Bono & Roxy Music

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Bono & Roxy Music
« on: January 29, 2024, 07:51:39 AM »
Watched a doc on RM on Sky Arts last night.

Expected to see Duran Duran on it - John Taylor this time. However was not expecting adulation from Bono.

Suppose Bono was still very young when RM were big. He was obviously influenced by Eno's contribution in the first 2 albums.

Not really a fan of there first 2 albums. Apart from Ladytron & If there is something. Certainly a case of got better with experience.
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Re: Bono & Roxy Music
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2024, 08:14:53 AM »
https://youtu.be/3ZKu5P1uRTc?si=WT4ONG0fkD9Hlhl5

Maybe Edge will produce a 3 minute Ladytron esq guitar solo like this on the next tour. Although not expecting a blonde mullet from him.

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2024, 01:22:04 PM »
Eno was, for some time, very much the 5th member of U2. His involvement in records such as TUF, TJT, AB and OS1 cannot be overestimated. However, unlike Brook, Enoís career in Roxy Music meant he could not, would not be silenced.
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2024, 01:39:28 PM »
Eno was, for some time, very much the 5th member of U2. His involvement in records such as TUF, TJT, AB and OS1 cannot be overestimated. However, unlike Brook, Enoís career in Roxy Music meant he could not, would not be silenced.

Yes the doc did suggest the band wasn't big enough for both Ferry & Eno. And they were both going in different directions.

Think they remained on good terms. Will have to check if Eno was on the noughties re union tour.

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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2024, 01:49:19 PM »
One of my first concerts was Bryan Ferry at Wembley Arena. In 1989. It was trendy to be a teenage RM/Ferry fan in my area.

The women quickly gathered to the front  of the stage to swoon for Bryan. One man shouted out 'how old are you', he said 'old enough'.

Highlight was the Ladytron guitar solo.

Would have liked to have seen U2 there in the 80's.

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2024, 04:29:18 PM »
RM's first 2 albums remind me of mid 90's U2.

Country Life reminds me of TJT. The lead single was even called 'All I want is you'.

They really hit there commercial peak with Stranded, Siren, Country Life & some hit singles.

Everyone thought they had split only to return with Manifesto 3 years later. Lead single Trash was a Boots esq flop. But Angel Eyes & Dance Away did well. Some other decent tracks but not as good as previous albums.

The final two albums had there moments but were sounding more like Ferry solo albums. Which was disappointing as Ferry was also releasing solo albums & singles throughout his RM years. So could have changed direction more when in the band.

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Re: Bono & Roxy Music
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2024, 12:16:08 PM »
One of my first concerts was Bryan Ferry at Wembley Arena. In 1989. It was trendy to be a teenage RM/Ferry fan in my area.

The women quickly gathered to the front  of the stage to swoon for Bryan. One man shouted out 'how old are you', he said 'old enough'.

Highlight was the Ladytron guitar solo.

Would have liked to have seen U2 there in the 80's.

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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2024, 12:32:19 PM »
Watched a doc on RM on Sky Arts last night.

Expected to see Duran Duran on it - John Taylor this time. However was not expecting adulation from Bono.

Suppose Bono was still very young when RM were big. He was obviously influenced by Eno's contribution in the first 2 albums.

Not really a fan of there first 2 albums. Apart from Ladytron & If there is something. Certainly a case of got better with experience.


Iím always amazed that, for all of the transatlantic Anglophone crossover, there are still a ton of UK groups which were very big there and have a relatively small footprint in the US. Iím assuming the reverse is true, but to a lesser degree.

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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2024, 01:11:06 PM »
Watched a doc on RM on Sky Arts last night.

Expected to see Duran Duran on it - John Taylor this time. However was not expecting adulation from Bono.

Suppose Bono was still very young when RM were big. He was obviously influenced by Eno's contribution in the first 2 albums.

Not really a fan of there first 2 albums. Apart from Ladytron & If there is something. Certainly a case of got better with experience.


Iím always amazed that, for all of the transatlantic Anglophone crossover, there are still a ton of UK groups which were very big there and have a relatively small footprint in the US. Iím assuming the reverse is true, but to a lesser degree.

That was touched on in the doc.

Ferry said in the UK, there image helped them as they were always on magazine covers. While in the US, it was just about what was played on the radio.

Don't know if that was true at the time.

Also said there last album, Avalon was there most successful in the US. They must have preferred the silky smooth RM.
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2024, 01:40:11 PM »
https://youtu.be/40AH1AiYYqc?si=wBm6XvHq2QjPcj5o

Here is DD's adulation for them.

Style was important to both bands. However don't believe RM had screaming girls. Only Ferry was a hearthrob.

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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2024, 02:03:59 PM »
As far as Country Life & TJT goes I would put Prarie Rose as sixth song on TJT. Better than Sweetest Thing. Would make a decent opener but Streets is untouchable there.

If it takes all night could replace Trip.

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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2024, 02:50:13 PM »
A typical RM album would be 8-10 songs. It would have 2/3 hit singles & 2/3 great tracks. Then filler 

There stand alone singles usually made the top 10 & Ferry was releasing solo stuff. This together with eight albums in 12 years meant they kept there fans.

However wise to call it a day after Avalon. Which was very Bryan Ferry solo sounding. I do love a 'Slave to Love' or 'Windswept' but there was not enough of that quality on the album.
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Re: Bono & Roxy Music
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2024, 06:43:44 PM »
Eno was, for some time, very much the 5th member of U2. His involvement in records such as TUF, TJT, AB and OS1 cannot be overestimated. However, unlike Brook, Enoís career in Roxy Music meant he could not, would not be silenced.

Yes the doc did suggest the band wasn't big enough for both Ferry & Eno. And they were both going in different directions.

Think they remained on good terms. Will have to check if Eno was on the noughties re union tour.

He wasn't, although the whole tour seemed to be his idea.
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2024, 02:11:56 PM »
Seems that DD were fans of early RM. Which is a surprise as that was very experimental while DD were more mainstream.

Taylor & Le Bon do mention Virginia Plain. This together with the other early stand alone single Pyjamarama were more mainstream. And better.

For me the first two albums were a bit all over the place with a few highlights. Should have learnt the basics first before going into experimentation. Radiohead didn't give us Kid A until 4 albums in. But if that's what they liked & a record company gave them the chance, good luck to them.

Maybe the experimentation was Eno & was eventually too much for Ferry.

The next 3 albums had the right blend of hits, mainstream & experimentation.

The final 3 albums had the hits. But the album tracks not so strong. They also included some covers which suggests they were running out of ideas. However there only UK number 1 was in the later years. This was also a cover. Don't think they butchered  Lennon's Jealous Guy. Too much.
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Re: Bono & Roxy Music
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2024, 02:23:57 PM »
Ferry's 70's solo career seemed to be singing covers. 'Let's stick together' being his biggest hit.

The 80's was new material. 'Slave to Love' being his biggest 80's hit.

His late 80's solo tour included RM songs. Which helped him sell out Wembley Arena four times.
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