In a rare show of public unity, Morrissey today threw his support behind Johnny Marr after the guitarist ‘forbid’ conservative U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron from liking The Smiths — although in typical fashion, Moz used the occasion to pen a 1,200-word screed against animal cruelty that also takes shots at Prince William and ‘his fiasco (fiancée) Kate Middleton,’ Bryan Ferry and David Beckham.
Tag: Roxy Music
This week’s releases include a new studio albums from Bryan Ferry (‘Olympia’) and Elvis Costello (‘National Ransom’), a live DVD from R.E.M. (‘Live From Austin, TX’), a 4CD ‘omnibus edition’ from The Fall (‘The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall’) and the belated U.S. release of Prefab Sprout’s new album (‘Let’s Change the World With Music’).
Occasional Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry this week unveiled the cover art for his forthcoming solo album ‘Olympia’: an upside-down shot of waif-like supermodel Kate Moss lying in bed with some serious jewelry around her neck.
Watch the Waterboys performing their 1988 classic ‘Fisherman’s Blues’ live in Irish radio station RTÉ 2fm’s mobile studio at the Electric Picnic Music & Arts Festival last weekend, where Mike Scott & Co. shared the bill with Roxy Music, Bad Lieutenant and Public Image Ltd., among other bands.
We reported last week on news of Bryan Ferry’s star-studded new solo album ‘Olympia’ as well as upcoming Roxy Music reunion dates — and now comes the video for that disc’s first single, ‘You Can Dance,’ which premiered at RollingStone.com this morning.
Crooner Bryan Ferry enlisted a star-studded cast — including Roxy Music bandmates Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay — for this fall’s ‘Olympia,’ his first album of new material in eight years and his first recorded collaboration with those ex-bandmates since 1973’s ‘For Your Pleasure.’
Last week saw the release Turn Ons, the debut album from The Hot Rats, aka Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey of Brit pop-rockers Supergrass. We’d be remiss for not mentioning this album, since a.) Supergrass is a superb band, and, b.) the record features covers by the likes of Gang of Four, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Roxy Music and The Cure. In the case of that last act, check out the clip above to see the Hot Rats perform a fuzzed-out version of Robert Smith and Co.’s 1983 single “The Lovecats” at last year’s Glastonbury Festival. It’s the grooviest thing.