Street Life (Roxy Music song)

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"Street Life"
Single by Roxy Music
from the album Stranded
B-side "Hula Kula"
Released13 November 1973
RecordedSeptember 1973,
Air Studios, London
Genre Art rock, glam rock
Length3:29
Label EG
Songwriter(s) Bryan Ferry
Producer(s) Chris Thomas
Roxy Music singles chronology
"Do The Strand"
(1973)
"Street Life"
(1973)
"All I Want Is You"
(1974)

"Street Life" is the opening track of English rock band Roxy Music's third album Stranded , their first album with Eddie Jobson, who replaced Brian Eno. It was released as a single in the UK in November 1973 and reached number 9 on the charts. Its non-LP B-side "Hula Kula", a Hawaiian-like instrumental composed by Phil Manzanera, was re-released on "The Thrill of It All" boxset.

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Bassist John Taylor, also known as Johnny, during his solo period after leaving Duran Duran in 1997, organized a Roxy Music tribute album called Dream Home Heartaches: Remaking/Remodeling Roxy Music (released 1999). "Street Life" was covered by Gerry Laffy and Simon Laffy, credited as Phantom 5. [1]

The band Def Leppard covered "Street Life" on their album Yeah! .

Morrissey also performed the song during some European festival dates during his 2006 tour.

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