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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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  • pandora_uzumaki

    Classy & sexy, that's Roxy Music. [2]

    9 Oct 7:35am Reply
  • Amrabart

    it was their biggest hit, hence the amount of plays

    5 Oct 12:15am Reply
  • misco

    So... what's the deal with 'More Than This' being the most listened to track on here, by a long way? I mean, it's a great song... but is it better than 'Mother of Pearl' or 'Psalm' or '2 H.B.' or 'If There Is Something' or 'Out of the Blue' etc?

    4 Oct 4:17pm Reply
  • lebital

    Classy & sexy, that's Roxy Music.

    20 Sep 7:25pm Reply
  • Accept-Yourself

    Romance, class, beauty, funk and badassness all in one band. Roxy Music is the definition of glam rock. [x2]

    8 Sep 10:09pm Reply
  • Sundays_Slave

    i would describe this band as 'opulent'

    5 Sep 12:03am Reply
  • Socyopat

    Ультрагодно.

    25 Aug 9:41am Reply
  • denikocevito

    words can't even describe how much I love More Than This♥♥♥

    22 Jul 10:34am Reply
  • poker_face22

    If There Is Something <3

    11 Jul 1:26pm Reply
  • Amrabart

    don't feed the trolls

    30 Jun 12:33pm Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    "i think Can and Roxy Music were kindof the pinnacles of post punk" Um. You do realise both bands pre-date punk rock and their artistic excesses were part of the reason why punk rock was created in the first place? Both bands were very influential on the post-punk movement, but claiming they were a part of that scene is ridiculous.

    29 Jun 4:30pm Reply
  • sarito123

    i remember picking up rolling stone's 500 greatest albums of all time magazine and listening to country life first because of the cover art. i quite liked the discovery

    26 Jun 4:09am Reply
  • Waldprinzessin

    Ich liebe diesen Tanz

    30 Apr 7:33pm Reply
  • 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
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