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Luxury

Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
Tocca Falls, Georgia, USA

Luxury is an indie rock band from Toccoa, Georgia. They began playing together as The Shroud at Toccoa Falls College in the early 1990s, and changed their name to Luxury just before signing with Tooth & Nail Records and releasing their debut album, Amazing and Thank You, which was one of the few non-hardcore releases on the label at the time.

Luxury toured extensively in the months following Amazing and Thank You's release. In late 1995, a bad highway collision between touring engagements resulted in most of the band's members being hospitalized. Consequently, Luxury took a year-long hiatus before going back on tour to support their second album, The Latest & The Greatest, though with fewer dates than initially anticipated. After growing more and more unhappy with the continually waning resources and promotion provided them by Tooth & Nail, they opted (in 1997) not to renew their contract with the label, and instead released their third album, Luxury (1999), on Bulletproof Records, a smaller and more artist-friendly label. Soon after, Luxury broke up, and the band members went their separate ways.

Jamie Bozeman started a new band called Canary, which soon became They Sang as They Slew, while Lee Bozeman recorded a solo project, Love & Affection, under the moniker All Things Bright and Beautiful. In 2005 Luxury reconvened in Toccoa to make a new record after a six-year hiatus. The result was their fourth effort as Luxury, called Health And Sport, which was released on Northern Records. The new recording featured all the original members of the band: Lee and Jamie Bozeman, Glenn Black, Chris Foley, and Matt Hinton (described by Jamie in a 1999 interview as the band's “fifth leg”).

In May 2008, Luxury became involved in a dispute with a Boston-based band using the name Luxury, resulting in confusion relating to the latter's album sales on Amazon.com. Subsequently, the latter took on the name The Luxury.

In February 2013, the members of Luxury reunited to begin the process of song writing for a new album. In 2015, they released their fifth full-length album Trophies to early supporters. The album has been described by music reviewers as the band's best work. Trophies was officially released to the public in 2019. Luxury is currently releasing its records as an independent act.

In March 2019, Eleventyseven lead singer Matt Langston interviewed drummer Glenn Black on the Eleventylife podcast and discussed the music industry, as well as the film documentary about the band entitled Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury.

Three of the five members of the band (Foley, Bozeman, and Bozeman) are Orthodox priests, serving in the Orthodox Church in America.

Discography

1992 The Shroud Tinsel
1993 Shroud Candy, Darling? Rage Records
1993 Luxury It Might as Well Be Skin (The Pink Tape)
1994 Sunbrain / Luxury A Split Seven Inch Record Ghostmeat Records
1994 Luxury Luxury
1994 Luxury Amazing and Thank You Tooth & Nail Records
1996 Luxury The Latest and the Greatest Tooth & Nail Records
1996 Luxury Nude at Last
1998 Luxury Anniversary (single)
1999 Luxury Luxury Bulletproof Music
2005 Luxury Health and Sport Northern Records
2010 Luxury 27SEPTEMBER1996
2014 Luxury Un​-​Savage / Our Hearts are Broken
2015 Luxury Rare Tease
2019 -Luxury Trophies Awakening Productions

Tinsel

1992 Independent

  1. Honeymoon (2:32)
  2. I Don't Hate Her Anymore (2:22)
  3. How Strange (3:20)
  4. Touch (2:31)
  5. Collier's Fame (3:09)

Candy, Darling?

1993 Rage Records

Lee Bozeman
Glenn Black
Jamey Bozeman
Chris Foley

  1. Velvet
  2. Touch
  3. (And I Say) Bitter
  4. Anniversary
  5. Me, The Lounge Singer
  6. This Season
  7. South
  8. Carnival Vamp
  9. Sleeper
  10. Stay Still

It Might as Well Be Skin (The Pink Tape)

1993 Independent

  1. Pink Revenge (3:17)
  2. Solid Gold (6:14)
  3. The Luxury Theme (4:44)
  4. South (5:52)
  5. My Last Gasp (4:38)
  6. When the Curtain Falls (4:04)

“Originally recorded by Andy Lemaster in the early 1990's, and became a precursor to our first album with Tooth & Nail Records. Recorded on an 8-track Portastudio cassette recorder.”


A Split Seven Inch Record

1994 Ghostmeat Records ‎(GM-01)

  1. Sunbrain - Stupid Shine
  2. Sunbrain - Rewind Button
  3. Luxury - Flaming Youth Flames On

Luxury

1994 Independent

Lee Bozeman – Vocals, guitar
Jamey Bozeman – Guitar, background vocals
Matt Hinton – Guitar
Chris Foley – Bass
Glenn Black – Drums

  1. Pink Revenge
  2. South
  3. Vanity
  4. My Last Gasp
  5. Flaming Youth Flame On
  6. The Luxury Theme
  7. Solid Gold
  8. When the Curtain Falls

Amazing and Thank You

1995 Tooth & Nail Records (TND 1016)

Lee Bozeman - Lead vocals
Jamey Bozeman - Guitar
Chris Foley - Bass Guitar
Glenn Black - Drums

Produced by Steve Hindalong

  1. Pink Revenge (3:15)
  2. South (5:42)
  3. Champagne (5:16)
  4. Bitter, Once Again (4:43)
  5. Vanity (4:35)
  6. Flaming Youth Flames On (3:09)
  7. The Luxury Theme (4:58)
  8. I Know What You Think About Me (5:31)
  9. Kill The Famous (7:02)
  10. Solid Gold (7:08)
  11. Rock Star (4:19)
  12. When the Curtain Falls (4:00)

The Latest and the Greatest

1996 Tooth & Nail Records (TND 1066)

David Edward Lee Bozeman- Lead vocals, guitar
Jamey Bozeman - Lead guitar
Christopher John Foley - Bass Guitar
Glen James Black - Drums

Matthew Hambone Hinton - Additional electric guitar
David Kenand Barbe - Guitar, piano, backing vocals
Andrew Sparky Lemaster - Mandolin, backing vocals

  1. The Latest and the Greatest (3:44)
  2. From The Lion Within (3:16)
  3. Not So Grand (4:20)
  4. Metropolitan (4:04)
  5. The Glory (3:10)
  6. Red Mascara (5:14)
  7. King Me (5:04)
  8. Hell or Highwater (4:20)
  9. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (6:32)
  10. The Pearls (4:30)

Nude at Last

1996 Independent

  1. Honeymoon
  2. I Don’t Hate Her Anymore
  3. Velvet
  4. Touch
  5. Flaming Youth Flames On
  6. When the Curtain Falls
  7. From the Lion Within
  8. Hell or Highwater

This tape serves as a compilation of songs from previous independent releases.


Anniversary

1998 Independent

Lee Bozeman
Jamey Bozeman
Glenn Black
Chris Foley

  1. Anniversary (6:33)

“Anniversary” was recorded during the session for the album The Latest & The Greatest in 1997 but never released.


Luxury

1999 Bulletproof Music (BPD3038)

Lee Bozeman
Jamey Bozeman
Chris Foley
Glenn Black

  1. When Those That are Not Do Become Those That Are (5:00)
  2. To Conquer and Destroy (2:54)
  3. Perpetua Simone (3:32)
  4. Mincemeat (5:40)
  5. Sweet God (4:25)
  6. Glenn Says, “Death's Head” (2:03)
  7. Stories Above the Sea (3:19)
  8. The Lacklustre (3:08)
  9. Euphrates With the Golden Hands (4:45)
  10. Robed in Light (3:49)
  11. To You Who Gave Me Hope And Were My Light (3:34)

Health and Sport

2005 Northern Records (NRCD0024)

Lee Bozeman - Vocals, guitar, piano
Jamie Bozeman - Guitar
Matt Hinton - Guitar
Chris Foley - Bass
Glen Black - Drums

  1. Shake More Hands, Give More Hugs (10:49)
  2. I Have Been Everywhere the Grass is Green, I Have Seen All There is to See (4:31)
  3. Health and Sport (1:40)
  4. The Four Quartets (3:47)
  5. The Needs of the Many, the Needs of the Few (4:34)
  6. Black Books (4:31)
  7. Biography, Auto-Biography (3:52)
  8. Diary Standard (I See the Signs!) (5:48)
  9. Strange Flowers (5:47)
  10. He Watches Over Thee (6:40)

27SEPTEMBER1996

2010 Independent

Lee Bozeman
James Bozeman
Glenn Black
Fr. Christopher Foley

  1. From the Lion Within (3:08)
  2. Not So Grand (3:57)
  3. Flaming Youth Flames On (3:06)
  4. The Glory (2:54)
  5. Pink Revenge (3:12)
  6. Goody Two Shoes (2:52)
  7. The Latest & The Greatest (2:54)
  8. Red Mascara (4:46)
  9. Solid Gold (Runaround Sue, It's My Party) (8:05)
  10. Hell or Highwater (3:23)
  11. Bitter (Once Again) (4:08)
  12. South (5:12)

Live recording from Detroit, MI 27 September, 1996.


Un​-​Savage / Our Hearts are Broken

2014 Independent

  1. Un-Savage (2:40)
  2. Our Hearts Are Broken (3:44)

Bonus songs from the Trophies session.


Rare Tease

2015 Independent

  1. Shake More Hands, Give More Hugs (12“ Edit) (1:45)
  2. Biography, Auto-Biography (Choral Mix) (4:02)
  3. Anniversary (Latest & Greatest B-Side) (6:33)
  4. Goody Two Shoes (2:59)
  5. Ginsberg Reading 'Howl' (demo) (3:15)
  6. Red Mascara (Live from 27 September 1996) (4:46)
  7. Sweet God (One of Those Days - Alternate Mix) (4:45)
  8. C'est La Mort (Latest & Greatest B-Side) (3:18)
  9. The Communist (Un-released Instrumental) (2:02)
  10. Diary Standard (demo) (5:42)
  11. Don't Feel Bad If You Don't Feel Better Right Away (Demo) (3:00)
  12. Touch (from Candy, Darling?) (2:29)
  13. Lavender (live version) (4:15)
  14. Trophies (demo) (3:50)
  15. Pink Revenge (Live from 27 September 1996) (3:12)
  16. Velvet (from Candy, Darling?) (3:02)
  17. Sleeper (from Candy, Darling?) (4:00)
  18. Throw You to the Lions! (Run, Jamey, Run) (unreleased) (1:10)
  19. When The Curtain Falls (Pink Tape Demo) (4:05)

Trophies

2019 Awakening Productions

Lee Bozeman - Vocals, guitar
Jamie Bozeman - Guitar
Matt Hinton - Guitar
Chris Foley - Bass
Glen Black - Drums

  1. Ginsberg Reading 'Howl' (2:57)
  2. Parallel Love (2:41)
  3. Trophies (4:17)
  4. Don't Feel Bad If You Don't Feel Better Right Away (2:52)
  5. The War on Women (5:19)
  6. You Must Change Your Life (3:58)
  7. Museums in Decline (4:03)
  8. Words of Mouth (2:27)
  9. Courage, Courage (5:07)
  10. The Gates of Paradise (Give Praise Where Praise Is Due) (8:18)

Compilation Appearances

Cut & Past Sample (1994 Cut & Past Collective)
01) Goody Two Shoes (2:59)

This is a cover of Adam & the Ants “Goody Two Shoes” and was part of the Cut & Paste sampler including Menomena, lackthereof, and Viva Voce as well as others.