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“Cold Turkey” – John Lennon (Plastic Ono Band)

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November 26, 2009 Posted by | Old Music, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Bryan Ferry

Roxy Music star Bryan Ferry has grabbed members of Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers for his latest album.

Bryan Ferry is one of the great mis-understood figures of British music. Much like his contemporary Rod Stewart the singer’s latter crimes have obscured the stunning glory of his early years.

With Roxy Music the singer became an overnight icon, scoring a spectacular number one with their debut single ‘Virginia Plain’. However soon after producer Brian Eno left the band and Ferry began to become entranced with rather smoother sounds.

British music’s equivalent of James Bond, Bryan Ferry’s suave demeanour couldn’t hide diminishing artistic returns. Now a member of the landed gentry, the singer recently returned to his roots by reforming Roxy Music.

Playing a series of shows last year the band were even joined by Brian Eno. However since then Bryan Ferry has returned to his solo career, and recruited a number of star names for his forthcoming album.

Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea is set to appear, fresh from work on Thom Yorke’s solo shows. The bass player will be joined, coincidentally, Radiohead star Johnny Greenwood who is also set to play on the album.

Overseeing proceedings is super producer Niles Rodgers. Once the lynchpin of disco kings Chic, the American musician has since become one of the most powerful figures in the pop industry.

With his new album scheduled for a summer 2010 release, Bryan Ferry is cresting a wave of renewed artistic endeavour. The singer most recently appeared on a DJ Hell single, with ‘U Can Dance’ set to appear in January.

Bryan Ferry is due to release his new album in summer 2010.

Source www.clashmusic.com

“In Every Dream Home a Heartache” – Roxy Music

In every dream home a heartache
And every step I take
Takes me further from heaven

Is there a heaven?
I`d like to think so

Standards of living
They are rising daily
But home oh sweet home
It only a saying

From bell push to faucet
In smart town apartment
The cottage is pretty
The main house a palace

Penthouse perfection
But what goes on
What to do there
Better pray there

Open plan living
Bungalow ranch style
All of it’s comforts
Seem so essential

I bought you mail order
My plain wrapper baby
Your skin is like vinyl
The perfect companion
You float in my new pool
Deluxe and delightful
Inflatable doll
My role is to serve you

Disposable darling
Can’t throw you away now
Immortal and life size
My breath is inside you
I’ll dress you up daily
And keep you till death sighs

Inflatable doll
Lover ungrateful
I blew up your body…
But you blew my mind

Oh Those Heartaches
Dreamhome Heartaches

Oh Those Heartaches
Dreamhome Heartaches

Oh Those Heartaches
Dreamhome Heartaches

Oh Those Heartaches
{Fades out then back again}

 

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November 26, 2009 Posted by | New News, Old Music, Video | , | 2 Comments

Muppets…..One and All

 

A Night at the Opera is the fourth album by English rock group Queen, released in November 1975. Co-produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen, A Night at the Opera was, at the time of its release, the most expensive album ever recorded.

A critical and commercial success, A Night at the Opera has been consistently voted by the public and cited by music publications as one of Queen’s finest works, and is widely considered as one of the greatest albums ever recorded.

The album takes its name from the Marx Brothers film A Night at the Opera, which the band watched one night at the studio complex when recording. It was originally released by EMI in the UK where it topped the charts for nine weeks, and Elektra Records in the United States where it peaked at number four.

Bohemian Rhapsody” is in the style of a stream-of-consciousness nightmare that has unusual song structure, more akin to a classical rhapsody than popular music. The song has no chorus, instead consisting of three main parts: including an operatic segment, an a cappella passage, and a heavy rock solo.

When it was released as a single, “Bohemian Rhapsody” became an unlikely commercial success, staying at the top of the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks. It reached number one again in 1991, after Freddie Mercury’s death, achieving total sales of 2,176,000 and becoming the UK’s third best selling single of all time—beaten only by Band Aid’sDo They Know It’s Christmas?” and Elton John‘s “Candle In The Wind 1997”.

The single was accompanied by a promotional video; considered groundbreaking, it helped establish the visual language of the modern music video. Although critical reaction was initially mixed, especially in America, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is often considered to be Queen’s magnum opus and one of the greatest songs of all time.

 

November 26, 2009 Posted by | Humour, Video | , | Leave a comment

   

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