member) was one of the U.K.'s top trumpet players and mentored his son on the instrument. Young Rhett also listened to the family record collection, which included releases from
. He once met the composer at a session for the movie soundtrack to What's New Pussycat.
After doing some hitchhiking and opening a record shop, Davies
became a recording studio intern/engineer at Island Studios. His first full session was on Brian Eno
's 1973 LP, Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy). An appreciative Eno
a royalty on that album and his subsequent innovative releases with Davies
. The two pioneered the "playing the studio like an instrument" concept: tape loops in pop music and using a rhythm box to lay down the beat during basic recording, then adding a live drummer later.
In 1990, Ray Davies left the music business to pursue other business interests, while still privately creating music.
Some Rhett Davies
-related CDs are As Time Goes By
by Bryan Ferry
, More Than This: The Best of Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music, Popular Favorites 1984-1992: Sand In the Vaseline, More Songs About Buildings and Food
by Talking Heads
, Time Capsule: Greatest Hits by the B-52
's, Ambient 1: Music for Airports, Another Green World
, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Before & After Science, Music for Films
by Brian Eno
, Dire Straits by Dire Straits
, Selling England By the Pound
by Roxy Music
, Natural History: The Very Best of Talk Talk, Discipline
, The Compact King-King Crimson, the movie soundtrack to 9 1/2 Weeks, Welcome Home
, Everything's Different Now
, Coming Up Close: A Retrospective by 'Til Tuesday
, Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley
by Robert Palmer
, and the second TV soundtrack volume Miami Vice II.