Sunday, 2 September 2012

When A Good Thing's Gone

Roxy Music were a very different band after their reformation in 1979: slicker, smoother, more machine tooled, rarely creating the weird sci fi soundscapes of their previous incarnation. That said, they were still pretty good, but gradually easing their way into a comfortably mainstream middle age.

'The Main Thing' is from their last and most commercially successful album 'Avalon', which is in many ways the aural equivalent of the sort of magazines you can imagine Bryan Ferry having on his coffee table. This track is slightly different, however - yes, it has glossy 80's production and a virtually meaningless lyric, but it has a quality lacking on the rest of the record: it sounds really sleazy.

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