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On The Record: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Banditos, Bryan Ferry, Heidi Talbot, Zero, & May Erlewine

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Dirt Does Dylan. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded versions of Bob Dylan’s “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” on 1989’s Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. II and 2006’s Circlin’ Back: Celebrating 50 Years. Now, with the thoroughly enjoyable Dirt Does Dylan, the group joins the long list of artists who have devoted a full album to his sterling songbook.
CALIFORNIA STATE
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Telegraph

Bryan Ferry has published his lyrics as a book. Was it a mistake?

Bryan Ferry set out his stall in 1972 with Roxy Music’s extraordinary debut single Virginia Plain:. Here we catch him, aged 27, the leading man in his own Hollywood dream (complete with auto-erotic American product placement), on a song simultaneously filled with yearning for a glamorous fantasy life whilst maintaining an air of mocking ironic distance. “What’s real and make believe?” he wonders, conjuring namedropping intimacy with Warhol superstar Baby Jane Holzer who is apparently waiting for him in Acapulco whilst Ferry and his gang are all “flying down to Rio”.
VIRGINIA STATE
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Bryan Ferry: ‘I did a lot of whistling on my paper round as a lad’

Fifty years down the line, what does Roxy Music mean to you? Jungtheforeman. A lot. Roxy Music were the first 10 years of my career, so it’s a huge part of my life. Some of my best work was done on those albums and I was lucky to be part of such a unique group. Andy Mackay had a classical background, Brian Eno electronic music, Phil Manzanera a guitarist with Latin American roots, Paul Thompson a great drummer, and Graham Simpson [bass] was a jazz aficionado. They all brought something special and there was a great sense of camaraderie – you get very close to people, making music – and lots of laughs.
WASHINGTON STATE
Marietta Daily Journal

Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry sounds as brilliant as ever on vinyl rereleases

Bryan Ferry has crafted one of the most electrifyingly eclectic music careers of all time. It began, of course, with his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Roxy Music, which was formed in 1970 and went on to influence and impact just about every corner of the pop music world over the course of eight landmark studio albums.