“Flesh And Blood” by Roxy Music - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1980Album Chart of the Decade: 1980s

TJR says

The seventh Roxy album arrived in May, 1980, and picked up where “Manifesto” left off - smoothly, with a whole host of skilful session men on hand. A frustrated Paul Thompson vacated his drum seat before the recording sessions began, leaving Roxy as a core three piece of: Bryan Ferry (vocals, keyboards, piano), Andy Mackay (saxophones, oboe) and Phil Manzanera (guitar). The three best tracks for me were the British singles released from the set; the very Cars-like “Over You” (#5), the Fleetwood-Mac-ish “Oh Yeah” (#5) and the Japan-esque “Same Old Scene” (#12). Showing great taste in selection if not execution, the group tackle “In The Midnight Hour” (Wilson Pickett, 1965) and “Eight Miles High” (The Byrds, 1966), Butlins-banding the former and white-funkifying the latter. No need.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [03:09] 5.3.png Roxy Music - In The Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett, Steve Cropper) Pop
A2 [04:51] 5.6.png Roxy Music - Oh Yeah (Bryan Ferry) Songwriter
A3 [03:57] 6.9.png Roxy Music - Same Old Scene (Bryan Ferry) New Wave
A4 [03:08] 5.0.png Roxy Music - Flesh And Blood (Bryan Ferry) New Wave
A5 [05:16] 4.0.png Roxy Music - My Only Love (Bryan Ferry) Pop
B1 [03:27] 7.4.png Roxy Music - Over You (Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera) New Wave
B2 [04:55] 4.6.png Roxy Music - Eight Miles High (James Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby) New Wave
B3 [03:20] 5.0.png Roxy Music - Rain, Rain, Rain (Bryan Ferry) New Wave
B4 [04:44] 4.9.png Roxy Music - No Strange Delight (Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera) Cerebral Pop
B5 [05:03] 3.8.png Roxy Music - Running Wild (Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera) Pop Ballad

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