Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Roxy Musician


Why aye man! It's me Paul Thompson from Roxy Music, you may remember us from songs like Virginia Plain, Love Is The Drug, All I want Is You. In fact, did ya knur, It was me what wrote the the B-side to All I Want Is You? A Roxy rocker called Your Application's Failed It's no'roften us drummers get the chance to chip in with a tune like, but the lads even le'rus speak a line as it's me urn compo'.

Roxy Music - Your Application's Failed




Right, I'm off for a couple of Broons and a paradiddle - H'way the Roxy, and I'll see yez when the beat comes in!

14 comments:

ally. said...

it's been glammed up good and proper round here lately ain't it - mighty fine stuff. and broons and paradiddles eh ? that's going to hurt in the morning
x

Mondo said...

Geordie drummers are made of solid stuff Ally. Don't forget there's an evening of Roxy/Eno on BBC 4 this Friday..luckily not the blog-meet night.

Mick said...

I saw Roxy Music twice and unfortunately Paul Thompson wasn't sitting on the drum stool on either occasion. I was so glad he was on the reunion tour and judging by the reaction he got from the crowd (on the DVD) I'm not alone.

Ta-raa!

roberto said...

One of my Hero when started drumming long time ago...and I think he was the model for many punk era drummers...simply great!cheers

Mondo said...

You lucky bugger Mick - when did you do the Roxy run? Have you heard any of the BBC sessions from the early seventies - knockout, and slightly darker, raggier than the official albums.

Absolutley Roberto - you can hear Paul Thompson's style and influence in Paul Cook's drumming. Then there's the Chris Thomas, Bill Price and Chris Spedding Roxy regulars that were involved with the Pistols.

Have you heard the version of Out Of The Blue on Viva Roxy (the live album) - stunning sticks-work

Piley said...

Blimey, it read like a guest editor slot from Sid The Sexist...

Love a bit of early Roxy me, but not crazy bout early to mid 80's onwards Roxy. Ferry's solo work in the mid 80's was dire too... DOn't Stop The Dance anyone?? ZZzz

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Mick said...

I saw them on the Flesh and Blood and Avalon tours, so I'm guessing 1980 and 1982. I think Andy Newmark was on drums but I would have to check that out. As much as I enjoyed those shows I think the reunion shows from were better especially when it came to playing the early material. Compare the High Road video with the recent DVD and see what I mean. The new extended band was brilliant, particularly the synthesiser player and percussionist.

I haven't heard all the BBC sessions but I used to have Virginia Plain on tape (possibly still have it somewhere). I recorded in in the early 80s, possibly from the Peel show. It is, as you say, darker, raggier and magnificent.

Have you seen the live version of Virginia Plain from the reunion DVD? At the end when Bryan sings 'What's her name?' and the audience sings 'Virginia Plain!' it is such a cool ending.

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Ishouldbeworking said...

It's great, man.

What a shame Ferry turned into such a tit. They say he completely lost his sense of humour after Jerry Hall dumped him for Mick Jagger. I suppose it could make you a bit sour.

Mondo said...

Could been worse P - Biffa Bacon? The seventies stuff (well, up to Manifesto) never dates, and if anything sounds more bizarre the further you move away from it. In all fairness to his Ferryness, everyone went off the boil in the 80s (apart from XTC).

I've never seen the High Road Mick, (got the mini-album with Like A Hurricane on it). Is the reunion DVD from the Apollo about 2003/4 - if so it's a killer. There's a live one from Manifesto/shiny suits era that’s worth grabbing too (and of course this anthology, and the Beat Club DVD) I think I recorded that live set when Radio broadcast vintage sessions on a Sunday - so I think my copies 275 Medium Wave broadcast (although I've got a better version on the booty now)

I believe there's two songs in that story ISB, Prairie Rose from Country Life is written for Jerry Hall, and Casanova is written for Jagger.

Mick said...

That's the one. Old git that I am I couldn't remember the year. I got the DVD/CD two disc set for £5. Crap packaging but a bargain in anyones book.

PS Good point about XTC. They actually got better as the 80s wore on.

roberto said...

you're right Mondo,the live version is absolutely fantastic!and Paul beat the skins in the early Eno stuff too...

Mondo said...

Bloody Hell - I didn't know there was a CD as well, what a great bundle - I love that show. I'm still not clear how they got those Eno sounds so spot on as:

A - they were completely random
B - you never hear him play the same squeaks and bleeps live from that time.

They must have stripped them from the master tapes.

Watch out for some early Eno, but without Paul on Drums, next week Roberto.

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