3. Roxy Music

We wondered aloud if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just plain forgot about our seventh selection. It is curious that with both the Velvet Underground and the Talking Heads enshrined that Roxy Music; the premier Art Rock band between them has not received a serious look for induction. Roxy Music embraced the arts like no other. Their look and style were just as important to them as their carefully constructed sleek sound. Much of the New Wave and New Romantic movement can be traced back to Roxy; in fact they may have more imitators than any other artist on this list. Following Brian Eno’s departure, their later years generated a blue eyed soul feel rather than their earlier experimental forays but regardless of which direction they went to their music was always the most carefully crafted of their era. Considering the respect held by Bryan Ferry and Brian…
  • Roxy Music
  • Bryan Ferry
  • Brian Eno
  • Phil Manzanera
  • Andy Mackay
  • Paul Thompson

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