d. 70's Artists

By Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen
updated 2 months ago

70's Artists and the music they made after.

  1. America (2) - Holiday

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    What could happen when George Martin produces AND arranges songs for America? One would think that was big news. But it wasn't and Holiday is known as the home of Tin Man instead, a reletively big hit for the band. That's good...but lying in the grooves of the rest of Holiday is some of the greatest 70's Orchestral Pop ever made. They recorded at Air with an orchestra, songs that seem to be a secret to this day. Get this album, turn the lights off and just listen. A musical big wow moment with no parades or adulation. It ain't too late to discover Holiday by America...my fave record by them. N

  2. Badfinger - Straight Up

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    The power pop album of all time. But up until the 1990's few knew of it's brilliance or even it's existence. Badfinger was wiped off the map. Slowly as the CD era developed, so did awareness of the band and in 1993 Straight Up was issued w/6 of the most legendary recordings ever made: the George Martin/Abbey Road orchestral Badfinger sessions. VH1 released a "Behind the Music" on the band and the world learned of their sad fate. They also started buying their records. This one is a hit factory that was burned to the ground. It features Day After Day and Baby Blue. No Matter What is on a previous LP. All the other tracks are as strong on this incredible album. Must own. N

  3. Badfinger - Wish You Were Here

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    The masterpiece of Badfinger. As good as Straight Up is, it is eclipsed by Wish You Were Here. All band members contribute songs and lead vocals for the first time. Every song is placed perfectly in a complete listening experience that seems to defy gravity. Suites of songs are present and perfect execution of recording and playing are displayed the way no one but Pete, Tom, Mike & Joey could achieve. They were playing for their lives songs that were written with the same desperation. It was do or die. And as we all now know, it was the record that killed Pete Ham. When I hear this, I am always reminded of how fragile life is. Essential listening, perfect songs. N

  4. Badfinger - Wish You Were Here

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    The Green 2018 Edition!!! The masterpiece of Badfinger. As good as Straight Up is, it is eclipsed by Wish You Were Here. All band members contribute songs and lead vocals for the first time. Every song is placed perfectly in a complete listening experience that seems to defy gravity. Suites of songs are present and perfect execution of recording and playing are displayed the way no one but Pete, Tom, Mike & Joey could achieve. They were playing for their lives songs that were written with the same desperation. It was do or die. And as we all now know, it was the record that killed Pete Ham. When I hear this, I am always reminded of how fragile life is. Essential listening, perfect songs. N

  5. Be-Bop Deluxe* - Drastic Plastic

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    My fave Be Bop Deluxe as it has Love In Flames, Superenigmatic and the masterpiece: Panic In The World. Bill Nelson holds a very special place in the world of guitar players. He is as unfamous as a guitar virtuoso can be. He revolutionized electronic music and changed his style multiple times over a 45 year career. He is British royalty in the rock & roll world. I like his guitar playing and his passionate vocal delivery on Drastic Plastic...a new wave pyramid of brilliance. His band was "The Juggernaught no-one-forgot" when audiences walked away in tatters after witnessing an onslaught of melody and rage. N

  6. Bill Nelson's Red Noise* - Sound On Sound

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    The greatest post punk avant new wave album ever? I think so. This is The Normal on steroids. Bill Nelson wowed us with Be Bop Deluxe and this, his first solo album took us to a bizarre place that made us jump up and down frantically like nervous bugs at a BBQ. It's a giant machine made out of guitars and keyboards and it kills me every time. Don't Touch me, I'm Electric says it all people. John Leckie produced it so you know it's true. Masterpiece. N

  7. The Bliss Band - Dinner With Raoul

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    A lot of Steely Dan fans bought this record as they heard about the influence...intended or not, we bought it. The 2nd Bliss Band LP was much less influenced. That said, it's a catchy 70's artifact that has great songs and optimizes the late 70's in the best ways. Get Neon Smiles too! Paul Bliss went on to play with The Moody Blues for many years. N

  8. The Bliss Band - Neon Smiles

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    1970's artifact. Look at that cover!! Great easy going 70's slickness.

  9. J.J. Cale - Troubadour

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    In the world of "Cool", no one was more than JJ Cale. His songs are made for any occasion where your feeling' good, relaxed, kinda stoned, kinda trouble free, just perfect. His guitar playing was a thing of beauty. Stick, but raw, understated yet tricky. His songs were the oppitame of cool and they were covered by a lot of people who lived and died by his influence, most notably Eric Clapton. Just listen to Travelin' Light or I'm a Gypsy Man and you'll see what I mean. There would definitely be no Dire Straights w/out JJ Cale. N

  10. City Boy - Young Men Gone West

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    Get this for the endless laugh you and your dumb friends will have when you hear Bordello Nights. Once you hear it....you can't un-hear it....which may not be bad. It's that outrageous.
    The rest of the album is that UK sophisti-pop ala Stackridge or 10cc.....only more yautty. n

  11. Electric Light Orchestra - No Answer

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    The 1st ELO album, the rare Lynne/Wood collaboration, the dividing point between The Move and ELO. Cellos rule the day. Bombast rules the night. No Answer is a weird record in that it's beauty lies in treading untraveled ground with chamber music and rock & roll. in 1971 that was weird. As a result of all these variables it is my fave ELO album. Nothing sounds like it before or since and is a masterpiece in cello-tastic vocal chamber rock & roll eccentricities. Get it now! N

  12. Electric Light Orchestra - No Answer

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    The 1st ELO album, the rare Lynne/Wood collaboration, the dividing point between The Move and ELO. Cellos rule the day. Bombast rules the night. No Answer is a weird record in that it's beauty lies in treading untraveled ground with chamber music and rock & roll. in 1971 that was weird. As a result of all these variables it is my fave ELO album. Nothing sounds like it before or since and is a masterpiece in cello-tastic vocal chamber rock & roll eccentricities. Get it now! N

  13. The Flame* - The Flame

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    The greatest album to bridge The Beatles & The Beach Boys. No record has ever been made to equal the status of that claim. It's Beach Boys Today, it's Abbey Road. It's Summer Days it's The White Album. Astonishing guitar and gargantuan vocal pop from 1969. Discovered and produced as the 1st Brother Records release by Carl Wilson himself. They were so good two members joined The Beach Boys for 3 years...one member joined The Rutles!! Hello!!! Insanely excellent pop record we all should own. N

  14. The Grass Roots - Move Along

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    We all have that 1st record our mother or father bought us before we knew what rock and roll or pop really was (and sadly before they knew either...). This was my 1st album. It isn't bad but wasn't great either. It's all I had so I played it and only it in 1972. Now I just keep it for nostalgia. That couch they're sitting on looks like a giant submarine sandwich or something. So, no. This is not a review but comments about an innocuous record that found it's way to an 11 year old 47 years ago. Who cares. N

  15. The Grateful Dead - Terrapin Station

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    The one Grateful Dead album I own. I guess that makes me an Un-Grateful Dead fan. But I sure do love this record. Terrapin Station is my fave Dead song as it is a sprawling exercise in symphonic/choral prog-rock. It was a departure for them that seemed to last as long as the song itself. Live however I guess it remained a big deal song for the fans. I also like Donna's singing and the way Bob Weir kinda owns side A. It's just my opinion man. Very cool and dramatic album for the Un Dead. N