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"rhododendron is a nice flower"

maybe the greatest rock band of all time and bryan ferry is one of it's greatest most distinctive vocalists. it leaves you asking- why the fuck did jerri hall( the model on most roxy covers) leave him for crappy white blues jerk off mick jagger? this was recorded in the early 70s. these guys were so far ahead of their time it took everyone else over 10 years to catch up. and brian eno has had a profound influence on modern music from devo to elevator music . everyone from concrete blonde to siouxsie love roxy music and so should you. again, another phenominal group that never got their due in america until everyone else was trying to sound like they did back in the day( see ultravox and every other synthy prep boy band that the 80s dredged up). they wrote some of the most intelligent interesting pop songs and over 30 years later remain influential so much so there's barely anyone who can do an acceptable cover of them and get away with it-theyre that good and thus that much harder to cop.

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"In Every Dream Home A Heartache" is one of my all time favorite songs. It's brilliant.

everytime i listen to ' mother of pearl' i end up having to play it several times through-probably my favorite. it leaves me near speechless everytime.

I also like some of the later stuff, and his solo music. Do you like early Bee Gees? I'm very fond of everything they did before 1976. I think Robin's voice is stunning.

bryan ferry did the weirdest cover record- 50s girl group songs. it's somewhere around here.

love is the drug all the later hits i love them too but those early songs like ' virginia plain' and ' the strand' are among my very favorites. i always thought it was curious siouxsie chose to cover' sea breezes', certainly not an obvious song for her to do but she did a pretty good job.

the bee gees come from a time when men had to be able to sing and the higher pitched it was the more applicable it was to pop music. i always thought it strange that australians did a song about this american state. the male voices i really love from the 60s are the turtles 2 of which- flo and eddy- sung back up on a million 70s rock records. ' you showed me' is a fabulous song....but all they have on utube is happy together.


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