6. Roxy Music – Roxy Music

Roxy Music pretty well patented the classic British art school cool when they appeared in the early seventies. their music was stylised and presented like art and the sweaty grunt of primal rock was nowhere to be seen in the best possible way. When Ferry crooned and his artfully dishevelled hair slipped a nation of artniks swooned and a whole new stylised style was born…

Rob : ‘Scary shit when you are 12. But it also taught me that cool includes cool.’

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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