80s new wave mania: "More Than This" Roxy Music (1982)

@JohnRoberts (40978)
Los Angeles, California
November 30, 2017 8:57am CST
Roxy Music is one of the slickest and more important bands of the new wave era cited as influential to glam, punk, alternative, synthpop and electronic rock. The UK band was founded in 1971 by the always dapper dressed great vocalist Bryan Ferry and bassist Graham Simpson. Their first incarnation lasted until 1976 when Ferry decided to pursue a solo career. The 1978-83 Roxy Music was the peak of the glory. The final studio album “Avalon” features their best known songs “Love is the Drug,” “More Than This” and the title track. Written by Ferry, “More Than This” is sad and melancholy with vocals dominating the first half and synthasizers the second. The song only reached Billboard #102 but a big hit in the UK at #4. 10,000 Maniacs did a cover in 1997 and Bill Murray performed it in “Lost in Translation.” After the second breakup, Ferry resumed his solo career notably with the hit single “Kiss and Tell” in 1988. Roxy Music reunited from 2001 to 2011.
Originally shown on Top Of The Pops back in 1982 (I remember it well).
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
30 Nov
One that I don't know.
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@JohnRoberts (40978)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Nov
You are such a young one!
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
30 Nov
@JohnRoberts I've never heard of the band.
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@JohnRoberts (40978)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Nov
@FourWalls (9896)
• United States
30 Nov
Never heard of them either. I remember when Bryan Ferry was considered the epitome of "cool suave" in rock. He looks more "distinguished" than "cool" now. At least he's aging well. Oh, oh, catch that buzz.....
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@LoriAMoore (9923)
• United States
30 Nov
I remember "Roxy." Is "Roxy Music" the same group?
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@JohnRoberts (40978)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Nov
I would think not.
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• Preston, England
2 Dec
a favourite song and band for me @JohnRoberts
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• United States
30 Nov
They sound vaguely familiar, but I'm not sure if I've heard this song or not. Maybe, it never made it to the US.
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• Derby, England
30 Nov
I do like Bryan Ferry and Roxy music but the eighties isn't my favourite music time. I am a ate 60s and 70s person!!
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@snowy22315 (34159)
• United States
30 Nov
i don't know it either.
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@JohnRoberts (40978)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Nov
Really?
@teamfreak16 (36356)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Dec
Love Roxy Music! Bryan Ferry is so smooth and sophisticated.
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