Daylight Video

During my recent micro-vacation I read a fairly elaborate account of Brian Eno’s contributions to and estrangement from the band Roxy Music during the early 1970s. It reminded me how much I enjoyed Eno’s subsequent brief solo rock career before he wandered off into ambient music and then became a mega-producer. Here’s a sample for breakfast: “Sky Saw,” from Another Green Planet, which often makes those “Greatest Albums of All Time” lists.

UPDATE: Commenter annagranfors asked for the name of the book I read that got this particular synapse firing. It was David Buckley’s The Thrill of It All, a 2004 assessment of Roxy Music. It’s available via Amazon and iTunes. I found in on the latter when I was desperately looking for something to offset the bad taste of God, Guns, Grits and Gravy.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.