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"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
Melody Maker APRIL 7, 1973 - by Chris Charlesworth
ROXY MUSIC: CAUGHT IN THE ACT
Gee, you guys from Roxy sure do have style. Mmmmmmm, yummy yummy. What I couldn't do to that Bryan Ferry if he dropped around my place sometime. He's so... er... and the way he... er... well you know what I mean... So fabulous. I saw them last night at the Rainbow, dear, and I'm speechless. Talk about pleasure... Wow! Never mind about blowing that sexy little bitch's mind, you blew mine too. Golly gee... let me tell you all about it.
You must be dying to know what happened. There was this music and the lights turned down and then, slinking from behind the curtains, comes this peroxide blonde with awfully long legs and I'd swear, she hadn't a stitch on under that black brocade creation. Well, she introduced the boys and, wowie, the curtain lifted and it was just so super, if you know what I mean. There's Bryan dressed like a bullfighter with the band playing and curtains draped ail around and four little dollies dancing to this fabulous new number of theirs called Do The Strand. I'll walk down the Strand with you any time darlings. What a fabulous single that one would make, but I'm digressing.
There's Eno, what a little dish he is with that greeny hair and those feathers tickling his neck, and Andrew looking every inch a super-dude amidst his shimmering saxophones. They've all got such style and they play their way through nearly all the numbers on their new album. Haven't got time to mention them all, but you must listen to Beauty Queen when you get your copy. It's great, with Bryan - must stop mentioning him - oozing the words like he's singing through a megaphone. Then there's that sexy little bitch, the one on the album sleeve, back again while Bryan sings In Every Dream Home A Heartache. The way he sings to her, gosh talk about envious, I was just green, sweetheart. I'd scratch her eyes out if I had half a chance.
There's lots more besides, and the boys are just loving every minute of it and so are the audience. I can't describe how the audience just loves the boys as much as I do, especially when they move and show off those natty suits and hairstyles. There's shivers up my spine when Eno gets to grips with his synthesizer. For me it's over far too soon. Gee, I thought, it can't be finished already. But it is. But no. Oh fabulous, they're coming back: it's Virginia Plain and everybody's dancing in the aisles. Gasp... It's too much for me. What a bunch of boys they are. Must rush now, but you MUST see them for yourself. Mmmmmmmmmm super.