Jon Savage does a bang-up job discussing the history of Roxy Music and perhaps the suavest of front-men from the 1970s, Bryan Ferry.
Read the article from The Guardian here.
It’s hard to believe David Bowie died a year ago. It’s even harder to believe that Gary Oldman did justice toBowie’s legacy with this rather decent cover.
My brother and I, and millions of boys and (especially) girls grew up with Duran Duran. That Cleopatra Records, undoubtedly the kings of the reissue scene, would release these demos done with former singer Andy Wickett comes as a pleasant surprise.
The Big Takeover Magazine has plenty of background information on this intriguing release, and do take the time to hear Girls On Film in a very raw, far less-polished but perfectly acceptable form.
The Sunday Matinee takes a look at a classic or beloved film each weekend. This week, Clint Worthington revisits David Bowie’s debut role two years after his tragic passing. It’s been two years since David Bowie left us for his home planet, and we haven’t been the same since. Like Thomas Jerome Newton, the protagonist he portrays…
via Remembering The Man Who Fell to Earth, Two Years After David Bowie Returned to the Stars — Consequence of Sound
One of Frank Zappa’s more poignant tunes, it fits today’s mood. The torture, indeed, never stops.
Steely Dan bassist and songwriter Walter Becker passed away today. Variety Magazine provides a eulogy for him here. Inside the article is a statement given by his friend and fellow band member, Donald Fagen.
In his honor, I post the song that first attracted me to the band.
Beyond Beyond is Beyond has begun to carve a place for themselves as the premier prog-psych record label in the United States. Their catalog features acts like Japan’s Kikagaku Moyo, Brooklyn’s Ancient Ocean and many others. This compilation is a great way to introduce yourselves to their racket.
I tend to have the best luck in the world with unsolicited releases! Poughkeepsie, New York’s The Warp/The Weft send an album which blends folk, prime-era 70’s hard rock and prog into a rather novel blend of something a Tull fan could be proud of, never mind all you prog freaks who collect ultra-rare garage-prog recordings.