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"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
Mojo JUNE 2009 - by Will Hodgkinson
ROXY MUSIC: FOR YOUR PLEASURE
Giving higher billing to their stylist (Anthony Price) and hairdresser (Keith at Smile) than lesser mortals like producers and engineers on the credits, Roxy Music presented their second album as a glamorous pop art manifesto, using ideas borrowed from singer Bryan Ferry's fine art lecturer Richard Hamilton to create what was to become a brilliantly realised collision between fashion, art and music. In Every Dream Home A Heartache has its protagonist falling desperately in love with a blow-up doll, while preening boffin-peacock Brian Eno uses his instrument (tapes) with spacey success on the insanely frenetic Editions Of You. The uneasy and short-lived Ferry-Eno partnership was never utilised better than on this album, which is camp, sleazy, and very, very clever.