All right, time to start doing stuff again.
25 Jul 82
I'll tell anybody who'll listen, Roxy Music clips from German television are YouTube's greatest gift.
"Pyjamarama" was released as a single only, though there is a fine version available on the live record Viva Roxy Music. 1974
From Country Life 1974
Two from Stranded, the first Post-Eno record, 1974
Great lyrics on both tunes, and it should come as no surprise that David Byrne was a huge fan of the band.
Love the way they gradually turn this dirge into Dixieland worthy of a second line. Brilliant.
Welcome to ROXY MUSIC WEEK where we'll look at one of rock and roll's most underrated, yet influential acts. (Not only are they not in the RnR HoF--they've never even been nominated. lol) We'll start at the top--Top of the Pops 1972. Their debut single.
Here is a band that I really dig. In fact, I found this cover just because I wanted to play them this week. The Little Richard part is just bonus.
Seriously, these guys have never been played on this site, near as I can tell. Do yourslf a favor and check out both "Heavy Bells" and "Marigold" and go from there.
Okay, sorry, please allow me one more...
I've talked about this several times, but I was subjected to so many shitty songs over and over again at my first job thanks to their strict policy of only Cities 97ing. It made me hate so many bands that I might have actually enjoyed (as mentioned, it took me years and years to finally realize that The Replacements ≠ Paul Westerberg solo crap). I heard Tom Petty five million times on that station, however, it somehow never phased me. Sure, some songs I wasn't as crazy about as others, but they didn't make me cringe as whichever Jackson Browne song I'd heard 3 times in the last 2 days. Whatever, I'm not sure where I'm going with this, but I just wanted to play one more.
This was one of the songs that, when it would pop on that abominable radio station they played at that job, I would kick back and enjoy. Maybe she would come in again, like that one time they played this song and I hoped she would come in and she somehow actually did. It never happened again after that, but I always hoped it would.
Thanks, man. I'll miss you.
This is kind of live, but completely awesome.
Pretty sure I saw this band open for somebody in the late aughts. Can't remember who though.