DVD Review: Roxy Music

Roxy Music
The Story of Roxy Music: More Than This (DVD)
Eagle Vision
By David Chiu

There is no question of how influential Roxy Music was and still is to so many artists including Duran Duran, Chic and Scissor Sisters. This wonderful documentary makes clear of the genius and legacy of Bryan Ferry and company through their innovative music and artistic sensibilities. Featuring recent interviews with Ferry, guitarist Phil Manzanera, saxophonist Andy Mackay, keyboardist Brian Eno and others, More Than This traces the band’s evolution from futuristic-looking art rockers to New Romantic hit-makers in songs such as “Re-make/Re-Model,” “Mother of Pearl,” “Love is the Drug,” and “Jealous Guy.” And while Roxy made great music that bridged glam, punk and New Wave, they also brought a visual style to rock, as evident on their cover albums featuring those gorgeous cover models. And as fans wait for that reunion album, More Than This also shows footage of the band in the studio recording it. Sprinkle in some testimonials by Duran Duran’s John Taylor, Siouxie, Chic’s Nile Rodgers and Sex Pistol Steve Jones, and you have a wonderful look back at a pioneering band.

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