Sunday, August 26, 2007

When celebrities get political

I used to regard Alan Titchmarsh as a bearable TV presenter. Until, that is, he told us that he is a raving monarchist and Tory supporter. I now switch to anything, including "BidUp TV" to avoid the smug so-and-so.

Roxy Music. Wonderful. Got their first album. Know the name of their drummer. Virginia Plain was one of the most superb pop creations ever.

But then I found out that Bryan Ferry's son is a raving hunt supporter (indeed, he works for a hunt). And Bryan Ferry created what has now been voted the most annoying moment in pop music history:

My God, the Nazis knew how to put themselves in the limelight... Leni Riefenstahl's movies, Albert Speer's buildings, the mass parades and the flags - just amazing. Really beautiful.

Bryan Ferry in 'Welt Am Sonntag'

I will never listen to Roxy Music again.

UPDATE: Thank you to Jock Coats and Well-behaved orphan for putting me right. I will continue to listen to the instrumentation on Roxy Music tracks. I had forgotten about Eno. Many apologies, in many ways he was the true genius behind Roxy Music anyway.


  1. Well-Behaved OrphanAugust 26, 2007 at 3:12 AM

    OK forget Ferry's solo albums but you don't need to jettison the whole of Roxy's output -,3605,1447677,00.html

  2. Oh come off it - you know perfectly well that if Ming could command the winter gardens like Hitler managed Nuremburg we would all be happier!

    Besides, Ferry's producer is a good Lib Dem too!

  3. Thank you Jock and WBO. I have updated the post and stand corrected.