Street Life (Roxy Music song)

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"Street Life"
Single by Roxy Music
from the album Stranded
B-side"Hula Kula"
Released13 November 1973
RecordedSeptember 1973,
Air Studios, London
GenreArt rock, glam rock
Songwriter(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 English rock band 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", a 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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