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1972 in music.

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by phaynes12, Jun 28, 2021.

  1. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    Led Zeppelin's IV won 1971. Let's see who wins 1972.

    Billboard chart-topping albums of 1972:
    Carole King - Music
    Don McLean - American Pie
    Neil Young - Harvest
    America - America
    Roberta Flack - First Take
    Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
    The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
    Elton John - Honky Chateau
    Chicago - V
    Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly
    Cat Stevens - Catch Bull at Four
    The Moody Blues - Seventh Sojourn

    Billboard chart-topping singles of 1972:
    Melanie - Brand New Key
    Don McLean - American Pie
    Al Green - Let's Stay Together
    Nilsson - Without You
    Neil Young - Heart of Gold
    America - A Horse With No Name
    Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
    The Chi-Lites - Oh Girl
    The Staples Singers - I'll Take You There
    Sammy Davis Jr. - The Candy Man
    Neil Diamond - Song Sung Blue
    Bill Withers - Lean on Me
    Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again
    Looking Glass - Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)
    Three Dog Night - Black and White
    Mac Davis - Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me
    Michael Jackson - Ben
    Chuck Berry - My Ding-a-Ling (lol)
    Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
    The Temptations - Papa Was a Rolling Stone
    Helen Reddy - I Am Woman
    Billy Paul - Me and Mrs. Jones

    What are your top three albums for 1972? We will keep a running tally and eventually have some sort of bracket. For me it would be:

    1. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
    2. Black Sabbath - Vol. 4
    3. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

    What are some of the forgotten gems from the year? What is overrated? What did you discover at a young age and what did you discover later?

    YEARS IN MUSIC • forum.chorus.fm
     
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  2. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    top 2 are probably both in my top 10 albums ever.
     
  3. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I know what my top two are. Going to take some thinking to decide on number 3.
     
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  4. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    This is a year where I discovered a lot of new albums, so these are the ones I would consider rankable for me:

    1. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
    2. Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly
    3. Elton John - Honky Chateau
    4. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
    5. Various Artists - The Harder They Come

    and then, albums I listened to for the first time recently, and would want to dig into further:

    Eagles - Eagles
    Carpenters - A Song For You
    Funkadelic - America Eats Its Young
    Lou Reed - Transformer
    Nilsson - Son of Schmilsson
    Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted and Black
    Paul Simon - Paul Simon
    War - The World Is A Ghetto
    Stevie Wonder - Music Of My Mind
    Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?
     
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  5. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    and my 1972 mix:

     
  6. phaynes12 Jun 28, 2021
    (Last edited: Jun 28, 2021)
    phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    remaining top 10:
    4. Big Star - #1 Record
    5. Neil Young - Harvest
    6. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
    7. Can - Ege Bamyasi
    8. Deep Purple - Machine Head
    9. Al Green - Let's Stay Together
    10. Roxy Music - Roxy Music

    other cuts:
    Alice Cooper - School's Out
    The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach
    Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace
    Blue Oyster Cult - Blue Oyster Cult
    Bob Weir - Ace
    David Crosby & Graham Nash - Graham Nash David Crosby
    Eagles - Eagles
    Elton John - Honky Chateau
    Hawkwind - Doremi Fasol Latido
    Jackson Browne - Jackson Browne
    Jerry Garcia - Garcia
    Joe Walsh - Barnstorm
    Kris Kristofferson - Jesus Was a Capricorn
    Little Feat - Sailin' Shoes
    Lou Reed - Transformer
    Merle Haggard - Let Me Tell You About a Song
    Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes
    Neu - Neu!
    Randy Newman - Sail Away
    Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill
    Stephen Stills - Manassas
    T. Rex - The Slider
    Tim Buckley - Greetings from L.A.
    Waylon Jennings - Good Hearted Woman
    Yes - Close to the Edge
    ZZ Top - Rio Grande Mud

    stuff to check out:
    America - America
    Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted and Black
    Bill Withers - Still Bill
    Cat Stevens - Catch Bull at Four
    Chicago - V
    Genesis - Foxtrot
    Gil Scott-Heron - Free Will
    Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
    Joni Mitchell - For the Roses
    Miles Davis - On the Corner
    Ornette Coleman - Skies of America
    Paul Simon - Paul Simon
    Roberta Flack - First Take
    Stevie Wonder - Music of My Mind
    Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
    Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything
    Van Morrison - Saint Dominic's Preview
     
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  7. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    not a stones guy?
     
  8. Maverick

    Regular

    1. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars - David Bowie
    2. Pink Moon - Nick Drake
    3. World Galaxy - Alice Coltrane

    Good songs from other albums:
    Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone - The Temptations
    Rocket Man - Elton John
    Superstition - Stevie Wonder
    Rocky Mountain High - John Denver
    Soul Makoosa - Manu Dibango
    Use Me/Lean On Me - Bill Withers
    Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
    Girl You Need A Change Of Mind - Eddie Kendricks
    Vitamin C - CAN
    All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
    You’re So Vain - Carly Simon
    Popcorn - Hot Butter
    Hallogallo - NEU!
    Metal Guru - T. Rex
    Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O’Sullivan
    You Don’t Know Me - Caetano Veloso

    Slower music year for me compared to previous years.
     
  9. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Ehhhh, I dunno, I've really tried a lot and have listened to Exile at least 3 times... but it just doesn't click with me as an album, I find it sooo long and bloated. I tend to just be more into the band's singles than their full albums. I can acknowledge that they push boundaries a lot, but just not in ways that I tend to enjoy.
     
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  10. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    surprised! but I get it
     
  11. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I'm mostly at the "I understand WHY they are so influential, and everything they did, and they are very deserving... but a lot of it just isn't my thing"
     
  12. Surfwax

    bring on the major leagues

    1. Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
    2. Neil Young - Harvest
    3. Paul Simon - Paul Simon

    I’m not a die hard Stones guy by any means, plenty of their catalog left for me to explore including some peak stuff, but Exile is a towering achievement of a record. Not my #1 record of the decade, but on my short list for it.

    As for the other two, I’ll be boring and go with two very good but not quite peak records from two of my all time favorites. Harvest is up there with Neil’s most complete albums and also home to probably the greatest guitar tone ever recorded (Words and Alabama). PS s/t is Paul at his most pop and fun, and man could he be pop and fun when he wanted to. Probably # 2 or 3 of his solo albums for me.
     
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  13. phaynes12

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    i’m not trying to get too political but i feel like if the stones hung it up right after goats head soup, the beatles v. the stones would be a slam dunk in their favor. the biggest argument against often cited, which is totally fair, is how badly they diluted the product. going on on three albums in a row that are pretty much perfect is hard to top
     
  14. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    unless your name is david bowie or anthony iommi
     
  15. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    1. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
    2. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
    3. Van Morrison - Saint Dominic’s Preview
     
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  16. Meerkat

    human junk drawer Prestigious

    Gotta remember to get in my votes this time. Listening to No Secrets by Carly Simon for the first time in quite a while. Klaus Voormann played some great bass on here
     
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  17. cshadows2887 Jun 28, 2021
    (Last edited: Jul 3, 2021)
    cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    1. Elton John - Honky Chateau
    2. Lou Reed - Transformer
    3. The Moody Blues - Seventh Sojourn

    Excruciating cuts:
    Nick Drake - Pink Moon

    Others I love:
    Sandy Denny - Sandy
    Randy Newman - Sail Away
    Bill Withers - Still Bill
    The Allman Brothers - Eat a Peach
    America - America
    Stevie Wonder - Music of My Mind
    The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
    Jim Croce - You Don't Mess Around with Jim
    Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?
    Big Star - #1 Record
    Fanny - Fanny Hill
    Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
    Van Morrison - St. Dominic's Preview
    The Hollies - Romany
    Nina Simone - Emergency Ward
    David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
    Dr. John - Dr. John's Gumbo
    The O'Jays - Back Stabbers
    Benny Goodman and His Sextet - On Stage
    Joni Mitchell - For the Roses
    Rod Stewart - Never a Dull Moment
    Dan Fogelberg - Home Free
    Yes - Fragile
    Gordon Lightfoot - Old Dan's Records
    Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
    Al Green - I'm Still in Love with You
    The Temptations - All Directions
    Cymande - Cymande
    Raspberries - Fresh
    Black Sabbath - Vol. 4
    Eric Andersen - Blue River
    Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill

    Good ones:
    Jethro Tull - Thick As a Brick
    Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes
    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Will the Circle Be Unbroken
    Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace
    David Crosby and Graham Nash - David Crosby and Graham Nash
    Townes Van Zandt - The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
    Yes - Close to the Edge
    Raspberries - Raspberries
    Bonnie Raitt - Give It Up
    Al Green - Let's Stay Together
    T. Rex - The Slider
    Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Trilogy
    Paul Simon - Paul Simon
    Leon Russell - Carney
    Carly Simon - No Secrets
    Neil Young - Harvest
    War - The World Is a Ghetto
    Gordon Lightfoot - Don Quixote
    The Temptations - Solid Rock
    Santana - Caravanserai
    Gil-Scott Heron - Free Will
    Deep Purple - Machine Head
    The 5th Dimension - Greatest Hits on Earth (Compilation)
    Nils Lofgren and Grin - 1 + 1
    Stealers Wheel - Stealers Wheel
    Chick Corea - Return to Forever
    The J. Geils Band - Full House
    Willis Alan Ramsey - Willis Alan Ramsey
    Eagles - Eagles
    Harry Nilsson - Son of Schmilsson
    Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
    Professor Longhair - New Orleans Piano
    Donny Hathaway - Live!
    Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
    The Staple Singers - Be Altitude: Respect Yourself
    Novos Baianos - Acabou Chorare
    The Four Tops - Keeper of the Castle
    Bread - Baby I'm-a Want You
    Cat Stevens - Catch Bull at Four
    Alice Cooper - School's Out
    Bobby Charles - Bobby Charles
    Odyssey - Odyssey
    The Beach Boys - Carl and the Passions - "So Tough"
    Looking Glass - Looking Glass
    Mac Davis - Don't Get Hooked On me
    Harry Chapin - Heads and Tales
    George Jones - A Picture of Me (Without You)
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Mardi Gras

    Not a fan:
    Neil Diamond - Moods

    Targets for listening:
    Jackson Browne - Jackson Browne
    Albert King - I'll Play the Blues for You

    Bette Midler - The Divine Miss M
    Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted and Black
    Can - Ege Bamyasi
    David Ackles - American Gothic
    Tim Buckley - Greetings from L.A.
    Deep Purple - Made in Japan
    Hugh Masekela - Home Is Where the Music Is
    Milton Nascimento and Lo Borges - Clube Da Esquina
    Roxy Music- Roxy Music
    Slade - Slayed?
    Stephen Stills - Manassas
    Argent - All Together Now
    The Doobie Brothers - Toulouse Street
    The Edgar Winter Group - They Only Come Out at Night
    Dave Edmunds - Rockpile
    The Kinks - Everybody's in Show-Biz
    Uriah Heep - Demons and Wizards
    Fleetwood Mac - Bare Trees
    McCoy Tyner - Sahara
    Joe Walsh - Barnstorm
    Procol Harum - Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
    The Osmonds - Crazy Horses
    Ray Barretto - Que Viva La Musica
    Jonathan Edwards - Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy
    Rick Springfield - Beginnings
    Joe South - Drowning in the Sea of Love
     
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  18. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Again quite a few I'm missing.

    Firmly recommend the above. I think Something/Anything? will really knock your socks off. And I can't imagine a better time than a hot summer day to discover Still Bill.
     
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  19. Meerkat

    human junk drawer Prestigious

    Totally forgot this year is the Steely Dan debut. I keep meaning to do a road trip and listen to the entire discography in chronological order.

    Also have moved onto Fanny Hill by Fanny. Chorus of "Ain't That Peculiar" is fucking massive
     
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  20. phaynes12

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  21. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    oh weird. eat a peach was supposed to be in the other cuts list. ill edit lol. ive heard it plenty.
     
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  22. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I think their s/t is the best by a HAIR over one of Spo's all time favorites (Pick of the Litter). Both 5 star classics, but the s/t has more of the identifiable big hits. Pretty much THE template Philly Soul artist.

    George is a big fan of their first album with G.C. Cameron's gritty lead vocals, and I dig that one too, but they really hit their stride on Philly International.
     
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  23. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    never heard of them. rad. ill add it to the list for this week
     
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  24. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    There are quite a few of us with a big soft spot for Philly Soul (Spinners, Stylistics, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes) on the boards. Or at least there used to be.
     
  25. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    just listened to this for the first time recently after already being a fan of At Fillmore East, definitely into it.
     
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