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Music Single : Roxy Music – Jealous Guy

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I just really dig this tune.  Roxy Music puts their stamp on it. Ferry’s voice is perfect. Phil Manzanera takes a nice little solo but it’s Andy Mckay’s sax that seals the deal. (always does). Then Ferry really seals the deal with the whistling. What a great tune.

I found this on an EP album I bought back when (High Road. A good one). Penned by John Lennon (his version is pretty good also),  Roxy puts their soul into it and catches the vibe. Ferry was born to sing this one. One of those uncensored songs. The two instrumental solo’s bear out the “less is more” thought. Another hit the repeat button tune for me. CB sings along every time because you know why, he’s just a jealous guy.

32 comments on “Music Single : Roxy Music – Jealous Guy

  1. Aphoristical
    November 25, 2018

    Often they add a bit of damp to covers, like Ferry’s solo Hard Rain, but this time they play it straight and it’s gorgeous.

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    • Vinyl Connection
      November 25, 2018

      I think you meant ‘camp’? ‘These Foolish Things’ sure has that, though I love the sheer exuberance of the covers. ‘Jealous guy’ is a classy bit o’ work, though, innit?

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 25, 2018

      This was a total surprise to me. I had never heard it before and didn’t know it was a Lennon song. Neil Young’s ‘Like a Hurricane’ is on the same album. RM really find the vibe in this song.

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  2. hotfox63
    November 25, 2018

    Great Lennon composition. A classic from the “Imagine” album. But Mr. Ferry has the better voice and a great saxophonist.

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  3. Yeah, Another Blogger
    November 25, 2018

    Never knew they recorded this song. It’s real good.

    Do you know their album Siren? I used to play it like crazy. It’s fantastic.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 25, 2018

      Yes on the album. I still have it in the pile somewhere. I have been on a lot of hikes but have never came a cross a woman like on the cover of the album. Sort of like the “Sasquatch” legend I guess.

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      • Yeah, Another Blogger
        November 25, 2018

        Here’s some trivia: the girl on the cover is Jerry Hall, the model who used to be married to Jagger.

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      • Aphoristical
        November 25, 2018

        She was going out with Ferry at the time. I think Ferry’s The Bride Stripped Bare is about their breakup.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 25, 2018

        As usual you guys are educating CB. Sounds like a movie title. Obviously this tune has to have something to do with Lennon’s relationship.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 25, 2018

        I think I remember something about that. I’ll keep an eye out for her on my next hike.

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      • greenpete58
        November 26, 2018

        Hi Neil! You’re right about Jerry Hall. I think Jagger whisked her away from Ferry. (Hall talks about both of them, in a tell-all book.) My favorite Roxy album is “Stranded.” The cover girl on that album had posed for Playboy, and was also Ferry’s girlfriend. Private lives of musicians usually don’t interest me, but Ferry’s love life seemed an integral part of Roxy’s songs and image.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 26, 2018

        What instrument did she play? Just kidding.

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      • greenpete58
        November 27, 2018

        You dirty old man, you.

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  4. J.
    November 26, 2018

    I’m not adding anything new to the conversation here, but, for me, this is the best version of this tune. It’s outrageous. Ferry is outrageous.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 26, 2018

      No idea it was a Lennon tune. I am not up on the Beatles stuff but I sure dig this one. Obviously I like the tune because I’m featuring it. You familiar with the EP it was on ‘The High Road’?

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      • J.
        November 27, 2018

        I don’t know the EP at all, no. I only know the big albums, really… and my favourite shifts. I’ll check out the EP, though.

        But this version is brilliant… the guitar and sax. Amazing.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 26, 2018

      J, just acknowledging you are adding to the conversation.

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  5. greenpete58
    November 26, 2018

    I’m biased, because I love Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music, but I agree it’s a good version of Lennon’s song. It’s also one of the last things Ferry did with Roxy. I saw/heard them do this in Chicago on their last (I think) tour, in 1983.

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  6. christiansmusicmusings
    November 27, 2018

    Dig that tune! And even though as a Beatles fan I followed the solo careers of John, Paul, George and Ringo, I knew Roxy Music’s version before I heard Lennon’s original.

    Roxy Music’s cover got lots of air time in Germany at the time. You couldn’t switch on the radio in the early ‘80s and not hear this tune.

    I’m probably a bit biased here when I say while Roxy Music did a great job, I still prefer the original.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 27, 2018

      That’s funny on the exposure over there. Where I was it was a rarity. This song made me appreciate Lennon more. His original is the source of the vibe.

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  7. Jim S.
    November 28, 2018

    I know this song well and I gotta say as good as this version is, I’m in the Lennon camp on this one. Maybe because yeah, Lennon really is a jealous guy and he finally started to show his vulnerability with this tune.

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  8. Thom Hickey
    December 3, 2018

    Superb. I’m a strong advocate for Roxy and Bryan Ferry .. so much more than mere style. Regards Thom.

    Liked by 1 person

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