Same Old Scene

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"Same Old Scene"
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Single by Roxy Music
from the album Flesh and Blood
B-side
  • "Lover"
  • "Rain Rain Rain" (France)
  • "My Only Love" (Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia)
ReleasedOctober 1980
Format7"
Recorded1980
Length3:57
Label Reprise/E.G.
Songwriter(s) Bryan Ferry
Producer(s) Rhett Davies, Roxy Music
Roxy Music singles chronology
"Oh Yeah"
(1980)
"Same Old Scene"
(1980)
"In the Midnight Hour"
(1980)

"Same Old Scene" is a 1980 song recorded by English rock band Roxy Music and written by lead singer Bryan Ferry. The song was taken from the group's number one album Flesh and Blood , and was released as a single in late 1980. It peaked at #12 on the UK Singles Charts and #35 in Australia. [1]

Roxy Music English art rock band formed in 1971

Roxy Music is an English rock band formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry, who became the band's lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson. Alongside Ferry, the other longtime members were Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay and Paul Thompson. Other members included Brian Eno, Eddie Jobson, and John Gustafson (bass). Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001, and toured together intermittently between that time and their break-up in 2011. Ferry frequently enlisted members of Roxy Music as session musicians for his solo releases.

Bryan Ferry English musician

Bryan Ferry CBE is an English singer and songwriter. His baritone voice has been described as an "elegant, seductive croon". He also established a distinctive image and sartorial style; according to The Independent, Ferry and his contemporary David Bowie influenced a generation with both their music and their appearances. Peter York described Ferry as "an art object" who "should hang in the Tate".

<i>Flesh and Blood</i> (Roxy Music album) 1980 studio album by Roxy Music

Flesh and Blood is the seventh studio album by the English rock band Roxy Music. Released in late May 1980, it was an immediate commercial success peaking at No. 1 in the UK for one week in June and then returned to the summit in August for another three weeks, in total spending 60 weeks on the albums chart in the United Kingdom. The album also peaked at No. 35 in the United States and No. 10 in Australia.

Contents

It contains a drum machine rhythm backing and intricate bass guitar work that would become ubiquitous in many Roxy Music songs that followed. "Same Old Scene" plays during both the opening and end credits of the 1980 film Times Square and is included on the film soundtrack. It also plays over the end scene and closing credits of the 2008 pilot episode for the television series Ashes to Ashes .

<i>Times Square</i> (film) 1980 film by Allan Moyle

Times Square is a 1980 American drama film directed by Allan Moyle and starring Trini Alvarado and Robin Johnson as teenage runaways from opposite sides of the tracks and Tim Curry as a radio DJ. The film is set in New York City. The plot embodies a punk rock ethic of misunderstood youth articulating their frustrations toward adult authority through music.

<i>Ashes to Ashes</i> (TV series) TV series

Ashes to Ashes is a British crime drama and police procedural drama television series, serving as the sequel to Life on Mars.

Most of the single editions had a non-LP track on the B-side called "Lover", which was notable for being one of the few Roxy Music B-sides with lyrics. "Lover" was also featured on the Miami Vice II soundtrack album in 1986, the B Side of Bryan Ferry's "The Price of Love" single in 1989, and was later included in the 1995 Roxy Music boxed set The Thrill of It All .

Personnel

Phil Manzanera British guitarist

Phil Manzanera is an English musician and record producer. He was the lead guitarist with Roxy Music, 801, and Quiet Sun. In 2006 Manzanera co-produced David Gilmour's album On an Island and played in Gilmour's band for tours in Europe and North America. He wrote and presented a series of 14 one-hour radio programmes for station Planet Rock entitled The A-Z of Great Guitarists.

Andy Mackay British musician

Andrew "Andy" Mackay is an English multi-instrumentalist, best known as a founding member of the art rock group Roxy Music.

Saxophone type of musical instrument of the woodwind family

The saxophone is a family of woodwind instruments. Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. Although most saxophones are made from brass, they are categorized as woodwind instruments, because sound is produced by an oscillating reed, traditionally made out of woody cane, rather than lips vibrating in a mouthpiece cup as with the brass instrument family. As with the other woodwinds, the pitch of the note being played is controlled by covering holes in the body tube to control the resonant frequency of the air column by changing the effective length of the tube.

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