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.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.