70s Hard Rock Listening/Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by zphage, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. zphage

    zphage inappropriately touching the out of touch Thread Starter

    Welcome to rock and roll's comfort food: great songwriting, great playing, singing, hooks, and harmonies.

    First off, not looking to have a battle over what is "metal" and what is not, if it was "metal" in the 70s it's considered "metal" here. This the house of Sabbath, Zep, and Purple, Grand Funk, Aerosmith, James Gang, Foghat, Budgie, Nazareth, Thin Lizzy, Trower, etc., and hundreds of more obscure and less celebrated acts.

    Sept 2, 1977 Thin Lizzy's Bad Reputation released.


    Thin Lizzy: Bad Reputation


    The great: the lilting, loitering chocolatey pop of Dancing In The Moonlight, destined to become the album’s signature single and Lizzy’s biggest and best hit song after Boys; and That Woman’s Gonna Break Your Heart, a wonderful big-sky production, with Robbo allowed back in to add his distinctive lead flourishes over Gorham’s taut acoustic strum-a-thon. It could have signalled a whole new direction for Lizzy, beyond the jailhouse rock and into the wide blue open of orchestral pop.

    Bad Reputation: The real beginning and the real end of Thin Lizzy
     
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  2. The Bishop

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    Great thread idea, Z and a quintessential metal album to start with.

    Thin Lizzy: what a band! Live & Dangerous, is all I’ll say.
     
  3. The Bishop

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    Hey, can't remember when I picked up on this rocker, but what a tune!

     
  4. BrentB

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    Foghat! I have always had a spot for them. Yes they are pretty much formula, but there's some great stuff throughout their career. I have everything by them on LP that was issued on Bearsville and am partial to Fool For The City, Boogie Motel, and Live. The others are good too! I considered them "hard rock" , but since you mentioned them...
     
  5. Trillmeister

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    Don't forget it was the decade when production values were so high, the man who a decade before Cronos first regurgitated brown ale, who had himself set out to create the Death Metal cookie growl, actually ended up yodelling instead when he realised the clarity and sheer fidelity of that being laid down..

    No way could any other epoch have created such apex nudging splendour.
     
  6. Haggis Wampovich

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    Any love for Silverhead? This one sounds like early Aerosmith/KISS but grittier.

     
  7. The Bishop

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    Oh Man, what a song!
     
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  8. four sticks

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    Blue Oyster Cult - Teen Archer (from the Tyranny And Mutation album)
     
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  9. keifspoon

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    I love this period and have bought many obscure albums from this time, mostly from the early 70's in the last 20 years or so. My latest discovery, Indian Summer's sole album from 1971. I hope this one is hard enough for you. :)

     
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  10. keifspoon

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    This '70's Greek band was more in line with jazz-rock fusion, but this song in particular is pure hard rock. And talk about a great riff! More cowbell please....

     
  11. slipkid

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    What the OP mentioned is exactly the type of music that I love, discovered in the 70s & continue to listen to today including that made by new bands in the same vein. Hundreds of bands, thousands of albums....am not sure what else I can say, not sure what the format of this thread is supposed to be (the OP commenting on what he started & naming various albums he digs? other people jumping in & mentioning their faves or just obscure ones that other people may not know about??).....
     
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  12. Haggis Wampovich

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    I recently acquired this on vinyl. It does not disappoint!

     
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  13. stax o' wax

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    Nice one four sticks!
    That's one of their best songs from one of their best albums!
     
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    Mountain, Free, Cactus.....??
     
  15. stax o' wax

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    When Kiss ruled the world...

     
  17. slipkid

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    I was gonna post a vid/link for AC/DC's OVERDOSE, which is one of my faves from those days, but to my dismay I guess AC/DC do not allow most of their music on youtube?

    No fear, check out this version by some kids.....quite faithful to the original...

     
  18. stax o' wax

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  19. keifspoon

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    Produced by Bill Wyman, the British hard rock band Tucky Buzzard released 5 albums in the early '70's. Here's one my favorites from 1973.

     
  20. The Bishop

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    A bit of everything, I think. Jump in.
     
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  21. Trillmeister

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    By 1.40 I'm starting to smoulder.

    As per the utterly unique tapestry of musical disbelief that be the Black Sabbath debut, we're deep into the realms of 'time-machine-essentialism.'

    Like the planting of UFO's 1974 banner, a redoubtable phenomenon.

    :edthumbs:
     
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  22. Johnny Action

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  23. GodShifter

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    Check out the Exodus version. It’s really good.
     
  24. Johnny Action

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    Have mercy...

     
  25. The Bishop

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    Always room for more cowbell. Thanks for the link, a new one on me.
     
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