Roxy Music’s 1973 For your pleasure album – Manu’s review

We tend to forget it but Roxy Music was one of the most innovative, disruptive, bands of the 70’s. Their second opus, the Roxy Music’s 1973 For your pleasure album, is in my opinion, their best ever and fully deserves to be in your collection. A jewel that truly belongs to the list of the top British albums ever.

This is a wacky, creative, psychedelic, game changing album. A tribute to two giant artists. The omnipresent Bryan Ferry whose lyrics and voice are brilliant. And the creative Brian Eno whose arrangements are out of this world. Decadent pop-rock at its best.

Roxy Music’s 1973 For your pleasure album

The lead single is obviously the excellent ´Do the strand’. Completely crazy lyrics, extraordinary unbridled music. I still play it during each party at home.

But then hey, all 8 songs are (almost) equally good. My favorite tracks are the joyous, rocky, ‘Editions of you’, the macabre ´In every dream home a headache ´ with its amazing instrumental end, the classy ´Strictly confidential’ and the decadent ´For your pleasure ´.

You do not know Roxy Music? Start here.

In Every Dream Home a Heartache Lyrics

In every dream home a heartache
And every step I take
Takes me further from heaven
Is there a heaven?
I’d like to think so

Standards of living
They’re rising daily
But home, oh sweet home
It’s only a saying
From bell push to faucet
In smart town apartment
The cottage is pretty
The main house a palace
Penthouse perfection
But what goes on?
What to do there?
Better pray there

Open plan living
Bungalow, ranch style
All of it’s comforts
Seem so essential

I bought you mail order
My plain wrapper baby
Your skin is like vinyl
The perfect companion
You float in my new pool
De luxe and delightful
Inflatable doll
My role is to serve you
Disposable darling
Can’t throw you away now
Immortal and life size
My breath is inside you
I’ll dress you up daily
And keep you till death sighs
Inflatable doll
Lover ungrateful
I blew up your body
But you blew my mind

Oh those heartaches
Dreamhome heartaches

Roxy Music’s 1973 For your pleasure album

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