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2018-02-04 08:03:23 PM  
Dark Side of the Moon?
 
2018-02-04 08:03:54 PM  
Subby is trying to pick a fight. Not the greatest album of the 70's. An excellent one, yes. The ten things about the album are highlighted at:

8. Mick Fleetwood's balls on the Rumours cover have a backstory.

I'm sure they do.
 
2018-02-04 08:10:23 PM  
This inner turmoil surfaced in brutally honest lyrics, transforming the album into a tantalizing he-said-she-said romantic confessional.

Don't care.  What I loved about Rumors is that it found the sweet spot between hard rock and soft.
 
2018-02-04 08:16:15 PM  
How could the shiattiest band have even a good album?
 
2018-02-04 08:18:34 PM  
The release of the eponymous Black Sabbath album?

An entire genre, and nearly 5 decades of my headbanging, hang on that moment.
 
2018-02-04 08:26:35 PM  
London Calling?
 
2018-02-04 08:32:37 PM  
All Things Must Pass?

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2018-02-04 08:44:31 PM  
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2018-02-04 08:54:31 PM  
11. It existed
 
2018-02-04 08:54:43 PM  
Frampton Comes Alive?
 
2018-02-04 09:04:11 PM  
Sun Ra - Space is The Place Soundtrack (Full Album)
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2018-02-04 09:06:00 PM  
Ten things I didn't know after the greatest album of the 70s? What did the album do to my brain?
 
2018-02-04 09:14:27 PM  

NateAsbestos: Ten things I didn't know after the greatest album of the 70s? What did the album do to my brain?


Don't worry! Everything you didn't know after you didn't know before. Same here, I think..... OK, now I'm worried. I mean how can I know?
 
2018-02-04 10:19:06 PM  
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2018-02-04 10:27:44 PM  
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2018-02-04 10:28:01 PM  

vudukungfu: How could the shiattiest band have even a good album?


Either you're trolling or you're bubble is so small that you don't know how bad it can get.

Melt Banana - Disposable Weathercock
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2018-02-04 10:31:53 PM  
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2018-02-04 10:32:03 PM  
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2018-02-04 10:32:27 PM  

jaytkay: [upload.wikimedia.org image 300x300]
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Rumors is good, too. Not the greatest, but I still listen to it.
 
2018-02-04 10:32:40 PM  
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2018-02-04 10:36:21 PM  
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2018-02-04 10:38:37 PM  
I don't see Kraftwerk anywhere in TFA or this thread.

None of you know what real music is.
 
2018-02-04 10:41:57 PM  
Which one's Pink?
 
2018-02-04 10:48:17 PM  
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2018-02-04 10:53:12 PM  
 
2018-02-04 10:53:13 PM  
The back story to the recording sessions for Blood On the Tracks is pretty interesting, subby.
 
2018-02-04 10:54:14 PM  

Ishkur: I don't see Kraftwerk anywhere in TFA or this thread.

None of you know what real music is.


Charles Mingus - Haitian fight song
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2018-02-04 10:57:53 PM  
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2018-02-04 11:08:27 PM  
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2018-02-04 11:08:57 PM  

jaytkay: {My Aim Is True}


Solid choice, but I'd give the nod to "This Years Model." The best parts of "Aim" are the ones where Costello slips from normal singing to angry yelling -- the "why, why. why, why" part of "Working Week" and the chorus from "Miracle Man," for example. "Model" is that same anger, but wall-to-wall. If "Aim" harnessed the anger of a breakup, "Model" is like the girl came back to you after you got famous, just to break up with your ass all over again.

The only problem with "Model" is that both the original U.S. and British versions cut solid material from their pressing -- the British version lacks "Radio Radio," and the U.S. version omits "I Don't Want to Go To Chelsea" (and "Night Rally," which is good-but-not-great).
 
2018-02-04 11:13:33 PM  
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2018-02-04 11:14:25 PM  
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/ The 1977 cycle for this thread
// The 1963 cycle is just as good, but different
/// Snob
 
2018-02-04 11:18:54 PM  
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2018-02-04 11:21:42 PM  
Houses of the Holy? No way I'm posting that album cover, probably violates a Fark rule or ten.
 
2018-02-04 11:24:29 PM  
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2018-02-04 11:25:57 PM  

vudukungfu: How could the shiattiest band have even a good album?


Got laid a couple of times to that album playing so it scores some points. It wasn't my first choice but if it got them in the mood it didn't completely kill mine. Oddly enough Styx Grand Illusion was a choice for a few girls I got to know. Again, not high on my personal play list but some fond memories as it turned out.
 
2018-02-04 11:28:01 PM  
I won't wade into the "best album of the 70s" debate because late 60s and early 70's music was and is the core of my life.

I will say this is one of the best songs of the 70's and the time since the 70's.

Fleetwood Mac-Christine McVie - SongBird
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2018-02-04 11:29:13 PM  

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Wow, memories. Quadrophenia is something it seems like I played in a loop, night and day, for a couple of years as a teen. And then I didn't.

I can still hear a lot of  it in my head, note for note.  Beautiful synthesizer work.
 
2018-02-04 11:34:22 PM  

jaytkay: shastacola: [cps-static.rovicorp.com image 500x430]

Wow, memories. Quadrophenia is something it seems like I played in a loop, night and day, for a couple of years as a teen. And then I didn't.

I can still hear a lot of  it in my head, note for note.  Beautiful synthesizer work.


That's my experience too, although I've listened to it many times since. I wore out two of these albums when I was a teenager.
 
2018-02-04 11:34:27 PM  

Uzzah: jaytkay: {My Aim Is True}

Solid choice, but I'd give the nod to "This Years Model." The best parts of "Aim" are the ones where Costello slips from normal singing to angry yelling -- the "why, why. why, why" part of "Working Week" and the chorus from "Miracle Man," for example. "Model" is that same anger, but wall-to-wall. If "Aim" harnessed the anger of a breakup, "Model" is like the girl came back to you after you got famous, just to break up with your ass all over again.

The only problem with "Model" is that both the original U.S. and British versions cut solid material from their pressing -- the British version lacks "Radio Radio," and the U.S. version omits "I Don't Want to Go To Chelsea" (and "Night Rally," which is good-but-not-great).


I thought My Aim Is True had an energy and a fire that wasn't there afterward. It was more raw, more real... i can't explain it, but it had something that the follow-up albums from the era didn't.
 
2018-02-04 11:46:06 PM  

jaytkay:  Beautiful synthesizer work.


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2018-02-04 11:48:19 PM  
This types of headlines are so stoopid. I'm glad you like Rumours but Rumours would not make my list of the top 500 albums from the 70's.
The clear winner is Fun House by The Stooges. I would also accept Never Mind the Bollocks by the Sex Pistols or London Calling by the Clash or The Man Machine by Kraftwerk or...
/ just listen to what you like!
// I won't judge you
 
2018-02-04 11:59:23 PM  

roddikinsathome: jaytkay:  Beautiful synthesizer work.

Reminds me:
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Another album I wore out. I'd put on headphones and lie down and listen to it for a couple of hours.
 
2018-02-05 12:00:53 AM  

GlamrLama: London Calling by the Clash


Oh yeah! Way up high on my list.

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2018-02-05 12:06:08 AM  
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2018-02-05 12:06:48 AM  
Yeah this kind of headline pretty much guarantees we will be discussing anything but Rumours. Which is fine with me, because I don't care for post-Peter Green Fleetwood Mac and the 70s in general were pretty lame.
 
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2018-02-05 12:11:05 AM  
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2018-02-05 12:12:05 AM  
Wh00000pse. "Switched..." was '68.
Here;
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2018-02-05 12:20:12 AM  

ElectricPeterTork: I thought My Aim Is True had an energy and a fire that wasn't there afterward. It was more raw, more real... i can't explain it, but it had something that the follow-up albums from the era didn't.


My Aim Is True is quite good but does not have the power of Peace Love and Understanding. While that did not appear on an Elvis Costello album until 1979, it was first released in 1978 (which supports your point about the earlier work being better).

Peace Love and Understanding is one of the angriest and best songs of all time. My god is that song angry.
 
2018-02-05 12:27:17 AM  
How about every good Queen album ever.
 
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