Tuesday, April 25, 2017

40 From 40: 1975

*The* 1975, because pop SEO has to work in STN's favour at some time. The year of Rollermania, Whispering Grass, Sailing and the UK's best selling album being The Best of the Stylistics. Disco took off with plentiful American number ones and the Bee Gees' patronage. Bob Marley at the Lyceum was the public face of an underrated year in the progression of the golden age of reggae, as you'll see reflected in the closing suite of this playlist. Blood On The Tracks. Wish You Were Here. Horses. A rugged American songwriting hero in waiting simultaneously on the covers of Time and Newsweek magazines. Slade In Flame and Tommy proving two sides of the same music-filmic coin. I'm Not In Love. Bohemian Rhapsody. Peter Gabriel leaving Genesis. The Rolling Thunder Revue. Saturday Night Live beginning. Sean Lennon's birth. And in a once quiet corner, Punk magazine and the first Sex Pistols gigs. Meanwhile, back in the worlds of where glam meets pop or proto-punk, soul looks bleary-eyed at the dancefloor and funk and Krautrock do their particular, peculiar arrythmic things...

Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
Patti Smith - Land
Dr Feelgood - All Through The City
The Tubes - White Punks On Dope
The Dictators - Teengenerate
Television - Little Johnny Jewel
Pere Ubu - 30 Seconds Over Tokyo
Brian Eno - I'll Come Running
Sparks - Get In The Swing
Electric Light Orchestra - Evil Woman
Sailor - A Glass Of Champagne
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
Joni Mitchell - In France They Kiss On Main Street
Bob Dylan - Idiot Wind
The Isley Brothers - The Heat Is On Pts. 1 & 2
David Bowie - Fame
Ohio Players - Fopp
Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star
Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby
Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
War - Low Rider
The Meters - Fire On The Bayou
CAN - Vernal Equinox
NEU! - Hero
Harmonia - Walky Talky
Robert Wyatt - Solar Flares
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity
John Cale - Guts
The Walker Brothers - No Regrets
Yabby You - Conquering Lion
Burning Spear - Slavery Days
I-Roy - Welding
Sylford Walker - Burn Babylon
Johnny Clarke - Don't Want To Be A Rude Boy
Susan Cadogan - Congratulations
Cornell Campbell - Dance In A Greenwich Farm
Observer All-Stars & King Tubby - Dubbing With The Observer
U-Roy - The Great Psalms
Lee "Scratch" Perry - Hold Them Kung Fu
Trinity - Three Piece Suit

Previously among the 40: 1970, 1972, 1976, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009

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