Saturday, November 14, 2009

Out Of The Blue

"The Fourth Roxy Music Album" is nothing short of a masterpiece. By this time (1974), with Mr. Eno departed, Bryan Ferry had really found his stride lyrically and vocally as had Mssrs Manzanera and Mackay, instrumentally respective. Add Eddie Jobson's electric violin for good measure and you've got something like no other.

I would argue that most of the songs are ruminations on love. From the obvious "The Thrill of It All" to the veiled "Prairie Rose" most likely about Ferry's then Texas born girlfriend, Jerry Hall. Then there's "Out of the Blue"...

This song is a musical orgasm. I'd put it in the same category as "How Soon Is Now" but different. Actually, upon further thought, "How Soon Is Now" is more of an aphrodisiac. Play that one first...

...then get off.

"You seemed so sad
I could see
Through your twisted smile
So unsure
Always confused
Pale blue eyes
Gazing down
From your ivory tower
Through the haze
All broken and bruised
Then, out of the blue
Love came rushing in"

I've always wanted to make a film based on this song.
Even with the Velvet Underground reference.
"Out of the sky came the sun..."


Cover Star: Country Life. Photography by Eric Boman.
Headlining Band: Mr. Ferry, et al, for George, who is missed.


MartiniVision said...

Out Of The Blue is indeed a musical orgasm. The 4th Roxy Music album is one of my all-time favorites. In the world. Ever.


Toby Roan said...

as you know, I've listened to these records nineteen thousand times. (Hell, you were there for a few thousand of 'em.)

This is the best one.

Take that, all you Avalon-loving toads.