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Title: Sound of the 70s
Post by: a.heathen on Thu, Apr 03, 2014, 20:29 PM
Just watching some clips of the likes of ELO, 10CC, Bolan etc.
And here's Old Grey Whistle Test giving a debut to Meatloaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" IN FULL.
With Mr Mealtofu and Ellen Foley enacting the entire baseball commentary scene IN almost FULL.

Saucy.

Like a 1970s "That Stain On Your Skirt".

The 70s were much better than those punk rockers would have us believe.

Discuss.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: czefski on Thu, Apr 03, 2014, 21:14 PM
It certainly wasn't as bad as it seemed at the time and there were any number of shit punk or new wave bands that were considerably worse than what they were supposedly railing against. I saw Danny Baker say recently that when the first punk bands were starting out no-one said that prog rock was never mentioned as the stimulus for change.

There isn't much stuff that I listened to pre-punk that I find myself re-visiting. I did try and listen to Rick Wakeman's King Arthur album last year but gave up after a few minutes. Tubular Bells I can stick listen too and some ELO tracks stand the test of time. I loved Queen as a kid and could still give Queen 2 and Sheer Heart Attack a listen but wouldn't bother with Night at the Opera or a Day at the Races. As for Meatloaf, now, as then, I'd rather have a safety pin stuck in my heart than have to listen to a single note.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: rainmaker on Thu, Apr 03, 2014, 21:20 PM
I think ELO were one of the worst 70s groups, I remember watching some programme of a live concert and a Radio 1 DJ (can't remember who) introduced them as being the greatest rock group, switched it off at that point. 10cc and meat-loaf were almost as bad. Punk was far better until "Never mind the bollocks" and then  it went downhill as well.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: a.heathen on Thu, Apr 03, 2014, 21:22 PM
Danny Baker LOVES Prog. He wouldn't remember anyone slagging it off.

Actually though, our gang in 1979 to 1982 would listen to Prog, Disco, Punk, New Wave and the New Romantics in equal proportions. And lots of Two Tone /Ska.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: rainmaker on Thu, Apr 03, 2014, 21:24 PM
PS Just watching a Dr Feelgood live DVD, some tracks off the OGWT. Now that is great 70s music.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: a.heathen on Thu, Apr 03, 2014, 21:29 PM
I think ELO were one of the worst 70s groups ...

POPPYCOCK
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: czefski on Thu, Apr 03, 2014, 21:37 PM
Danny Baker LOVES Prog. He wouldn't remember anyone slagging it off.

Actually though, our gang in 1979 to 1982 would listen to Prog, Disco, Punk, New Wave and the New Romantics in equal proportions. And lots of Two Tone /Ska.

We listened to most of the above as well, not much prog, unless ELO or Can stray into the prog bucket. The one genre that got short shrift was heavy metal. I remember one of our mates playing Fairies Wear Boots and Ironman by Black Sabbath(?) he had to serve a 1 week suspension from the tape recorder.

No love for ELO Rainmaker? A New World Record is a great album.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: a.heathen on Thu, Apr 03, 2014, 21:39 PM
Oh yeah being Birmingham there was plenty of heavy metal too.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: rainmaker on Thu, Apr 03, 2014, 21:41 PM
I think ELO were one of the worst 70s groups ...

POPPYCOCK
I could have added one of the worst groups ever for the success they had, which is my actual opinion.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: rainmaker on Thu, Apr 03, 2014, 21:51 PM





No love for ELO Rainmaker? A New World Record is a great album.
I did have A New World Record but thought it became really over-rated. I was into the first generation of heavy metal but not so keen on all the mid-70s onward deep Purple spin-off type or Black Sabbath either, but most of my mates were.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: kwaing on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 00:47 AM
t rex, bowie, blondie, the specials, and the grease soundtrack ... did i miss anything out?
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: czefski on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 07:59 AM
t rex, bowie, blondie, the specials, and the grease soundtrack ... did i miss anything out?

The Jam, obviously.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: funky_nomad on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 09:34 AM
I was into the first generation of heavy metal but not so keen on all the mid-70s onward deep Purple spin-off type or Black Sabbath either, but most of my mates were.
This does not make any sense to me, as Black Sabbath WERE the first generation of Heavy Metal.

Unless, of course, you mean you weren't into post-Ozzy Sabbs when all the RAWK behemoths started swapping more members than a suburban swinging party. In which case, you're wrong, as Dio-era Sabbs was almost as good as the original. Mob Rules? YEAH!!!

Anyway, the 70's were WAAAAAAY better than the namby-pamby 60's or the self-obsessed 80's - Rock rocked properly, genres came and went in a heartbeat, electronic music came to the fore, and Krautrock influenced generations to come.

Without the 70's there would have been no Spinal Tap. I rest my case, M'Lud.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: rainmaker on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 10:05 AM
I was into the first generation of heavy metal but not so keen on all the mid-70s onward deep Purple spin-off type or Black Sabbath either, but most of my mates were.
This does not make any sense to me, as Black Sabbath WERE the first generation of Heavy Metal.


Just didn't like Black Sabbath for some reason.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: czefski on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 10:07 AM
Dio-era Sabbs was almost as good as the original

Damned by faint praise
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: funky_nomad on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 10:14 AM
Dio-era Sabbs was almost as good as the original

Damned by faint praise
Cloth-eared Twink.

(http://members.tripod.com/pink_fairies/pink.jpg)
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: kwaing on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 10:44 AM
t rex, bowie, blondie, the specials, and the grease soundtrack ... did i miss anything out?

The Jam, obviously.

nah, i can't listen to the jam anymore without hearing that awful paul weller chap
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: czefski on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 10:56 AM
t rex, bowie, blondie, the specials, and the grease soundtrack ... did i miss anything out?

The Jam, obviously.

nah, i can't listen to the jam anymore without hearing that awful paul weller chap

cloth-eared twonk
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: kwaing on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 10:59 AM
t rex, bowie, blondie, the specials, and the grease soundtrack ... did i miss anything out?

The Jam, obviously.

nah, i can't listen to the jam anymore without hearing that awful paul weller chap



cloth-eared twonk

i know - how to ruin a band with a solo career ... khartoum heroes? same fate
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: Scotpaulabear on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 11:45 AM
t rex, bowie, blondie, the specials, and the grease soundtrack ... did i miss anything out?

The Jam, obviously.

nah, i can't listen to the jam anymore without hearing that awful paul weller chap



cloth-eared twonk

i know - how to ruin a band with a solo career ... khartoum heroes? same fate

La la laaaa not listening cos even though Weller is a tool now (IMHO) the first 'Paul Weller' album is a work of godlike genius  8)
Plus I met my husband when I subbed to his Weller 'zine... I'm sure he's cursing Weller's sorry arse now.  :o
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: lolsmit on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 11:58 AM
t rex, bowie, blondie, the specials, and the grease soundtrack ... did i miss anything out?
The Jam, obviously.
nah, i can't listen to the jam anymore without hearing that awful paul weller chap
cloth-eared twonk
i know - how to ruin a band with a solo career ... khartoum heroes? same fate
Plus I met my husband when I subbed to his Weller 'zine... I'm sure he's cursing Weller's sorry arse now.  :o
Creepy  :o  So much for the Data Protection Act  :P
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: franzkafka on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 12:02 PM
one thing about weller, he's hung on to his youthful good looks:

www.gq-magazine.co.uk/style/articles/2014-01/17/paul-weller-and-daughter-leah-model-for-daks (http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/style/articles/2014-01/17/paul-weller-and-daughter-leah-model-for-daks)
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: funky_nomad on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 12:04 PM
That suit is clearly a play to make it onto Dom's favourite website:

http://www.sadanduseless.com/2012/03/nothing-really-matress/
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: czefski on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 12:06 PM
t rex, bowie, blondie, the specials, and the grease soundtrack ... did i miss anything out?

The Jam, obviously.

nah, i can't listen to the jam anymore without hearing that awful paul weller chap



cloth-eared twonk

i know - how to ruin a band with a solo career ... khartoum heroes? same fate

If I'd written that Weller would join the hub just so that he can write a post telling me what an arsehole I am.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: kwaing on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 12:54 PM
i am pau1 we11er - what an arseh01e i am
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: Deegers on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 12:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8TBmeK9Abg&feature=kp

the future if rock and roll
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: kwaing on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 13:22 PM
the future if rock and roll ... ? never happened?
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: Deegers on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 13:27 PM
the future if rock and roll ... ? never happened?

my keyboard is dyspeptic and keeps having trouble with its worms.

Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: Scotpaulabear on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 14:14 PM
t rex, bowie, blondie, the specials, and the grease soundtrack ... did i miss anything out?

The Jam, obviously.

nah, i can't listen to the jam anymore without hearing that awful paul weller chap



cloth-eared twonk

i know - how to ruin a band with a solo career ... khartoum heroes? same fate

If I'd written that Weller would join the hub just so that he can write a post telling me what an arsehole I am.

You haven't lived til you've had Weller tell you you're an arsehole.  I speak from personal experience  :P

And as for the data protection thing - think of it as sleeping with the editor to get a writing job  ;)
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: czefski on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 14:56 PM


You haven't lived til you've had Weller tell you you're an arsehole.  I speak from personal experience  :P



I'll stick with Adam Randolph and Dave Canaveral for the time being. I got on rather well with PJW when I had a night out with him in Madrid a few years ago, thoroughyl decent chap.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: Uncle Ellwyn on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 16:15 PM
How can anyone write about 70's music without mentioning Eno?

Here Come the Warm Jets
Taking Tiger Mountain
Another Green World
Before and After Science

Nobody had four better albums in the 70's
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: Leckers on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 18:56 PM
stevie wonder:

music of my mind
talking book
innervisions
fulfillness...
songs in the key of life


can:

monster movie
tago mago
ege bamyasi
future days


i could go on, as the 70s were
obviously a great time for music.
and, of course, elo are worth listening
too. this ain't no place for fools.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: rambling_idiot on Fri, Apr 04, 2014, 23:50 PM
I just got into Bowie a couple of weeks back.

Nae as bad as I thought he was.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: kwaing on Sat, Apr 05, 2014, 00:23 AM
the sweet had an alright song, ABBA won the Mod, we all had joy, fun, seasons in the sun with our ding-a-lings
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: Congo Bongo on Sat, Apr 05, 2014, 01:50 AM
not to mention..............sky rockets in flight, in the silence of the railway station, from crayons to perfume, that night on our honeymoon..............
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: Bootsfordancing on Sun, Apr 06, 2014, 00:31 AM
one of the first records i bought and this was '72  K-tel's "22 Explosive Hits" 
A1   –Sammy Davis Jr.    The Candy Man   
A2   –Gallery (2)    Nice To Be With You   
A3   –Lobo (3)    A Simple Man   
A4   –Olivia Newton-John    If Not For You   
A5   –Osmonds*    One Bad Apple   
A6   –Fortunes*    Rainy Day Feeling   
A7   –Pop Tops*    Mammy Blue   
A8   –Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds    Don't Pull Your Love   
A9   –Daddy Dewdrops*    Chicaboom   
A10   –April Wine    You Could Have Been A Lady   
A11   –Hot Butter    Popcorn   
B1   –Derek & The Dominos    Layla   
B2   –Flash (25)    Small Beginnings   
B3   –Giorgio*    Son Of My Father   
B4   –Danyel Gerard*    Butterfly   
B5   –Sugar Bears (2)    You Are The One   
B6   –James Last    Wedding Song   
B7   –Detroit Emeralds    Baby Let Me, Take You   
B8   –Chi-Lites*    Power To The People   
B9   –Millie Jackson    My Man, A Sweet Man   
B10   –James Brown    Honky Tonk Part 1   
B11   –Joe Simon    Power Of Love
then i went out and 2nd album purchase was a live Osmond brothers (multi 3 i think lp epic....ouch)

so considering all covered so far herein from eno to cloth-eared twonk (tell us how ya really feel !)
i can't think we'd have anywhere near as much fun with the 90s somehow....
brilliant all around....... 8)





Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: Congo Bongo on Sun, Apr 06, 2014, 09:21 AM
Track A10  -April Wine. Would that be Iron & Wine's mum by any chance?
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: Bootsfordancing on Sun, Apr 06, 2014, 13:34 PM
i did know a boy in my first grade who could play "hot butter"  by puckering up and then tweaking his cheeks with his finger  :o
forget April Wine and go straight to Trooper "boys and their bright white sprorts cars" now that was '70s canadiana http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=pCVbyY2ZTjA#t=3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=pCVbyY2ZTjA#t=3)
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: a.heathen on Sun, Apr 06, 2014, 14:30 PM
i did know a boy in my first grade who could play "hot butter"  by puckering up and then tweaking his cheeks with his finger  :o

Everyone could, surely? If only we'd had Britain's Got Hughie Green, Popcorn tribute acts would have been on every episode.
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: Bootsfordancing on Sun, Apr 06, 2014, 15:12 PM
didn't get the Hughie Green bit (had to look up) but came across this gem of a site in doing so
http://worldsworstrecords.blogspot.ca/2012/01/hughies-right-wing-rants.html (http://worldsworstrecords.blogspot.ca/2012/01/hughies-right-wing-rants.html)
did you guys have the gong show? a good fit there too...
Title: Re: Sound of the 70s
Post by: r.a. on Wed, Apr 09, 2014, 17:41 PM
Dio-era Sabbs was almost as good as the original.

You tit.