My parents didn’t always get along, and truth be told, time spent with my Dad could go either way on most days.
It just really appealed to the little drama queen in me, I suppose. You may also like: ‘Looks Looks Looks’ by Sparks (1975); mid-1970s period 10cc and Electric Light Orchestra. You may also like: ‘Cucumber Number’ by Ivor Biggun and the Red Nosed Burglars (1978). There’s a lot going on in this one. ( Log Out / And my parents always sang along with me. Three minutes of high pitched Moog goodness makes for a wonderful tune, often overlooked, yet as much a part of the history of synth pop as Kraftwerk and New Order. ‘Halfway Hotel’, Voyager (1979): well and truly taking the biscuit for Most Overlooked 1970s Classic tune is this one hit wonder from Voyager. It’s now sitting pretty on my iPod. There are so many songs that I love from those times that I have either been searching for on iTunes for years, or that I hear on some obscure flashback radio show (or even in a movie) and the song sends me straight back to my childhood. I know there are more, but this is part one, and I hope it’s brought back some good music memories from the past for anyone who might be reading this. You may also like: ‘Can You Feel the Force’ by The Real Thing (1979). Susan Traynor’s (or Noosha Fox to give her stage name) falsetto vocals superbly rounded off and opened the single. I loved, loved, loved this song as a child. Born With A Smile On My Face. In Search Of The Forgotten Heroes Of 70s Rock.
. I did love that he sang this on The Muppet Show, also. 1910, some time in 1977: Bus arrives, nice shiny Leyland PD2, late of SHMD. Noosha Fox left the band in 1977 to pursue a solo career. ‘It Takes Two to Tango’, Richard Myhill (1978): ‘It Takes Two to Tango’ was Richard Myhill’s only dent in the singles chart. You may also like: ‘S-S-S-Single Bed’ also by Fox (1976).
(lol) This video was shown, I believe, on Reddy’s TV show, and it features animation by the artist who did the animation at the open of Grease. Feel free to add to the list or comment on the ten featured above. Musically, it was a decade of seismic shifts in musical fads from folk to new wave, via prog rock, punk and disco.
The Beatles, The Stones, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, etc.) me born in 1971 lived in the Holmfirth area till 1980, remember going swimming and me and my mum use to get the 484 service which where Yorkshire traction leyland nationals with centre doors as well as front, music was better then but now a soul/jazz fan and listen to Jazz FM the best stn in the world. What a sweet, completely 80s love song.
I think it’s a great song! By 1985, Richard Hewson (with a little help from his wife Elizabeth), released ‘Clouds Across the Moon’, which got to number 6, spending 10 weeks in the singles chart. I was born in 1979, so can legally claim to be a Child of the 1970s (only just). I’ve got a CAMRA meeting at The White Lion to get to. • Helen Reddy: “Angie Baby” — This is actually a very disturbing song & it has been debated for years as to what the song is really about. As for his dancing, I was being facetious. Therefore this forgotten gem, released in April of the same year is overlooked, despite reaching the Top Ten. I had forgotten this song long ago, and one day I was in the car with my best friend sometime in the early 90s, and when the song came on, I just started singing along. This is on my iPod, though I couldn’t find a good version of it on YouTube.
Fanfare For The Common Man Emerson, Lake & Palmer. There’s a dual door Daimler Fleetline with a narrow entrance by my side about to leave in 2 minutes. (ha!). It is one song which you hear the first time around and never forget. Gudbuy T'Jane Slade. • Grand Funk Railroad: “I’m Your Captain” — I remember this being one of my Dad’s favorite songs when I was young. You may also like: ‘Oh What a Night’, City Boy (1978).
( Log Out / Lost Hits contains no less than 20 tracks, and instead of relying on predictable material, the compilers have balanced underappreciated hits, cult favorites and forgotten singles from the EMI vaults, resulting in a thoroughly entertaining disc. It’s like cotton candy for the ears. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I loved this song, and surprisingly enough, after my husband and I had been married a few years, we found out that we both liked this song. I never had a boyfriend when this song was a hit, but it still stirs up some hormones for me, and hearing it will always get me in a mood. • Sparks: “Eaten By the Monster of Love”–A classic song that was featured in Valley Girl. Watching this video is actually kind of disturbing. Go figure. This particular song is only available on iTunes if you buy the entire album. The Pushbike Song The Mixtures. • Yaz (Yazoo): “Only You” — Another song I had forgotten about until it was featured in Napoleon Dynamite several years ago. ‘Julie, Do You Love Me’, Bobby Sherman (1970): for our first number we begin with a song covered the same year by the White Plains. • Heatwave: “Boogie Nights” — I don’t have distinct memories of liking this song growing up, but I have recently discovered that I love it. My Tom Baker issue Stalybridge Celtic scarf is dragging merrily on the pavement. Also available on: ‘Super Hits Of The ’70s: Have A Nice Day’ Volume Three (Rhino, 1990).
(Notice any interesting imagery in the image below?) Pointless Poll #1973: Do you listen to Slade's 'Merry Xmas Everybody' on any month other than December. Edwards wrote this in 1971 as an anti-war song to protest the Vietnam War. Loved it!
• Heatwave: “Boogie Nights” — I don’t have distinct memories of liking this song growing up, … Thankfully, you rarely hear it these days, but it can still tear me up if I really think about it.
Sadly, if you watch a good portion of the video, you’ll see that Midge Ure was/is a terrible, terrible dancer. Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window). ‘Big Seven’, Judge Dread (1972): without Judge Dread, there wouldn’t be Ivor Biggun. I do have a cover version by Soul Wax, but it’s just not the same. ( Log Out /
Originally released the year before, and used for a TV commercial, it reached the UK singles chart in October of 1974. As the decade of pop, punk, glam, prog and disco gets further and further away, it's good to see the NOW brand produce a 70's compilation. 7. In spite of claims that everyone was a punk in the late 1970s and early 1980s, I can safely say most households listened to Supertramp, ELO, ABBA, Neil Sedaka and Cliff Richard. EMI-Capitol Special Markets' Lost Hits series is unusual, as far as budget-line series go. : “Nite and Day” — This is such a sexy song, and Al B. I can’t tell you why I love this song, because I’m not sure, but it’s just an 80s classic. She said, “How in the world do you know that song?” I guess it stuck in my head in one of those little musical nooks & crannies.
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. ‘The Crunch’, The RAH Band (1977): the RAH Band was a studio project of Richard Anthony Hewson, whose earlier credits included arranging the strings section for Supertramp’s 1974 album ‘Crime of the Century’. Though this lacked commercial success, her voice is heard in the song ‘I Like Electro People’, used as the 1982 – 1984 signature tune for The Kenny Everett Television Show. Okay, he doesn’t look remotely hot looking back at this today; he actually looks quite feminine. The follow-up, detailed here, was also one of many barred from Broadcasting House. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Also available on: ‘The Heavy Heavy Monster Sound: The Story Of Trojan Records’ (Trojan, 2010). Perhaps a later release in July 1976 would have formed part of a good summertime playlist in any household. Some of my favorite memories from when I was a child are those of riding around with my parents, listening to the 8-track player, just spending time together and singing along with the music. The guy is dying and having to say goodbye to everyone and everything he loves, but he’s focusing on the good parts of life and the times spent full of joy and fun in the past. Musically I’m pretty much a 1980s man, though the 1970s come a very very close second (hence The Clash coexisting in my record collection with Yes, 10cc and Supertramp). This is just a dreamy, fantastic song. 2. This was one of three singles to chart; the other two were ‘Imagine You, Imagine Me’ and ‘S-s-s-Single Bed’. Ambrosia. (SV boards and waits for conductor to see his SaverSeven pass), * * *. You may also like: ‘El Bimbo’ by Bimbo Jet (1974). Whilst the Osmonds, the Bay City Rollers or the Sex Pistols graced many a 1970s record collection, groups like Voyager and Mr Big are forgotten in the mists of time.
The official blog of Stuart Vallantine, the Travelling Poet. At the time, it was just about the most romantic song I’d ever heard. There is one version which is more equal than others, the Electric Light Orchestra’s, with full-on cello and violin action for good. You can’t hear this song and not want to dance. 2300 hours, some time in 1977: For the time being, my Demand Responsive Tardis awaits me, taking me back to 2011. He might not even consider this to be one of his favorite songs, but I’ll always associate it with good times spent with him and my mother. Youth Unemployment in Greater Manchester: Is Anyone Listening? • Blue Swede: “Hooked on a Feeling” –You can occasionally hear this song on the radio or in commercials today, but you rarely hear the song with its original “Ooga Chaka” chant at the beginning. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Nearly 40 years on it has aged very well. You may also like: ‘Show Me The Way’ by Peter Frampton (1976). “If I Was” was only by Ure and not by Ultravox. Once more, East of the M60 has dusted down its vinyl collection and transported us all to the age of orange and white buses. ( Log Out / And that orange was a popular curtain colour. Thank God for the '70s. • Al B. Change ). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I’m pretty much into my soul music, particularly Motown and Stax label stuff. His music is definitely not forgotten nor is it obscure, but just about all I hear on the radio these days is “Piano Man” (which I HATE!) No offense to whoever worked to make the video. Change ). 10. Osibisa, The Strawbs. East of the M60’s Other Road to Wembley #1: F.A. This song is on my iPod. Back to the days when buses, electrical appliances and living rooms were orange and white. Needless to say, a long lost ‘261 Piccadilly Radio’ car sticker was found cluttering the drawers and regained its rightful place on the bedroom. • Steely Dan: “My Old School”–This song also isn’t that obscure these days, but it was long-forgotten by the radio world for many years. And as far as dancing, you obviously never saw him live. It’s still a great song, with a really catchy hook and, as much as I normally hate these things, a real jam session in there, as well. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. (I really like this video, by the way). Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Also available on: ‘Disco 79’ (Polydor (Finland), 1979). Lost Hits of the '70s sticks to mainstream pop for most of its 20 tracks, but there are New Wave singles (the Knack's "Good Girls Don't"), power-pop (Rick Springfield's "Speak to the Sky," Dwight Twilley's "I'm on Fire," the Records' "Starry Eyes"), folk-rock (American Flyer's "Let Me Down Easy"), funk (Hotlegs' "Neanderthal Man"), country-pop (Jessi Colter's "I'm Not Lisa") and lots … The video was equally memorable, directed by Hipnosis (famed for designing Pink Floyd’s album covers), featuring dummies in a grim hotel.
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