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Roxy Music is in! R & R Hall of Fame

#1  Postby scherado » Dec 19, 2018 5:47 pm

Roxy Music is in! R & R Hall of Fame
It happened!

Roxy Music was inducted into the Rocking Roll Hall Of Fame!!!!

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It was on one of the "alphabet soup" channels. I saw it and they were given a passing mention, some high praise but little time.

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#2  Postby Hermit » Dec 19, 2018 8:26 pm

Yeah, well, if you like lounge music...

Roxy Music didn't start out that way, though. Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera made sure of that - until Brian Ferry's influence drowned them out.

This is one of my favourite Roxy Music tracks:

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#3  Postby Chuckles » Dec 19, 2018 10:19 pm

Well, it's about time. Brian Eno is in a class by himself, of course. Manzanera's sole work showed Roxy Music did not utilize him well. Brian's still one of the finest vocalists in popular music.
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#4  Postby scherado » Dec 19, 2018 10:59 pm

I like the live version better, off Viva, Roxy Music but the live version was the first version I heard of "Bogus Man"

I do like lounge music, but you've got that mixed up with something else.

You must listen to all the way through to get full appreciation.

This is lounge music Alone again, Naturally

And this is lounge music: You've got a friend
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#5  Postby Hermit » Dec 19, 2018 11:41 pm

scherado wrote:I do like lounge music, but you've got that mixed up with something else.

Your notion of lounge music is excessively restricted. To me it encompasses more than what used to be known as muzak or elevator music. Anything I can imagine coming from the pen of someone like Burt Bacharach is lounge music to me. Example. For crying out loud, the entire band is dressed up like lounge lizards, tuxedoes and all.
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#6  Postby Matt_B » Dec 20, 2018 12:44 am

As ever, the R&R Hall of Shame remains more notable for its snubs than who gets let in there.

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#7  Postby The_Piper » Dec 20, 2018 12:45 am

Hermit wrote:
scherado wrote:I do like lounge music, but you've got that mixed up with something else.

Your notion of lounge music is excessively restricted. To me it encompasses more than what used to be known as muzak or elevator music. Anything I can imagine coming from the pen of someone like Burt Bacharach is lounge music to me. Example. For crying out loud, the entire band is dressed up like lounge lizards, tuxedoes and all.

Whoa, I think I'm suffering an lsd flashback to that video. :hypno: :lol:
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#8  Postby Fallible » Dec 20, 2018 8:34 am

God, he irritates me...
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#9  Postby scherado » Dec 21, 2018 7:55 pm

Fallible wrote:God, he irritates me...

Brian Ferry?
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#10  Postby scherado » Dec 21, 2018 9:41 pm

Hermit wrote:... Anything I can imagine coming from the pen of someone like Burt Bacharach is lounge music to me. Example. ...

Well, I do agree about Bacharach, but I've never considered Roxy Music as lounge music and it's the music, not the outfits, that determines the classification. No? Yes. I do agree that they have superficial elements of lounge: the girls on the album covers, albums one through five. Look at the album covers of late 50s - 60s - early 70s Peter Nero, Roger Williams, What I call "schlock-meisters," put girls on the covers of albums that were all cover tunes, "so-and-so plays the hits!" 101 Strings Orchestra, Ferrante & Teicher, Guitars Galore, Brazil '66, there are others. I used to make compilation tapes with themes, "Schlock Wars", "Stop & Schlock (grocery store music)", "Schlock Fight: Lennon vs. McCartney -- here's clue for you all ... the schlock was ____" (Ex, The Carpenters, Ticket To Ride; "One Schlock Pony" (Simon & Garfunkle covers; Peter Nero, Scarborough Fair/Canticle), "Schlock of Ages (modern treatments of classical piecesRoger Williams, Also Sprach Zarathustra). But my masterpiece I call "Schlock Therapy." If you listen to it all the way through, you will NOT think of your troubles anymore!

Here's a sample: Peter Nero, Never My Love
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