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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"If you remember the TV series The Rock 'n' Roll Years, which showed news footage to the accompaniment of contemporary pop sons ..."

I suppose Otis Ferry is a contemporary pop son.

Jonathan said...

Very good. What a shame I have now edited the posting.

Anonymous said...

What a good job I quoted the original version!

Holly Bernice Cox said...

Just as well with all the parties he's been going to we'd have to think the tunnelling out is getting way out of hand.