Sep 27, 2012

RhoDeo 1239 Goldy Rhox 76

Hello, today the 76th post of Goldy Rhox, classic pop rock. In the darklight today are an English art rock band formed in 1971 by Bryan Ferry, who became the group's lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson. The other members are Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay (saxophone and oboe) and Paul Thompson (drums and percussion). Former members include Brian Eno (synthesizer and "treatments"), and Eddie Jobson (synthesizer and violin). Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001, and have toured together intermittently since that time.

The band was one of the first rock music groups which created and maintained a carefully crafted look and style that included their stage presentation, music videos, album and single cover designs, and promotional materials such as posters, handbills, cards and badges. They were assisted in this by a group of friends and associates who helped to sculpt the classic band's 'look'—- notably fashion designer Antony Price, hair stylist Keith Mainwaring, photographer Karl Stoecker, the group's "PR consultant" Simon Puxley

The band's debut album, produced by King Crimson's Pete Sinfield, was the first in a series of increasingly sophisticated album covers, art-directed by Ferry in collaboration with his friend Nick De Ville. The album artwork imitated the visual style of classic "girlie" and fashion magazines, featuring high-fashion shots of scantily-clad models Amanda Lear, Marilyn Cole and Jerry Hall, each of whom had romances with Ferry during the time of their contributions, as well as model Kari-Ann Muller who appears on the cover of the first Roxy album but who was not otherwise involved with anyone in the band, but who later married Mick Jagger's brother Chris.

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Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

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Their fifth album, todays mystery album, contained their only U.S. hit, "Love Is the Drug". (The singer said the song came to him while kicking the leaves during a walk through Hyde Park.) At this time he was involved in a relationship with Texas-born supermodel Jerry Hall. In 2003, the album was ranked number 371 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The cover features Bryan Ferry's then-girlfriend, model Jerry Hall on rocks near South Stack, Anglesey.

After the concert tours in support of the mystery album in 1976, Roxy Music disbanded. Their live album Viva! was released in August 1976. During this time the singer released two solo records on which some bandmembers performed, and Manzanera reunited with Eno on the critically acclaimed one-off 801 Live album.

Goldy Rhox 76   (flac 283mb)

Goldy Rhox 76   (ogg 100mb)

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previously (25/11/10)

Goldy Rhox 02 (flac 275mb)

Goldy Rhox 02 (ogg 100mb)

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