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Street Life

Herman G. Neuname, Monday, 9 June 2008 20:29 (twelve years ago) link

This is rrreally tough. Cover is necessary though, can't have a blue question mark (or a red cross):


willem, Monday, 9 June 2008 20:53 (twelve years ago) link

I was gonna say "Street Life" too, but I gotta go with "Amazona," not just for defining the album, but for Manzanera's gloriously cracked solo. Which also defines the album.

Sara Sara Sara, Monday, 9 June 2008 20:54 (twelve years ago) link


Raw Patrick, Monday, 9 June 2008 20:56 (twelve years ago) link

Mother of Pearl. I remember being really frustrated that it didn't appear on the "best of" that I used to have.

dlp9001, Monday, 9 June 2008 20:58 (twelve years ago) link

"Mother of Pearl" forever, but sometimes lately "Amazona" pushes it close. But jeez, "Mother of Pearl", people.

Noodle Vague, Monday, 9 June 2008 21:03 (twelve years ago) link

Mother of Pearl. One of my favorite lyrics ever.

Dan Peterson, Monday, 9 June 2008 21:04 (twelve years ago) link

"Serenade" is my absolute favorite Roxy album track: total boilerplate, but, like the Stones' "Summer Romance" or Prince's "Play in the Sunshine," boilerplate that reduces the group's appeal to essentials.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Monday, 9 June 2008 21:06 (twelve years ago) link

Mother Of Pearl, the mother of all Roxy Music songs.

kornrulez6969, Monday, 9 June 2008 21:10 (twelve years ago) link

all great tracks but it's "sunset" for me, a perfect ending.

nonightsweats, Monday, 9 June 2008 21:14 (twelve years ago) link

So fucking torn between "Street Life" and "A Song For Europe" here. The former has HEY GOOD LOOKING BOYS but the latter has Ferry self-consciously lapsing into French with no warning at all.

King Boy Pato, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 01:39 (twelve years ago) link

"Street Life" (in my top 10 of all-time favorite songs), followed closely by "Mother of Pearl."

inhibitionist, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 03:13 (twelve years ago) link

mother of pearl, but poll reminds me i have to download some of these songs, i only ever owned a cassette back in the day

velko, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 04:41 (twelve years ago) link

I wouldn't trade you for another song

Myonga Vön Bontee, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 15:12 (twelve years ago) link

i thought this would be about this:


chicago kevin, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 15:45 (twelve years ago) link

That's another poll

Tom D., Tuesday, 10 June 2008 15:46 (twelve years ago) link

"And the Bridge... it sigh" - it's all about Song For Europe.

Stevie T, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 15:48 (twelve years ago) link

I'm sacking my typist.

Stevie T, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 15:48 (twelve years ago) link

it's a tie between "amazona", "psalm" and "mother of pearl". "mother of pearl" wins on lyrics, the vocal on "psalm" is just utterly ridiculous - it's songs like this that make ferry so fascinating to me, there's a real masculinity to the way he sings that's thuggish and real, he sounds both broken and invincible - but then "amazona" has that really cool out of phase bit that sounds like the record is warped. "amazona" it is!

r1o natsume, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 15:56 (twelve years ago) link

For research purposes:

Street Life (live): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prlt_3v5G84

Just Like You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kFSjW-58Ew

Amazona (live) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQQvw3l2vJs

Psalm (live) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SN4aqXCE0Y

Serenade (no luck with this one)

A Song for Europe (slightly bad quality live version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS8Sa2HDxcc

Mother of Pearl live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4J6Uyv0JDY

Sunset (no luck here either)

Neil S, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 16:11 (twelve years ago) link

M.O.P. ftw

M.V., Tuesday, 10 June 2008 17:40 (twelve years ago) link


myndbloom, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 18:22 (twelve years ago) link

"Just Like You" is so lovely and melancholy.

Bodrick III, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 18:29 (twelve years ago) link

really, all these songs are top drawer.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 18:39 (twelve years ago) link

This album is all about Manzanera for me, so I'm going with Amazona.

allen Baekeland, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 22:34 (twelve years ago) link

I gave it to "Just Like You"

Joe, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 03:11 (twelve years ago) link

intensely difficult poll. Going with Serenade for right now but I'm happy with every single track

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 03:29 (twelve years ago) link

streetlife is my jam.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 03:32 (twelve years ago) link

WTF people. Mother Of Pearl or /ilm

rogermexico., Wednesday, 11 June 2008 05:23 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

i also thought it was about the saints..

Zeno, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 00:59 (twelve years ago) link


cutty, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 01:39 (twelve years ago) link


cutty, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 01:39 (twelve years ago) link

Mother of Pearl, but the live performance of Psalm on the DVD almost pushed it to 1

iago g., Wednesday, 18 June 2008 02:28 (twelve years ago) link

"A Song For Europe".

"Amazona" had a great riff though (And I believe Ice-T thought so too)

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 10:45 (twelve years ago) link

I think this was the second album I ever bought (aged 11). It still has to be "Street Life", though - my favourite Roxy track, and one of my favourite singles ever ever ever.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 10:50 (twelve years ago) link


James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 13:20 (twelve years ago) link

Mother Of Pearl.

zeus, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 14:02 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

Someone here doesn't actually love music =(

rogermexico., Wednesday, 18 June 2008 23:12 (twelve years ago) link


Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 23:14 (twelve years ago) link

WTF!!! I was one Amazona voter. Who was the other?

Raw Patrick, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 23:34 (twelve years ago) link

eleven years pass...


budo jeru, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 19:45 (four months ago) link

crazy "psalm" got no votes

budo jeru, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 19:45 (four months ago) link

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