181 – Roxy Music – Street Life (1973)
Written by Bryan Ferry
Produced by Chris Thomas
Label – EG
Fans deeply perturbed by the loss of inspirational keyboard architect Brian Eno, would have been astonished by the first song released without him. The opening cacophony of street noise leads to a quick fire, pulsing, totally absorbing single. For the band that couldn’t hold two Bry(i)ans, even Eno confirmed in later years that the first album without him(“Stranded”), which opened with this song, is still his favourite.