martes, octubre 16, 2012

Roxy Music on NPR

More Than This: The 'Complete' Roxy Music 


October 15, 2012 

Roxy Music's eight studio albums have just been collected in one box set, titled The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982. Roxy Music is the only band I can think of that had an oboe player in it, and that's because the oboe player, Andy MacKay, knew the manager of another band, King Crimson. An unemployed ceramics teacher, Bryan Ferry, had auditioned for lead vocalist with them, and although he hadn't been selected, the manager thought MacKay should meet him. As it happened, Ferry had been fired from his teaching job for singing in the classroom — songs he'd written — and MacKay liked them enough to call his friend Brian Eno, who played keyboards and loved to mess around with electronic equipment.

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