Richard Hamilton’s 1956 montage, Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing? was the main inspiration for Bryan Ferry’s In Every Dream Home A Heartache, a song that featured on Roxy Music’s second album For Your Pleasure. Ferry had been taught fine art by Hamilton at Newcastle University…

"He was frighteningly intellectual, he seemed to validate my romantic leanings towards American culture and he revealed how poetic and mysterious the modern world could be" said Ferry.

In the documentary This Is Tomorrow, Hamilton declared Bryan Ferry ‘his greatest creation’.

In every dream home a heartache
And every step I take
Takes me further from heaven
Is there a heaven? I`d like to think so

Standards of living, they’re rising daily
But home oh sweet home, it’s only a saying
From bell push to faucet in smart town apartment
The cottage is pretty, the main house a palace
Penthouse perfection, but what goes on
What to do there… better pray there

Open plan living, bungalow ranch style
All of it’s comforts seem so essential
I bought you mail order my plain wrapper baby
Your skin is like vinyl, the perfect companion
You float in my new pool deluxe and delightful
Inflatable doll, my role is to serve you

Disposable darling, can’t throw you away now
Immortal and life size, my breath is inside you
I’ll dress you up daily and keep you till death sighs
Inflatable doll, lover ungrateful
I blew up your body…
But you blew my mind

Oh Those Heartaches
Dreamhome Heartaches

In Every Dream Home A Heartache - Roxy Music.