ROXY MUSIC – Eponymous Debut LP Is 50 Today

Back in time

16 June 2022

Original line-up: Bryan Ferry (vocals), Phil Manzanera (lead guitar),
Brian Eno (synths), Eddie Jobson (bass), Andy MacKay (sax) and Paul
Active: 1970–1976, 1978–1983, 2001–2011 / 8 LPs

Anniversary album: ROXY MUSIC
Released: 16 June 1972 – 50 years ago today
Peaked at #10 in the UK, didn’t make the US charts

AllMusic said: “Falling halfway between musical primitivism and art rock ambition, Roxy Music’s eponymous debut remains a startling redefinition of rock’s boundaries. Simultaneously embracing kitschy glamour and avant-pop, Roxy Music shimmers with seductive style and pulsates with disturbing synthetic textures.” Score 4.5/5.

Turn Up The Volume: A ladykiller from London called Bryan Ferry went to Mars
to pick up some weirdos for his band. They flew back together to Earth in Ferry‘s
glamorous spaceship and made some of the most innovate pop/rock longplayers
of the 70s starting with this far-out debut.

Single: Virginia Plain (debut 7″, still a striking stunner)

Full album stream on Spotify

ROXY MUSIC: Story – All Music

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