend together and pulse in a dronning mannar. The song builds to its climax "But you blew my mind" which Manzanera releases the best guitar solo on any of the first three "classic" roxy releases. the song fades out with with blasting drums and bass, just to fade back in with a flange effects courtesy of Eno.

6. The Bogus Man:::::::::A dark song, the most weird song on the album, some consider this awful, while some consider it a masterpiece, Eno makes his presence known in this song. With creepy lyrics, and scary vocal presentations, unusual saxophone lines, weird sounds here and there, rhythm guitar, bass, and concrete drums, during the secound half, the song seems to be cut in half and played and seperate times. Over 9min. long.

7. Grey Lagoons::::::::::Another one of the more "normal" songs Roxy Music seems to really rock on this song, with there trademark muti-solo from MacKay/Manzanera leads to a full blown harmonica solo by Bryan. This songs also has a 50's feel, like many roxy releases.

8. For Your Pleasure::::::::::Eno is once again behind the controls, weird song, strange effects, good vocals and drums, this song leaves you confused and is a disturbing way to end an album."You don't ask why"

Jake E. | 4/5 |

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