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Thursday 16 January 2020
Roxy Music have only ever appeared once previously on these pages and that was as far back as June 15 with a post about their debut album
They are another of those acts who started off good and gradually got worse as their career progressed. Maybe not as badly as Rod Stewart, Simple Minds or UB40 but you get the picture
Arguably, by the time they got to Dance Away the damage was done with Jealous Guy and Avalon being the final nails in the coffin.
Some of their early singles were not too bad though.
Here is Do the Strand which confusingly comes from For Your Pleasure as opposed to Stranded.
From 1975 Love is the Drug which peaked at number 2 in the UK singles chart was their highest ranking single until the aforementioned Jealous Guy made number 1 on the back of the death of John Lennon.
It's a tough one as to whether the original is better than the cover version by Grace Jones. I think that The Lounge Lizard just shades it over The Disco Diva.
How about you?
Roxy Music - Do the Strand
Roxy Music - Love is the Drug
Grace Jones - Love is the Drug