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

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 met many a lonely moon-lit 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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