Quiet Sun

Quiet Sun was an English jazz-rock band from London, initially active circa 1970/71 and briefly reactivated in 1975 by guitarist Phil Manzanera during a break from his main act, Roxy Music. Their singular album, Mainstream, appeared that year on Island/Antilles. Drummer/vocalist Charles Hayward subsequently formed the experimental trio This Heat and later headed Camberwell Now. […]

Roxy Music

Roxy Music was an English art-rock band, led by singer Bryan Ferry, that emerged in 1972 with a self-titled album and the UK hit “Virginia Plain.” That and the 1973 followup, For Your Pleasure, feature keyboardist Brian Eno, who left for a solo career. They hired violinist/keyboardist Eddie Jobson for the 1973–75 albums Stranded, Country […]

Roxy Music ‎– Siren (1975)

Siren is the fifth album by Euro-style English sextet Roxy Music. Released in 1975, the album — which completes the Jobson trilogy that also includes Stranded (1973) and Country Life (1974) — would be the band’s last before their initial split. Continuing the trilogy’s romanticism of decadence and dissonance, the album is highlighted by the […]

Roxy Music ‎– Country Life (1974)

Country Life is the fourth album by Euro-styled English sextet Roxy Music. Released in 1974 at the height of the band’s popularity, the album refines the newfound classicism of its predecessor. With a mood that veers between opulent and ominous, the album is highlighted by the windy vortex of “Out of the Blue,” the searing […]

Eno ‎– Here Come The Warm Jets (1973)

Here Come The Warm Jets is the debut solo album by English art-rock musician/composer Brian Eno, released in 1973 on Island. The album features contributions from members of King Crimson (Robert Fripp, John Wetton) and erstwhile Roxy Music colleagues Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay, and Paul Thompson. Tracklist: A1. “Needles in the Camel’s Eye” (3:25) A2. […]

Quiet Sun ‎– Mainstream (1975)

Mainstream is an album by English jazz-rock band Quiet Sun, released in 1975 on Island/Antilles. Tracklist: A1. “Sol Caliente” (8:02) A2. “Trumpets With Motherhood” (1:30) A3. “Bargain Classics” (5:37) A4. “R.F.D.” (3:09) B1. “Mummy Was an Asteroid, Daddy Was a Small Non-stick Kitchen Utensil” (6:09) B2. “Trot” (5:00) B3. “Rongwrong” (9:39) Credits: Charles Hayward — drums, […]

Split Enz ‎– Second Thoughts (1976)

Second Thoughts is the second album by kiwi art-rock septet Split Enz, released in 1976 on Mushroom Records. In the Northern Hemisphere, the album was re-titled Mental Notes and released on Chrysalis with a modified version of the namesake earlier album‘s cover art. Tracklist: A1. “Late Last Night” (4:04) A2. “Walking Down a Road” (5:28) […]

Eno ‎– Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (1974)

Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) is the second solo album by English art-rock keyboardist/songwriter Brian Eno, released in 1974 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “Burning Airlines Give You So Much More” (3:17) A2. “Back in Judy’s Jungle” (5:15) A3. “The Fat Lady of Limbourg” (5:05) A4. “Mother Whale Eyeless” (5:46) A5. “The Great Pretender” (5:10) B1. […]

Brian Eno ‎– Before and After Science (1977)

Before and After Science is an album by English musician Brian Eno, released in 1977 on Island. Tracklist: A1. No One Receiving (3:41) A2. Backwater (3:42) A3. Kurt’s Rejoinder (2:53) A4. Energy Fools the Magician (2:03) A5. King’s Lead Hat (3:57) B1. Here He Comes (5:39) B2. Julie With… (6:24) B3. By This River (3:01) […]

Phil Manzanera

Phil Manzanera (born Jan. 31, 1951) is an English guitarist, composer, and producer who rose to prominence in the band Roxy Music, recording eight studio albums with the band during two periods of activity between 1972 and 1982. Prior to joining Roxy, he played in the band Quiet Sun, which he resurrected in 1975 for […]