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Roxy Music's Avalon, Simon Morrison

Label
Roxy Music's Avalon
Title
Roxy Music's Avalon
Statement of responsibility
Simon Morrison
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Having designed Roxy Music as an haute couture suit hand-stitched of punk and progressive music, Bryan Ferry redesigned it. He made Roxy Music ever dreamier and mellower-reaching back to sadly beautiful chivalric romances. Dadaist (punk) noise exited; a kind of ambient soft soul entered. Ferry parted ways with Eno, electric violinist Eddie Jobson, and drummer Paul Thompson, foreswearing the broken-sounding synthesizers played by kitchen utensils, the chance-based elements, and the maquillage of previous albums. The production and engineering imposed on Avalon confiscates emotion and replaces it with an acoustic simulacrum of courtliness, polished manners, and codes of etiquette. The seducer sings seductive music about seduction, but decorum is retained, as amour courtois insists. The backbeat cannot beat back nostalgia; it remains part of the architecture of Avalon, an album that creates an allusive sheen. Be nostalgic, by all means, but embrace that feeling's falseness, because nostalgia-whether inspired by medieval Arthuriana or 1940s film noir repartee or a 1980s drug-induced high-deceives. Nostalgia defines our fantasies and our (not Ferry's) essential artifice"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrison, Simon Alexander
Dewey number
782.42166092/2
Index
index present
LC call number
ML421.R68
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
33 1/3
Series volume
172
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roxy Music (Musical group).
  • Popular music
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Roxy Music's Avalon, Simon Morrison
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
-- 1. On Modernism -- 2. On Avalon -- 3. The High Road -- 4. The After-Party Notes Bibliography
Control code
MSTDDA6606529
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501355356
Lccn
2021000593
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Roxy Music's Avalon, Simon Morrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
-- 1. On Modernism -- 2. On Avalon -- 3. The High Road -- 4. The After-Party Notes Bibliography
Control code
MSTDDA6606529
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501355356
Lccn
2021000593
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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