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Can ya recommend to me good live Roxy recordings? Preferring Eno-era or pre-Manifesto (material), but not necessarily excluding anything...

All I have is Viva! (and The High Road EP) - any CD, DVD, easily-obtainable bootleg, ....

dave225 (Dave225), Thursday, 10 July 2003 15:57 (nineteen years ago) link

There's a great dvd, called "The Best of MusikLaden: T.Rex & Roxy Music" that features Roxy Music at their best. I think it's from about '73. Eno's still in the band, so it should be from around that time. The costumes and Bryan Ferry dance are worth the price ($19.99, from what I remember).

The T. Rex part, a different concert performance, isn't quite as good, but also worth a viewing.

Sloan Kohler, Thursday, 10 July 2003 16:25 (nineteen years ago) link

My favorite live Roxy album is Concerto, which was recorded in Denver in '79 on their Manifesto tour. I know you wanted something pre-Manifesto, but I think this is their best. It has two discs, one mostly devoted to Manifesto tracks, and the other to older stuff. It has a very raw, streamlined and bass-heavy sound. Not too cluttered. Then again, Siren and Manifesto are probably my two favorite Roxy albums, so it makes sense that I would favor that sound to their earlier, wilder stuff (which I also love). That new Live album from the 2001 tour is also pretty cool. Probably worth getting as well. I never really got into Viva! actually, not sure why. And I have yet to hear Heart Still Beating.

Patrick South (Patrick South), Thursday, 10 July 2003 16:39 (nineteen years ago) link

The new live DVD is quite good. A fantastic set list, costume changes galore and a rather attractive female keyboardist/percussionist who looks not a thing like Eddie Jobson.

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Thursday, 10 July 2003 17:58 (nineteen years ago) link

there's a bootleg called "champange and novocaine" which has some good quality eno era things including some bbc live things. lots of bleeps and squeeks from eno and some terrific guitar playing from manzanera (more prominent than on the albums). try slsk.

phil turnbull (philT), Thursday, 10 July 2003 20:48 (nineteen years ago) link

six years pass...

can anyone direct me to the thrill of it all cd online? i can't live without pyjamarama all of a sudden!

iago g., Sunday, 17 January 2010 03:40 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass...

Is there an official release of the BBC material yet. Just listening to th e'72 In Concert show and it sounds fantastic. So surprised it hasn't come out in a legit way.
This was part of a 2cd set of various Eno era Roxy music stuff that I got torrented a few years back.
If it was possible to get it fully remastered from the masters it would be a lovely thing to have.
This did also include the first session which still has Davy O'List on pre Manzanera so that might possibly have thrown up some kind of obstacle.
There also appears to be one session missing that hasn't been rebroadcast so maybe has ceased to exist. Would think somebody must have a copy in some quality though, even if not as pristine as a BBC master.

Stevolende, Saturday, 29 September 2012 21:26 (ten years ago) link

ten months pass...

Picked out Viva the other day, and the one-two punch of "If there's something" and "...Heartache" on that one tears the sky apart. I couldn't do anything for half an hour.

I think Roxy might be my favorite band.

Mule, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 15:24 (nine years ago) link

that record is so fucking amazing....pyjamarama also kills

Iago Galdston, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 15:34 (nine years ago) link

I'm sure I've mentioned this in some other Roxy thread, but Stockholm 1976, bootlegged as Why Do You Think I'm A Funky Chick? is my favorite boot, as it's song for song the show I saw them do on the Siren tour. A good portion of the video is on youtube (and maybe elsewhere?) as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G35X8XYAues

Same old bland-as-sand mood mouthings (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 15:44 (nine years ago) link

Nice! Never known this.

Mule, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 15:59 (nine years ago) link

Turns out I mentioned it in 3 other threads! Happy to help. That Musikladen DVD referred to 10 years ago is incredible also.

Same old bland-as-sand mood mouthings (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 16:11 (nine years ago) link

Just picked up a vinyl of Viva the other day; not a superb recording but a great performance.

akm, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 17:19 (nine years ago) link

What a great gig! Smoother, more elegant Roxy-mode than the band killing it on Viva, but still awesome. What a fab band!

Mule, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 17:38 (nine years ago) link

also who is the woman on the cover of Viva? Loads of info on every other album but not this one.

akm, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 17:57 (nine years ago) link

Always thought that's Jacqui Sullivan, one of "The Sirens" along with Doreen Chanter.

Same old bland-as-sand mood mouthings (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 18:02 (nine years ago) link

the Viva chick is one of the '75 tour backup singers...she is also in the Love is the Drug top of the pops performance (lip sync), killing in a powder blue WWII style pencil skirt suit type thing--unbelievably hot. If you don't own this, you're nuts

http://www.amazon.com/Thrill-All-Visual-History-1972-1982/dp/B000JLQT3M/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1376503308&sr=1-1&keywords=roxy+music

Iago Galdston, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 18:03 (nine years ago) link

eh I'll dissent. The backup singers are too zealous or perhaps mixed too zealously esp on "Both Ends Burning."

first I think it's time I kick a little verse! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 18:05 (nine years ago) link

Is there an official release of the BBC material yet. Just listening to the '72 In Concert show and it sounds fantastic. So surprised it hasn't come out in a legit way.

― Stevolende, Saturday, September 29, 2012 9:26 PM (10 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

still no official release. Eno goes wonderfully over the top on a lot of these. 'First Kiss' is a good sounding boot.

http://www.discogs.com/Roxy-Music-First-Kiss/release/4454187
http://www.roxyrama.com/releases/unauthorised/cd/firstkiss.shtml

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYgVORvXGAs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jS_AmSNUel4&t=52

Milton Parker, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 18:09 (nine years ago) link

the Manifesto tour had terrific performances.

first I think it's time I kick a little verse! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 18:11 (nine years ago) link

^^^ the only two times I saw Roxy were Siren and Manifesto tours. I give the nod to the former, because it was my first time, and because I can still clearly remember so many details of that show.

Same old bland-as-sand mood mouthings (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 18:14 (nine years ago) link

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyogdngZ5P1qilqg8.png

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 18:21 (nine years ago) link

Could anyone ever be cooler?

Mule, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 18:26 (nine years ago) link

the lady on the right is the one on the viva cover, akm

Iago Galdston, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 19:47 (nine years ago) link

What's up with the eyepatch? The pad suggests it was more than a fashion statement.

Uncle Cyril O'Boogie (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 19:59 (nine years ago) link

well we know he's no stranger to danger!

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00438/news-graphics-2008-_438878a.jpg

Iago Galdston, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 20:36 (nine years ago) link

Reminds me of nothing more than the Nazi alternate dimension Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart from the 1970 Doctor Who serial, Inferno.

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 21:00 (nine years ago) link

Ferry wears the same expression on a plummeting plane that we'd see on stage.

first I think it's time I kick a little verse! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 14 August 2013 21:13 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

Can anyone sort of the Musikladen appearances? I think there were 3, which tracks were performed when?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 18:43 (eight years ago) link

Wow didnt realise there was any pics of the plane incident

he was right about the socks

Master of Treacle, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 18:53 (eight years ago) link

Btw the Frejus appearance from '82 is/was on BBC4, iplayer now

Master of Treacle, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 18:55 (eight years ago) link

six years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoVNmiBS65U

Maresn3st, Thursday, 18 March 2021 12:11 (one year ago) link

Fabulous. Bryan Ferry is such a weird frontman.

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Thursday, 18 March 2021 13:30 (one year ago) link

Was that guy ever young?

What a great band.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 March 2021 13:37 (one year ago) link

that is fantastic, thank you

visiting, Thursday, 18 March 2021 17:44 (one year ago) link

There is a recording from Denver, 1979, which has been released under various names in the past few years, that I just heard for the first time this week, and it's incredible. It's on Apple Music as just "Denver 1979"

akm, Thursday, 18 March 2021 17:54 (one year ago) link

yeah they were on fire on the Manifesto tour. Many clips on YouTube.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 18 March 2021 18:02 (one year ago) link

loool the screen capture on that 1973 vid.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 18 March 2021 18:15 (one year ago) link

sweating pancake makeup

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 18 March 2021 18:17 (one year ago) link

that is incredible, thank you

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Thursday, 18 March 2021 18:21 (one year ago) link

That show is right before Eno left iirc.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 18 March 2021 18:53 (one year ago) link

Believe that Denver '79 show was a King Biscuit broadcast.

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 18 March 2021 19:37 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

I didn't listen to the box set of their first album because at this point Super Deluxe box sets are burning me out, but I tried the smaller deluxe set for the second disc - half John Peel sessions, half live show from 1972 (probably a soundboard tape) - and it's pretty great! If it was a bootleg, I could see people grading the sound as an A or A-, but not surprisingly it's not on par with the professional recordings and mixes you'd expect for an official live album.

It kind of hit me that I don't own any live Roxy Music concerts from the Eno years, just a few TV one-offs. What's here isn't that long but it's worth it - Eno in particular goes wild, and he adds something remarkable and different from song-to-song. The John Peel sessions do sound like rougher, less developed versions of the songs - whether they all are, I'm not sure, but it has that feel to it, and the live concert recordings sound like a big step forward as a result.

birdistheword, Wednesday, 18 August 2021 21:15 (one year ago) link

I've heard the two-disc version, too. Most unlikely highlight: the rocked-up concert version of "The Bob".

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 19 August 2021 00:43 (one year ago) link

Yeah, that was a nice surprise!

birdistheword, Thursday, 19 August 2021 15:12 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

In Chicago, Roxy is part Live Nation's $80 for 4 concerts deal with no additional fees!

birdistheword, Friday, 29 July 2022 16:54 (two months ago) link

Direct link if interested:
https://www.livenation.com/promotion/summerslive/venue/KovZpa2M7e

birdistheword, Friday, 29 July 2022 16:57 (two months ago) link

Aw, crap all gone. Never mind.

birdistheword, Friday, 29 July 2022 16:59 (two months ago) link

My favorite from that album. IIRC, there is an incredible live version on TV of Flesh and Blood where Manzanera goes off but I haven’t been able to find it again.

At the Boston show, in the middle of Remake/Remodel, two plobby guys about 30y/o stood up from the jump in front of our section – when the boomer woman in front of us asked them to sit down he turned around and said, “I paid for these seats. Go fuck yourself.” At which point her husband started furiously and aggressively pumping his middle fingers (from a seated position) and they got up and complained (and got moved I think). The two plobby obnoxious guys eventually sat down and started … hugging affectionately for the rest of the show? The whole thing was completely bizarre.

As for the show, the irreconcilable nature of early and later Roxy was never more obvious IMO. In addition to an older crowd that seemed to know (and prefer) the Avalon-era material, bc all of those songs had been adapted to a lower key they felt somewhat less convincing (tho still perfectly enjoyable). The s/t material was stunningly good – Ladytron and If There Is Something in particular had a Bryan Ferry Psychedelic Jazz Quartet vibe to them that was wonderful. Ferry was good, I loved him seated at his electric piano with all the swirling atmospherics, but Manzanera and Mackay were just terrific.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 18 September 2022 05:06 (one week ago) link

There is this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIRWJr1l1pI

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 18 September 2022 12:04 (one week ago) link

Yep!

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 18 September 2022 13:43 (one week ago) link

One of the best attributes of Manzanera's playing is that he's rarely flashy even when he's got more going on. In a way kind of ego-less, happy to cede space to the sonics and effects in service of the song. Kind of an anti-guitar hero a la such peers and successors as Andy Summers (who is truly gifted) and the Edge (who is not).

I was trying to identify the caveman they have playing drums in that clip (Allan Schwartzberg?), but then I came across this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q1JKqwtgwM

Mimed or no, Bryan Ferry with a guitar! Steve Goulding (from the Rumour/Mekons) on drums!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 September 2022 14:32 (one week ago) link

Ferry played real guitar on "Flesh and Blood," but it doesn't mean I wanna see him holding one.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 18 September 2022 14:56 (one week ago) link

One of the best attributes of Manzanera's playing is that he's rarely flashy even when he's got more going on.

Even on "Remake/Remodel", where he's basically soloing through the entire song, there's something modest about it - "this song needs non-stop lead guitar, I will provide".

Halfway there but for you, Sunday, 18 September 2022 16:14 (one week ago) link

he tried but he could not find a way iirc

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 18 September 2022 16:16 (one week ago) link

Been a while since I've heard it, but really enjoyed 801's Live, with Mananzera, Eno & Co. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOG7SfERU0k
That's an LP; there's also more of a CD-length rehearsal of that set posted here and there, dunno how it is. Didn't get into their studio album, Listen Now so much: was okay, but more on the broody Floydian side. Also didn't get into the one by his prog band, Quiet Sun, but some of my friends did. Oh, I did like his Diamond Head!

Oho, here's Andy MacKay's In Search of Eddie Riff:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap9G9z-AeZM

dow, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 02:01 (one week ago) link

Was disappointed in their Roxy-ish pop Explorers venture; mainly what tipped the scales was an off-putting, off-brand Ferry clone (aptly named James Wraith). One after that was billed as Manzanera-MacKay, didn't listen.

dow, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 02:07 (one week ago) link

Your collective strategery paid off: bought secondhand nosebleed seats last week (though not the worst I could get) for about $80 a pop (after taxes/fees), got to the venue tonight and we were upgraded to awesome $175 face value seats, from the 300 level to 100. I had a hunch when I saw that Ticketmaster had greyed out all these seats that were for sale just a week ago that the upgrades some of you had seen or experienced would be in effect tonight, too.

Band was good, setlist was good, Ferry sounded good enough, everyone was into it, though I am always a little sad/suspicious when every musician has a double. Reminds me of when the saw the Beach Boys 50th anniversary tour and there were as many as 7 or 8 guys holding guitars on stage and I thought, come on ...

St Vincent did indeed kill it tonight. Annie Clark's current ott rock star persona was perfected suited to the occasion. She was having a blast, and I bet she made some new fans.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 04:38 (one week ago) link

I would argue that Thompson technically didn’t have a double, and the auxiliary percussionist was largely unnecessary (and often barely audible).

And looking back (all I did was look away), I realize that all the Roxy Music I ever heard on the radio was on WXRT, and it was a regular occurrence.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 20 September 2022 10:54 (one week ago) link

The percussionist was keeping time for the whole band but also afaict triggering a lot of pads arrayed to look like regular percussion. He was often barely audible because he was often doubling (thickening, mostly) Thompson's snare and tom hits. Not that Thompson was bad or anything, just needed a little juicing. Same with Mackay; there were lots of times the other player was perfectly matching his sax and oboe stuff, to help him out a bit. Again, no biggie: Bryan gets three singers (and thee keyboard players) to help him out, so why not the others?

I was surprised they skipped "Virginia Plain," given the anniversary nature of it all.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 12:10 (one week ago) link


Ferry played real guitar on "Flesh and Blood," but it doesn't mean I wanna see him holding one.

Requires a 'apart from on the For Your Pleasure gatefold spread' qualifier imo.

Seeing them in Manchester next month. I haven't been over-excited - I generally avoid arenas and big reunions, even (especially?) for a band this dear to me, but a friend suggested it as a reason to visit. Now though, getting cautiously optimistic.

woof, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 12:14 (one week ago) link

I know I saw them in 2001, but it's one of those shows that for whatever reason I can't remember a single thing about it except for the venue and where I was sitting. Oh, and seeing Jon Langford there.

And I guess he was back again! (With Alan Doughty of Waco Brothers/Jesus Jones)

https://scontent-ord5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/308050326_5817507248301628_7110603320778770001_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=sbP3Uz-C6dgAX_oQQXj&_nc_ht=scontent-ord5-1.xx&oh=00_AT_geOd0MQXA-o5WLeX7DgxlNp3RyBzqtHDA06F1haN06w&oe=632E65A8

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 13:29 (one week ago) link

Nice!

FWIW Hugo Burnham also posted this

birdistheword, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 14:20 (one week ago) link

there were as many as 7 or 8 guys holding guitars on stage and I thought, come on ...

Guy behind Mike Love was the only surplus player, and as Love had brought just two musicians from his band (this dude who is his bandleader, and his fucking great drummer) was almost certainly there to collaborate on arrangements, not to substitute for inadequacies among Brian’s players.

(Jardine strummed acoustic on just a handful of songs, probably as an aide-mémoire, and David Marks was lifted in the mix for solos.)

Vance Vance Devolution (sic), Tuesday, 20 September 2022 17:30 (one week ago) link

This made me laugh…

Last night at Roxy Music a friend reported that a dude on the floor was dancing & having a grand time until a very slow song & then he yelled “THIS IS WHY BRIAN ENO LEFT” which is both hilarious and not incorrect

September 20, 2022

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Last night at Roxy Music a friend reported that a dude on the floor was dancing & having a grand time until a very slow song & then he yelled “THIS IS WHY BRIAN ENO LEFT” which is both hilarious and not incorrect

— Caryn Rose (@carynrose) September 20, 2022

christopher.ivan, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 21:59 (one week ago) link

Eno was on several slow ones on the first album.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 September 2022 23:25 (one week ago) link

not correct, def cheap, and def funny

dan selzer, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 23:35 (one week ago) link

My friend I took had no idea about the band's formative years. He only knew the smooth stuff, but found it fascinating that the same band could do both so well.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 23:37 (one week ago) link

Missed this - Bill Wyman was able to write a nice primer in NYMag:

https://www.vulture.com/2019/03/roxy-music-guide-bryan-ferry-brian-eno.html

birdistheword, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 23:44 (one week ago) link

With Ferry no longer an obstacle, Eno could follow his muse and record blistering, high-velocity slammers like Music for Airports and On Land (originally titled Land Speed Record).

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 20 September 2022 23:46 (one week ago) link

hahaha

Vance Vance Devolution (sic), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 00:13 (one week ago) link

How's that Ferry album he produced?

dow, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 00:14 (one week ago) link

He didn't produce it. He co-wrote a song on Mamouna and Frantic apiece and was responsible for sonic gahoozits on the former.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 00:19 (one week ago) link

"I Thought" (the Ferry/Eno collaboration on Frantic) is the capstone of his career for me. It's Ferry's "I Can't Give Everything Away", he even plays harmonica on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4HSj8IR8GE

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 00:40 (one week ago) link

It's a beautiful melody, and their harmonies are gorgeous.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 00:46 (one week ago) link

wow never heard that song before. Maybe one of the best songs of all time?

dan selzer, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 14:56 (one week ago) link

Andy MacKay, riding with Mott The Hoople---"All The Way To Memphis":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuMOWrRZ0HA

dow, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 20:19 (one week ago) link

Also on their "Honaloochie Boogie":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGdVMpuBiik

dow, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 20:22 (one week ago) link

Damn, had no idea that was him. What a great album, Mott's best by a good margin.

birdistheword, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 20:39 (one week ago) link

Well, Mott and Brain Capers, I think---anyway just noticed that 2006 CD reissue of the former has bonus tracks I'd like to hear:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mott_(album)

dow, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 20:50 (one week ago) link

Mamouna and Frantic both excellent albums

akm, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 21:06 (one week ago) link

Eno also did a lot of keyboard stuff on Olympia, which was the failed attempt at making a new Roxy album, AFAICT

akm, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 21:07 (one week ago) link

Have only heard Mamouna once but was really surprised by how good and strange it was - felt like it pushed Ferry’s solo aesthetic almost into abstraction- incredible grooves and barely-there songs - hope it lives up to my memory of it!

Sounds like I need to give Frantic a listen

meat and two vdgg (emsworth), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 21:32 (one week ago) link

Eno also did a lot of keyboard stuff on Olympia, which was the failed attempt at making a new Roxy album, AFAICT

― akm

He plays on only four songs -- Ferry plays most of the parts.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 21:41 (one week ago) link

I still like Mamouna: the end of a method but not quite abstracted; the grooves + vocals + words are at times sexy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_GmpQI0LEg

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 21:42 (one week ago) link

& then he yelled “THIS IS WHY BRIAN ENO LEFT” Like those who turned against the Dead after Pigpen left the building---

dow, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 22:23 (one week ago) link

They stole his liver, man

dow, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 22:25 (one week ago) link

Rummaging around the Ferry solo discography I realised I had never heard this - which according to the Legend soundtrack wiki page is a reheated scrap from the Avalon sessions. Absolutely not great! But better than the awful version of He’ll Have To Go he inexplicably released as a single a few years later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jVclWz_eXU

meat and two vdgg (emsworth), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 22:50 (one week ago) link

Wow, el wrongo.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 23:28 (one week ago) link

If you want to criticize his only unfortunate sartorial decision of the '80s, fine; but this is a fine, elegant sequel to "Slave to Love."

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 23:30 (one week ago) link

his only unfortunate sartorial decision of the '80s

Horns and talons do not suit him at all.

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 23:43 (one week ago) link

To me it seems stodgy while Slave To Love feels slinky - but I am glad to hear there is a positive take to be had, perhaps it will grow on me.

The clip is weird! Very like I remember his ‘The Fly’ single also being weird - just loitering on a big set while bits from the film are back-projected seemingly at random. They feel very low-budget for such an expensive gentleman!

meat and two vdgg (emsworth), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 23:44 (one week ago) link

Gilmour reprises his "No More Lonely Nights" solo to lesser effect but it still works.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 23:50 (one week ago) link

A little late to chime in but "Is Your Love Strong Enough" is how I learned about Bryan Ferry and then backtracking Roxy Music in the first place so it will always have a place in my heart.

Last night was good fun -- very little to add to what everyone else has already said on the thread but it struck me as a perfectly valedictory performance with appropriate side performer boosting. Just being able to see Manzanera do his thing was reason enough. I'd thankfully avoided spoilers and steered clear of this thread until now so I didn't quite know what to expect and was generally happy with the results -- I did sadly miss those early 2000s shows (which I probably grumble about way upthread), so without being able to compare them directly and having seen Ferry in 2019 I'll say I lowballed a bit and was very pleasantly surprised.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 27 September 2022 17:33 (two days ago) link

Fuck yeah…this is my ideal set…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY8_lLbpszM

isn't there, way uptread, a list of tunes they never did live? Like it would be so amazing to hear a live "Whirlwind…"

veronica moser, Tuesday, 27 September 2022 18:35 (two days ago) link

"upthread" … this sounds great, some of the performances were used for Viva…

veronica moser, Tuesday, 27 September 2022 18:37 (two days ago) link

That setlist rules.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 27 September 2022 19:48 (two days ago) link


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