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, Vancouver, Canada.

Album release dates are taken from the excellent VivaRoxyMusic web site ( Thank you to John O’Brien for that site and its excellent content and detail.

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.

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).

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  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.


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