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

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 met many a lonely moonlit night (I call her ‘Amazona’, as she drops her sarong) these ladies in Penthouse masturbatory pose dare one to fantasize –.perhaps it's the red lipstick but they seem to come from the National Lampoon productions of ‘Chained Women’ or ‘Big Bad Mama’. You know, sex is a joke.

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