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(MSN)   Flashback: Break out your bell bottoms, we're heading back to the '70s for some music   (msn.com) divider line
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2021-10-16 10:35:34 AM  
That list seemed really random to me, because almost half of those songs were liked by my parents, and not me.
There was a good 10 year period in the mid-late '60's to the mid '70s where it wasn't uncommon to see things like both Pat Boone and Jimi Hendrix having a song in the Top Ten.
 
2021-10-16 10:39:33 AM  
 
2021-10-16 11:02:42 AM  
Ah yes, a bunch of songs where the original was only slightly better than the Muzak version you had to suffer through in the dentist's office waiting room. Hard pass.
 
2021-10-16 11:09:41 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Ah yes, a bunch of songs where the original was only slightly better than the Muzak version you had to suffer through in the dentist's office waiting room. Hard pass.


Aaaand we're done here.
 
2021-10-16 11:59:07 AM  
Subby, this is the music we were SUBJECTED to in the '70s, over and over and over again.

/ old
 
2021-10-16 12:17:56 PM  
List fails without Galactic Funk...

Star Wars Theme - Disco version
Youtube dWRWYYt47RI
 
2021-10-16 1:27:16 PM  
That's an Ad.

Here is the best song from the 70s.

Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
Youtube h0ffIJ7ZO4U
 
2021-10-16 1:36:54 PM  
Yeah, none of those songs are songs from the 1970s that I enjoy.

More advertising from Fark.
 
2021-10-16 1:37:48 PM  
Oblig
Incognito - 1975 - Live on Weekend Wogan (22/08/2010)
Youtube G0drOMkjmWY
 
2021-10-16 1:51:00 PM  

Clash City Farker: That's an Ad.

Here is the best song from the 70s.

[YouTube video: Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing]


I was thinking this song was from the mid eighties for some reason.

Great song.
 
2021-10-16 1:52:10 PM  
And working at a college, I saw a student wearing bell bottoms this week.  She stood out because the vast majority of our students are wearing yoga pants.
 
2021-10-16 2:03:52 PM  
The first pic is a radio from the late forties/early fifties
 
2021-10-16 2:07:55 PM  
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Bellbottoms
Youtube XlTqcshkmc8
 
2021-10-16 2:08:03 PM  

labman: Clash City Farker: That's an Ad.

Here is the best song from the 70s.

[YouTube video: Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing]

I was thinking this song was from the mid eighties for some reason.

Great song.


Mid eighties would be Money for Nothing which absolutely dominated the summer of 85. But Sultans is better. I can remember doing homework and listening to AM radio when Sultans would come on.
 
2021-10-16 2:15:07 PM  
The reason I loved the 90's Grunge wave is that it nailed the best of the early 70s Metal wave.  Especially after years of late 80s "metal", which was usually dumb (Priest and some Goth bands excepted).  Can't wait for the next dose of kickarse Marshall feedback to hit the waves.
 
2021-10-16 2:15:42 PM  
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Ahoy & welcome aboard the HMS Rawk Yacht!
If it feels good do it (with 21st century protections, of course).
Um, who spilled fondue cheese on the shag carpet?
 
2021-10-16 2:24:46 PM  
I, too, had access to an AM radio during that decade.
 
2021-10-16 2:27:52 PM  
Yacht Rock Episode 1
Youtube jMTI8vg7A5U
 
2021-10-16 2:35:53 PM  

Snapper Carr: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/jMTI8vg7​A5U]


Meanwhile (Thenwhile?) in Japan
Japanese 80s City Pop Compilation
Youtube mml46rXspXQ
 
2021-10-16 2:36:16 PM  

lindalouwho: That list seemed really random to me, because almost half of those songs were liked by my parents, and not me.
There was a good 10 year period in the mid-late '60's to the mid '70s where it wasn't uncommon to see things like both Pat Boone and Jimi Hendrix having a song in the Top Ten.


I'm guessing that aside from the obvious boomer anthem "American Pie", these were more Silent Gen (my parents) than appealing to boomers.

/think they all played on WBAL 1100AM on Baltimore
//which could be jammed with a 150-in-1 (probably less, don't know the model) Radio Shack experiment kit
///but not replaced with WLPL(92) or 98 rock (I think I made the jammer when WLPL still existed, not sure).
 
2021-10-16 2:46:59 PM  
I chase my vinyl dreams to Boogie Wonderland.
 
2021-10-16 2:52:00 PM  
BRYAN FERRY - Love Me Madly Again (Album merged with Concert footage 1977) Roxy Music
Youtube LGyl0EQL9TI
 
2021-10-16 2:56:51 PM  

Clash City Farker: That's an Ad.

Here is the best song from the 70s.

[YouTube video: Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing]


You.  You're ok.
 
2021-10-16 3:51:24 PM  
Fast show - Ron Manager about hooliganism
Youtube cWzkxe98auc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW​2gyS​UgXAw
 
2021-10-16 3:53:55 PM  
Whatever, I love the 70s. The most harmonically interesting pop music we've ever had, and I love it.
 
2021-10-16 4:03:56 PM  

Cafe Threads: Subby, this is the music we were SUBJECTED to in the '70s, over and over and over again.

/ old


Yep. This was filler music on the AM stations, because there wasn't enough good music to play 24/7. Thank Geebus we finally got FM album-rock stations.

...And they're trying to get you to download the songs for $1.29 each.
 
2021-10-16 5:13:57 PM  
70s soft hits. Whoop de do
 
2021-10-16 5:27:02 PM  
Derek And The Dominos - Bell Bottom Blues ( studio version)
Youtube BKAYGVIkbok


Seriously? I had to do this?
 
2021-10-16 5:28:08 PM  
Bell bottom girls they made the rockin' world go 'round.
 
2021-10-16 5:43:57 PM  

Cortez the Killer: [YouTube video: Derek And The Dominos - Bell Bottom Blues ( studio version)]

Seriously? I had to do this?


I wasn't surprised, considering what an asshole Clapton has been. It came to my mind way before the thread went live, and I noped out.

/ doesn't mean it's not a good song
 
2021-10-16 7:12:56 PM  

austerity101: Whatever, I love the 70s. The most harmonically interesting pop music we've ever had, and I love it.


Yeah but if you were to make a list of harmonically interesting 70's pop would it look anything like tfa?
 
2021-10-16 7:45:41 PM  
No Lynard Skynyrd?  No Aerosmith?  NO SUPERTRAMP??  Did my Aunt Ethel write this list?
 
2021-10-16 9:08:48 PM  
FM "underground" in the 70s saved us from the Top 40 schlock.
 
2021-10-17 2:14:19 AM  
Guess that Fleetwood Mac album didn't sell enough to make the list.
 
2021-10-17 9:06:53 AM  
I was born in 1971, and I remember many of those songs, but I can't say I ENJOYED any of them.

I had an AM radio.. it was shaped like a silhouette of Micky Mouse's head.  But I never found anything that I actually wanted to hear on it.. seemed to be mostly talk radio and sports.
 
2021-10-17 11:56:03 AM  

melfunction: FM "underground" in the 70s saved us from the Top 40 schlock.


True, except for the am stations that played Motown and related music, those were awesome.

/ WAMO in Pittsburgh
 
2021-10-17 12:07:32 PM  

Cortez the Killer: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/BKAYGVIk​bok]

Seriously? I had to do this?


Really?  Nobody?

Alma Cogan - Bell Bottom Blues
Youtube iYqDbV_MGc0
 
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