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Since The_lhc was so dismissive of the 70s, I'm reprinting the list I made back in April 2011 of a lot of my favorite music.....much of which was in the 70s:


Rick Wakeman............... Journey to the centre of the earth

Jon and Vangellis ..........The friends of Mr Cairo (interesting)

Led Zeplin .................Physical Graphiti (a must have) - double

Black Sabboth ..............Sabotage

10 cc ......................Deceptive bends (a classic of 70s)

Pink Floyd .................Dark side of the moon/The wall

The Police .................Reggatta de blanc (classic)

Gallagher & Lyle .......Break away

Simon & Garfunkel ......Bridge over troubled water (classic)

Elton John .................Goodbye yellow brick road (double)/Captain Fantastic (2 of my favorites)

Neil Diamond ...............Hot August night (Dble album - get if you like N.Diamond)

E.L.O. .....................Out of the blue (double)

Focus ......................Animal Instinct (weird - in a good way)

Deep Purple ................Machine head (classic)

Genisis ....................Trick of the tail

Jack Loussier ..............Plays Bach (jazzed up Bach - great stuff if you like jazz)

Alan Parsons Project .......Eye in the sky (great album)

Fleetwood Mac ..............Rumours/Tusc/Mirage (classic stuff)

Ac/Dc ......................Highway to hell

Steely Dan .................Royal Scam (Great Album - check out)

Santana ....................Blues for Salvador/Caravanserai (great stuff)

O.M.D ......................Archecture & Morality (interesting)

Jethro Tull ................Too old to rock & roll, too young to die (plays flute in rock band)

Supertramp .................Crime of the century/Breakfast in America (2 of my favorites)

Meatloaf ...................Bat out of hell

Deodato ....................Prelude/Deodato 11

Bob Dylan ..................Mercy (Great Album)

Eagles......................Hotel California (must have)

Carl Orff...................Carmina Burana (music used in The Omen)

 
Wings....................Band on the run (brilliant)


Cat Stevens..............Teaser and the fire cat (a classic)

Beetles..................Sgt. Pepper/Abbey Rd

Doobie Bros..............The captain and me

Emerson Lake & Palmer....Brain salad surgery

The Clash................The Clash

Sex Pistols..............Never mind the rubbish

Rod Stewart..............A night on the town

Yes......................The Yes album

Paul Simon...............Graceland (must own)

Rany Edleman.............Fairwell fairbanks (good)

Sting....................Nothing like the sun

Jeff Wayne...............War of the worlds

Chris de burg............Spanish Train (his best album)

Thin Lizzy...............Whiskey in the jar

U2.......................Joshua tree (brilliant- I was at school with Adam Clayton!)

Eric Clapton.............Unplugged

Don McLean...............American Pie (a must own)

Lou Reid.................Transformer

Randy Crawford...........Secret combination (brilliant)

Tracey Chapman...........Tracey Chapman (Brilliant)

Stevie Wonder............Hotter than July

Bonnie Tyler.............Faster than the speed of night (well I like it)

REM.....................(take your pick - all good)

George Benson............Breezin'

Bob Marley...............Exodus (love it)

Frankie goes to H.Wood...Welcome to the pleasure dome (classic)


Iron Maiden...............Iron Maiden

Mike Oldfield.............Tubular bells (classic)

Sparks....................Kimono my house (bit of a marmite group)

Marvin Gaye...............Let's get it on

Elkie Brooks..............Pearls

Earth wind and fire.......Boogie wonderland

M. Jackson................Bad

Abba......................Arrival (won't admit to liking)

BeeGees...................Sat night fever (don't admit to liking)

UB 40.....................Present arms/Labour of love (big fan)

2001......................A space odyssy

Bagatelle.................Bagetelle (rare,under rated- picture of w'fall on cover)

Richard Clayderman........Magic of R.C (easy listening)

Dire Straits..............Dire Straits/communique/making movies/love over gold (must have)

Van Morrison..............(take your pick)

Supertramp................Some things never change (brilliant newer stuff)

Louis Armstrong...........(need some in collection)

Nat King Cole.............(classic "mood" music - if you're not too young)

Roxy Music................Avalon/Flesh and blood.(great stuff)

Leonard Cohen.............Various positions

Joe Bonamassa.............(check out - brilliant blues/jazz guitarest)

Wynton Marsalis...........Haydn concerto for trumpet & orchestra (fantastic grammy award LP)

The Who...................Tommy

 

If it gives anyone some ideas, so much the better.

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As has been mentioned the 70s and 80s saw the birth of house music with the likes of Donna Summer, New Order and Kraftwerk amongst others, culminating in the rave culture which even put an end to football hooiganism!

 

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CNo- given that list I'm surprised early Alice Cooper ( Love it to death/Killer) aren't in there plus Venus and Mars by Wings.

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CNo- given that list I'm surprised early Alice Cooper ( Love it to death/Killer) aren't in there plus Venus and Mars by Wings.

I listed the ones that I was more familiar with, though sometimes it was my preferred option......it was not meant to be a fully comprehensive list, but a taste of some of my favorite albums.

Sadly, a lot of them were on vinyl, and since I no longer have a TT, had to purchase them again on CD.

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Nonsense, the history of music is as follows: Beethoven, Rock'n'Roll, The Beatles, Disco, Ride On Time, Dance Music. Everybody knows that!

Yeah, well, that's like the textbook history.

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Ravey Gravey Davy wrote:

CNo- given that list I'm surprised early Alice Cooper ( Love it to death/Killer) aren't in there plus Venus and Mars by Wings.

I listed the ones that I was more familiar with, though sometimes it was my preferred option......it was not meant to be a fully comprehensive list, but a taste of some of my favorite albums.

Sadly, a lot of them were on vinyl, and since I no longer have a TT, had to purchase them again on CD.

Crackin' list Cno. Almost as though you'd been peeking at my collection :clap:

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Sorry, got sidetracked...

Leaving aside all the stuff that isn't 70s, my comment would be...

CnoEvil wrote:

Since The_lhc was so dismissive of the 70s, I'm reprinting the list I made back in April 2011 of a lot of my favorite music.....much of which was in the 70s:

Neil Diamond ...............Hot August night (Dble album - get if you like N.Diamond)

 Jeff Wayne...............War of the worlds

Ok, I'll give you those two, forgot about them but I'd still argue that Diamond started in the 60s and has been going ever since so I don't know how you nail him down to 70s exactly.

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Meatloaf ...................Bat out of hell

 

THAT invalidates your entire argument! I mean, seriously, that's supposed to be an example of what's GOOD about the 70s? That's exactly the sort of rubbish that makes me hate the entire decade!

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Carl Orff...................Carmina Burana (music used in The Omen)

Actually, Jerry Goldsmith composed an entirely original score for The Omen. It's a common misconception that Carmina Burana was used in the film, though numerous references to the anti-Christ in other films and television programmes use Orff's music.

Also, given the date of composition, does Carmina Burana technically count as a '70s album?

Sorry Cno, as you were... :oops:

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Some of favourite albums from the 70s (not in any particular order):

Squeeze - Cool For cats

Isley Brothers - Harvest For The World

Elvis Costello - Armed Forces & My Aim Is True

The Jam - Setting Sons

The Hollies - Distant Light

Chi-Lites - Give More Power To The People

Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure

Third World - Journey To Addis

Bowie - Hunky Dory

10cc - Deceptive Bends

Thin Lizzy - Live And Dangerous

Heatwave - Central heating

Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life.

Kate Bush - The Kick Inside

Joan Armatrading - Whatever's For Us 

Rolling Stones - Black And Blue.

 

*EDIT* Add also:

Sparks - Indiscreet.

Status Quo - Blue For You or Rockin' All Over The World

Wings - Band On The Run

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Meatloaf ...................Bat out of hell

THAT invalidates your entire argument! I mean, seriously, that's supposed to be an example of what's GOOD about the 70s? That's exactly the sort of rubbish that makes me hate the entire decade!

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Actually, Jerry Goldsmith composed an entirely original score for The Omen. It's a common misconception that Carmina Burana was used in the film, though numerous references to the anti-Christ in other films and television programmes use Orff's music.

Also, given the date of composition, does Carmina Burana technically count as a '70s album?

Sorry Cno, as you were... :oops:

  :poke: The list was made a couple of years ago, and was never meant as an exclusively 70s list, just an insight into my listening habits (and give some potential ideas to Bretty)......it just so happens a lot of it is from that decade.  :grin:

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Cno, how can you not like the 90s? It was a decade where music found its mojo after a dreadfully dull 80s.

Crowded House/Finn Brothers*, Skunk Anansie, The Eels, Blur, Oasis (one album), Muse, Lenny Kravitz*, Jeff Buckley etc etc etc... I could go on but the list would be extremely long.

 

* I know the Finns first had hits with Split Enz in 1980 and Kravitz first album, 'Let Love Rule' was released in 1989.

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Cno, how can you not like the 90s? It was a decade where music found its mojo after a dreadfully dull 80s.

Crowded House/Finn Brothers*, Skunk Anansie, The Eels, Blur, Oasis (one album), Muse, Lenny Kravitz*, Jeff Buckley etc etc etc... I could go on but the list would be extremely long.

 

* I know the Finns first had hits with Split Enz in 1980 and Kravitz first album, 'Let Love Rule' was released in 1989.

I suppose it was because I didn't investigate it properly, as I had very young kids at the time and was working all hours, so my listening went on hold for 10 years.

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Crackin' list Cno. Almost as though you'd been peeking at my collection :clap:

Thx.

That just means I can pin your age to within a year!   :shifty:

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