Street Life (Roxy Music song)

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"Street Life"
Single by Roxy Music
from the album Stranded
B-side "Hula Kula"
Released 13 November 1973
Recorded September 1973,
Air Studios, London
Genre Art rock, Glam rock
Length 3:29
Label EG
Writer(s) Bryan Ferry
Producer(s) Chris Thomas
Roxy Music singles chronology
"Do The Strand"
"Street Life"
"All I Want Is You"

"Street Life" is the opening track of Roxy Music's third album Stranded, their first album with Eddie Jobson, who replaced Brian Eno. It was released as a single in the UK in November 1973 and reached number 9 on the charts. Its non-LP B-side "Hula Kula", an Hawaiian-like instrumental composed by Phil Manzanera, was re-released on "The Thrill of It All" boxset.


Bassist John Taylor, also known as Johnny, during his solo period after leaving Duran Duran in 1997, organized a Roxy Music tribute album called Dream Home Heartaches: Remaking/Remodeling Roxy Music (released 1999). "Street Life" was covered by Gerry Laffy and Simon Laffy, credited as Phantom 5.[1]

The band Def Leppard covered "Street Life" on their album Yeah!.

Morrissey also performed the song during some European festival dates during his 2006 tour.



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