Re-Make / Re-Model: The Art School Roots Of Roxy Music | Michael Bracewell
One thing we love about Faber's Greatest Hits series is the interrelationship of the titles. For instance, can we imagine the post-punk world of 'Rip It Up And Start Again' without the influence of bands like Roxy Music? Maybe you should buy both titles :)
Re-make/Re-model tells the little known and fascinating story of the individuals and circumstances which combined to form the groundbreaking band Roxy Music -- how the art school avant-garde of the 1960s met the sweat, luck and attitude of chart-topping pop. Written with the co-operation of all of those involved, including Bryan Ferry, Brian Eno, Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera, this is also the definitive account of a new pop vision that would dominate the 1970s. From student digs and provincial nightclubs to emerald-green eyeshadow and fake leopard skin, Re-make/Re-model is about a band which invented an era.
We love Faber's 'Greatest Hits' series, long-overdue reissues of some of the very best music writing re-packaged in eye-catching neon designs by graphic designer Luke Bird.