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#26 2016-05-25 07:26:28

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

I see McDonald went on to join the Doobie Brothers...I thought he may have founded them but he was taken on after 1975...which might explain why I quite like their later stuff more.. anyway with the crossover of a few musicans between the Doobies and Steely Dan I can really get into both of them, Minute by Minute sounds great to me.

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#27 2016-05-25 09:06:28

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

I thought that I hated the 70s except some soul and funk, a few glam and disco things, some pub rockers and teeny boppers, and a bit of early punk rock/ proto punk. Now that I check these lists, I see that there were a lot of good songs.

Even on you shit lists, Stan, I can find a few things that I like, such as "Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks. I also like Neil Diamond and The Carpenters. MOR guilty pleasures. Probably childhood memories, nostalgia of some sort.

However, I can't stand the Eagles, Steely Dan, Chicago, Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, ELP, Jethro Tull and stuff like that...

Some of my faves from the 70s:

R&B/ Soul/ Funk

James Brown
Curtis Mayfield/ Impressions
Tyrone Davis
Terry Callier
Al Green
Ann Peebles
Aretha Franklin
Betty Lavette
Betty Wright
Betty Swann
Bobby Womack
Bill Withers
Brothers Johnson
Chambers Brothers
Charles Wright/ Watts 103rd st RB
Chuck Jackson
Chuck Brown
Crusaders
Detroit Emeralds
Isaac Hayes
Marvin Gaye
Stevie Wonder
Sly & The Family Stone
Funkadelic/ Parliament/ Mothership
Baby Huey
Babe Ruth
Booker T
Donny Hathaway
Staple Singers
Rufus Thomas
Isley Brothers
Jean Knight
Joe Tex
Johnny Taylor
Hound Dog Taylor
Luther Ingram
Lyn Collins
Earth Wind & Fire
Gil Scott-Heron
Nina Simone
William DeVaughn
Wilson Pickett
Last Poets
Latimore
Laura Lee
O'Jays
Carl Carlton
Commodores
Chi-Lites
Dramatics
Stylistics
Spinners
Persuaders
Moments
Tavares
Three Degrees
Chairman of the Board
Dells
Delfonics
Denise LaSalle
Dorothy Moore
Eddie Holman
King Floyd
Kool & The Gang
Melba Moore
Mel & Tim
Millie Jackson
Ohio Players
OV Wright
Otis Clay
Ben E.King
Etta James
Edwin Starr
Temptations
Four Tops
Harold Melvin & Bluenotes
Barry White
Joe Simon
Gladys Knight & Pips
Labelle
Spinners
Dobie Gray
Chaka Khan
Tami Lynn
Tower of Power
Undisputed Truth
Average White Band
War
ZZ Hill



Rock/ Pop/ Punk

AC/DC
Alice Cooper
Black Sabbath
Big Star
Badfinger
Blue Oyster Cult
Carpenters
Cheap Trick
Gram Parsons
Little Feat
Stealers Wheel
Velvets/ Lou Reed/ John Cale/ Nico
Iggy/ Stooges
Modern Lovers/ Jonathan Richman
Real Kids
Ramones
Dictators
New York Dolls/ Johnny Thunders/ Heartbreakers
Suicide
Blondie
Cramps
Richard Hell/ Voidods/ Television
Talking Heads
Dead Boys
Saints
Radio Birdman
Runaways
Kim Fowley
Motorhead
KISS
Kinks
Who
Faces
Humble Pie
Rolling Stones
Flamin Groovies
CCR
Dr John
Cpt Beefheart
Hawkwind
Can
Kraftwerk
Neu!
Magma
David Bowie
Gary Glitter
T-Rex
Slade
Sweet
Mott The Hoople
Roxy Music
Sparks
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Steve Miller Band
10 CC
Free
Dr Feelgood
Count Bishops
Eddie & The Hot Rods
Buzzcocks
Clash
Damned
Sex Pistols
Slits
X-Ray Spex
Wire
Magazine
TVPs
Pere Ubu
Weirdos
Angry Samoans
Bad Brains
Black Flag
Germs
Dead Kennedys
Misfits
ZZ Top
.....

I realize most of this stuff is far from AM, though, or it's not Rock Bands.... edit: Apologies for CHEATING! wink

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#28 2016-05-25 09:30:57

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

Bop, I think the Japanese style of City Pop has some good music in this vein. This is the mix that introduced me to it. But there's better examples out there.

A few early City Pop albums that nail the vibe:
Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita - Pacific
Sugar Babe - Songs (couldn't find a good example on YouTube of this, but definitely seek this one out)
Haruomi Hosono - Hosono House
Haruomi Hosono - Bon Voyage Co. 泰安洋行
Shigeru Suzuki - Bandwagon

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#29 2016-05-25 09:38:11

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

While we're at it, what about Billy Joel? Some real radio friendly stuff in the 70s and quite a few of my mates dads had styled themselves on him. That was just before The BeeGees blonde bouffant look.

I have a photo of my old man from '75 and he looks like a member of The Band. No flares, black leather jacket and black crew neck and blackish jeans.


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#30 2016-05-25 09:39:59

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

Bop wrote:

Thanks for putting in the time on that stan...the 70s musically to me is pretty much a grey area compared to the 60s which i feel like I know like the back of my hand, I shall study the lists.

my pleasure, ace!  I was glued to the radio for years, it wasn't casual with me, as you might surmise ........

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/\  Steve Miller made so many good records, the '60s FM stuff collected on the original Capitol comp Anthology is all fine, he ran out of steam for a couple of years when the hippie dream crashed, and then came back with The Joker in '73, and he turned into a hit machine with the two great radio monster LPs .....

as peerless craft replaced psychedelic inspiration and he realized that his great talent was his singing, not his guitar playing, which was tasty but he was no Jerry Garcia ......

but the '60s Miller band put out quite a few FM killers, the best-known of which were the chugging, burbling Space Cowboy and the joyous riffing romp that was Living in the USA

my other Miller faves need to be kept under wraps

he really had a swell band with him from 1973-78, Joker, Fly Like an Eagle and Book of Dreams were textbook radio pop, excellently produced .....

he could deliver a wicked cover tune as well, that was always the case with him

Macho City was a weird but funky opus that almost derailed him but his run was almost over anyway ......

the only track of his that I really avoid is his last hit, Abracadabra, for professional reasons ......

the rest of the primo Steve Miller remains some of the best Cali space pop ever waxed

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Doobie Brothers ... I never bought a Doobie Bros. record in my life, but they acquitted themselves very nicely on their great cover of Jesus is Just Alright ... the early band of San Jose bikers put out some fine radio monsters, including the reprobate classic China Grove, which I dig to this day ...... we had that single in the house, it was my bro's ....

the uber-flanged-out Listen to the Music was played heavily on the radio, Long Train Running was a smash with a nice lick in it, and Black Water was a masterful production too, a nice arrangement

then the lead singer Tom Johnston burned out and McDonald came in and I didn't like the soft new stuff when it came on the radio

even though McDonald had been good on the Steely Dan stuff he'd sung on, Peg was a monster and De La Soul jumped on it, the bass and drums and guitar solo were unimprovable  .......

when I was in my teens I liked Steely Dan, now there are only a few select tunes of theirs I still enjoy but they always outranked the Doobs by a wide margin .....


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#31 2016-05-25 09:52:30

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

4F Hepcat wrote:

While we're at it, what about Billy Joel? Some real radio friendly stuff in the 70s and quite a few of my mates dads had styled themselves on him. That was just before The BeeGees blonde bouffant look.

I have a photo of my old man from '75 and he looks like a member of The Band. No flares, black leather jacket and black crew neck and blackish jeans.

Billy Joel ... nah, not on the AM in the early '70s ... Piano Man at times, yikes, on the FM then but every time it came on we'd groan and change stations, to this day  .....

when Uptown Girl came on it was painful ....

actually his best is his cheesiest, so over the top it gets almost there in a syrupy way ... Just the Way You Are, which was nicely goofed on by Brand Nubian ......

now the classic rock station plays him incessantly, and it sucks so hard .....

re Dad dressing like a member of The Band: funny, cool ... as long as it wasn't Garth ..... RIP Richard, Rick, Levon!


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#32 2016-05-25 10:02:51

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

fatwad666 wrote:

Bop, I think the Japanese style of City Pop has some good music in this vein. This is the mix that introduced me to it. But there's better examples out there.

A few early City Pop albums that nail the vibe:
Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita - Pacific
Sugar Babe - Songs (couldn't find a good example on YouTube of this, but definitely seek this one out)
Haruomi Hosono - Hosono House
Haruomi Hosono - Bon Voyage Co. 泰安洋行
Shigeru Suzuki - Bandwagon

Ha...amazing..just when you think youve seen or heard it all...cheers for that!

 

#33 2016-05-25 10:16:37

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

Hard Bop Hank wrote:

I thought that I hated the 70s except some soul and funk, a few glam and disco things, some pub rockers and teeny boppers, and a bit of early punk rock/ proto punk. Now that I check these lists, I see that there were a lot of good songs.

Even on you shit lists, Stan, I can find a few things that I like, such as "Seasons In The Sun" by Terry Jacks. I also like Neil Diamond and The Carpenters. MOR guilty pleasures. Probably childhood memories, nostalgia of some sort.

However, I can't stand the Eagles, Steely Dan, Chicago, Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, ELP, Jethro Tull and stuff like that...

haha you cheated so badly HB Hank! 

it's amazing how much good stuff there was on the AM Hot 100

shit lists are completely personal, no disrespect to anybody for liking Neil Diamond or the Carpenters, they sold millions, the verdict is in long time already, they were very popular, period.

Seasons in the Sun ... haha ... we played the infamous flip side Put the Bone In .... listen to it, it's very damaged

re the Eagles, I do like four of theirs: Take It to the Limit; Life in the Fast Lane with the nifty Joe Walsh lick; Those Shoes with talk box guitar by Joe; and Heartache Tonight

re Steely Dan, I still like Show Biz Kids; Rikki Don't Lose That Number; the live Bodhisattva; Black Friday; Green Earrings; Kid Charlemagne; Peg; Babylon Sisters 

Genesis, ELP, Chicago, never had any use for them

Yes was an occasional guilty pleasure but the song Going For the One was a tune I really dug massively

Jethro Tull ... haha as a kid I enjoyed Teacher, To Cry You a Song, and Fat Man ..... detested the song Aqualung, really creepy, that whole LP was creeping


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#34 2016-05-26 08:21:32

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands


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#35 2016-05-26 08:46:47

Bop
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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

That's difficult

 

#36 2016-05-26 09:00:35

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

And who can forget "Love's Theme" by Barry White and the Love Unlimited Orchestra. Also known as the "CBS Golf Theme."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YS7sWCG_ZE

 

#37 2016-05-26 12:46:42

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

Bop wrote:

That's difficult

This is more like it, good working class lads music with no pretentions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdVFzdRZF0Q

I am pretty much sure this got a lot of play in the USA!

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#38 2016-05-26 18:53:29

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

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Uh, no, just kidding. To think that I spent so much energy running away from AM drivel in the 70s... only to be reminded of it so many years later.

Seriously, at the time, anything that was the least bit popular was, to my mind, worthless. Aside from a few exceptions, e.g., the Stones, Steely Dan, and Sly.


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#39 2016-05-27 03:04:15

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

Still think post-punk and new wave in the UK was a much better music scene, the period from '77-85 was a golden era in British popular music. That also happened to be the time that the distance between the US and UK charts was a bigger gulf that it is today, or before. What happened?


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#40 2016-05-27 08:12:48

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

/\  safe to say that most cool cats here don't prefer early '70s AM hits from the Hot 100 to top-notch album rock or electric Miles or dread roots reggae etc. but that wasn't the question .........................................................

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#41 2016-05-27 08:35:12

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

Now, electric Miles... I was actually diggin' that stuff back then. Not many of us were, but I thought On The Corner, Bitches Brew, and Big Fun were way cool. (I don't think electric Miles ever made it to AM, though. har har)

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#42 2016-05-27 15:25:32

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

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#43 2016-05-27 17:42:08

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

Whoa. That's Steve Miller? I had no idea he was that... I'm not sure bizarre is the word I'm looking for.


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#44 2016-05-27 18:10:32

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

Chipper wrote:

Now, electric Miles... I was actually diggin' that stuff back then. Not many of us were, but I thought On The Corner, Bitches Brew, and Big Fun were way cool. (I don't think electric Miles ever made it to AM, though. har har)

Was just listening to "Filles de Kilimanjaro" this evening for the first time in a while. Sounds so good. Can't say I was listening to it back in the early 70s though. Sesame Street LPs were more my jam then...

 

#45 2016-05-27 18:53:16

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

There's so much Miles. I wasn't aware of Filles back then either. The record store seemed to be hawking the crazier electric stuff I mentioned, probably just because it was, for the time, so out there.


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#46 2016-05-27 22:55:51

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#47 2016-05-28 00:07:58

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#48 2016-05-28 00:12:33

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#49 2016-05-28 00:20:00

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#50 2016-05-28 00:34:07

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

McGeorge Bundyburger wrote:

Chipper wrote:

Now, electric Miles... I was actually diggin' that stuff back then. Not many of us were, but I thought On The Corner, Bitches Brew, and Big Fun were way cool. (I don't think electric Miles ever made it to AM, though. har har)

Was just listening to "Filles de Kilimanjaro" this evening for the first time in a while. Sounds so good. Can't say I was listening to it back in the early 70s though. Sesame Street LPs were more my jam then...

I don't remember anybody being into electric Miles until you got the re-releases and box sets from the late 1990s and early 2000's. Miles In The Sky is a good starting point. I remember in the early 1990s you could get Agharta and Pagaea in the Columbia Master Series on CD. Never bought them at the time. There's also two different mixes of those albums available, one with added wah-wah peddle, one with out.

A mixed bag I find, but that first electric period was some coke fuelled darkness. I've the live DVD's of the Montreaux Jazz Festival appearances and the first one from '73 is just something else entirely. Blows everything else away.


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