10 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Brian Eno’s love for manipulating sound and creating "accidents" between musicians worked marvelously to his advantage on his solo debut. He gathered 16 seemingly incompatible artists (from bands like Roxy Music, Hawkwind, and King Crimson) and directed them with dancing moves and nonsensical lyrics to subliminally guide their playing. Songs like “Baby’s on Fire” and “Needles in the Camel’s Eye”—where brilliant ‘60s pop harmonies, surf guitars, and futuristic sounds blend—are glam-pop gold, sounding hugely catchy despite their improvisational, free-associative beginnings.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Brian Eno’s love for manipulating sound and creating "accidents" between musicians worked marvelously to his advantage on his solo debut. He gathered 16 seemingly incompatible artists (from bands like Roxy Music, Hawkwind, and King Crimson) and directed them with dancing moves and nonsensical lyrics to subliminally guide their playing. Songs like “Baby’s on Fire” and “Needles in the Camel’s Eye”—where brilliant ‘60s pop harmonies, surf guitars, and futuristic sounds blend—are glam-pop gold, sounding hugely catchy despite their improvisational, free-associative beginnings.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings
33 Ratings
JWP BASS ,

Gr8 album

This album never gets old.

mjk1000 ,

Fantastic and Original

This highly original album was his first as a solo artist, and he has gone on to make many great albums. "Some of Them are Old" and "Here Come The Warm Jets", which finish off the album, are two of my favorite songs from the 1970s.
If you like this work, you'll like his other 3 rock albums from the 70's as well as his duo with John Cale "Wrong Way Up" and his 2005 rock album "Another Day On Earth."

johnemr ,

Superlative debut...

A superlative debut record. Always reaching higher...and succeeding!

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