Picks and Pans Review: Music on Video

UPDATED 11/05/1990 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 11/05/1990 at 01:00 AM EST


Using concert footage, TV clips and stills, this video traces the career of the avant-garde London rock group Roxy Music and its elegant lead singer, Bryan Ferry.

Starting in 1972, Ferry mutates from glam rocker to Vulcan vampire to lounge lizard to ironic soul man to Bill Medley-clone to Casanova. The 97-minute tape seems slapped together. You can see, though, that for a band that emphasized style, Roxy Music didn't skimp on substance. Such songs as "Both Ends Burning," "Dance Away" and "The Main Thing" still sound fresh.

A bonus is taking a few ganders at young Jerry Hall. Pre-Jagger, the leggy Texan was Ferry's mate. (Virgin. $19.98)

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