Roxy Music

Roxy Music was an English art-rock band led by singer Bryan Ferry. They emerged with the 1972/73 albums Roxy Music and For Your Pleasure and the hits “Virginia Plain,” “Do the Strand,” and “Editions of You.” Both albums feature keyboardist Brian Eno, who left for a solo career. Eddie Jobson joined on keyboard and violin […]

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 […]

Roxy Music ‎– Stranded (1973)

Stranded is the third album by Roxy Music. Released in November 1973, the album is the first in a trilogy to feature violinist/keyboardist Eddie Jobson, whose lavish classicism refined the band’s sound. The flamboyant exuberance that emblazons “Street Life” is swiftly betrayed by a darker vibe best embodied by the melancholic melodrama of “A Song […]

Roxy Music ‎– For Your Pleasure (1973)

For Your Pleasure is the sophomore full-length from English sextet Roxy Music. Released in March 1973, the album is their last to feature synthist Brian Eno, who would launch his solo career that same year. Thematically, the album contrasts romanticism and decadence with material that ranges from flamboyant (“Do the Strand”) to fractious (“Editions of […]

Roxy Music ‎– Roxy Music (1972)

Roxy Music is the debut album by the namesake English art-rock band, released in 1972 on Island Records. Despite its muddy production, the album pioneers sonic territory with the effects-laden, expressionistic contributions of the three main soloists. Evoking a mix of film noir and futurism, the music alternates fractured epics (“Remake/Re-model”, “Sea Breezes”) with simmering […]

Eddie Jobson

Eddie Jobson (born April 28, 1955) is an English keyboardist and violinist, best known for his stints in Curved Air, Roxy Music, and U.K. As a teen prodigy, he replaced Darryl Way in Curved Air for their 1973 release Air Cut. That same year, Roxy Music selected him as a replacement for Brian Eno. Jobson […]

Brian Eno

Brian Eno is an English art-rock/ambient musician and producer who first emerged as the original keyboardist for Roxy Music. Between 1973 and 1977, he released four solo albums under his surname on Island Records. From 1978 onward, he issued a series of ambient recordings on E.G. Records Ltd., including collaborative efforts with Harold Budd, Jon […]