Archive for February, 2013

I’ll have what he’s having

Of late I have become pretty much completely obsessed with Roxy Music. In the absence of the will or ability to write anything meaningful about them, and in particular Bryan Ferry, (yet), here’s a superb clip of them performing Virginia Plain on Top of the Pops in 1972.

It’s played at a slightly slower tempo than the studio version, making it a little easier to hear (if not necessarily understand) Ferry’s lyrics (“Havana sound we’re trying / Hard edge the hipster jiving, woah / Last picture shows down the drive-in” anyone? Anyone?).

What’s particularly noticeable is an in-cred-ible visual performance by Ferry. Here’s the video:

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the STONE CASTLE

the STONE CASTLE

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the MOTTE & BAILEY CASTLE

the MOTTE & BAILEY CASTLE

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the ANGLO-SAXON BURGH

the ANGLO-SAXON BURGH

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The Ministry of Works

The Ministry of Works

“Ministry of Works”. Now there’s a proper Ministry for you. It sounds earthy, solid, manly

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