Hopefully this might be of interest to people here who like music from the 1970s. I’ve always wanted to hear music from that time, but not the “gold” stuff you hear on the Now that’s compilations. So each mix compiles 3 songs from each year from 1970 to 1976, comprising of album tracks, A and B sides, and the occasional lesser known hit. My tastes are quite bubblegum, so expect Bowie, Zappa and Fairport rubbing shoulders with Abba, Cliff and Benny Hill. So far I’ve compiled 66 hour long mixes for all to enjoy.
Wonderful track, but why exactly did the people sing “La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la” on The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down? I can’t find a decent explanation for this anywhere. Help La.
I’ve been dipping into the TV Cream website for many years now – they style themselves as a 70s & 80s pop culture repository and though they can veer into the “Spangles & Chopper bikes” nostalgia zone, I mostly find them pleasingly irreverent…
Years ago they published a top 100 singles list, and have recently updated it… they’re not clear on how it was arrived at, though the comments clearly indicate some kind of voting system, but it’s a pleasingly bonkers celebration of 70s/80s pop & rock, and probably more diverse than many “cooler” charts out there… I’d also wager there’ll be a few “blimey, I’d forgotten about that” moments to be had too, especially in the YT clips they provide…
It might just be a bit too-uncool-for-school for us Afterworders, but I’d like to think it might also be a bit of an antidote to the angst-y handwringing we can sometimes be guilty of in analysing our listening likes & dislikes…
Top 10 in the comments (the number 1 might raise a few eyebrows), and the whole list is at the link, enjoy and have at it (and remember, don’t have nightmares…)
The great 60/70s clear-out continues…another good man gone, although nothing in the papers yet. I heard from a friend of a friend and his Wiki has been updated. I had some dealings with him in the 70s – fine fellow. His amazing Penguin covers, the Beatles stuff, the Sunday Times, there was a time when his crazed visions were everywhere. He also – and not many people know this – discovered the great Robert Rankin, which is how I got to know him.
i don’t really know much about Kraftwerk – I sort of like what they’re on about, and I quite liked “Bahn-bahn-bahn-der-Autobahn” back in the day.
But I love this footage. Serious German music fans from the 70’s, who really want to hear Somezink Mit Ein BEAT, they love to CLAP. But they also appreciate ze good art ya.
In the 70’s I was in New Zealand, and the UK for a couple of years. The look of the audience is familiar. They seem very – I don’t know, accepting? And also urging the band to play something exciting (which they sort of do).
I’m still confused, 40 years on…
and Danny Baker’s hasn’t even finished yet.
Don’t expect to get Saucecraft-level traction on this, but it may amuse someone else as much as it has me.
While poking around Spotify looking for 1960-64 tracks to add to Martin’s Spotify post I came across 3 whole albums of 50s/60s/70s advertising music – not jingles, but whole numbers that sound like outtakes from Oklahoma – made for the likes of Coca-Cola, Westinghouse, Oldsmobile etc. This was obviously a huge thing, with massive resources thrown at it – not hard to imagine all those Mad Men brainstorming sessions. One bloke with a laptop could probably do it now.
Just search on The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals for over 3 hours of this stuff.