Ladytron (song)

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"Ladytron"
Song by Roxy Music from the album Roxy Music
Released 16 June 1972
Recorded Command Studios, London 15 March 1972
Genre Art rock, Glam rock
Length 4:26
Writer Bryan Ferry
Producer Peter Sinfield
Roxy Music track listing
Re-Make/Re-Model
(1)
"Ladytron"
(2)
If There Is Something
(3)

"Ladytron" is a song by Bryan Ferry, recorded by his band Roxy Music and appearing on their eponymous debut album. The British electronic band Ladytron took their name from this song.[1]

The song has distinctive instrumentation, including an oboe solo, liberal use of the mellotron's famous "three violins" tape set, and much processing of the other instruments by Brian Eno via his Electronic Music Studios VCS3 synthesizer and tape echo. The sound in the start of the song was created by Brian Eno, after Bryan Ferry asked him to produce something reminiscent of the Lunar Landing.

Lyrically, it presents Ferry as a Casanova-style seducer of women, whilst being simultaneously enraptured by them. Another interpretation is that the Ladytron is a female robot (hence the name), being seduced by Ferry.[2]

The Times has called Ladytron one of Roxy Music's "best loved songs."[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir et al (2002). All music guide to rock. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 638. ISBN 978-0-87930-653-3. 
  2. ^ Ground and Sky review
  3. ^ Sinclair, David (July 24, 2006). "Roxy Music". The Times.