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Brian Eno: More Blank Than Frank (Jem)

Rob Tannenbaum, Rolling Stone, 5 June 1986

AFTER BRIAN Eno left Roxy Music in 1973, he made four prophetic rock albums that incorporated unbalanced rhythms, random synthesizer noises, minimalist drones and whimsical, oblique lyrics within traditional song structures. By 1977, when the effect of these experiments began to ripple through punk and New Wave circles, Eno had already virtually abandoned skewed pop for longer instrumental pieces. For the next two years, he was a musician of enormous influence, collaborating with David Bowie and producing records with Talking Heads, Devo and Ultravox as well as several New York No Wave bands.

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