Political Animal


April 18, 2013 8:59 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

With more bad news (a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in Texas), not much of a morning for upbeat tunes. So here’s Roxy Music performing “In Every Dream Home a Heartache” on German TV in 1973.

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.


  • c u n d gulag on April 18, 2013 9:16 AM:

    Ed, thanks for reminding me about Bryan Ferry and his band.

    Man, they were good!

    I just wiki'd him, and I see he's going to be 68 this year.

    FSM, I'm getting old...

    PS: My thoughts go out to the folks in West, TX.
    An explosion in a state with weak regulations.

  • emjayay on April 18, 2013 11:16 AM:

    Speaking of Wikipedia:


    So those reel-to-reel tape recorders weren't actually doing the (very good) quality recording, but doing the tape delay stuff. Also interesting that someone decided to put the machines onstage and give them closeups like another band member.

  • BooMan on April 18, 2013 11:27 AM:

    Twas not a cloture vote. It was a vote on the amendment with a 60 vote requirement. This was the price of getting unanimous consent to have the votes in the first place. In other words, cloture was achieved but all amendments need 60 votes to pass.

  • Roddy McCorley on April 18, 2013 11:42 PM:

    Roxy Music should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But apparently nobody remembers anything they did before "Avalon."

    Emjayjay, those tape machines were sort of another band member. Eno's tape loops were very much a part of the sound and the production.