Last night we heard some pretty experimental electronic music from "krautrockers" Can. Following fast on their heels, but with a far smoother and more commercially palatable vision, Brian Ferry and some arty pals (Brian Eno, Graham Simpson and Andy MacKay, soon to be joined by Phil Manzanera) started Roxy Music. They had a string of U.K. hits-- albums and singles-- before breaking up (the first time) in 1976. Ferry also had a solo career and after Roxy Music broke up again in 1983, he released Boys And Girls which went to #1 in England and spawned "Slave To Love," which many people recall from the controversial, sadomasochistic Kim Basinger film 9 1/2 Weeks. Later the song appeared on Street Life a greatest hits compilation that incorporates the biggest Roxy Music songs with the biggest hits from Ferry's solo career.
April 02, 2008 11:00 PM
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