Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Roxy Music - Ladytron (Full Version)

Thought I would post a favorite YouTube clip each week. Couldn't think of a better way to start in light of Roxy Music being passed over again by the Rock Hall Of Shame. No band influenced more people and Bryan Ferry remains rock's most underrated visionary.

4 comments:

Ashley Plath said...

cool! It's out-bloody-rageous that Roxy doesn't get more love. I keep hoping Chan Marshall will do an album of Roxy covers. Well, a girl can dream . . .

Jeremy Richey said...

I can't grasp why they don't get more love either. Thanks for your comment and your idea of a Cat Power Roxy cover album is out of sight. That would be amazing.

Anonymous said...

I think The Velvet Underground got in only because a lot of influential rock critics were involved at that early stage. I know that several have since withdrawn, in objection to the way things are handled at the R&RHOF with Jann Wenner at the helm. Roxy is a major oversight; I recently read a number of books about Roxy Music, all British in origin, and was surprised as an American fan to discover how disliked they (esp. Bryan Ferry) were by the British press. I doubt this factors in, but record sales now probably do. It's also fairly outrageous and hypocritical that they refuse to consider The Monkees for inclusion, and that Patti Smith (good as she is) is being honored before acts like The Zombies, The Collins Kids, The Troggs, or Mott The Hoople.

Jeremy Richey said...

I agree, it's really staggering when you look at all the great and important acts from the 50s and 60s that are really being left out in the cold. I'm thrilled to see Patti get in but before Wanda Jackson or Francoise Hardy?
The Monkees should absolutely be in, their singles hold up as well as anything from the 60s and Headquarters and Head are two of the most defiant and brilliant albums of the decade.
Thanks for the comments.