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Bryan Ferry On Alt J, Warhol And Air Rage
John Doran , November 28th, 2012 06:27

Watch video of tQ's John Doran interviewing Ferry for Noisey

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Bryan Ferry said that Mercury Winners Alt J looked like they were “one step away from the dole queue” in an interview today. Speaking to Quietus editor John Doran for the first in a new series of short films for Noisey, the Roxy Music singer talked about his relationship with Andy Warhol, his vocal performance on ‘Virginia Plain’ and his love for jazz.

Talking about a photograph of the Mercury winning indie band he said mischievously: “It’s fascinating… because that was the sort of thing we didn’t want to do in ’72. I guess it’s a celebration of normality… one step from the dole queue.”

He also went on to describe how he kept his cool during a flight that nearly saw a plane he was travelling on, crash en route to Nairobi.

Watch the full interview here:

Yarks
Nov 28, 2012 1:43pm

That's a fantastic pic John!

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Nov 28, 2012 2:03pm

Does the Quietus condone Dole Queue Dweller bashing?

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Nov 28, 2012 2:05pm

I've always thought when I pass the dole office that what these people need more than anything else is more sequins.

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Scott
Nov 29, 2012 11:18am

Fuck off Bryan Ferry you massive Tory bellend

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watfordkev
Dec 11, 2012 10:43am

Well... he does come out with some tosh but goodness me what a musical legacy. Saw Roxy at the 02 last year and it was one of the best gigs ever!

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met
Jan 9, 2013 2:44am

his vocal on virginia plain aint that original .sounds a lot like Dylan ..praps lou reed a tad

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