Author Topic: Bryan Ferry's Roxy Rejection Letter  (Read 924 times)

Rizla

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Bryan Ferry's Roxy Rejection Letter
« on: April 02, 2021, 06:31:47 PM »
Doing the rounds on twitter. If it's an April fool it makes no sense as such. Where's the gotcha? Anyway it's a day late, and the consensus is that it's real.

Of course it's not real, it's S4C HIV-tier bantz. The amount of dickheads falling for it (inc. Chris Frantz) has depressed and angered me.



Haha stupid stuffy record execs! They sent a James Last tape to him! James Last!

Quick, put a picture of Brian Thigh in the replies! Oh someone's already done it. Oh well!!!!

Fuck off.




Re: Bryan Ferry's Roxy Rejection Letter
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2021, 06:39:59 PM »
err.. Assuming it is real, didn't they quite eloquently say what they thought was wrong with the tape, for them, as a major record label. You know, constructive criticisms and all that.

Better than a 'Thanks for your tape, but at the moment blah blah'.

I don't even care if it's real to be honest, wonder who it was that sent that note to EMI A&R complaining that they were signing the Sex Pistols?

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Re: Bryan Ferry's Roxy Rejection Letter
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2021, 07:42:12 PM »
The graphic design on the Polydor letterhead is enough to make me think that this is balls. Not only does the font not look right at all,[1] that gap between the L and the Y is immense! In the 70s major record companies did tend to employ people who knew what kerning was.

Judging from the astonishingly shitty JPEGness of the image, I think this is something mocked up quite a while ago that's resurfaced for whatever reason.
 1.  Although some companies did use very different alternate logos for letters and stuff (such as this Thames TV one), the font still doesn't look right for the time period anyway. I think it's something that used to come standard with Windows about 15 years ago.

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Re: Bryan Ferry's Roxy Rejection Letter
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2021, 07:54:10 PM »
Lovely typewriter they've got for 1971. And that Frankie Vaughan line is too clever for its own good.

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Re: Bryan Ferry's Roxy Rejection Letter
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2021, 07:57:41 PM »
Lovely typewriter they've got for 1971. And that Frankie Vaughan line is too clever for its own good.

The Frankie Vaughan line is what tips it towards fake for me.

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Re: Bryan Ferry's Roxy Rejection Letter
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2021, 08:08:05 PM »
Wouldn't there have been more punctuation in the address and date in 1971? And the date would have been above the address, and probably on the right

                                                                                30th June, 1971


Mr. B. Ferry,
21, Eversleigh Road,
London.


Yes, the type is too thin and has no flaws.

Re: Bryan Ferry's Roxy Rejection Letter
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2021, 11:56:33 PM »
Surely major label A&R men didn't send little reports to people who sent a demo to them? It's clearly a stupid unfunny fake.

My friend's band sent a demo to Factory in the late '80s and the label sent back a really shitty note saying (and these are the exact words) "Your demo doesn't mean shit to a tree". Imagine being the kind of dickhead who thinks that's a) funny or witty and b) should be sent to a band who'd sent you a tape.

Re: Bryan Ferry's Roxy Rejection Letter
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2021, 11:59:58 PM »
Also, James Last's Polka-Party was only issued on cassette in the Netherlands and Germany.

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Re: Bryan Ferry's Roxy Rejection Letter
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2021, 03:10:03 PM »
Frantz should have given this letter to David Byrne to wipe his arse on rather than his bedsheets.

Re: Bryan Ferry's Roxy Rejection Letter
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2021, 03:23:49 PM »
My friend's band sent a demo to Factory in the late '80s and the label sent back a really shitty note saying (and these are the exact words) "Your demo doesn't mean shit to a tree". Imagine being the kind of dickhead who thinks that's a) funny or witty and b) should be sent to a band who'd sent you a tape.
The way Factory was run, I could believe it was a member of New Order/Happy Mondays who happened to be in the office the day the tape arrived and decided that responding themselves would be a right jape. After all, they only signed OMD because Tony Wilson's wife liked them (he thought they were pop crap), so their A&R practises were always somewhat loose.

Re: Bryan Ferry's Roxy Rejection Letter
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2021, 04:58:57 PM »
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Re: Bryan Ferry's Roxy Rejection Letter
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2021, 05:22:15 PM »
Hmmm.  Three artist mentions that are instantly understood today.  Just through chance I would have accepted two, and one lost to five decades.

Re: Bryan Ferry's Roxy Rejection Letter
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2021, 07:13:32 PM »

I don't even care if it's real to be honest, wonder who it was that sent that note to EMI A&R complaining that they were signing the Sex Pistols?

I got bored, so I looked it up,

https://stereosociety.com/sexpistols/

https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/amusing-letter-to-emi-sex-pistols-a-r-man.36391/

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Re: Bryan Ferry's Roxy Rejection Letter
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2021, 07:23:48 PM »
Quite amusing that yer man Ross turns up in that thread to show himself not at all bitter about the Sex Pistols' continued high-profile in comparison to the "who?" factor of his own former outfit.  Though judging by those lyrics posted above, may be just well nobody has heard of them or he might have been sweating out being a potential Yew Tree collar.

Re: Bryan Ferry's Roxy Rejection Letter
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2021, 07:26:06 PM »
That's a point, I'd better censor it before I summon the Candyman

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