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Dec 7, 2018
E6: Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry + the birth of Americana + NYC in the 70s
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Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music talks about interpreting the music of others, resents being called a country gent and loves vinyl. Your hosts Barney Hoskyns and Mark Pringle debate whether For Your Pleasure or Stranded is the better album, contemplate country and Americana and explore featured writer's Susin Shapiro's New York escapades, which include an interview with Patti Smith about Horses. Next, Barney and Mark consider Aretha Franklin's I Never Loved a Man, recorded at Muscle Shoals, and Joe Zawinul of Weather Report, probably their favourite 'fusion' band. Returning to New York, they reflect on New Wave in response to Robert Duncan's piece describing Television as being 'possessed of all the manners of an oyster', before rounding off with discussions of punk vs. prog, the rise of female sexuality in pop music, and the infamous Kim Fowley.

Produced by Jasper Murison-Bowie

Pieces discussed: Bryan FerryUncle TupeloAlt CountryWilcoPatti SmithThe RamonesLou ReedMarianne FaithfullAretha FranklinGrand Funk RailroadWeather ReportRobert Duncan hates New Wave,  Rock Returns to Holy RollingBoy Toy Rock and Kim Fowley

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