Friday, November 9, 2007

TVD's Weekend Shots

It's been interesting to note while doing research for this week's and next week's 70's posts, just how many GREAT albums came out in this amazing decade. I've been careful to relegate myself to just AM radio fodder for these two weeks and not - say, FM rock radio (Areosmith, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, for instance) or anything punk, new wave or indie. For example, just look at this list of LP's released in 1977 alone:

A Farewell to Kings - Rush
A Period of Transition - Van Morrison
Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! - Bootsy's Rubber Band
Aja - Steely Dan
The Alice Cooper Show - Alice Cooper
Alive II - Kiss
Animals - Pink Floyd
Bad Reputation - Thin Lizzy
Bat out of Hell - Meat Loaf
Plastic Letters - Blondie
Book of Dreams - Steve Miller Band
Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
Chic - Chic
Chicago XI - Chicago
The Clash - The Clash
Cluster & Eno - Cluster & Eno
Damned, Damned, Damned - The Damned
Draw the Line - Aerosmith
Eddie Money - Eddie Money
Even in the Quietest Moments - Supertramp
Equal Rights - Peter Tosh
Exodus - Bob Marley and the Wailers
Foreigner - Foreigner
Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome - Parliament
The Grand Illusion - Styx
Going for the One - Yes
Heroes - David Bowie
I Robot - The Alan Parsons Project
I'm In You -Peter Frampton
The Idiot - Iggy Pop
L.A.M.F. - Heartbreakers
Lace and Whiskey - Alice Cooper
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
Lights Out - UFO
Little Criminals - Randy Newman
Little Queen - Heart
Live at the El Mocambo - April Wine
Love Gun- Kiss
Low - David Bowie
Lust for Life - Iggy Pop
Marquee Moon - Television
Message Man - Eddy Grant
Motörhead - Motörhead
Moonflower - Santana
My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello
Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols - The Sex Pistols
New Boots and Panties! - Ian Dury
News of the World - Queen
Next - Journey
Night Moves - Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
No More Heroes - The Stranglers
Now - The Tubes
On Earth as It Is in Heaven - Angel
Out of the Blue - Electric Light Orchestra
Pacific Ocean Blue - Dennis Wilson
Parliament Live: P-Funk Earth Tour-Parliament
Passage - Carpenters
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
Pink Flag - Wire
Plastic Letters - Blondie
Point of Know Return - Kansas
Rattus Norvegicus - The Stranglers
Regeneration - Roy Orbison
Rendezvous - Sandy Denny
Ringo The 4th - Ringo Starr
Rocket to Russia - Ramones
Rockin' All Over the World - Status Quo
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
Running On Empty - Jackson Browne
Saw Delight - Can
Simple Dreams - Linda Ronstadt
Sin After Sin - Judas Priest
Slowhand - Eric Clapton
Songs from the Wood - Jethro Tull
Spectres - Blue Öyster Cult
The Stranger - Billy Joel
Street Survivors - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Suicide - Suicide
Taken by Force - Scorpions
Talking Heads: 77 - Talking Heads
Tejas - ZZ Top
Terrapin Station - Grateful Dead
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Trans Europe Express - Kraftwerk
Works Volume I - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

I don't love ALL of those records up there, but I also don't think we'll ever see an era of its kind again.

Here's some from the flip-side of '77:

Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action (Mp3)
Stanley Frank - S'cool Days (Mp3)
The 101'ers - Keys to My Heart (Mp3)
The Vibrators - We Vibrate (Mp3)
The Gorillas - Gatecrasher (Mp3)
Buzzcocks - Breakdown (Mp3)
999 - Emergency (Mp3)
Johnny & the Self Abusers - Saints and Sinners (Mp3)
Radio Stars - Nervous Wreck (Mp3)
Tubeway Army - That's Too Bad (Mp3)

See ya back here Monday when we pick up with '75...

TVD Recalls the 70's | Day Five: 1974

Elton John - Bennie And The Jets (Mp3)
The Eagles - Best of My Love (Mp3)
ELO - Can't Get It Out of My Head (Mp3)
Harry Chapin - Cat's In The Cradle (Mp3)
Joni Mitchell - Help Me (Mp3)
Wings - Jet (Mp3)
Wings - Junior's Farm (Mp3)
Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting (Mp3)
Pilot - Magic (Mp3)
Barry Manilow - Mandy (Mp3)
Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis (Mp3)
Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number (Mp3)
Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat (Mp3)
Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun (Mp3)
Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown (Mp3)
Steve Miller Band - The Joker (Mp3)
Grand Funk Railroad - The Locomotion (Mp3)
ABBA - Waterloo (Mp3)
John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (Mp3)