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Wed May 15, 2019, 12:25 PM

Happy 71st Birthday, Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, aka Brian Eno.

We took the time to salute several other members of Roxy Music:

Happy birthday, Eddie Jobson, keyboardist for Roxy Music.

Happy 67th birthday, Philip Geoffrey Targett-Adams. You know him as Phil Manzanera.

Happy 73rd birthday {September 26}, Bryan Ferry.

And Bryan Ferry himself three years ago as well. Hat tip, Miles Archer:

BRYAN FERRY turns 70 today. Pour yourself a nice Absinthe and crank up the Roxy Music.

From 2018:

"Brian Eno is now 70 years old, but he possesses more energy than most people half his age."

Happy 70th Birthday, Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, aka Brian Eno.

Brian Eno

Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (/ˈiːnoʊ/; born 15 May 1948 and originally christened Brian Peter George Eno) is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, writer, and visual artist. He is best known for his pioneering work in ambient music and contributions to rock, pop, electronic, and generative music. A self-described "non-musician", Eno has helped to introduce a variety of unique conceptual approaches and recording techniques into contemporary music, advocating a methodology of "theory over practice" throughout his career. He has been described as one of popular music's most influential and innovative figures.
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Career

1970s

Eno's professional music career began in London when he became a founder member (19711973) of the glam/art rock band Roxy Music. Initially Eno did not appear on stage at their live shows, but operated the mixing desk, processing the band's sound with a VCS3 synthesiser and tape recorders, and singing backing vocals. However he did eventually appear on stage as a performing member of the group, usually flamboyantly costumed. He quit the band on completing the promotional tour for the band's second album, For Your Pleasure, because of disagreements with lead singer Bryan Ferry and boredom with the rock star life.

In 1992, he described his Roxy Music tenure as important to his career: "As a result of going into a subway station and meeting {saxophonist Andy Mackay}, I joined Roxy Music, and, as a result of that, I have a career in music. If I'd walked ten yards further on the platform, or missed that train, or been in the next carriage, I probably would have been an art teacher now". During his period with Roxy Music, and for his first three solo albums, he was credited on records only as 'Eno'.


Eno embarked on a solo career almost immediately. Between 1973 and 1977, he created four albums of electronically inflected art pop: Here Come the Warm Jets (1973), Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (1974), Another Green World (1975), and Before and After Science (1977). Tiger Mountain contains the galloping "Third Uncle", one of Eno's best-known songs, owing in part to its later being covered by Bauhaus and 801. Critic Dave Thompson writes that the song is "a near punk attack of riffing guitars and clattering percussion, 'Third Uncle' could, in other hands, be a heavy metal anthem, albeit one whose lyrical content would tongue-tie the most slavish air guitarist."

And he shows up all the time in crossword puzzles, along with Bobby Orr and New York Giant Mel Ott.

Hands down, this is my favorite Brian Eno tune:



"Third Uncle," by Eno:



"Third Uncle," by 801:



My favorite song, from my favorite album. I think this way outdoes the original:



I just love, love, love this song:



Diamond Head (Phil Manzanera album)

Diamond Head is the first studio album by the rock artist Phil Manzanera. It was released in 1975, originally on Island Records in the UK (who was handling all E.G. recordings) and in the US on Atco Records. The sound quality on the US album was deemed to be worse than the UK album, so the UK import became a popular seller in the speciality record shops who sold Roxy Music and other UK bands.

Unlike other solo albums issued by an instrumental member of an existing band (Manzanera was Roxy Music's lead guitarist), Diamond Head featured a number of vocal songs performed by guest musicians.

Metal band Diamond Head took their name from the album.

Track listing

All songs by Phil Manzanera, except where noted.

"Frontera" sung in Spanish by Robert Wyatt (Manzanera, MacCormick, Wyatt)
"Diamond Head" (instrumental)
"Big Day" sung by Brian Eno (Manzanera, Eno)
"The Flex" (instrumental)
"Same Time Next Week" sung by John Wetton and Doreen Chanter (Manzanera, Wetton)
"Miss Shapiro" sung by Brian Eno (Manzanera, Eno)
"East of Echo" (instrumental, performed by Manzanera's earlier group Quiet Sun)
"Lagrima" (instrumental)
"Alma" sung by Bill MacCormick (Manzanera, MacCormick)

Happy 67th birthday, Philip Geoffrey Targett-Adams. You know him as Phil Manzanera.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:47 PM

1. I've been following Eno's work since the 70s.

Hes truly one of the great creative innovators in modern music.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 01:44 PM

2. I think it's hard to overstate

Eno's influence on modern music, especially music in the 80s (Talking Heads, Devo, etc). Eno, Bowie and Fripp are probably the 3 most influential post-beatles musicians. They created the 80s (the good 80s). IMO of course.

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