Being that i'm a hopelessly devoted Roxy Music lover, i'm delighted about the debut of Bryan Ferry's latest release, Olympia, which features Kate Moss on the cover, done up in glittering Glam Rock pin-up style and dripping in diamonds. In a departure from Ferry's usual languid crooning, this album features several decadently dancey tracks, giving you the perfect soundtrack for speeding up the highway to your lovers mansion in a vintage Jaguar, whilst wearing a YSL feather coat, Alaïa bondage dress, and thigh-high black leather boots. Not to mention the dazzling line-up of musical luminaria . . . Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay (basically making it a Roxy reunion), the Scissor Sisters, David Gilmour, and Nile Rodgers (of Chic!), to name only a few.
In honor of the latest offering from Byron Ferrari (what the U.K tabloids dubbed him in '70s), i'm posting never-before-seen photos of his exelency below, originally taken in 2002 for my fanzine, Pesky Meddling Girls, by my talented photographer sister, Lizzie Brandt, during the Frantic tour. We were given all-access passes by Virgin Records to shoot anything we wanted during the concert at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, so Lizzie went right up against the stage, and Sir. Ferry performed directly for her, striking constant poses, and always checking back to see that she was satisfied. Needless to say, we're now, and will always be, slaves to love.
Photos: Olympia (Adam Whitehead for Astralwerks), all other images © Lizzie Brandt