It was the first Roxy Music album on which Ferry was not the sole songwriter as multi-instrumentalist Andy Mackay and guitarist Phil Manzanera also contributed to the album. Though it was also the first without Brian Eno , who had left the group after For Your Pleasure , Eno nonetheless later rated it as Roxy Music's finest record.
They may not achieve the commercial success they have in Britain, where Stranded reached Number One, but their artistic performance must be recognized. Stranded is an eloquent statement that there are still frontiers which American pop has not explored. Reviewing for Creem in , Robert Christgau found Ferry to be an "ambitious" but "oblique" artist and quoted New York artist Sidney Tillem's thesis on figurative art , "Aspects and Prospects", to conclude his review of the album: "By moral in the context of art I mean a style which executes the deeper social and psychological function of form , as opposed to a particular aspect of vanity called taste.
Pop sensibility , pop consciousness , pop sentimentality have been invaluable in clarifying the provincialism and nostalgia that actually permeate a culture that has come to pride itself on sophistication. Oh Yeah On The Radio. Flesh And Blood. Street Life [DVD]. Ladytron [DVD]. Out of the Blue [DVD]. Oh Yeah! Mother of Pearl [DVD]. Avalon [DVD]. Dance Away [DVD]. Jealous Guy [DVD]. Editions of You [DVD]. Virginia Plain [DVD].
Do the Strand [DVD]. The Thrill of It All [M. You're Just Like You. Pyjamarama [Musikladen, German Television]. Amazona [Musikladen, German Television]. Psalm [Musikladen, German Television]. Mother of Pearl [Konserthaus, Stockholm, Sweden]. Nightingale [Konserthaus, Stockholm, Sweden].
Out of the Blue [Konserthaus, Stockholm, Sweden]. Street Life [Konserthaus, Stockholm, Sweden]. Manifesto [Manchester Apollo, England]. Angel Eyes [Promotional Video]. Trash [Promotional Video]. Same Old Scene [Promotional Video]. Jealous Guy [Promotional Video].
The Main Thing [Frejus, France]. Avalon [Frejus, France]. My Only Love [Frejus, France]. More Than This [Promotional Video]. Angel Eyes [Joey Negro Edit]. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. To Turn You on. The "In" Crowd. The Price of Love. Take a Chance With Me. Is Your Love Strong Enough? Goddess of Love. Remake Remodel. Re-Make Re-Model. Song For Europe. Do the Strand [Multimedia Track]. Street Life [Multimedia Track]. Virginia Plain [Multimedia Track].
Out of the Blue [Multimedia Track]. Psalm [Multimedia Track]. Editions of You [Multimedia Track]. These Foolish Things. I'm in the Mood for Love. Your Painted Smile.
Will You Love Me Tomorrow? Let's Stick Together. A Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall. Slave to Love. The Right Stuff. What Goes On. Don't Stop the Dance. I Put a Spell on You. The Girl of My Best Friend. Kiss and Tell.
Don't Want to Know. Love Is the Drug [Original Mix]. Oh Yeah On the Radio. A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall. I'm in the Mood For Love. Manifesto [Remake]. Always Unknowing. Can't Let Go. Avalon [Live]. Avalon [DVD][Live]. More than This. Stronger Through The Years. Cry Cry Cry. Thrill of It All. Oh Yeah 3. Both Ends Burning 4. Tara 5. More Than This 6. If There Is Something 7. I also know the work that goes into condensing a complex theme into an economy of words. Something I struggle with myself.
Bryan would be proud. Flag Cherryicecream on July 26, General Comment It's a two-parter set at a party. First half is frantic and reflective of a party in full swing. Second half is the quiet, reflective aftermath. Come on! You've all been there No Replies Log in to reply.
General Comment I think simonevans is right about the two parts diptych. The legend is that the first part was recorded and then the band only had the music to work from. Ferry went off, wrote down a few lines and then produced a 'stream of consciousness' which makes up all the second part of the song.
Along with 'In Every Dream home' this is one of Roxy's best songs. General Comment Loved this song the first time I heard it in '74 at a party!
Always loved this song and felt that it was about the fakery and shallowness of the modeling world, seeing that Bryan Ferry has always had a penchant for young models,and how he felt. Read more into the lyrics than just seeing "take a powder" and assume it means blow.
Take a powder also means take a rest or slow down. The other songs from this show demonstrate that Roxy were the strongest they had ever been or ever would be as a live band.
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