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Started by WignersFriend on Aug 3, 2016 10:50:21 AM
Bryan Ferry and his Roxy Music

Forget the Tindersticks, surely big Bryan is the originator of Vic Reeves' legendary Club Style of singing. How did he get the lead singing gig in this otherwise tight outfit?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny5vAuJjFAo

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gordonthemoron - 03 Aug 2016 11:07:40 (#1 of 79)

you'd never guess that Bryan came from Co Durham judging by his accent

browserbutton - 03 Aug 2016 11:14:25 (#2 of 79)

Or, from his demeanour, that he used to be a pottery teacher.

Tadagee - 03 Aug 2016 11:15:36 (#3 of 79)

surely big Bryan is the originator of Vic Reeves' legendary Club Style of singing

I always thought it was Anthony Kiedis.

Agaliarept - 03 Aug 2016 11:17:28 (#4 of 79)

Paul Shane surely?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOnPy2eSdCo

WignersFriend - 03 Aug 2016 11:23:11 (#5 of 79)

That's a fine moment.

MadamGeorge - 03 Aug 2016 11:25:03 (#6 of 79)

My wife likes him. Is it fair to say that Bryan is very popular with the ladies?

solomongursky - 03 Aug 2016 11:25:57 (#7 of 79)

That club singing style was homaged by the Stars on 45 Pints:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0v20znMkiM8

WignersFriend - 03 Aug 2016 11:26:46 (#8 of 79)

Deffo. http://musicglue-wordpress-bryan-ferry.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/LST4.jpg

Jacob_Richter - 03 Aug 2016 11:31:33 (#9 of 79)

Roxy Music were great in 1973 ish. I am pleased that some teenagers are now starting to listen to that stuff.

Bryan had a great singing voice, I thought. Very unusual. It's completely shot now though.

browserbutton - 03 Aug 2016 11:59:28 (#10 of 79)

These old timers should know when to quit. It is sad hearing Bruce Springsteen go off key these days, after belting it out so effortlessly over the years.

FreddyMalins - 09 Aug 2016 15:14:17 (#11 of 79)

you'd never guess that Bryan came from Co Durham judging by his accent

Or that his dad was a farm labourer.

frantastic - 09 Aug 2016 15:20:14 (#12 of 79)

Or that his son is a dick.

AlanII - 09 Aug 2016 15:25:38 (#13 of 79)

Heh.

MorrisMitchener - 09 Aug 2016 16:05:32 (#14 of 79)

That first Roxy album is a masterpiece. Then right over there on the other end of the Roxy discography is Avalon, the loveliest chill out album of all time.

AlanII - 09 Aug 2016 17:48:22 (#15 of 79)

The second is pretty fine too. Great band, all in all.

davedanon - 25 Aug 2016 03:31:27 (#16 of 79)

Four great albums one after another. then the martini and pearl necklace years. Ferry's enduring Dylan obsession is admirable though. And he has produced some other good stuff, to be fair.

PostmodernToss - 25 Aug 2016 15:38:58 (#17 of 79)

They fluctuate, but are generally brilliant. I love Roxy Music.

quartus - 25 Aug 2016 16:05:08 (#18 of 79)

Mother of Pearl.

FreddyMalins - 25 Aug 2016 16:07:19 (#19 of 79)

This will sound like heresy to Dylan fans but I think BFs treatment of his songs on Dylanesque is as good as any interpretation I've heard (including the man himself).



< awaits brickbats >

MorrisMitchener - 27 Aug 2016 01:18:52 (#20 of 79)

Other people tend to sing Dylan better than Dylan.

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