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Album cover parody of Roxy Music by Roxy Music
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Band Name Origins:

  • Roxy Music was originally called Roxy, naming themselves after a local movie theater. They added the "music" to their name once they realized there was an American band calling themselves Roxy. Submitted by: Bobo

Stupid Band Names:

  • Excuse me, but what kind of music is roxy music? Is it music played with rocks?!! Submitted by: Rock Maninoff

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: The Roxies. Submitted by: I Love Roxy

Known informally as: The Roxies. Submitted by: I Love Roxy

Former Career:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Bryan Ferry""Ceramics Art Class Teacher"Then he went on to form an "art rock" band that led to the birth of the New Wave / Punk Rock revolution! - Viva Le Rock Revolution!

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Brian Eno""Eno was ALWAYS better off solo, he just didn't know it. With a huge potential to multi-task, other artists were more than willing to share the spotlight (David Bowie and Robert Fripp to name just a couple). In the seventies, his solo work was creative to the extent that it falls into the category of Jaw-dropping, and made Roxy Music sound very much like Roxy Two-Step" - princejellyfish

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Country Strife""Country Life"Eva Cave
"Virginia Plane""Virginia Plain"H. Tim Smith
"Virginia Play""Virginia Plain"H. Tim Smith
"Loving The Drug""Love Is The Drug"Regina Haniger

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Love Is The Drug,"Can you get a prescription for love? No.Francis A. Sissy

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I Want To Know What Love Is," Foreigner"Love Is The Drug," Roxy Music
"How Much I Feel," Ambrosia"More Than This," Roxy Music
"More, More, More," Andrea True Connection"More Than This," Roxy Music
"What You Need," INXS"More Than This," Roxy Music
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Virginia Plan" originally "Virginia Plain"
Sorry, "Virgin Plain" removes TWO letters.
Adrienne Schnell
"Mother Of Earl" originally "Mother Of Pearl"
Lou Quilson
"Love Is The Rug" originally "Love Is The Drug"
"Virginia Lain" originally "Virginia Plain"
"Virginia Pain" originally "Virginia Plain"

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Bitters Bend" originally "Bitters End"
"The Same Gold Scene" originally "The Same Old Scene"
Victoria Abbot
"The Same Bold Scene" originally "The Same Old Scene"
Victoria Abbot
"Glove Is The Drug" originally "Love Is The Drug"
How can a glove be a drug?
Doug Pitts
"The Same Cold Scene" originally "The Same Old Scene"
Daisy Pappus

Change a Letter:

"Love Is The Doug" originally "Love Is The Drug"
Kayla McSwain
"Love Is The Drag" originally "Love Is The Drug"
Joe Siebert
"The Same Old Scent" originally "The Same Old Scene"
Amber Wayland
"Dance Awry" originally "Dance Away"
"Lance Away" originally "Dance Away"

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"More Than This""Shut Up, Man!"I Love Foxy Roxy Music!
"More Than This""Shut Up, Man!"I Love Foxy Roxy Music!
"Love is the Drug""Ones Are the Club"Warren Baker
"Love is the Drug""Teacher Got Drunk"Amanda
"More Than This""Mormon Bris"Porfle Popnecker
"More Than This""Faith is This"Warren Baker
"The Main Thing""A Brain Thing"Andy Primus
"Love Is The Drug""Snuff Is The Drug"Alvin Rhodes
"Angel Eyes""AmIRight"Dylan Baranski
"More than This""Abstinence"MrMacphisto

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
The Same Old SceneCbeebies (Children's Channel in UK)pickle*

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Love Is the DrugSex Addict Counciling HotlineI Love Roxy!
Cry Cry Cry Congressman John BoehnerI Love Foxy Roxy
Love Is The DrugRehabdizrythmia
Love Is The DrugPharmacyMAGick
Flesh And BloodCoroner's OfficeFussBudgetVanPelt
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Just A Little
   Liberty X
More Than This
   Roxy Music
Just A Little More Than This
Memories Are Made Of This
   Dean Martin
More Than This
   Roxy Music
Memories Are Made Of More Than This
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
More Than This
   Roxy Music
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of More Than This
Modern Love
   David Bowie
Love Is The Drug
   Roxy Music
Modern Love Is The Drug
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Frocksy Music
Foxy combined with Roxy Music
A variation of my other combo of these bands.
Submitted By: Megan Ura
Foxy Music
Foxy combined with Roxy Music
Submitted By: Megan Ura
Roxette Music
Roxette combined with Roxy Music
Submitted By: Sheena Weston
Roxy Music Festival
Roxy Music combined with Festival
Submitted By: Candy Welty

There are additional Roxy Music Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

Misheard Lyrics:
I'll follow you to the air
Original Lyrics:
I'll follow you to the end
"Same Old Scene"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now you've made it autumn
Original Lyrics:
Now you've made an offer
"Love Is The Drug"
Misheard Lyrics:
Stretched out type, conch-shaped feet
Original Lyrics:
Stitched up tight, can't shake free.
Misheard Lyrics:
Original Lyrics:
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Dance Away"
Misheard Lyrics:
Dance away the party
Dance away the hard way
Original Lyrics:
Dance away the heartache

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I kept thinking it was either party or hard way.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

The Funny Lyrics:
And your destination
You don't know it
Why They're Funny:
Funny, since Avalon is the name of Catalina Island's only established it *can* be a destination, and the person *can* know it. (However, that's probably not what it refers to.)
Submitted by: Gregory

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Cry Cry Cry"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Cry cry cry cry cry
Cry cry cry cry cry
Cry cry cry cry cry
Cry cry
Cry cry
Cry cry cry cry cry
Why They're Repetitive:
How much "cry"-ing is there going to be? The chorus is repeated over and over again. This song is from the excellent "Manifesto" album.
Submitted by: Roxy ROX
"Mother Of Pearl"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Oh mother of pearl, I wouldn't change you for another girl
Why They're Repetitive:
repeated quite a lot of times towards the end of the song
Submitted by: StranoMostro
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Cry Cry Cry"
The Dated Lyrics:
You're steppin' on holy ground
Hold it there!
I'm fading out your hologram
A phoney toothpaste smile
Remember when you cry cry cry
Your heart out
I did mine
Why They're Dated:
'fading out your hologram' - that implies a future development. Well, we now have hologram entertainment, people paying to see holograms of Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur and other dead celebrities. Also, since this song is from 1979, this also indicates that maybe Bryan Ferry & Co. saw the phenomenal movie STAR WARS which came out in 1977 and in the cinemas until 1979. Of course, that flick features hologram messages from Princess Leah smuggled and stored on the R2D2 droid. A little bit of entertainment history for ya!
Submitted by: I Love Foxy Roxy Music
The Dated Lyrics:
I am for the man who drives the hammer
to rock you till the grave
its power drill
shocks a million miles away
I am for the revolution's coming
Why They're Dated:
Roxy Music and other acts ignited the punk rock/new wave/alternative/indy revolution during their "glam" days and after. When this song came out it was 1979, the revolution had practically set in since there were now a whole "wave" of bands just starting out or soon to come that were inspired by Roxy in some ways like Duran Duran, ABC, Spandau Ballet, Adam and the Ants, the Cure, and more. Even some 'power pop' bands like Cheap Trick were influenced, and even the 'glam metal' bands like Def Leppard were influenced by Roxy. IOW, the revolution Roxy Music helped inspired was already HERE and would greatly influence rock in the Eighties.
Submitted by: I Love Foxy Roxy Music

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

The Lyrics:
"Here's looking at you, kid" - from the movie "Casablanca".
Who They Mention:
2HB means "to Humphrey Bogart" as in the famous movie star. His popular phrase "Here's looking at you, kid" is used repeatedly in the song. That phrase comes from "Casablanca". This song is on Roxy's classic self-titled debut album.
Submitted by: Remake/Remodel

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Angel Eyes"
Opening Lines:
Angel eyes, am I deceived or did you sigh?
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Space Change:

"Ava Lon" originally "Avalon"
Submitted by: MOR
"A Val On" originally "Avalon"
'Val' is short for valentine.
Submitted by: MOR
"Dance A Way" originally "Dance Away"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Edit Ions Of You" originally "Editions Of You"
Submitted by: Sandi Patty Melt
"Love Is Ad Rug" originally "Love Is A Drug"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Mix Us, Cory Submitted by: Stan Doff
Icy Ox Rums Submitted by: Margaret (less massive than my name backwards)
Ox Rums ?? What would that be?
Music Oryx Submitted by: Margaret (less massive than my name backwards)

Song Title Anagrams:

"Glide Over Huts" originally "Love Is The Drug"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Lighted Over Us" originally "Love Is The Drug"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Usher Gloved It" originally "Love Is The Drug"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Overdue Lights" originally "Love Is The Drug"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Overused Light" originally "Love Is The Drug"
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Country Life (album)"
Like nearly all Roxy Music albums, the covers feature women. The 1974 album 'Country Life' has two scantily clad German women, one in a bikini and the other topless (hands covering her breasts), This led to the album distributed in the US with the women taken off, but later releases featured the women but the album was sold in a paper bag. No matter, it sold well in the US anyway.
Submitted by: I Love Foxy Roxy Music!

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"Mother Of Pearl"
The Lyrics:
But no dilettante, filigree fancy
Beats the plastic you
In order to make it rhyme with "fancy," Bryan Ferry pronounces "dilettante" as "dill-uh-TANT-ee," when it is actually "DILL-uh-tont!" (As this song taught me the word "dilettante" in the first place, needless to say, it puzzled me quite a bit!)
Submitted by: Cat

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Dove Liz, The Rug" originally "Love Is The Drug"
How can a dove be a rug?
Submitted by: Linda Radnil
"Of Liz, The Drug" originally "Love Is The Drug"
Submitted by: Tiffany Llewellyn-Affit
"Thor Man Miss" originally "More Than This"
His lightning missed me.
Submitted by: Electric Boogeyman

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"In Every Dream Home A Heartache "
The Lyrics:
In every Dream Home, a Heartache,
And every step I take, takes me further from Heaven.
Is there a Heaven?
I'd like to think so.
The song is very sobering, but later would have a ravish guitar solo that almost sounding like Jimi Hendrix!...But the whole song is about being in love with a Blow-up doll. Looks like it's a lonely night for him.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Moxie Rue, Zeke originally "Roxy Music"
Submitted by: Erica Tetralix

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Guitar Pose Inspirations"
We all know about how Roxy Music is an inspiration for punk, new wave, alternative and indy rock in so many ways . The center gatefold spread of their 1972 self-titled debut shows all the band members holding various guitars. Front man Bryan Ferry looks like a glam rock 23rd century Elvis and the other band members were also glammed up and dressed in various exotic costumes. There have been similar album art tributes by bands inspired by Roxy. For instance, for the 1980 Cars album 'Panorama' there's a similar inner spread picture of the Cars holding various guitars. In the 2004 Duran Duran album 'Astronaut' the Fab Five members also pose for a 2-page spread in the CD booklet. They are all holding various model guitars too. The Cars and Duran Duran and many other bands are inspired by Roxy Music and this is one clear way they've shown it!
Submitted by: I Love Foxy Roxy Music!

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Ladies on Albums"
Every album that Roxy Music has released, there was a lady on it...even "Avalon" has a lady on it dressed as King Arthur.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

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