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Your Skin Is Like Vinyl

6:00 PM -- I think I might like to do Roxy Music's In Every Dream Home a Heartache as part of my next karaoke binge (not yet recognized as a medical condition, BTW). If I can find a place that's cool enough to actually have the track, that is.

I believe I may even be able to do the song more justice than Roxy Music did, good as their version is. After all, a pean of love and obsession for a blow-up doll will sound much more convincing coming from the mouth of a fat, balding thirtysomething than it ever did when Bryan Ferry sung it.

— Dan Jones, Feathers and a Boa; Not a Good Look, Unstrung

IPobserver 12/5/2012 | 3:02:39 PM
re: Your Skin Is Like Vinyl Is Roxy Music still cool?

Surely the Nazi thing killed 'em off.
IPobserver 12/5/2012 | 3:02:38 PM
re: Your Skin Is Like Vinyl Also interesting is whether you really can separate the aesthetic from the ideological, as Ferry claims.

A year or two ago there was an exhibition at the Tate Modern in London showing propaganda art, mostly from the ex USSR. It's kind of cool to look at and the style got picked up and started appearing on T-Shirts and stuff.

But, obviously, being hauled off to the Gulag was unspeakably and unimaginably awful.

Right, its late here and, no, I haven't been drinking. Back to writing my research report...
IPobserver 12/5/2012 | 3:02:38 PM
re: Your Skin Is Like Vinyl http://news.independent.co.uk/...

He apologized and everything, but still...

Raises an interesting question: does an indiscretion (or worse) by an artist invalidate a back catalog?

I know loads of people who like(d) Bryan Ferry
joset01 12/5/2012 | 3:02:38 PM
re: Your Skin Is Like Vinyl What is the 'nazi thing'? I haven't heard of it.
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