Tag: Roxy Music

  • Sliding Doors: The Origin of Roxy Music

    Sliding Doors: The Origin of Roxy Music

    Brian Eno was waiting for the tube at Maida Vale. A train stopped, leaving Brian equidistant between two carriages. He didn’t know it, but his destiny awaited. Enter one carriage, and he would become a pop star, an innovator of ambient recording, and eventually collaborate on some of David Bowie’s most remarkable albums, using a…

  • You could buy The Oasis Box Set….but why not buy all this vinyl instead….

    You could buy The Oasis Box Set….but why not buy all this vinyl instead….

    (Update: I’m on a vinyl buying spree to attempt to buy a better collection than the Oasis Box Set – click through to this link to see the first post in the series) With £71.99 spent of the budget of £116.99, I had (does quick sum in his head*) £45 – more than a third…

  • A Look Back At Top of the Pops: 1978

    A Look Back At Top of the Pops: 1978

    As I was growing up, something of a ritual established itself on Thursday nights at 7.30pm. After tea had been consumed, typically consisting of a home made beef lasagne lovingly cooked by mum and the washing up duties squabbled over and completed, the family settled down together to watch TV. Ours was a particularly fine…

  • A new use for all those old vinyl albums…

    A new use for all those old vinyl albums…

    I stumbled upon an interesting idea this evening on Q Magazine’s pinterest site: entire portraits and worlds made out gatefold vinyl artwork.. A childishly simple idea that makes you wonder why no-one thought of it before. It transpires that the people at The Design Inspiration are rather good at it – you can see their…