INTERVIEWS, REVIEWS & RELATED ARTICLES
"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
Melody Maker APRIL 21, 1973 - by Staff Writers
What make-up does Eno use on and off stage and does he sing on any tracks of Roxy Music? (Brenda, Barnwood, Gloucester)
What are the first few lines of Would You Believe? (B. Hyslop, Wallsend)
When will Roxy Music release another album? (Peter Haines, Tonbridge, Kent)
Brian Eno: My make-up is the same both on and off stage to a greater or lesser degree. It consists of a large selection of things including Quant, Revlon, Schwarzkopf and Yardley. I just choose whatever colours appeal to me at the time. On my eyes I use six different colours by three or four different makers. I'm using Quant crayons quite a lot at present.
I don't sing lead vocals at any time - only backing vocals. These are nearly always done by Andy Mackay and myself. Examples are Would You Believe?, If There Is Something and Bitters End. The first two lines of Would You Believe?, printed by courtesy of EG Music, are "Would you believe in what I do, when the things I make are all for you?" The only number we've recorded which is available on sheet music is our hit tune, Virginia Plain, published by Essex Music Ltd., but we hope shortly to put out a song book of several of the numbers we've recorded.