Love Is The Drug

One of my “desert island albums” has got to be a Roxy Music album (although which one, I’m not sure). ‘Love is the Drug’ is one of my favorite songs of all time. I think it’s sublime. Lots of other people think so too. I asked my husband to compile a mix for the blog inspired by that song. It’s about time some Roxy Music made it onto the blog! I will try to compile a favorites someday. In the meantime, thanks sweetie!

Download the mix or click below to play

Tracks

Walk on By – The Stranglers
Love is the Drug – Roxy Music
Love Action (I Believe in Love) – Human League
Slave to Love – Bryan Ferry
Let’s Go Out Tonight – The Blue Nile
Lips Like Sugar – Echo & The Bunnymen
Party Fears Two – Associates
This Charming Man – The Smiths
Drip Dry Eyes – Yukihiro Takahashi
Performance – Japan
Cuts You Up – Peter Murphy
La Vie En Rose – Grace Jones

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8 Responses to Love Is The Drug

  1. David S. says:

    Wow, great photo. From left to right, that’s Paul Thompson (drums), Brian Eno (keyboards and effects), Andy Mackay (saxophone & oboe), Brian Ferry (vocals and piano) and Phil Manzanera (guitars). This lineup was pre-“Love is the Drug,” probably around the time of “For Your Pleasure” (second album, around 1972). Eno left after that.
    I completely agree with you that Roxy Music belongs in my box of “desert island disks.” I’d pick the first ablum, “Roxy Music,” as it is one of the most original rock albums of all time. It still sounds great nearly 40 years on.

  2. ryan says:

    You should put these mixes on Spotify to make them a little easier to listen to on the go. Just asking I guess (somewhat selfishly).

  3. The Husband says:

    With Eno, fav LP is “For Your Pleasure”. Without, “Country Life.” Totally hardpressed to pick betwixt, but maybe “Country” is better as an album, with “Pleasure” having better singles? IDK. Most underrated Roxy song though is “Prarie Rose,” off the later.

    And yes, truly an amazing photo. Although Eno was loooong gone by the time “Love is the Drug” came out. This was also the song that finally broke Roxy in America, before their conquering of soft rock radio. Art funk at its finest, helping spawn the electro funk and post-punk sounds in one fell swoop.

  4. Paul Zahl says:

    I just feel this is so true,
    that it is about time “Roxy Music” made it to the blog.
    It is a wonderful observation, and a wonderful development.

  5. John Zahl says:

    Best mix yet? We danced our first dance to More Than This at our wedding. My favorite band probably! And that Performance track by Japan is my fave karaoke pick of all time.

    • Stephanie says:

      Maybe I should have James do the mixes from now on. This one was a big hit!

      Love that you guys danced to More Than This. Did you know that Bryan Ferry was flown in to perform at Kate Moss’s wedding. Jealous!

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