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    We tried to do our 60s collaborative list, and it failed through the slow weight of attrition. I am firmly convinced that the 70s will not collapse under the same apathy, due in large part to the wider breadth of great albums that were released in the era.

    Mitch's goals for this general thread are great, and I highly recommend reading his post concerning the plan for the 60s list. What I would enjoy to do here is to continue this plan, but in a more loose, free-wheelin' and drunken way, just like the 70s. So we don't necessarily have a deadline for introducing lists, those lists can change at will, and the bigger thing I'd like to do is to start some discussion on what was good (and great) in the 70s, and what wasn't. So let's get to it, kids!
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    Did you know, for example, that the 70s was so full of capable bar rock bands and groups that were later overrun by cheese that we no longer recognize that, at one point, the Doobie Brothers was a truly excellent band. Don't believe me? Check out their second record, from 1973, called Toulouse Street. You'll know the first two songs, and then the rest of them will floor you in how similarly catchy and full of great playing they are. Oh, except for Jesus is Just Alright, because you know that.
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    Know what's depressing? If you look at the current musical landscape, the most important thing that happened in the 70s was giving birth to disco.
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    Sir Lord Baltimore were a rock band that later were to be noted as proto metal. Some even call these dudes the originators of stoner metal/rock, of course this was years before the genre even existed. I've only heard their album "Kingdom Come" and it rips. They have 2 other albums that I'm unfamiliar with.
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    Let's talk about the 90s
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    Probably my favorite James Brown album
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    So if we're starting at the beginning of the 70's, there's the obvious:



    Does this make everybody's consensus top ten list?

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    I prefer Houses of the Holy in terms of 70s Zep.
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    This is gonna be tough to whittle down 50. This is what I pulled for 71 alone

    Al Kooper New York City (You're a Woman)
    Alice Cooper Killer
    Allman Brothers At Fillmore East
    Black Sabbath Master of Reality
    Booker T and the MG's Melting Pot
    Can Tago Mago
    Crazy Horse Crazy Horse
    David Bowie Hunky Dory
    Faces Long PLayer
    Fela Kuti Fela's London Scene
    Harry Nilsson Nilsson Schmilsson
    James Brown Super Bad
    Johnny Cash Man in Black
    Led Zeppelin IV
    Marvin Gaye What's Going on
    Mott the Hopple Brain Capers
    Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
    Rory Gallagher Deuce
    Roy Harper Stormcock
    Serge Gainsbourg Histoire de Melody Nelson
    Shuggie Otis Freedom Flight
    T Rex Electric Warror
    Temptations Sky's the Limit
    The Chi-Lites (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People
    Van Morrison Tupelo Honey
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    I endorse this, Bryan, let's make it happen. I especially endorse it because I am currently half way through Rick Perlstein's massive new book about the politics and culture of America's great paranoid crackup between '73 and '76. I'm in a '70s kind of mind.

    The '70s are a fun decade to reevaluate because with the passage of time, it has become acceptable to celebrate both the dinosaurs of classic rock and the various asteroids of punk and disco that slayed them. The idea of the album as an artform came into its own in during the decade. I maintain that of the last fifty years, 1979 was probably the greatest individual year for popular music.

    I like III more, but yeah, the runes would definitely make my list.
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    There are a shit ton of great albums from 1970 and 1971, but for me, the sound of the '60s becoming the '70s -- musically, culturally, politically -- is this, provided by one of the great bands of the '60s fully turning the page on the prior decade:

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    Don't get me wrong, every album from I to Physical Graffiti is spectacular by Zep, but there are ones I like more than IV. Probably because I used to listen to that one so much as a kid.
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    Some more Captain Obvious choice selections:






    Both of these were monstrously popular but have to be included in this conversation.

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    Rumors would probably be in my top ten for the decade. I can enjoy Frampton Comes Alive, but let's get real, it's not this:

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    Fun House and Raw Power
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    I can't handle Cheap Trick. "I Want You to Want Me" is probably my least favorite song there's ever been.

    The '70s are an interesting decade to look at, to me the late '70s especially were (until the late '90s) the worst time for mainstream radio in rock history. Foreigner, Styx, Bad Company, Kansas, Supertramp - I absolutely cannot stand any of that shit. The rise of corporate rock. Of course you had The Clash and a lot of post-punk stuff bubbling up around then, but I'm talking about the mainstream rock bands. Unstomachable to me (and that's really saying something, right?).

    But there's an awful lot I'm not super familiar with from the decade, so this should be great.
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    Man, I love '70s AOR classic rock radio. I don't think I would list any of those bands' albums in a list of my favorites of the decade, but I unapologetically love that stuff.
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    Although I do love "Surrender". So go figure.
    9/20 - Crosby, Stills & Nash - Santa Barbara Bowl
    9/21 - Caetano Veloso - Hollywood Bowl
    9/26 - William Basinski - Pasadena Arts Council
    9/28 - Bob Mould - Roxy (?)
    10/01 - King Crimson - Orpheum


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    Foreigner and Supertramp have great songs. Neither have great albums. Blue Oyster Cult also falls into this category
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    Yes, BOC definitely. REO Speedwagon, Journey as well. It's a rather big and unimpressive list.
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    America - all kinds of awesome here.
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    This is gonna be tough to whittle down 50. This is what I pulled for 71 alone

    Al Kooper New York City (You're a Woman)
    Alice Cooper Killer
    Allman Brothers At Fillmore East
    Black Sabbath Master of Reality
    Booker T and the MG's Melting Pot
    Can Tago Mago
    Crazy Horse Crazy Horse
    David Bowie Hunky Dory
    Faces Long PLayer
    Fela Kuti Fela's London Scene
    Harry Nilsson Nilsson Schmilsson
    James Brown Super Bad
    Johnny Cash Man in Black
    Led Zeppelin IV
    Marvin Gaye What's Going on
    Mott the Hopple Brain Capers
    Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
    Rory Gallagher Deuce
    Roy Harper Stormcock
    Serge Gainsbourg Histoire de Melody Nelson
    Shuggie Otis Freedom Flight
    T Rex Electric Warror
    Temptations Sky's the Limit
    The Chi-Lites (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People
    Van Morrison Tupelo Honey
    Weather Report Weather Report
    Yes - Fragile
    Doors - L.A. Woman
    Pink Floyd - Meddle
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    I prefer Houses of the Holy in terms of 70s Zep.
    Seconded. Dancing Days? D'yer Maker? Over The Hills and Far Away? The album is a monster.

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    So if we're starting at the beginning of the 70's, there's the obvious:



    Does this make everybody's consensus top ten list?
    Overplayed, certainly, but any of those 8 songs would be a staple track on just about any other band's album. When the Levee Breaks might be the best drum-only intro of all time.
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    Seconded. Dancing Days? D'yer Maker? Over The Hills and Far Away? The album is a monster.
    Song Remains the Same is a guitar masterpiece.
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    My list would probably have to start here, in 1970. The Beatles final album.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfbeckett View Post
    Seconded. Dancing Days? D'yer Maker? Over The Hills and Far Away? The album is a monster.
    It's my favorite album of theirs as well, but for different reasons. "The Rain Song" and "No Quarter" were real trippy songs that they hadn't really done anything like before, and "The Ocean", whenever it comes on, is just the best thing ever. That ending!

    "The Crunge" is possibly the worst Zep song there is pre-In Through the Out Door though. That song will always tarnish the album for me and prevent it from being truly perfect.
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    9/26 - William Basinski - Pasadena Arts Council
    9/28 - Bob Mould - Roxy (?)
    10/01 - King Crimson - Orpheum


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