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Roxy Music: The Sound Of Surprise

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, July 1972

PAUL THOMPSON's tom-toms ground slowly to a shuddering halt as Eno's synthesiser simulated the sound of Firestone Wide Ovals being pushed past their limit around ...

Bryan Ferry: My Indecision Is Final…

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, February 1993

Once he was the prolific matinee idol of spaceglam, the original Earl Of Suave and the king of luxuriously lined lovelessness. Now Bryan Ferry takes ...

Another Glam World: Brian Eno’s Adventures in Roxy Music

Interview by Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, June 2001

DP: What does the phrase "Glam Rock" mean to you? ...

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Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera and Bryan Ferry (2001)

Interview by Chris Roberts, Rock's Backpages Audio, April 2001

The Roxy chaps talk about their 2001 reunion, and look back to the days of zany outfits and VCS3s.

File format: mp3; in 3 parts, total file sizes: 82.1mb, total interview length: 1h 29' 37" sound quality: **

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Roxy in the Rock Stakes

Profile by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, August 1971

A curious feature of modern rock music, is the way it's taken potential artists away from other spheres. Men who might have become poets, painters, ...

Roxy Music

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, February 1972

BINGO IS THE SCENE most nights at the Granada, Wandsworth Road, London SW8. Fruit machines line the foyer and there's a big sign with lots ...

Roxy Music: Roxy Music (Island)

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, June 1972

KARI-ANN STARES, with lustful expectancy, teeth bared and surrounded by frosted deep pink lips. She reclines on a counterpane of silvery satin in a halternecked ...

Roxy Music

Profile and Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, July 1972

ALMOST a year ago to the week, Bryan Ferry sat in a council flat in Shepherds Bush and explained his timetable for the next year. ...

David Bowie, Roxy Music: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, August 1972

GOING TO THE Rainbow these days is definitely an outing, an excursion, something of a treat. Unfamiliarity breeds respect, and though the cheerful hippies who ...

Roxy Music: The kind of example we wish to set our parents?

Interview by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, September 1972

THE CHAMPAGNE was flowing freely when I interviewed Phil Manzanera, guitaring personality of Roxy Music, in freefall at twenty thousand feet over the English Channel ...

Roxy Music

Profile and Interview by Steve Turner, Beat Instrumental, October 1972

Peace Rock, Acid Rock, Hard Rock, Country Rock, Psycho Rock, Fag Rock & Glam Rock, NOW WE’VE GOT SCI-FI ROCK BY: ROXY MUSIC. ...

Ferry Interesting Roxy

Interview by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, October 1972

Bryan Ferry stunning in gold trimmed black pyjamas and matching shades, greeted me from where he reclined, half-submerged beneath a heap of scented fanmail, on ...

Roxy Music: Central Hall, Chatham

Live Review by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, November 1972

"COR," SAID the bloke behind me after Roxy Music had finished their first number, "I like the way they take the micky out of themselves." ...

Roxy Music: All This and Eno Too… How Can They Fail?

Profile and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, November 1972

T.S. ELIOT, MUSING upon a takeaway Chinese meal once asked: "is true art dead?", while over at the pinball machine Little Richard picked his nose ...

Roxy Music: City Hall, Newcastle

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, November 1972

IT'S DEFINITELY a chic wasteland at the Newcastle City Hall. There wasn't even a platform boot in sight when I went down there to see ...

Roxy Music: Roxy Music (Warner Brothers)

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, January 1973

WHAT A BUNCHA kooky weirdo faggoids! What a pack of goofy, tasteless dingbats! What a buncha fucking showoffs! ...

Roxy Music: The Man Who Put Sequins into Middle Eights

Interview by Nick Kent, Ian MacDonald, Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, January 1973

The BRYAN FERRY interview, in which the Roxy mastermind meets IAN MacDONALD, CHARLES SHAAR MURRAY and NICK KENT ...

A Flight of Fantasy: Eno

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, February 1973

ENO'S PLAYBOY bachelor flat in mystical Maida Vale possesses a decor that is God's own gift to a journalist caught for a good opening paragraph. ...

Roxy Music: For Your Pleasure

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, March 1973

THERE ARE A large number of people in the music business who would be delighted to hear that Roxy Music had blown it. Their sudden ...

Roxy Music: Caught in the Act

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, April 1973

GEE, YOU GUYS from Roxy sure do have style. Mmmmmmm, yummy yummy. what I couldn't do to that Bryan Ferry if he dropped around my ...

Roxy Music: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, April 1973

SIX OR SEVEN months ago, a Roxy performance was such a cool business you got the impression the band would be just as satisfied if ...

Roxy Music: The Dome, Brighton

Live Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, April 1973

GROUPS TOURING Britain are expected to put on that little bit extra for their London dates on the simple score of the probable presence of ...

Roxy Music: The Roots

Interview by Jonh Ingham, New Musical Express, April 1973

"I'D BEEN nursing the idea for Roxy since my last band," says Bryan Ferry, "since 1964-65. Obviously, when I stopped with the other band I ...

Roxy Music: Ultra Pulp Images On The Video-Cassette Of Your Mind

Profile and Interview by Jonh Ingham, New Musical Express, April 1973

THE FIRST COSMIC rock law of the seventies is this: "Everybody is a star". To which the answer is: "So what?". Roxy Music, undeniably, have ...

Bryan Ferry On The Swift Rise Of Roxy

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, May 1973

BRYAN FERRY has got a very substantial ego. And it's a good thing for British and American music fans that he has because without it ...

Roxy Music In Paris

Report by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, May 1973

STAYING AT THE George V is one of life's great experiences, at least to a traveller who savours his changing environments. ...

Roxy Music: Last Tango In Amsterdam

Report by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, June 1973

BEING A ROCK writer isn't so bad. Quite often you get to go down to a nice hotel, get a few drinks, maybe even a ...

T. Rex/David Bowie/Roxy Music Albums

Review by Simon Frith, Let It Rock, July 1973

T. Rex: TanxDavid Bowie: Aladdin SaneRoxy Music: For Your Pleasure ...

Roxy Music at the Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Jonh Ingham, Phonograph Record, September 1973

KONO IS A a Japanese journalist, top of his class. One week he's flaming around New York, the next week in London, hip to all ...

Roxy Music: For Your Pleasure

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, September 1973

EVER SINCE the advent of rock 'n' roll there's always been a few tweety performers who would insist upon re-directing the primitive rhythmic spirit of ...

Bryan Ferry: Party Fun From an Old Poseur

Interview by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, September 1973

AT NOON PRECISELY, on a colourless day, I pressed the bell-push of Bryan Ferry's chic Earl's Court flat. Fifteen minutes later I was still ringing. ...

Roxy Music: Stranded (Island)

Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, November 1973

IN A WAY, Roxy Music's original ambiguous stance – the Chinese Box thing that was probably their most enticing quality – always fought against their ...

Mick Ronson: Slaughter On 10th Avenue; Roxy Music: Stranded

Review by Michael Gross, Circus, December 1973

AND WHEN THE kids had killed the man they had to break up the band... almost. Now that the glitter thunder is over, perhaps it'll ...

Bryan Ferry

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, January 1974

"I TELL ya, mate, just wait till Bryan Ferry gets onstage – 'is face is goin' to look like a fuckin' cancered lung". ...

Roxy Music: Stranded (Atlantic)

Review by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, April 1974

THOUGH I LIKED the first two Roxy Music albums reasonably well, Stranded is the first one that's immediately impressed me. ...

Fashion: The Politics of Flash

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, April 1974

NICK KENT traces the Rise and Fall of The Satin Jacket...and generally walks it like he talks it into the land of 'Rock Chic.' ...

Roxy Music’s Picture Palace

Profile and Interview by Simon Frith, Let It Rock, May 1974

ROXY MUSIC ARE Paul Thompson, Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay, Bryan Ferry and Eddie Jobson, but the first thing you’ve got to understand is that Roxy ...

Songs from Europe: Roxy Music's Stranded

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Shakin' Street Gazette, May 1974

"Eno once busied himself amplifying the travel of earthworms.""Thomas Mann in Buddenbrooks characterizes the decline and dissolution of a prominent family with the increase in ...

Roxy Music: We're Not Killing Ourselves In America

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, May 1974

BRYAN FERRY was exhausted. Utterly. Not much lounging for the lounge lizard this week. All go. Up at dawn to another city. Another round of ...

Roxy Music: The Two Sides Of Mr Manzanera

Interview by Pete Makowski, Sounds, August 1974

Since the beginning of Roxy Music's career there have been many reports of fights and ego stomping between various members. One man who's been keeping ...

Roxy Music: Discovery Of Amazing Corporate Hippie

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, September 1974

EDDIE JOBSON is quite a cute little cookie. ...

Roxy Music: Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, October 1974

Fairbanks triumph at ersatz Nuremburg rallies ...

Eno Music: The Roxy Rebellion

Profile and Interview by Richard Cromelin, Phonograph Record, November 1974

"The reason I was attracted to the band in the first place was the contradiction of having someone like Eno and someone like Bryan in ...

Roxy Music: Country Life (Atlantic)

Review by Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, January 1975

YULETIDE LAST, energy starved Britons accustomed to tacky displays of teen ostentation were wished a "Ferry Merry Christmas," as Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music's ubermensch, unveiled ...

An Imperial Roxy Music Move To Rule The World

Profile and Interview by Stephen Demorest, Circus, February 1975

Led by a debonair Disraeli of modern music, Roxy are the most powerful new force out of Britain since David Bowie. Can County Life charm America too? ...

Roxy Music: Country Life (Atlantic)/Eno: Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (Island)

Review by Wayne Robins, Creem, March 1975

WOMEN, ON Roxy Music covers, are like plants: lush vegetation, only more so. Unlike the reclining femme fatale on the cover of Stranded, who I've ...

Bryan Ferry: Snapshots Of A Shy Coxcomb

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Creem, June 1975

In which Bryan Ferry reveals that genius may not be pain, but interviews are something else again… ...

Roxy Music: Will They Rule America?

Interview by Ron Ross, Circus Raves, June 1975

THE LOBBY OF Howard Stein's Academy of Music was buzzing with expectation as a standing room only crowd counted the moments remaining until Roxy Music's ...

Bryan Ferry: Putting On The Style

Interview by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, July 1975

The elusive Bryan Ferry, reviver of oldies and singer with Roxy Music, talks to Caroline Coon In 1971, when Bryan Ferry flew into the ...

The Roxy Music Story

Report and Interview by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, October 1975

THE TELEPHONE'S ringing woke him. Sleepily Flame Torso surveyed the tangle of blankets which hid the form next to him. He vaguely tried to remember ...

Roxy Music, Sadistic Mika Band: City Hall, Newcastle

Live Review by Ray Fox-Cumming, Record Mirror, October 1975

THE EARLY part of Roxy's British tour has been a succession of 'welcome homes' for members of the band. ...

Bryan Ferry: So Ferry Stylish

Report and Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Record Mirror, October 1975

POST-CONCERT meals with Roxy Music are relaxed and refined affairs. The group change for dinner, sip pre-prandial drinks in their hotel bar, then dine with ...

Roxy Music: Wembley, London

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, October 1975

IT BEGINS LATE, of course. ...

Roxy Music

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, November 1975

There is no truth in the rumour...that there is any truth in the rumour. So, alright you guys, what's to look so glum about? ...

Roxy Music: Siren

Review by Ben Edmonds, Phonograph Record, December 1975

ROXY MUSIC IS among the handful of very best bands in the world. You didn't know that? You're not exactly alone, but the number of ...

Roxy Music: Siren

Review by Simon Frith, Rolling Stone, January 1976

THERE USED TO be this ad (in the Fifties, I suppose) for a cigarette: YOU'RE NEVER ALONE WITH A STRAND! A guy alone in the ...

Roxy Music: 'Love Is The Drug' in Bi-centennial Year!

Essay by Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, March 1976

ROXY MUSIC, once scorned here as the last frontier of glitter'n'glam, may now become the one group capable of closing the two gaps which have ...

Roxy Music: Country Life/Brian Eno: Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)

Review by Wayne Robins, Creem, March 1976

WOMEN, ON ROXY MUSIC covers, are like plants: lush vegetation, only more so. Unlike the reclining femme fatale on the cover of Stranded, who I've ...

Roxy Music: Anarch-o-rock In Motion

Profile and Interview by Ira Robbins, Music Gig, September 1976

Following Roxy Music can be as mystifying a pursuit as a required college course that makes not one iota of sense. It is imperative that ...

Roxy Music: Viva! Roxy Music; Bryan Ferry: Extended Play (both Island)

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Cheap Thrills, October 1976

WAIT A MINUTE! Snuff out them candles and get them drapes open! This band may be closin' in on being certified MTH (Mott The Hoople–one ...

Eno Part 1: Before and After Science — Accidents Will Happen

Interview by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, November 1977

Thinking about music with BRIAN ENO. Some monologues recorded and compiled by IAN MacDONALD. ...

Roxy Music: Greatest Hits

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, January 1978

I AM sitting here this rainy Saturday afternoon, pretending to review this, presumably the last, Roxy Music album; an obligatory collection of those tracks which ...

Manifesto Destiny: The Return Of Roxy Music

Interview by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, 1979

"We Never Really Broke Up" I distinctly remember being more than a bit skeptical the first time I heard Roxy Music. ...

Roxy Music: Manifesto (Polydor)

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, March 1979

EXACTLY SEVEN years ago — March 1972 — something stirred in the basement at Command Studios. ...

Roxy Music: Manifesto (Polydor)

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, March 1979

AN INAUSPICIOUS time for the old heavy-weight to take the gloves off the shelf and clamber back into the ring? ...

Roxy Music: Still Raining Still Posing

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, May 1979

SEVEN YEARS. Is it really that long a time? That short a time? Yes, it is indeed, and the fact that Roxy Music have actually ...

Roxy Music: Flesh & Blood

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, October 1980

Voices: "NBC, proud as a peacock!"Announcer: "Fred Silverman presents The Roxy Music Flesh and Blood Comedy Hour starring Bryan Ferry. With The Doomdiggers, Brian Eno ...

Roxy Music: Avalon (Polydor)***1/2

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, May 1982

ROXY MUSIC must surely represent the greatest 'might have been' episode in the murky catalogue of rock's squandered riches. ...

Phil Manzanera

Interview by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, June 1982

PICTURED ON THE first Roxy Music album with bizarre fly-glasses, long hair and unkempt beard, Phil Manzanera looked like left-field weirdness incarnate. That image was ...

Bryan Ferry: The Original's Still The Greatest

Interview by Ben Edmonds, Creem, July 1993

"Why don't we just call the damn magazine Roxy Music Monthly?" ...

Bryan Ferry

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Rolling Stone, October 1995

You’ve just celebrated your 50th birthday. Traumatic? ...

Roxy Music: They Came From Planet Bacofoil

Retrospective and Interview by Rob Chapman, MOJO, December 1995

Brought together by musical differences, they looked into the future — and it was dressed to kill. They were Roxy Music, and this is the ...

Roxy Music: The Thrill Of It All (Virgin)

Review by Richard Cook, MOJO, January 1996

THERE WERE GROUPS OTHER THAN THE Beatles back long ago, and one of them was Roxy Music. Their awkward early steps in 1972 were almost ...

Divine Decadence: Memories Of Glam

Retrospective by Jon Savage, Gadfly, October 1998

GLAM — or as it was originally called in the UK, Glitter Rock — flourished from early summer 1972 to summer 1974: shorter than Hippie, ...

Glam Rock: Scary Monsters, Super Freaks #2

Special Feature by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 1998

TWENTIETH CENTURY BOY ...

Roxy Music: Roxy Music/For Your Pleasure/Stranded/Country Life/Siren

Review by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, September 1999

Their first five LPs lovingly remastered for your pleasure In 1969's Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboorn, Nik Cohn simultaneously celebrated and mourned the mythic era of "Superpop, the ...

10 Questions for Bryan Ferry

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, October 1999

Geordie space-crooner considers glam, going to the pictures with Eno, playing tennis against Tony Blair and life before rock. ...

Glam’s Great Melancholic: Bryan Ferry

Profile by Barney Hoskyns, Independent, The, 2000

BY HIS OWN slightly shamefaced admission, the first thought that raced through Bryan Ferry’s mind as he came within a hair’s breadth of plunging to ...

Roxy Music

Sleevenotes by Ian Fortnam, Valentine, April 2000

THE EARLY 1970s were an extraordinary time for popular music. Lank-haired singer songwriters - drably dressed down in denim uniforms - rubbed chart-bound shoulders with ...

Another Time, Another Place: Bryan Ferry relives the early Roxy years

Interview by Nicky Parade, Rock's Backpages, June 2001

NP: I know that you didn’t particularly care for the term Glam. Is that because you felt it reduced Roxy to the level of, say, ...

Roxy Music: Re-make Re-model

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, July 2001

"PEOPLE ALWAYS apply this word 'cool' to me, and I'm far from it, really," says Bryan Ferry. "I'm very hot-blooded. It's strange. But then there's ...

Out Of The Blue, Roxy Music Is Back

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, July 2001

AFTER BLAZING a dazzling art-rock trail during the early 1970s, after establishing themselves as the epitome of pop elegance through the early 1980s, and after ...

Roxy Music: Live at Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 2001

BRYAN FERRY, surrounded by a dozen boa-trembling dancing girls on day release from Moulin Rouge, has sweaty armpits. This just doesn't happen! Or, at least, ...

see also Brian Eno

see also Bryan Ferry

see also Andy Mackay

see also Phil Manzanera

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