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Roxy Music were an English rock band that were formed in by Bryan Ferry —who became the band's lead singer and main songwriter—and bass guitarist Graham Simpson. Alongside Ferry, the other longtime members were Phil Manzanera guitarAndy Mackay saxophone and oboeand Paul Thompson drums and percussion.
Other members included Brian Eno synthesizer and "treatments"Eddie Jobson synthesizer and violinand John Gustafson bass. Although the band took a break from group activities in and again inthey reunited for a concert tour inand toured together intermittently between that time Daylight - Ivan Lisyak - Traces their break-up in Ferry frequently enlisted members of Roxy Music as session musicians for his solo releases.
Roxy Music became a successful act in Europe and Australia during the s. This success began with their self-titled debut album, Roxy Music The group also distinguished their visual and musical sophistication through a preoccupation with glamorous fashions.
The latter became one of Britain's most significant record producers of the late 20th century. The band's final studio album was Avalonwhich became platinum-certified in the United States. Como Un Animal - Gabinete Caligari - Grandes Éxitos Music played a series of 40th anniversary shows inbut has since become inactive as a performing entity.
In NovemberBryan Ferry, who had just lost his job teaching ceramics at a girls' school for holding impromptu record listening sessions,  advertised If It Takes All Night - Roxy Music - Interpretation • 1975 Tour a keyboard player to collaborate with him and Graham Simpson including Alan Lewis, a bass player he knew from his Newcastle art college band, the Gas Board, and with whom he collaborated on his first songs.
In early Ferry Acid Maria - 2.99 a auditioned as lead singer for King Crimsonwho were seeking a replacement for Greg Lake. Although Robert Fripp and Pete Sinfield decided that Ferry's voice was unsuitable for King Crimson's material, they were impressed with his talent and helped the fledgling Roxy Music to obtain a contract with E. Andy Mackay replied to Ferry's advertisement, not as a keyboard player but a saxophonist and oboist, though he did have a VCS3 synthesizer.
Mackay had already met Brian Eno during university days, as both were interested in avant-garde and electronic music. Although Eno was a non-musician, he could operate a synthesizer and owned a Revox reel-to-reel tape machine, so Mackay convinced him to join the band as a technical adviser.
Before long Eno was an official member of the group. Сядешь На Поезд - Various - Шансон С Человеческим Лицом Mp3 out the original sextet were guitarist Roger Bunn who had issued the well-regarded solo album Piece Of Mind earlier in  and drummer Dexter Lloyd, a classically trained timpanist.
The group's name was partly an homage to the titles of old cinemas  and dance hallsand partly a pun on the word rock. Roxy played live throughand recorded a demo tape of some early compositions. In the spring of '71, Lloyd left the Kade Chodím, Tade Pijem - Various - Na Slovenskej Svadbe A Zábave 4, and an advertisement was placed in Melody Maker saying "wonder drummer wanted for an avant rock group".
Bunn left the group at the end of the summer ofand in October, Roxy advertised in Melody Maker seeking the "Perfect Guitarist". Although he did not initially make the band as a guitarist, the group were impressed enough with Manzanera that he was invited to become Roxy Music's roadie, an offer which he accepted. The band's fortunes were greatly increased by the support of broadcaster John Peel and Melody Maker journalist Richard Williams. Williams became an enthusiastic fan after meeting Ferry and being given a demonstration tape during mid, and wrote the first major article on the band, featured on Melody Maker' s "Horizons" page in the edition of 7 August When O'List didn't show up for the next rehearsal, Manzanera was asked to come along, on the pretext of becoming the band's sound mixer.
When he arrived he was invited to play guitar and quickly realised that it was an informal audition. Unbeknownst to the rest of the group, Manzanera had learned their entire repertoire and as a result, he was immediately hired as O'List's permanent replacement, joining on 14 February Manzanera, the son of an English father and a Colombian mother, had spent a considerable amount Take Her Back - Jimmy Clanton - Just A Dream time in South America and Cuba as Untitled - Unknown Artist - Hard Working EP child, and although he did not have the same art school background as Ferry, Mackay and Eno, he was perhaps the most proficient member of the band, with an interest in a wide variety of music.
Manzanera also knew other well-known musicians, such as David Gilmourwho was a friend of his older brother, and Soft Machine 's Robert Wyatt. A few days later however, Clark and Enthoven were standing in the If It Takes All Night - Roxy Music - Interpretation • 1975 Tour of the Island offices examining cover images for the album when Blackwell walked past, glanced at the artwork and said "Looks great!
Have we got them signed yet? The LP was released in June to good reviews and became a major success, reaching No. During the first half ofbassist Graham Simpson became increasingly withdrawn and uncommunicative, which led to his leaving the band almost immediately after the recording of the debut album. He was replaced by Rik Kenton. To bring more attention to their album, Roxy Music decided to record and release a single. Their debut single was " Virginia Plain ", which scored No.
The single caused a renewed interest in the album. Soon after "Virginia Plain", Rik Kenton departed the band, which would never again have a permanent bass player. The next album, For Your Pleasurewas released in March It marked the beginning of the band's long, successful collaboration with producer Chris Thomaswho worked on all of the group's classic albums and singles in the s.
The album was promoted with the non-album single "Pyjamarama"; no album track was released as a single. At the time Ferry was dating French model Amanda Lear ; she was photographed with a black jaguar for the front cover of the album, while Ferry appears on the back cover as a dapper chauffeur standing in front of a limousine. John Porter credited as a guest played bass on the record, while Sal Maida If It Takes All Night - Roxy Music - Interpretation • 1975 Tour bass for subsequent live shows.
Also, John Gustafson became the band's permanent bass player On My Mind - Walter Wanderley - Perpetual Motion Love the next three studio albums, but not always for live shows; though he toured with Roxy on certain dates in andother live Roxy bassists of this period — included Sal Maida, John Wetton and Rick Wills.
Eno, meanwhile, was replaced by year-old multi-instrumentalist Eddie Jobsonformerly of progressive rockers Curved Airwho played keyboards and electric violin.
Although some fans lamented the loss of the experimental attitude and camp aesthetic that Eno had brought to the band, the classically trained Jobson was an accomplished musician. Eno himself later acknowledged the quality of the two albums that followed his departure [ citation needed ]Stranded and Country Life Rolling Stone referred to the albums as marking "the zenith of contemporary British art rock".
The songs on these albums also cemented Ferry's persona as the epitome of the suave, jaded Euro-sophisticate. Although this If It Takes All Night - Roxy Music - Interpretation • 1975 Tour undoubtedly began as a deliberately ironic device, during the mids it seemed to merge with Ferry's real life, as the working-class miner's son from the north of England became an international rock star and an icon of male style.
On the first two Roxy albums, all songs were written solely by Bryan Ferry. Beginning with StrandedMackay and Manzanera began to co-write some material. Gradually, their songwriting and musicianship became more integrated into the band's sound, although Ferry remained the dominant songwriter; throughout their career, all but one of Roxy's singles were written either wholly or jointly by Ferry Manzanera, Mackay and Thompson did individually write a few of the band's B-sides.
Stranded was released in Novemberand produced the top single " Street Life ". Country Life was met with widespread critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone referring to it "as if Ferry ran a cabaret for psychotics, featuring chanteurs in a state of shock".
Ferry said the song came to him while kicking the leaves during a walk through Hyde Park. After the concert tours in support of Siren inRoxy Music If It Takes All Night - Roxy Music - Interpretation • 1975 Tour . Their live album Viva! During this time Ferry released two solo records on which Manzanera and Thompson performed, and Manzanera reunited with Eno on the critically acclaimed one-off Live album. Roxy Music reunited during to record a new album, Manifestobut with a reshuffled cast.
Jobson was not present, and was reportedly not contacted for the reunion. At that time, Jobson was touring and recording with his own band, U. The sleeve of Manifesto indicated that the revived Roxy Music line-up consisted of Ferry, Manzanera, Mackay, and Thompson, along with Paul Carrack keyboardsIf It Takes All Night - Roxy Music - Interpretation • 1975 Tour Spenner bassand Gary Tibbs bass ; despite this all other media pointed to Roxy Music being a quartet and a trio following the departure of Thompsonwith the latter three musicians being regular collaborators of the band.
Both these tracks are significantly different from the album versions, as "Dance Away" was remixed for single release, and "Angel Eyes" was entirely re-recorded. Soon afterward he left permanently, due to musical differences with Ferry. At this point, Ferry, Mackay and Manzanera became the only permanent members of Roxy Music, and were supplemented by a variety of session players over the next few years including Tibbs, Spenner, Carrack, Andy Newmark and Just You Just Me - Brian Auger & The Trinity - Befour Hubbard.
However, the changed cast reflected a distinct change in Roxy's musical style. Gone were the unpredictable elements of the group's sound, giving way to smoother musical arrangements. Rolling Stone panned Manifesto "Roxy Music has not gone disco. Melody Maker said, of Manifesto, " InRoxy Music recorded the non-album single " Jealous Guy ".
A cover of a song written and originally recorded by John LennonRoxy Music recorded "Jealous Guy" as a tribute to Lennon after his death. The song His Name Is Wonderful - Pastor Trig & Sylvia - Now And Forever In Song the UK charts for two weeks in Marchbecoming the band's only No.
Later, with more sombre and carefully If It Takes All Night - Roxy Music - Interpretation • 1975 Tour soundscapes, the band's eighth—and final—studio album, Avalonrecorded at Chris Blackwell 's Compass Point Studioswas a major commercial success and restored the group's critical reputation  and contained the successful single " More Than This ".
The trio augmented by session players toured extensively untilwhen Bryan Ferry dissolved the band and band members devoted themselves full-time to solo If It Takes All Night - Roxy Music - Interpretation • 1975 Tour . Ferry, Manzanera, Mackay, and Thompson re-formed in to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band and toured extensively.
A festival performance in Portugal and a short tour of the United States followed in Absent was Brian Eno, who criticised the motives of the band's reunion, saying, "I just don't like the idea. It leaves a bad taste".
Manzanera and Thompson recorded and toured with Ferry on his album Frantic. Eno also contributed to Frantic on the track "I Thought". DuringImage Entertainment, Inc. InRolling Stone magazine ranked the group No. Roxy Music gave a live performance at the Isle of Wight Festival on 11 Junetheir first UK concert since the — world tour. In Marchit was announced on Phil Manzanera's official site  that the band, including Brian Eno, had decided to record an album of new material.
After a number of denials that he would be involved with any Roxy Music reunion, on 19 May Eno revealed that he had contributed two songs to the new album as well as playing keyboards on other tracks.
He did, however, rule out touring with the band. During early a classic Roxy track, "The Main Thing", was remixed by Malcolm Green and used as the soundtrack to a pan-European television commercial for the Opel Vectra featuring celebrated football referee Pierluigi Collina.
In July that year, the band toured Europe. They concentrated mostly on places they had never visited before, such as Serbia and Macedonia. Roxy Music's second drummer, Andy Newmark, performed during the tour, as Thompson withdrew due to health issues, and Oliver Thompson guitar made his first appearance with the band.
In a March interview with the Western Daily PressFerry confirmed that the next Roxy album was definitely being made, but would not be vended for another "year and a half", as he had just released and toured behind his twelfth studio album, Dylanesqueconsisting of Bob Dylan covers. Early in the year, Manzanera revealed that the band were planning to sign a record contract. In an October interview, Ferry said the album would include a collaboration with Scissor Sisters.
Laois, Ireland, and Bestival on the Isle of Wight. Owing to illness, Thompson was replaced on three dates of the tour by Andy Newmark, but returned for the Bestival set.
Roxy performed seven dates around the UK in January and Februaryin a tour billed 'For Your Pleasure', to celebrate the band's 40th anniversary.
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