Bryan Ferry / In Your Mind

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My girl Friday, she no square... she like lotus blossom in her hair... be-bop records and something new...sometimes borrowed but she's never blue...

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With bassists John Wetton and John Porter in song-player mode, along with guitarist Phil Manzanera and drummer Paul Thompson, In Your Mind (1977) is about as close to Roxy as you can get without being…Roxy!

This slab is a commendable kissin’ cousin to Siren (1975) as Bryan on a busman’s holiday moves towards the mainstream whilst retaining some of Roxy’s signature art rock repartee.

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My guess is that Wetton waxes most of the tracks with most of the treble rolled off his Fender P – toiling sparingly in the pocket with an occasional gritty fill.