Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Taste Of Eno: Part 1 – Oblique Strategies and More

Roxy Music: For Your Pleasure (1973) Unfortunately this is the last Roxy album with Eno on board, apparently Ferry was miffed at the number of females that gravitated towards him!

Fripp & Eno: (No Pussyfooting) (1973) You would think an ambient-prog masterpiece and you would be right to think ambient-prog masterpiece. Could be the first foray into ambient music by anyone ….ever.

Another Green World (1975) The third solo album is something else entirely, it’s got Eno singing, exotic instrumental excursions and Phil Collins on drums… joke, Phil Collins

Cluster & Eno (1977) Where did he find the time to do a krautrock album?

David Bowie: “Heroes” (1977) Eno had a massive effect on Bowie’s working methods through-out the Berlin trilogy, and he co-wrote the title track you know.

Ambient 1- Music for Airports (1978) First time the label ‘ambient’ was used on his work. Subsequently played in LaGuardia Airport.

Brian Eno & Harold Budd: Ambient 2- The Plateaux of Mirror (1980) Stupendous collaboration between ambient gods.

Brian Eno & Jon Hassell: Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics (1980) Stupendous collaboration between …… you get the idea.

Talking Heads: Remain in Light (1980) Production duties beyond compare and he co-wrote ‘Once in a Lifetime’ you know.

U2: The Unforgettable Fire (1984) Behind the desk again, he took the stadium rock band to strange new places. A hazy dreamlike creation, one of the bands best.

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