Here’s a solo Ferry cover version of an oldie-but-goodie that I sincerely love in its well-known version by The Platters.
In Ferry’s hands – and in this stylized, ’40s movie treatment of a promotional film – the song takes on a different tone. In Bowie’s hands, for instance, I”d be horrified at this treatment. Freddie Mercury could do this exact same version and promo clip and screw it up just as badly. Why? Why do I feel this way?
Still working the white dinner jacket, here’s Bryan and Roxy Music performing another epic, melodramatic song from Country Life that I have no business liking – but do!
Back to Bryan in his solo covers mode, this time appearing on a variety show to sing a duet of an already campy song with Lulu.
Unlike “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, I’m nothing more than a very casual fan of the original version of this song. Does the degree of my Anglophile leanings run deeper than I’m aware, or is Ferry simply my would-be type, as much as I can assess the affect of someone of the same sex? Is it the fact that he’s got those big, broad shoulders and therefore comes off as a man’s man, just having fun playing the camp game?