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1977 in music. • Page 3

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by phaynes12, Aug 9, 2021.

  1. tomdelonge


    Young, Loud and Snotty would be an amazing EP

    Totally forgot about this in 74 or 75 whenever they were around but Rocket From The Tombs (membs of Dead Boys and Pere Ubu + Peter Laughner not quite of Television) is a must:

  2. Meerkat

    human junk drawer Prestigious

    Going with:

    1. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    2. Steely Dan - Aja
    3. Billy Joel - The Stranger
  3. Steeeve Perry


    Great list. Just FYI Foreign Affairs is probably the worst Waits album, although Burma-Shave is a good song.
  4. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    i know the opening track but that's it. description sounds like exactly what I want right now. gonna listen tomorrow.
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  5. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    So far listened to:

    The Stranglers - Rattus Norvegicus
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors
    John Williams - Star Wars Original Soundtrack
    Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane - Rough Mix
    Ornette Coleman - Dancing in Your Head
    The Persuasions - Chirpin'
    Outlaws - Hurry Sundown
  6. tomdelonge


    Rough Mix is a cool record. Great guitarin’
  7. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Yeah he’s such a perfectionist usually that it’s awesome to hear something so relaxed and loose from him
  8. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    1. Talking Heads - ‘77
    2. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    3. Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue
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  9. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    i think i liked Dead Boys’ album more than @George did but it admittedly never reaches the heights of the first three tracks later on.

    funnily enough, was also listening to a live pearl jam album and they did a cover of sonic reducer haha. pretty solid version!

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  10. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    yeah, the saints’ album is great. messin with the kid is a much more impressive song than i anticipated
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  11. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    1. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    2. Billy Joel - The Stranger
    3. Bob Marley - Exodus
    4. Earth Wind & Fire - All N All
    5. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols

    Albums I listened to for the first time, and could make my list:

    Iggy Pop - The Idiot
    Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
    David Bowie - Low
    David Bowie - "Heroes"
    Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
    Ramones - Leave Home
    Ramones - Rocket To Russia
    Eric Clapton - Slowhand
    Lynryd Skynyrd - Street Survivors
    Pink Floyd - Animals
    Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77
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  12. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    1977 mix

  13. George

    Trusted Prestigious

    Only realised from this thread that the Bowie album is actually named “Heroes” not Heroes.
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  14. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    1. Billy Joel: The Stranger
    2. Fleetwood Mac: Rumours
    3. Talking Heads: Talking Heads 77

    I probably heard more Billy Joel growing up than any other individual artist, and when I finally figured out how many of those songs I loved were concentrated on this one album, my mind was blown. Everything that he does so well is executed in the best way he's ever done it. The sentimental ballads, the sprawling stories about everyday life (Scenes From an Italian Restaurant is probably my vote for the most underrated song of all time), and the feel good pop rock tunes. And it's all tied together with the bittersweet undertone that permeates so much of his music. It's either sadness or euphoria, indeed.

    There's probably not much I can add about Rumours, and it could just as easily have been my #1 except I'd like to see Billy take a year. But when a song like Silver Springs doesn't even make the official album, you know you've got something special.

    The Talking Heads debut is such a good time. It just feels so different from anything else that was happening at the time.

    David Bowie: "Heroes"
    Steely Dan: Aja
    Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell
    Blondie: Plastic Letters (might technically be '78, but either way Parallel Lines gets the vote next year)
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  15. George

    Trusted Prestigious

    This comment confused me at first, because Silver Springs is on my copy of Rumours that I’ve had in my iTunes for a decade or more. But looking it up and it’s not actually on the actual track list!

    Blowing my mind a bit ha, I’ve heard that album 100s of times, but never crossed my mind that wherever I got this copy from wasn’t the legit album!

    It’s track 7 to me, after Songbird and before The Chain - can’t imagine listening to the album without it now.

    These threads have taught me that my iTunes was / is a right mess.
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  16. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    Haha ya I believe the story goes that Stevie lobbied for it pretty hard but was outvoted by the rest of the band, but at least it's been corrected. The Apple Music version still has it tacked on to the end, but I kind of like the idea of it going between those two songs. I'll give it a go that way
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  17. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    im kinda shocked exodus has one vote, for third place. i feel like that album was inescapable in college/is considered to be Marley's best
  18. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Obviously that vote is me, but yeah that album is really great. Sometimes he doesn't get the retrospective love he deserves though for some reason
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  19. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    it's, like, super high on the RS list I believe. like 150ish or so. but yeah I get that. i think people think of him as a greatest hits artist for some reason, even though exodus makes up the majority of that haha
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  20. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I think it's the weakest of the 4 or 5 I've heard, though the title track rules, as does "Three Little Birds".
  21. Gianni28


    My vote for most underrated gem of '77. And best Blue Oyster Cult song by far, come at me "Dont Fear the Reaper".

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  22. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    band is so underrated
  23. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I’ve only heard Fire of Unknown Origin from them. Never really knew where to go in their earlier catalog. I’ve heard some good things about Secret Treaties I guess?
  24. tomdelonge Aug 12, 2021
    (Last edited: Aug 12, 2021)


    I’d say Agents Of Fortune

    Way underrated band with amazing riffs and great lyrics, sometimes by folks like Patti Smith, the sci fi writer Michael Moorcock, Jim Carroll, and Richard Meltzer.

    They get filed alongside a lotta the stock 70’s hard rock but there’s a lot more goin on

    But they never quite had that one go-to classic record
  25. tomdelonge


    My fave boc song that isn’t Don’t Fear The Reaper or Burnin For You is ETI, which has great sci fi lyrics and killin riff