Phil Manzanera / K Scope


Affix Ferry to Phil Manaznera’s extraordinary solo sides; and you’ve got another generation or two of classic Roxy. Of all the outstanding work Bill MacCormick rendered in the service of Phil and 801, K-Scope (1978) is likely the pinnacle. With his resonant Fender P up, up, up, in the mix with an occasional tinge of flange, MacCormick flexes his funky rhythmic and harmonic chops on killer tracks that ache for a charismatic crooner. Cameos include John Wetton, Tim and Neil Finn, Paul Thompson, Lol Crème, Simon Phillips, and Mel Collins.