Over the weekend I laid in bed with my iPad and watched the hour or so long BBC documentary on Roxy Music. It's from 2008 and I was surprised I'd never seen it let alone heard of it.
I'm a big Roxy Music fan. There's many of us in Cleveland thanks to WMMS (when it was good). Of course in the UK they were hugely popular, particularly in the north of England, the industrial center. That's why the band did so well in Cleveland too.
The documentary has some great interviews and does a terrific job of explaining the story of one of the most unique bands ever.
Rumors of a reunion album have been talked about for years now. The last Bryan Ferry solo release was heading in that direction but never came to fruition. You can see in the film how the band became much more centered around Ferry leading to an inevitable parting of ways.
Near the end of the doc you see the original band gather in the studio in 2005. Brian Eno talks laughingly about the dynamic of the band falling right back into place as if it were 1973 again. The unspoken suggestion from Eno is that it didn't bode well for a studio album coming about.
Here's the program in it's entirety.
A couple of weeks ago the band released a complete CD box set of their studio work, The Complete Studio Recordings 1972 - 1982 [Box set]