For Your Pleasure

A song-by-song analysis of the lyrics and music of Roxy Music and the solo work of Bryan Ferry, Brian Eno, Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera in the 1970s


“For Your Pleasure” ( is a song-by-song analysis of the songs of Roxy Music and the solo work of Bryan Ferry, Brian Eno, Andy Mackay, and Phil Manzanera as heard on the original UK released studio albums of the 70s.

For Your Pleasure” is written by Kevin Murray, Kelowna, Canada.

Books read and enjoyed are “Roxy Music: Both Ends Burning” by Jonathan Rigby; “Re-Make/Re-Model: Becoming Roxy Music” by Michael Bracewell; “The Thrill of it All: The Story of Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music” by David Buckley; “Roxy Music by Johnny Rogan; “Unknown Pleasures: A Cultural Biography of Roxy Musicby Paul Stump. On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno by David Sheppard. There are others not read but probably worth checking out. There are others read but not listed here. Detailed credits are provided for each entry.

The idea and template of “For Your Pleasure” is based on Chris O’Leary’s  “Pushing Ahead of the Dame“. Simply some of the best critical writing on David Bowie out there. (And I’ve read ’em all).

4 thoughts on “About

  1. For a guy like me who puts ROXY 1 at tippytops of fave-ever album list
    … a hearty ‘Hello dere!’
    pronounced ‘dare’ if you not know the routine
    thanks for the juicy reads to be had

    Mellotron adds to the perfection, doubters!
    Thanks! for the BBC ‘If There Is …’
    worthy version to be sure

    One of my better Roxy covers circa 199? is
    replete w/ movie sound effects.

  2. What does 3 and 9 mean?

    • Price of a British movie ticket in the 1950s. Ferry laments the passing of a simpler time: “You might remember/How it used to be/Three and nine could show you/Any fantasy/Parti-coloured pictures/Now and then 3D/ No cheap nostalgia/Conjured up by me.”

  3. Evoking the England of the early 1960s –
    before the introduction of decimal coinage, the metric system, and the Pill.

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