martes, 25 de julio de 2017

Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug - 1975

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  1. "Love Is the Drug" is a 1975 single from English rock band Roxy Music's fifth studio album Siren.
    The song was the lead single taken from the album Siren. A number two hit in the United Kingdom, it also gave the group its first substantial exposure in the United States, reaching number 30 in early 1976 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and doing even better on progressive rock radio. Its B-side in most countries was "Sultanesque", a non-LP instrumental track written by Ferry, which is now available on The Thrill of It All boxset.
    The song started as an Andy Mackay instrumental, but then gained lyrics from Bryan Ferry; Ferry said the song came to him while he was walking and kicking the leaves in London's Hyde Park.
    The bassline by John Gustafson became influential. In the DVD, More Than This: The Story of Roxy Music, Nile Rodgers of Chic states that the song was a big influence as the bass timing is almost identical to the one in Chic's song, "Good Times".
    The song remains Roxy Music's highest-charting single in the US, while in the UK it was topped only by their 1981 version of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy". It is one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Its bassline was included in the 2005 Stylus Magazine list of the "Top 50 Basslines of All Time" at number 26.
    Siren is the fifth album by the English rock band Roxy Music, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music).
    The album was ranked number 371 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

  2. Cover art
    The cover features bandmember Bryan Ferry's then-girlfriend, model Jerry Hall, on rocks near South Stack, Anglesey. Graham Hughes, working during August 1975, took the cover photo directly below the central span of the bridge on a south-side slope. He worked from sketches produced by Antony Price, with photography featuring Hall striking various poses. The idea for the location was Bryan Ferry's, after he saw a TV documentary about lava flows and rock formations in Anglesey, in which South Stack was heavily featured.


  3. Aint no big thing
    To wait for the bell to ring
    Aint no big thing
    The toll of the bell
    Aggravated - spare for days
    I troll downtown the red light place
    Jump up bubble up - what's in store
    Love is the drug and I need to score
    Showing out, showing out, hit and run
    Boy meets girl as beat goes on
    Stitched up tight, can't break free
    Love is the drug, got a hook on me
    Oh oh catch that buzz
    Love is the drug Im thinking of
    Oh oh can't you see
    Love is the drug for me
    Late that night I park my car
    Stake my place in the singles bar
    Face to face, toe to toe
    Heart to heart as we hit the floor
    Lumber up, limbo down
    The locked embrace, the stumble round
    I say go, she say yes
    Dim the lights, you can guess the rest
    Oh oh catch that buzz
    Love is the drug Im thinking of
    Oh oh can't you see
    Love is the drug, got a hook in me
    Oh oh catch that buzz
    Love is the drug Im thinking of
    Oh oh can't you see
    Love is the drug for me