Really the name says it all.
Roxy Music has been one of my favorite bands for a long time. Mainly due to the fact that you had Brian Eno in the band. This month we got a new biography in about the history of this influential band: Re-Make/Re-Model. Full of awesome pics of the band members in art school, moments on the rise to stardom, and then as they grew apart and went down their own paths.
Ferry went on to be the leading innovator of what was to become New Wave, and Eno, well, Eno went on to chart territory no one could have conceived when rock and roll first started.
How big was Roxy Music? In America, just another band in weird clothes, in England, the beginning of the Brits love affair with all things odd and glam. Certainly, punk rock and new wave might never have occurred without this band.
I heart Roxy Music.
Here, check out this video of the television appearance that launched their careers. Many critics liken this performance to other pivotal performances such as the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show, the Elvis comeback show, and Ricky Martin at the Grammys.