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Author Morrison, Simon Alexander, 1964- author.

Title Roxy Music's Avalon / Simon Morrison.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    782.4216 Roxy Music MOR    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    782.4216 Roxy Music MOR    Available
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Description 147 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm.
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Series 33 1/3 ; 172
33 1/3 ; 172.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Having designed Roxy Music as an haute couture suit hand-stitched of punk and progressive music, Bryan Ferry redesigned it. He made Roxy Music ever dreamier and mellower-reaching back to sadly beautiful chivalric romances. Dadaist (punk) noise exited; a kind of ambient soft soul entered. Ferry parted ways with Eno, electric violinist Eddie Jobson, and drummer Paul Thompson, foreswearing the broken-sounding synthesizers played by kitchen utensils, the chance-based elements, and the maquillage of previous albums. The production and engineering imposed on Avalon confiscates emotion and replaces it with an acoustic simulacrum of courtliness, polished manners, and codes of etiquette. The seducer sings seductive music about seduction, but decorum is retained, as amour courtois insists. The backbeat cannot beat back nostalgia; it remains part of the architecture of Avalon, an album that creates an allusive sheen. Be nostalgic, by all means, but embrace that feeling's falseness, because nostalgia-whether inspired by medieval Arthuriana or 1940s film noir repartee or a 1980s drug-induced high-deceives. Nostalgia defines our fantasies and our (not Ferry's) essential artifice"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Roxy Music (Musical group). Avalon.
Popular music -- 1981-1990 -- History and criticism.
Cover Title Avalon
ISBN 9781501355349 paperback
1501355341 paperback

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