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Roxy Music — Love is the Drug
Album: Siren
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Released: 1975
Length: 4:01
Plays (last 30 days): 2
T'ain't no big thing
To wait for the bell to ring
T'ain't no big thing
The toll of the bell
Aggravated, spare for days

I troll downtown the red light place
Jump up bubble up, what's in store
Love is the drug and I need to score
Showing out, showing out, hit and run
Boy meets girl where the beat goes on
Stitched up tight, can't shake free
Love is the drug, got a hook on me

Oh oh catch that buzz
Love is the drug I'm thinking of
Oh oh can't you see
Love is the drug for me
Late that night I park my car
Stake my place in the singles bar
Face to face, toe to toe
Heart to heart as we hit the floor
Lumber up, limbo down

The locked embrace, the stumble round
I say go, she say yes
Dim the lights, you can guess the rest
Oh oh catch that buzz
Love is the drug I'm thinking of
Oh oh can't you see
Love is the drug, got a hook in me
Oh oh catch that buzz
Love is the drug I'm thinking of
Oh oh can't you see
Love is the drug for me
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Just the first note identifies this song, and gets me hitting PSD. Ferry's yuprock and fascist chic has always repelled me, going back to the 80s.
Tired of this song.  
Incredible segue between this song and Cake’s “Love You Madly.” Thank you, RP!
 Proclivities wrote:

It must be a very slow-growing moss; this song came out over forty years ago.
 
Must be that dmcanany meant lichen vs. moss; that stuff takes much longer to grow!  
 dmcanany wrote:
Slowly growing on me. Like moss. But, you know, I kinda like moss. 
 
It must be a very slow-growing moss; this song came out over forty years ago.
Slowly growing on me. Like moss. But, you know, I kinda like moss. 
{#Devil_pimp}welcome to the rock n roll hall of fame !
Going to see Mr. Ferry solo this August...can’t wait
Long Live  RP





                                                                                         
To me a STRONG 8 - Most Excellent

rokanje
                                                                                                             
Good article in the Wall Street Journal this week about the origin of this song.  Definitely ahead of its time.
Roxy Music is The  Drug !!!
I'm a sucker for a good bass line brought forward in the mix.
That's the second time today that song comes to me! I <3 it. Earlier today I listened to the version by The Rats (From album "Turn Ons") in Spotify. I guess I'll be playing Grace Jones's version right after Roxy Music. Third time's the charm. :-)
Another song I never hear on the radio
Sophisticated, intelligent pop! A quality that is dwindling away from today's pop scene. 
{#Devil_pimp}zesty ! would love to hear " both ends burning" from same album very zesty as well
 haresfur wrote:

Roxy Music - Brian Eno ≤ mediocrity

ETA: Ok, Mother of Pearl is brilliant 


This was the last album of theirs that I really liked.  
The song is quite good, but the segue from Cake is MOST excellent. Bows to the master DJ. {#Dance}

Roxy Music - Brian Eno ≤ mediocrity

ETA: Ok, Mother of Pearl is brilliant

BLISS! (Time for another donation.) ;-)
 rocklandlove wrote:
EXCELLENT segue out of Cake, Bill! In honor of it, I just pledged again!

Thanks for the daily delight.

 
Same segue today!  I love it!
awesome song still  : )
(congratulations unclehud hope you have a 10 year Honeymoon!)
 unclehud wrote:
Love is indeed a drug.  A habit-forming narcotic.  Human beings will do very strange things to keep it flowing.
(I am getting married again next month, after ten years of being single.  Love is an intoxicating, deeply addictive drug.)
 
Congrats, unclehud!
Love is indeed a drug.  A habit-forming narcotic.  Human beings will do very strange things to keep it flowing.

(I am getting married again next month, after ten years of being single.  Love is an intoxicating, deeply addictive drug.)
The groundwork of this band definitely helped lay the groundwork for the cool quirkiness of B-52s, Devo, Talking Heads, The Cars, etc!
Bill - you guys are really making me happy today.  More messages from the Great Beyond.  <3
1975 this was a Scandal!  {#Lol}
 Lazarus wrote:
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the holy moly world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners and B.F. Skinner...  we love this splendiferous classic song more than zesty pussy pickles...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...  thank you...

 
Ha, ha , ha!
Very good!
Never heared this before! Very good song!
Big influence on Talking Heads right here.
love this song  : )                                  wow Lazarus, "pussy pickles"    {#Dance}
I'm listening to Roxy Music from the beginning... 😵👍🏼🙃
Yeaaaaaaaaaaah !
Bryan is awesome, Thanks Bill and Becky!
EXCELLENT segue out of Cake, Bill! In honor of it, I just pledged again!

Thanks for the daily delight.
YES! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 Lazarus wrote:
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the holy moly world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners and B.F. Skinner...  we love this splendiferous classic song more than zesty pussy pickles...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...  thank you...

 
No, thank YOU. And where can I get some of these pickles of which you speak? 
very aggressive bass
 unclehud wrote:
Love IS a drug.  As powerful and addictive as any narcotic.

 
Nearly, just nearly...!
INCREDIBLY GOOD!
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the holy moly world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners and B.F. Skinner...  we love this splendiferous classic song more than zesty pussy pickles...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...  thank you...
Glad I'm not alone in Vancouver with that sentiment. 

Krispian wrote:

Yes, it was very impressive!

 


 alux wrote:
This tune is worth it just for the album cover.

 
Very true 
Bryan Ferry RULES!
thank you soooooooooooooooooooo much!
Love IS a drug.  As powerful and addictive as any narcotic.
 Krispian wrote:

Yes, it was very impressive!

 
Still works! Well done, Bill. 
This post apparently contained an image that was dragged into the post editor. Sorry, but any text contained in the post after this point has been lost.
One of my favorite seggies in the library.
 Aud wrote:

Ooooo, crossfade from Cake-Love You Madly to THIS!!  Bravo!

 
Yes, it was very impressive!
 TheMagus wrote:
Lets remember it was all down to the great Brian Eno
 
Brain Eno had left the group a couple of years before this song was recorded; he's only on their first two albums.  This is still a great tune.
This is just great stuff! Gonna party with Romeotuma now!
Tony Reason

"If I had to choose between the two Brians, and I really would hate to do so. I would have to err on the side of Eno."

Tony Reason


Let's party!
Supa dupaa!  I'm jumpin' up - bubblin' up, cunt ja see?
Ok, time to pour myself a drink.
 meinthecorner wrote:

I second that ovation!{#Clap}{#Clap}
 
Ran in from the car to post, just to see I'm thirding( if that's a word...){#Mrgreen}
edit....actually fourthing



This song is soooo good for the external auditory meatus...

 
 meinthecorner wrote:

I second that ovation!{#Clap}{#Clap}
 
A third motion from me. Nice segue from one to the other. Love this song and Roxy Music! Ultimate CLASS ROCK!
 Aud wrote:

Ooooo, crossfade from Cake-Love You Madly to THIS!!  Bravo!

 
I second that ovation!{#Clap}{#Clap}

Ooooo, crossfade from Cake-Love You Madly to THIS!!  Bravo!


This tune is worth it just for the album cover.
Some more great Roxy Music!
 TheMagus wrote:
Lets remember it was all down to the great Brian Eno
 
He left after album number 2. Siren is the band's fifth album.

Lets remember it was all down to the great Brian Eno
{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}


Everybody in my hotel room is dancing...  we love this classic...

 
3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine is the drug I'm thinking of....no it was probably a good substitution

My cowbell detector just went crazy


 stevano wrote:
Hey Bill. How about playing "Virginia Plain" from Roxy?
It's not such an earworm, less-known to US listeners – and I think, much more RP.

BTW: You and Rebecca have made RP into the best radio station / music resource / music community, that I've ever found, bar-none. Keep up the brilliant work!
 
Neat-O viddy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEalg62F8Zg

{#Bounce}{#Bounce}{#Bounce}{#Bounce}{#Bounce}{#Bounce}{#Bounce}{#Bounce}{#Bounce}{#Bounce}{#Bounce}
More early Roxy please!


Thank you...  love this song...

 


Remember this song well...  we danced...  love it...

 
Hey Bill. How about playing "Virginia Plain" from Roxy?
It's not such an earworm, less-known to US listeners – and I think, much more RP.

BTW: You and Rebecca have made RP into the best radio station / music resource / music community, that I've ever found, bar-none. Keep up the brilliant work!
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
Meh. Not as insipid as Avalon, but still not doing it for me.

Edit: that ending was terrible. 3—>2
 

Me, I think this is one of the sexiest songs every recorded (as dumb as it is). I think it has to do with a combination of the bass with the irresponsible lyrics. Mmmmm.
 stevesaw wrote:

Hmm - that cover looks more Gollum than Siren.....

 
You must have been looking at a different picture - that's a prime Jerri Hall.

Fun segue from My Moon My Man where Feist runs out and gets into a car.
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
Meh. Not as insipid as Avalon, but still not doing it for me.

Edit: that ending was terrible. 3—>2
 
Meh to your meh....
Young Duran Duran claimed Roxy Music as their biggest influence. I really hear it here.
Meh. Not as insipid as Avalon, but still not doing it for me.

Edit: that ending was terrible. 3—>2
Awlsum song!!{#Dancingbanana}
isn't this the coolest song about love ——ever?
Love the "My Moon My Man" to "Love is the Drug" segue - walk out to car, car starts, car takes off.

Hmm - that cover looks more Gollum than Siren.....

Bowie's Life on Mars and now this.... I'm in Heaven.


 peter_james_bond wrote:

That version of Eight Miles High is on Flesh and Blood. I bought the vinyl album when it came out in 1980, that's 29 years ago - so it has had a long rest. This song is from the Siren album that came out in 1975. The first 5 Roxy albums, including Siren, are pretty cool art rock albums. There is a small component of Cheese in their work ( I'm sure it's courtesy of the crooner himself, Mr Ferry) but then again, cheese can sometimes be pretty tasty. {#Tongue}

 

The "fromage a trois" ... smelly but it tastes good.
 keller1 wrote:
The "fromage" thing is coming up more and more on Roxy strings —- there's a whole fondue set on the Avalon comments.

My "au gratin" view is that the Roxy stuff needs a long, long rest, especially that gawdawful version of Eight Miles High.
 
That version of Eight Miles High is on Flesh and Blood. I bought the vinyl album when it came out in 1980, that's 29 years ago - so it has had a long rest. This song is from the Siren album that came out in 1975. The first 5 Roxy albums, including Siren, are pretty cool art rock albums. There is a small component of Cheese in their work ( I'm sure it's courtesy of the crooner himself, Mr Ferry) but then again, cheese can sometimes be pretty tasty. {#Tongue}

 Hannio wrote:
Quel fromage.
 
The "fromage" thing is coming up more and more on Roxy strings —- there's a whole fondue set on the Avalon comments.

My "au gratin" view is that the Roxy stuff needs a long, long rest, especially that gawdawful version of Eight Miles High.

Excellent seamless transition from Feist "My Moon My Man"!



love it...


I am sitting in my cube writing a training program for Self-administered Specialty Drugs. The word drug is on every page more or less. Then this song comes on and three beats into it I knon it will now be forever linked to this training module.
FOREVER.

D'Oh!
Hannio wrote:
Quel fromage.
 

{#Lol} 
Hmmm.. this sounds strangely similar to that Anna Ternheim song from about an hour ago. I wonder what they'd sound like back-to-back...

 jh483504 wrote:
outro, Feist's My Moon My Man:  clack of heels on hardwood
intro, Roxy's Love is the Drug: walk, walk, car door slams

I just love it when Bill messes with random segues.

 
Yeh, it sounded like Feist walked out of the studio and into Bryan Ferry's sports car. Now that's an odd couple. {#Lol} But the segue works!

outro, Feist's My Moon My Man:  clack of heels on hardwood
intro, Roxy's Love is the Drug: walk, walk, car door slams

I just love it when Bill messes with random segues.

Great Transition: Feist "My Moon My Man" to this...


This song is awesome...  I remember dancing my booty off when this song came out...  Roxy Music has a lot of clever songs...


Rumor has it they'll tour later this year!{#Dancingbanana_2}
Clever segue from the Feist song. Thanks Bill.
Bill I weep with gratitude for your genius.  I just caught the car connection in the segue from feist.
My style icon guru when I was a lad, Bryan Ferry oozed such sophistication and style ..... and such great music.  More Roxy M and Ferry please.

And.... they led me into real musical discoveries via Manzanera, Eno and the whole awesome alternative/world/indie/ambient/basically strange musics they have been into ever since.  So not just pop.
 1wolfy wrote:
I say Go, she say Yes, Dim the lights, you can guess the rest...excellent imagery.  Totally reminds me of someone who had a 'hook' in me..
 
Although a braggart would've leered at the audience during this line. (Woohoo! I'm getting laid tonight!) when Ferry does it on stage, he waves a dismissive hand at the crowd and turns away - as in "You bunch of losers. Of course you know what happens here. Now go away."

Much cooler. And you know he's wearing Italian shoes. 
 More_Cowbell wrote:
Ferry's first wife on the cover.
 
...before she was Mick Jagger's.

#5,,
Such a huge catalog of brilliant music from these guys and we get seven plays of Roxy? And some from the second worst Roxy album ever - Siren.
I say Go, she say Yes, Dim the lights, you can guess the rest...excellent imagery.  Totally reminds me of someone who had a 'hook' in me..

Superb, as always!
I always liked the intro to this song as he is walking to his car,lights a ciagarette,gets in shuts the doorand zooms off...great audio.
just resist the urge to play huey lewis's "i need a new drug."
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananasplit} Oh get that BUZZ!
Ferry's first wife on the cover.
 zeze wrote:
THIS SONG IS A DRUG FOR ME
 

Ditto. I get giddy and my heart beats faster.  Appropos as we all prepare for NYE festivities... : )  Happy New Year Bill & Rebecca et al! Thanks for this amazing station!
this groove is way too cool for school 
(adding the last three or four to this one)

thanks bill and R 


THIS SONG IS A DRUG FOR ME
This was soooooo sexy when it came out. I still love it.
Brian Ferry epitomizes cool. My wife and I met him backstage following a Perth, Western Australia concert, part of his Mamouna tour. Very down-to-earth fellow. He puts on a simply phenomenal show, too.
This song is farging cool!
japanmoran wrote:
Not timeless, but an interesting snapshot in musical time.
I was just thinking this could be the Arctic Monkeys...