This Roxy live favorite was co-written by guitarist Phil Manzanera: He told The Mail on Sunday June 28, 2009: "The tape phasing used on the intro probably came from one of our producer Chris Thomas's experiments with The Beatles."
The models on the album cover are Constanze Karoli and Eveline Grunwald, respectively the cousin and then-girlfriend of Can's Michael Karoli. The women appear to be caught by surprise in their underwear. Roxy Music frontman Brian Ferry explained: "We wanted it to be like they were at some amazing country house party, caught in the headlights of a car as they emerged from some encounter in their underwear. To me, the cover girls were like my ideal fans. It was rather like designing the perfect fan as well as the music. "
Jim from Long Beach, CaI was about 10 when Country Life came out. I bought it in Signal Hill(Long Beach,Cal) from the money I earned from being an alter boy at a wedding. I loved the cover that was the end of my innocence..LOL!!
Zabadak from London, EnglandThe preceding track - the single "All I Want Is You" - fades into this one on the LP.
The chorus of "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir" in "Lady Marmalade" is French for "Do you want to sleep with me tonight?" When Labelle performed it on television, they had to change it to "Voulez-vous danser avec moi ce soir" (Do you want to dance with me tonight?).