Originally Posted by vancouver
what kind of music is this are these curiously....can you compare them to another group?
Roxy Music was one of the defining glam rock bands, initially. This is their last album and is post-glam, though. Their big hit was "Love is the Drug". I do not know what to tell you it is like. That is hard to answer. They were very unique. I think that they were definitely influenced by many other of their British band cohorts, but not so overtly. Their sound changed from album to album, too. Always very "British". They are not really like any other bands. Other bands are like them, may be a better way to put it. They significantly influenced quite a few bands across several genres. Bowie's stuff from about the same time period (1982) is what I would say is most similar to this particular album................. I guess. They are a good band to explore as a springboard if you are into diving in like that. They will lead you far down many paths. Brian Eno was an early member. I would have to say they helped usher in 80s synth-pop. ABC, Flock of Seagulls, Soft Cell, Human League, OMD, Duran Duran, etc.. But don't let that discourage you from exploring them. They were probably a huge influence on the Talking Heads, XTC, The Cars, U2, The Police, and Queen, as well. Violent Femmes. The Flaming Lips. They are one of these bands whose importance and real influence becomes much more apparent in retrospect. They are still an influence to this day. Many, many bands tip their hats to Roxy Music and I'm sure many will in the future. A pretty important band in the pantheon of rock, actually. It is NOT rock-n-roll, btw.
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