Bryan Ferry: Let's Stick Together
Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, October 1976
WHILE THE POLITICS of self-exposure are evident in every album Bryan Ferry has made, with or without Roxy Music, his solo albums have consistently been a case study in pop profit-taking. Not that a calculated aesthetic hasn't informed both sides of Ferry's sensibility. As the leader/writer/vocalist of Roxy Music he has, from scratch, created one of the most original and addictive ouevres in rock, while as a solo artist let us in on his elegant joke by bringing his distinct vocal style to bear on familiar material from every strain of popular music covering such diverse sources as Dylan, Carole King, Jimmy Reed, Willie Nelson, and Lennon and McCartney.
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