Roxy Music – Oh Yeah (There’s a Band Playing On the Radio) (1980)

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Oh Yeah—also labelled as Oh Yeah (On the Radio) or Oh Yeah (There’s a Band Playing On the Radio) on certain releases—is a hit single by British band Roxy Music. It was taken from their 1980 album Flesh and Blood. It is the second release from the album and hit #5 on the UK Singles Chart, as the previous single “Over You” had also done. This song was followed by the UK Top 20 hit “Same Old Scene”. Bryan Ferry explained to The Mail on Sunday: “In this song I was trying to create a picture of Americana, and long hot summer evenings at drive-in movies. It is wistful and nostalgic, rather like a country record.” The song was backed by the non-LP track “South Downs”, a synth instrumental by Ferry, or by the album tracks “Rain Rain Rain” (in the USA) and “In the Midnight Hour” (in Australia and South Africa). “South Downs” when re-released on the “The Thrill of It All” boxset was accidentally released backwards, but due to the synthetic nature of the string sound, it didn’t sound weird. The original version reappeared on a 3-track CD single with “Jealous Guy” and “Lover”.




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