Political Animal


November 30, 2012 8:20 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

Trying to get myself enthused about the day’s likely political news diet of fiscal talks and austerity demands. So here’s Roxy Music performing “The Thrill of It All” in 1976.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • Patrick Star on November 30, 2012 10:04 AM:

    Always loved Roxy Music. A few years ago, I opened my morning LA Times and saw a large photo of an obviously shaken Bryan Ferry in the cabin of a passenger plane after a crazy guy freaked out and tried to crash the plane en route from London to South Africa, I believe - Ferry had been one of the passengers who subdued the guy.

  • Robs on November 30, 2012 2:41 PM:

    One of my favorite bands of the era. Saw them live a few times...they were GOOOOOD!! That video comes close to showing how tight they were. Truth be told, Ferry was my style guru when I was in college...the man had it in spades!

  • Jamie on November 30, 2012 5:34 PM:

    Thank you for sharing this Roxy Music clip and an earlier Little Feat video. I became a fan of both groups when I was a student in London a long, long time ago. 30