|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|
|Roxy Music track listing|
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 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.
- Bryan Ferry – electro-mechanical piano; vocals
- Andy MacKay – oboe; saxophone
- Brian Eno – VCS3 synthesiser; "tapes" (Mellotron)
- Graham Simpson – bass guitar
- Paul Thompson – drums
- Phil Manzanera – electric guitar