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London, England (1971 – 1983, 2001 – present)

Roxy Music is a British group which formed in 1971 in London, England. Led throughout by Bryan Ferry (vocals, keyboards), the band attained popular and critical success in Europe and Australia during the 1970s and early 1980s, beginning with their 1972 eponymous debut album. Over its time, the band has been highly influential as leading proponents of the more genre-bending, musically-sophisticated elements of , as well as providing a model for many acts and groups of the early 1980s.

The band’s original lineup consisted of Bryan Ferry (vocals, keyboards), Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay (saxophone, oboe), Brian Eno (synthesizer, “treatments”), Graham Simpson (bass) and Paul Thompson (drums, percussion). Simpson left the band in 1972, and Eno left in 1973. After Eno left the band, he was replaced by Eddie Jobson (synthesizer, violin).

Roxy Music were a significant influence on the early English punk movement, as well as providing a model for many “New Wave” acts and the subsequent New Romantic and experimental electronic groups of the early 1980s. Ferry and co-founding member Brian Eno have also had broadly influential solo careers. Brian Eno has emerged as one of the most significant record producers of the late 20th century, with credits including landmark albums by David Bowie, Devo, Talking Heads, The Slits, and U2. Eno is widely credited for coining the term - - and has collaborated with, and/or produced such important artists as Daniel Lanois,Harold Budd, David Byrne, Robert Fripp (King Crimson ), Cluster, Jon Hassell, and Jah Wobble, among many others.

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  • Amrabart

    quoted for truth!

    18 Mar 10:09pm Reply
  • BlackRoseKilla

    Romance, class, beauty, funk and badassness all in one band. Roxy Music is the definition of glam rock.

    17 Mar 6:25pm Reply
  • AlienElen

    Wonderful group,I like it)

    16 Mar 7:53am Reply
  • shaktishine

    So great.

    4 Mar 4:32am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    при всем уважению к Брайану ферри и прочим манзанерам, после ухода ино слушать там стало нечего. кстати, второй альбом рокси -вершина деятельности ино вообще.

    1 Mar 11:36am Reply
  • spacemangraig

    Flesh+Blood gives me a hard-on.

    24 Feb 11:09am Reply
  • Spacer-

    Too bad '80s' is one of their most popular tags while the majority of their output was made in the 70s.

    18 Jan 9:58am Reply
  • wangyu199x

    Great

    6 Jan 5:30pm Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    bobera bão dimaiz essa

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Wiracocha

    Three and Nine!

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Registeel

    Oh Yeah!

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • wolfpartyjoe

    oooooh the thrill of it all

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Spacer-

    Everybody -fan or no fan- should buy The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982 box set. Only £40 on Amazon UK at the moment. Every studio album is on there + every B-side/alternative mix/remix on a 2-disc set. All this in SUPERB sound quality, no bad remastering/compression/loudness or whatever. Just FLAT transfers of the original master tapes. So the sound as it was meant to be. A treatment of their catalogue I could only dream of would happen to a lot of other great bands.

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • mutinyonark

    new romanticism and all the ferry-esque swooning vocals in the 80s were because of bryan ferry. tears for fears, simple minds, depeche mode, the chameleons, the human league, omd, duran duran, etc. its pretty endless. i think Can and Roxy Music were kindof the pinnacles of post punk

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Amrabart

    with a half naked woman on the cover, Avalon would've probably been their best album

    3 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Gloritis

    the main thing

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ExspectaMortem

    I like "Mother of Pearl" :-)

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Lyzark

    The best band names are The Velvet underground, Roxy Music, Joy Division, Talking Heads and Ultravox!

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Leon_idas

    No! I'm sick of Bowie getting credit for EVERYTHING. [2] even though I admit he is a legendary figure in his own rights.

    31 May 2013 Reply
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