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Roxy Music — While My Heart is Still Beating (Live)
Album: Heart Still Beating
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Released: 1990
Length: 3:46
Plays (last 30 days): 2
All of those people
everywhere
ever so needing.
Where's it all leading?
Tell me where.
Nothing insincere.

I'd better have pity
I'd better go easy.
I never will lay down
While my heart is still beating.

Where's it all leading?
Walk on air.
Am I still dreaming?
Where's it all leading?
Words to spare.
Lost in their meaning.

I'd better be strong now.
I'd better stop dreaming.
My heart has flown away now.
Will it never stop beating?
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Favorite all time concert.
Saw them on the tour for Avalon in 1982. Still wish I had the tour t-shirt.
{#Devil_pimp}zesty! got to see them live in seattle bout 1988 the old paramount theater in what was billed as a " rising star concert " the entire band inc special guest guitar player chris speading very zesty !
 timmus wrote:
And another two months later.... no more comments? Are the message boards drying up?
 
Love it (the tune)!
so perfect. how does radio p manage to create these perfect mixes?  
 timmus wrote:
Never gonna dance again Guilty feet ain't got no.... uh guys what are you doing?

Should've known better than to cheat a friend, and waste the chance that I've... guys, THOSE AREN'T THE CHORD CHANGES!
 
The studio version of this song was released a couple of years before Wham! released "Careless Whisper".
And another two months later.... no more comments? Are the message boards drying up?
Ah, two months later here we are again.  Well, you can't go wrong with Roxy Music.
Never gonna dance again Guilty feet ain't got no.... uh guys what are you doing?

Should've known better than to cheat a friend, and waste the chance that I've... guys, THOSE AREN'T THE CHORD CHANGES!
 johkir wrote:
Nice!

calypsus_1 wrote:

Roxy Music by ~JSaurer
©2008-2010 ~JSaurer

"for your pleasure" these crazy guys from Britain were playing the most exciting music in the seventies, in front we have Brian Eno (left) and Bryan Ferry (on the right side).
for the background I was using all their great cover girls.

airbrush, water colours, coloured pencils, collage, 1999
 
Double nice-captures the sensualness of the music and the creators!
 


{#Hearteyes}
Nice!

calypsus_1 wrote:

Roxy Music by ~JSaurer
©2008-2010 ~JSaurer

"for your pleasure" these crazy guys from Britain were playing the most exciting music in the seventies, in front we have Brian Eno (left) and Bryan Ferry (on the right side).
for the background I was using all their great cover girls.

airbrush, water colours, coloured pencils, collage, 1999


 


Please play more Roxy Music {#Dancingbanana_2}
Clean!
Oh Hell Yeah Roxy Music. Just made my morning.
a friend once said, "I'm in the very back of the theater, but I know he's wearing Italian shoes."
Where's it all leading?
{#Hearteyes}
 fitmartin wrote:
{#Hearteyes}
 
{#Hearteyes}
I was introduced to this band during the '80s in the back seat of my car. Hmmm........memories.{#Roflol}
Not my favorite by them, but a solid performance.  And damn that bass is groovy.
{#Hearteyes}
 kanga311 wrote:
{#Heartkiss} thank you Bill

 
Saw him live in Vancouver, BC in the early 80's

Outstanding artist and show!

Cheers!
{#Heartkiss} thank you Bill
 alcal74 wrote:
Guuuuh. Roxy Music is a bad Holiday Inn lounge act. I hate this stuff.

 
Or do you mean...a Holiday Inn Express lounge act?
still from Holiday Inn Express ad: Kiss
Is that Kiss or the guys from Accounting on stage...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voXP4JxBLHs 
Nice!
Guuuuh. Roxy Music is a bad Holiday Inn lounge act. I hate this stuff.
 I couldn't agree more…love their version…I have it on vinyl.

Emwolb wrote:
Good live album by RM, but my highlight is their version of Like A Hurricane.... outstanding cover!
 


Good live album by RM, but my highlight is their version of Like A Hurricane.... outstanding cover!
This is a good song, but for some reason, I just can't shake the fact that the sax riff sounds waaay too much like Wham's Careless Whisper.  Even though this song predates Wham, I just can't get it out of my head when I hear this song. 
It sounds like a cheaper version of Slave to Love by Bryan Ferry.
 the diversity of comments on this site make me grin
After dark, in college, I used to pop the tape of this album in my walkman, don a giant, black, man's overcoat and walk... Time vanished. 
(through trees and snow) This is Canada. 
 martinc wrote:
Saw them while they were touring in support of Avalon album. Live the music is nothing close of elevator music noted by some. Talented band and Ferry is just part of the band not "in your face front man". 

 
HmmHmm. I saw that Avalon tour, too. Great show by great players. I also saw their last tour here in the UK. A real "Roxy Music's favs" show and it was more than impressive. I felt a bit sorry for the folks that came expecting Avalon but what I got was a steady stream of Roxy Magic.
Thank you R.P. Who else would play this right now when I need it....9
 cShaggy wrote:


..bump..
 
cShaggy, for great photos, I recommend the RP slide show.  You should not bump photos that have not even slid off the page yet. 
 tulfan wrote:

 Bryan Ferry and Roxy are still a refuge for me...
 

I feel the same way... The music always changes my mood and thoughts
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Roxy Music by ~JSaurer
©2008-2010 ~JSaurer

"for your pleasure" these crazy guys from Britain were playing the most exciting music in the seventies, in front we have Brian Eno (left) and Bryan Ferry (on the right side).
for the background I was using all their great cover girls.

airbrush, water colours, coloured pencils, collage, 1999

 



..bump..
Sounds more like "bleating" to me.
Just plain sexy...   it exudes the rhythm of sex.
MarkC-
That's my line 
I'm with Fred.
BF has been a favorite of mine for 30 years. Always took me to a place I knew I shouldn't be.
 kcgirlindc wrote:
I first heard this song while listening to RP on my laptop in a hospital ICU waiting room — a family member had had open-heart surgery, and things weren't looking good.  Don't think I've ever listened to — or felt — lyrics so intensely.  (All is well now.)  Thanks for having this song on your playlist, RP.
 



Very freeeeeky.
 shakitten wrote:
Bryan Ferry always makes me feel like I've entered another world, like walking through veils of a dream...
 


Very well stated. That is exactly why Bryan Ferry and Roxy are still a refuge for me...
Wow....never heard this live before.

I like it. 
 Jungle_Jim wrote:
Yuppy dinner party music
 Hope the food's as good because this is greatness...

 martinc wrote:
Is that a girl or boy on this cover ... roxy music did like to break barriers
 
Looks just like a 2011 advertisement for Versace or Prada, even though it's on a 1990 release.

Bryan Ferry always makes me feel like I've entered another world, like walking through veils of a dream...
I first heard this song while listening to RP on my laptop in a hospital ICU waiting room — a family member had had open-heart surgery, and things weren't looking good.  Don't think I've ever listened to — or felt — lyrics so intensely.  (All is well now.)  Thanks for having this song on your playlist, RP.
Still on eof the most cohesive albums ever made. Love it!

Bryan and company INVENTED this sub-genre...{#Notworthy}




I'll dance to this...


 
Great band at the time!
Cool Song for slow dancing! {#Whipit}
Saw them while they were touring in support of Avalon album. Live the music is nothing close of elevator music noted by some. Talented band and Ferry is just part of the band not "in your face front man". 
yeeikes

singer needs pitch modulator-cheat technology, so hated by Neko Case

Wonderful segue from Peter Gabriel - Blood of Eden to this Bill. You are right on your game this morning. The Avalon album was outstanding and spent many hours on the platter. 10 for the original version of this song. {#Sunny}
 fredriley wrote:

Dingbat. I dislike Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, and Yuppie Rock intensely. Corporatised flavour-free diet Suit muzak that Ferry, Spandau Ballet and the rest put out is no more music than the manufactured electronic crud you hear in elevators and Macdonalds. Music I love. That's why I'm here, and indeed contribute a monthly pittance to keep RP going.
 
come on - you just don't like his politics

Cool song, cool dude!!

Roxy Music by ~JSaurer
©2008-2010 ~JSaurer

"for your pleasure" these crazy guys from Britain were playing the most exciting music in the seventies, in front we have Brian Eno (left) and Bryan Ferry (on the right side).
for the background I was using all their great cover girls.

airbrush, water colours, coloured pencils, collage, 1999

Bryan Ferry  and Roxy Music = Velveeta
 martinc wrote:

Is that a girl or boy on this cover ... roxy music did like to break barriers
 
it's Pat

 martinc wrote:

Is that a girl or boy on this cover ...  


Yes.
Most excellent - love this song, love Roxy Music! The "Like A Hurricane" cover on this EP is one of my favorite covers of any song. No band creates an atmosphere quite like Roxy Music. 
When the 4 song EP came out, i can't remember when, you had to take notice of this band's live work: Like a Hurricane and Jealous Guy.  Yes!.  This cd has those and more..  Great Stuff.
 gzachman wrote:


Pardon, why not enjoy it?!? It's still much better than mainstream. Z
 
I liked a lot of the later material - I just preferred the earlier output.

 Proclivities wrote:


Personally, I've found anything by Roxy Music after Siren to fit into that "suit-muzak" category that you mention: largely once Ferry's ego took over in the 1980's.

 

Pardon, why not enjoy it?!? It's still much better than mainstream. Z
 fredriley wrote:

Dingbat. I dislike Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, and Yuppie Rock intensely. Corporatised flavour-free diet Suit muzak that Ferry, Spandau Ballet and the rest put out is no more music than the manufactured electronic crud you hear in elevators and Macdonalds. Music I love. That's why I'm here, and indeed contribute a monthly pittance to keep RP going.
 

Personally, I've found anything by Roxy Music after Siren to fit into that "suit-muzak" category that you mention: largely once Ferry's ego took over in the 1980's.

That Bus ride between Lakewood and Boulder, thoughts of death in the snow, Roxy pulled me through.
 anotherlistener wrote:
To fredriley and the nottingham jury; if you dislike music as intensely as it appears you do, why do you listen, masochistic?  Perhaps a visual art form would be more satisfying, may I suggest sculpture.
 
Dingbat. I dislike Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, and Yuppie Rock intensely. Corporatised flavour-free diet Suit muzak that Ferry, Spandau Ballet and the rest put out is no more music than the manufactured electronic crud you hear in elevators and Macdonalds. Music I love. That's why I'm here, and indeed contribute a monthly pittance to keep RP going.


 Jungle_Jim wrote:
Yuppy dinner party music
 
{#Stupid} Huh?

 jagdriver wrote:

Roxy Music: Live at the Apollo       <== One of the very best live performance DVDs I've seen! Extremely well-staged.


  Saw that tour, it was a great show (after they worked out the sound problems in the arena)!  Thanks for the recomendation, adding it to my Christmas list.


 Bargamon wrote:
Viva Roxy Music!

1980's soundscape was only two albums.  I fired up my SACD version of Avalon and the outer body experience was fun.

The talent still of the members still goes strong today and their body of work has stood the test of time.

This is a european band first and formost. 

I never got the Facist thing.  With the girls always in the picture, I thought it a bit kinky!

Nobody has to like Ferry as he is a snobish bore, but the music is wonderful!

This band live always rose to great heights and Ferry worked hard on stage.
 
Is that a girl or boy on this cover ... roxy music did like to break barriers
Yuppy dinner party music
Viva Roxy Music!

1980's soundscape was only two albums.  I fired up my SACD version of Avalon and the outer body experience was fun.

The talent still of the members still goes strong today and their body of work has stood the test of time.

This is a european band first and formost. 

I never got the Facist thing.  With the girls always in the picture, I thought it a bit kinky!

Nobody has to like Ferry as he is a snobish bore, but the music is wonderful!

This band live always rose to great heights and Ferry worked hard on stage.
Roxy Music: had some this morning, thanks
pass...again

 anotherlistener wrote:
To fredriley and the nottingham jury; if you dislike music as intensely as it appears you do, why do you listen, masochistic?  Perhaps a visual art form would be more satisfying, may I suggest sculpture.
 
That's pretty harsh, anotherlistener.

Take a look at fredriley's song ratings, and you'll see that fully 24% of his ratings are 7's. I'd hardly call that someone who "intensely dislikes" music. So lighten up.
To fredriley and the nottingham jury; if you dislike music as intensely as it appears you do, why do you listen, masochistic?  Perhaps a visual art form would be more satisfying, may I suggest sculpture.

Roxy Music: Live at the Apollo       <== One of the very best live performance DVDs I've seen! Extremely well-staged.


 fredriley wrote:

Like all general statements, saying that Roxy Music is a yup band will always hit exceptions such as yourself (and myself - to my shame I once had a SB album), but my memory is that RM, SB and similar were big with 80s yuppies who saw their product as 'aspirational music'.

Were RM innovative in parts? Sure, and credit where it's due. They also, though, had an unpleasant neo-fascist tinge to their 'style', as exemplified by Ferry dressing up in uniform, and the mysogyinistic flavour of some of their album covers, including this one.

 
I'm disagreeing with you fredriley twice in one day..must be some kind of record!  {#Mrgreen}  I've never found Roxy Music at all fascist nor do I consider Ferry misogynistic.  In fact, from his lyrics, I'd say he appreciates women who are not submissive.  This is my take, a feminist who hates fascists!

Sadly, I also have to disagree that the yuppies are gone... they're still with us and have pretty much ruined the economy when they took over Wall Street. 


 fredriley wrote:

Like all general statements, saying that Roxy Music is a yup band will always hit exceptions such as yourself (and myself - to my shame I once had a SB album), but my memory is that RM, SB and similar were big with 80s yuppies who saw their product as 'aspirational music'.

Were RM innovative in parts? Sure, and credit where it's due. They also, though, had an unpleasant neo-fascist tinge to their 'style', as exemplified by Ferry dressing up in uniform, and the mysogyinistic flavour of some of their album covers, including this one.

 
Thanks Fred,

I was not aware of the whole neo-fascist tinge. I could see how that would turn people off, it would give me pause as well. The album covers also bother me, the objectification of women is not something I endorse - especially now that I have 2 daughters. Fred, if I'm ever across the pond, I'd love to buy you a pint at your favorite pub.

Cheers mate {#Cheers}


 peter_james_bond wrote:

While I share your distaste for all things yuppie, I dispute your implication that Roxy Music fans are limited to that one socio-economic group. I would argue that most Roxy Muisc fans (including myself) are not now, and never were, yuppies. I also take issue with Spandau Ballet being lumped in with Roxy Music! Roxy Music has a proud history of producing original avant-rock and sophisticated soul-pop music. IMHO their music is far superior to Spandau Ballet. An opinion that is supported by the fact the Radio Paradise has a number of Roxy Music songs in it's library while it has no Spandau Ballet tunes.

Fred, while yuppies have disappeared from the scene, neither band is extinct. Roxy Music is, supposedly, working on a new album and Spandau Ballet has just announced a reunion.
 
Like all general statements, saying that Roxy Music is a yup band will always hit exceptions such as yourself (and myself - to my shame I once had a SB album), but my memory is that RM, SB and similar were big with 80s yuppies who saw their product as 'aspirational music'.

Were RM innovative in parts? Sure, and credit where it's due. They also, though, had an unpleasant neo-fascist tinge to their 'style', as exemplified by Ferry dressing up in uniform, and the mysogyinistic flavour of some of their album covers, including this one.

great song from a great band and a cool Brian Ferry!
 fredriley wrote:

Nope, I just can't bear feckin' yuppies, and by extension the music they lived their lives by (Roxy Music, Spandau Ballet, et al). Pleasingly they've now gone the way of the dinosaurs.

 
While I share your distaste for all things yuppie, I dispute your implication that Roxy Music fans are limited to that one socio-economic group. I would argue that most Roxy Muisc fans (including myself) are not now, and never were, yuppies. I also take issue with Spandau Ballet being lumped in with Roxy Music! Roxy Music has a proud history of producing original avant-rock and sophisticated soul-pop music. IMHO their music is far superior to Spandau Ballet. An opinion that is supported by the fact the Radio Paradise has a number of Roxy Music songs in it's library while it has no Spandau Ballet tunes.

Fred, while yuppies have disappeared from the scene, neither band is extinct. Roxy Music is, supposedly, working on a new album and Spandau Ballet has just announced a reunion.
Funny how back in the day this sounded all avant garde and raw to me, and now it sounds very orthodox, smooth and refined.

I guess these guys had more effect on the progression of music than I would have thought (or noticed while it was happening).

although i'm not a fan of this self-pitying genre of music, I have to admit that I do admire the musicianship and talent of the band. I may not like this song, but I like to listen to it from a technical point of view.

Does that make sense?
((({#Rolleyes})))    <————-caught up in his phlegm-bag of self pity.

 inindian wrote:

You sound like a fucking sour old fart!

 
Nope, I just can't bear feckin' yuppies, and by extension the music they lived their lives by (Roxy Music, Spandau Ballet, et al). Pleasingly they've now gone the way of the dinosaurs.

 inindian wrote:

You sound like a fucking sour old fart!

 
Thanks for the laugh fellas!

 fredriley wrote:
While my Heart is still beating (rip it out!). More yuprock from the dodgy purveyors of neo-fascist chic. Your time's been and gone, Bryan, together with all the stripey shirts and red braces who used to stock their cupboards with your output.
 
You sound like a fucking sour old fart!

 nate917 wrote:
Are you sure? The waist curve is the only tell that I can spot (because men's and women's hips are built differently). But I'm also seeing some man hands and a flat chest (that's not much cleavage for folded arms).
 
...girl, guy, does it matter?..the hotness remains, regardless...

fredriley wrote:
While my Heart is still beating (rip it out!). More yuprock from the dodgy purveyors of neo-fascist chic. Your time's been and gone, Bryan, together with all the stripey shirts and red braces who used to stock their cupboards with your output.

bitter? table for one?

i love ya fred but you asked for it

... just made a roxy music / duran duran connection... am i crazy?


While my Heart is still beating (rip it out!). More yuprock from the dodgy purveyors of neo-fascist chic. Your time's been and gone, Bryan, together with all the stripey shirts and red braces who used to stock their cupboards with your output.
 nate917 wrote:

Are you sure? The waist curve is the only tell that I can spot (because men's and women's hips are built differently). But I'm also seeing some man hands and a flat chest (that's not much cleavage for folded arms). I think it's Bryan. Seriously, the cover of their earlier "Siren" album featured Bryan's then girlfriend, Jerry Hall, so maybe this, too, is a girlfriend.
 
My gawd, this is almost as bad as the consternation over the gender of the singer from Silversun Pickups.

Live and let live, people.

Buena! :music:
lattalo wrote:
A girl, take it easy.
Are you sure? The waist curve is the only tell that I can spot (because men's and women's hips are built differently). But I'm also seeing some man hands and a flat chest (that's not much cleavage for folded arms). I think it's Bryan. Seriously, the cover of their earlier "Siren" album featured Bryan's then girlfriend, Jerry Hall, so maybe this, too, is a girlfriend.
Boy, do I miss these guys...no matter what phase they were in, I sure loved hearing them on the radio. (I'm in Cleveland and they were an FM staple around here back in the day.)
lattalo wrote:
A girl, take it easy.
Roxy Music always had women on their album covers.
nigelr wrote:
What a fabulous band, if anything way under-appreciated. Style and quality to the max.
Style and quality, yes. Don't forget class
What a fabulous band, if anything way under-appreciated. Style and quality to the max.
I consider the first Roxy Music album to be a perfect LP-music, graphics-everything works.
This album should've been an SNL skit. Frightening. "It's Pat! "
Where else can I hear Roxy played ? Only here..Thanks R.P.
Geecheeboy wrote:
And what a hot babe on the cd cover. Oh, wait...
A girl, take it easy.
handyrae wrote:
So is my gut instinct correct in that that's not a woman on the CD cover?
It's a girl, your safe.
handyrae wrote:
So is my gut instinct correct in that that's not a woman on the CD cover?
If the chin were up a bit, we could check for an Adam's apple.
Geecheeboy wrote:
And what a hot babe on the cd cover. Oh, wait...
So is my gut instinct correct in that that's not a woman on the CD cover?
Different and nice. I like.
iggydavid wrote:
what a cd cover .....
:eek:
cactusmatador wrote:
Song writer credits might be nice too.
And Bill, how about making me a sandwich while you're at it? :cheesygrin:
what a cd cover .....
kevin36 wrote:
If Bill is reading this, this is why it would be so nice if RP listed the date of the album release. It would be great if we didn't have to be constantly checking Allmusic to see when a song was created.
... hey, don't ya think Bill's got enough to do? :wink: clik the pik why don't ya, 's all there ifn ya do :doh: Love Roxy!
And what a hot babe on the cd cover. Oh, wait...
kevin36 wrote:
If Bill is reading this, this is why it would be so nice if RP listed the date of the album release. It would be great if we didn't have to be constantly checking Allmusic to see when a song was created.
Song writer credits might be nice too.
Roverfish wrote:
Just barely..."While My Heart is Still Beating" came out in 1982, "Careless Whisper" in 1984. But you're right, nonetheless. Still a likeable tune.
If Bill is reading this, this is why it would be so nice if RP listed the date of the album release. It would be great if we didn't have to be constantly checking Allmusic to see when a song was created.
lunar1963 wrote:
song is much older though I think...
Just barely..."While My Heart is Still Beating" came out in 1982, "Careless Whisper" in 1984. But you're right, nonetheless. Still a likeable tune.
Love the non live version this is hmmmmmmmmmmm
brian de palma
This doesn't have the lush/liquid sensuality of the original.
nice to hear, but sadly the studio version is much better
Cruithne3753 wrote:
Agh! Me too! :eek:
song is much older though I think...
Roverfish wrote:
That sax is playing a melody from another tune...reminds me (gasp) of "Careless Whisper" by George Michael.
japanmoran wrote:
Yeah i noticed that right away and it bothers me on a few levels.
Agh! Me too! :eek: