Clip: Brian Eno Reunites With Roxy Music (For Real)
Brian Eno Reunites With Roxy Music (For Real)
Kati Llewellyn reports:
It's a bird! No, it's a plane! IT'S A FLYING PIG! And only when pigs
fly does Brian Eno reunite with Roxy Music. The much-rumored return of
the legendary producer/artist/professor/anti-war activist/thinker to
the band that gave him his first taste of fame was confirmed recently
by Eno, in an interview with Richard Williams of the British paper the
Roxy Music members Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, and Paul
Thompson got together early last year, touring the festival circuit
before settling down to record the follow-up to 1982's Avalon, which
is slated for release this autumn. Eno, who last appeared on 1973's
For Your Pleasure, wrote two songs for the forthcoming album, and
worked a bit of keyboard magic on other tracks. "The band hadn't
changed one bit in terms of its internal dynamics," he told the
Guardian. "Just the same chemistry. It made me wonder if people can
ever change the chemistry between them. After all that time, the
relationships seemed exactly the same."
As is to be expected, Eno will not take the stage with Roxy Music.
"They didn't ask me, I think because they know I wouldn't," he said.
"I don't fancy it. I basically don't like playing live and I'm also
worried about people saying, 'Oh, right, he's going back to the old
band, then.' It was a big decision for me to do those two days in the
studio with them. Not that I don't like them. I like them all. They're
nice people. But because I thought, 'Oh, fuck, I'm going to have to
spend years talking about this, and it was only two days.'"
Eno recently appeared at England's Bath International Music Festival
in collaboration with pianist Joanna McGregor and a choir. As
previously reported, he also worked with Paul Simon on Surprise, which
came out earlier this month.
According to Brian Ferry's official website, a Roxy Music remix album
is in the works, and the band will play several European shows this
07-05 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
07-06 Cork, Ireland - The Marquee
07-08 Werchter, Belgium - Werchter Festival
07-09 Weert, Holland - Bospop Festival
07-12 Athens, Greece - Karaiskaki Stadium
07-13 Thessaloniki, Greece - Gis Amphitheatre
07-14 Ohrid, Macedonia - Ohrid Amphitheatre
07-16 Belgrade, Serbia - Belgrade Arena
07-18 Padova, Italy - Villi Contarini
07-19 Rome, Italy - Cavea
07-21 St. Polten, Austria - Lovely Days Festival
07-22 London, England - Rock the Dock
Oh, and if anyone can crack fan site EnoWeb's The Da Roxy Code, please
let us know.
* EnoWeb (Fan Site): http://enoweb.co.uk/
* Roxy Music (Fan Site): http://www.roxymusic.co.uk/
* Bryan Ferry: http://www.bryanferry.com/