Homer Simpson said, “Everyone knows Rock & Roll attained perfection in 1974. It’s a scientific fact.”
Of course, it’s a gag. The trope that 1974 was a terrible year for Rock is as prevalent as 1971 is its peak and just as wrong. Let’s demonstrate that 1974 wasn’t as bad as it’s made out to be and that Homer could be right.
As a first witness, I call Steely Dan. They may have sacked the band for Pretzel Logic but, my, it’s a wonderful record. More than that, it is rock perfection.
As a taster, here is the closing track, Monkey In My Soul.