Click on the link here for Audio Player – Roxy Music – In Concert At Oakland Auditorium – April 20, 1979 – KSAN-FM Live Broadcast
Roxy Music this weekend. One of those pivotal bands which defined much of the 70s and 80s. A band you couldn’t exactly pin down as to what genre they belonged to (which was great). They had huge appeal for the followers of Glam, they were cutting-edge experimental, they had elements of Progressive, they could be construed as Pop, they have been considered leading edge of the New Romantic movemet – they were pretty hard to pin down. And for that reason they’ve had universal appeal and have been an influential band for a lot of musicians over the years, even grabbing the distinction of being one of the 100 greatest bands of all time.
A Roxy Music concert was much the same as the release of a new Roxy Music album in the 70s – it was an event and everything stopped to soak up what new direction or new shading they were taking. They never disappointed.
This weekend it’s a stunning sounding concert via KSAN-FM in San Francisco of concert originally broadcast from The Oakland Auditorium on April 20, 1979. 81 minutes of vintage and timeless Roxy Music and an excellent example of a band managing to sound fresh, some 34 years after the fact.
Enjoy – and play this one very loud.