Roxy Music: the story of their first album

Bryan Ferry nervously pushes the lock of hair away from his face. Behind him he hears a preparatory whirlwind of saxophone notes and the culminating construction of a showbiz-style roll on the snare drum. The guitarist, now finished tuning, catches everyone’s attention and, after the briefest of pauses, there is a countdown and it begins. As the controlled drumming frenzy …

Roxy Music Store | The Batavian

Diana Diplarakou Dipson, sits in the foreground, left, with a violin. Photo courtesy of Anne Marie Starowitz. Rose Caccamise will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. About 10 years ago, Rose contacted me and asked if I would do an article on Diana Dipson. We have met a few times and she explained that …

Roxy Music’s ‘Full House’ performance in 1972

We dive into the vault of Far Out to look back on a flagship band in their prime as we revisit Roxy Music’s breathtaking performance on the BBC’s ‘Full House’ in 1972. In 1972, there was no band as forward looking as Roxy Music. Led by Bryan Ferry with a virtuoso group that included mercurial electronics pioneer Brian Eno among …

Roxy Music keeps the promise of its “Manifesto”

During the last year of the 1970s, the debate over Roxy Music’s shift to a more overtly commercial sound, at least with their singles, was nothing new. The art-rock of “Virginia Plain”, “Pajamarama” and other early markers had since given ground to a more radio and club friendly style, as early as 1975 “Love Is The Drug”. It was no …

Angel Olsen covers Roxy Music’s “More Than This” from her living room

Angel Olsen released his superb record All mirrors as the culmination of a full decade in the music industry. While the record claims an expansive production that diverts from Olsen’s old catalog, the singer still occasionally takes out her acoustic guitar to perform moving covers on social networks. Olsen recently released his own version of the 1929 track “More Than …

Roxy Music: Buyer’s Guide to the Best Roxy Music Albums

Emerging fully formed in 1972 with their surprisingly original debut album, titled the same name, most people’s first glimpse of Roxy Music was of them playing Virginia Plain to Top of the pop. The song was irresistibly catchy, the image was a searing combination of futuristic glam and retro-chic. Roxy Music was post-modern long before this expression was coined. Musically …

Roxy Music Headlining A Picnic In The 70s Style

REFORMED avant-garde rock band Roxy Music is the main attraction of this year’s Electric Picnic. The group will perform together for the first time in five years. Inger Bryan Ferry will be joined in the lineup by original Roxy members Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay at Stradbally Hall, Co Laois, on the weekend of September 3-5. Roxy Music was a …

“Both Ends Burning”: Roxy Music’s Second Call “Siren”

Roxy Music vintage 1975 signified a more dance-oriented incarnation of sophisticated music than that of previous years. But not only did they retain all of their inventiveness and style, but by the end of the year they had just enjoyed their highest-ranked UK single to date and their fifth Top 10 album in a row. The album was Mermaid, hence …