Tuesday, March 22, 2005


If you thought the return of Duran Duran - walking back into the studio and picking up the threads where they'd left off a decade before (i.e rather than from the glory days) - was surprising, Roxy Music aren't just regrouping for the Isle of Wight festival; Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay, Paul Thompson and Brian Eno are going to make their first album together since 1973. We're not so sure that trying to recapture the spirit of the band after so long is a good idea - gran rock rather than glam rock; we're picturing them singing "what's her name? Virginia Plain? Who was that? Was that Alfie's oldest?" - and we fear the odds are stacked against them. But, on the other hand, Bryan Ferry can still sing anything and make it sound worthwhile, so perhaps it's not a totally doomed idea.

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