Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Bryan Ferry is Innocent
Many thank to Stephen Tall at Lib Dem Voice for drawing the latest Calder's Comfort Farm to his readers' attention.
Unfortunately, he must have read it rather quickly: "Jonathan Calder looks at Bryan Ferry’s position as a ‘political prisoner’." It is not Bryan Ferry but his son Otis whom a Tory MP has claimed is a political prisoner.
I would not like to see Bryan Ferry locked up. He and Roxy Music were two of the very few good things about chart music after the demise of glam rock (which was not much good itself) and before the rise of punk and new wave.
If you remember the TV series The Rock 'n' Roll Years, which showed news footage to the accompaniment of contemporary pop songs, they had to play three Roxy Music tracks to get any decent music at all when they got to 1975.
And do not forget that Ferry's bandmate Brian Eno is Nick Clegg's youth affairs adviser.