Roxy Music

Roxy Music

Roxy Music defined the tone of 1970s art rock by coupling Bryan Ferry’s elegant, wistful romantic irony with initially anarchic and later subdued, lush rock. The band was never as popular in America as it was in Europe, perhaps because its detachment and understatement baffled American tastes. But Ferry’s witty hoping-against-hopelessness persona and Brian Eno’s happy amateurism filtered into the late-1970s new wave while Roxy Music itself was in suspension.

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