The U.K. 70s Singles & Albums Chart General Discussion Thread.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bobby Morrow, Jun 5, 2022.

  1. Northernlight

    Northernlight Forum Resident

    They were great days. I'll always miss them.
     
  2. bob60

    bob60 Forum Resident

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    Me neither, and I thought I knew them all…
     
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  3. Northernlight

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    Looking for some hot stuff, baby, this evening... Aye, them were t'days.

    Strange to see the post-Wilko Dr. Feelgood getting such a positive review.
     
  4. bob60

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    I have always loved Hot Chocolate.
    They deserve to be remembered, they were one of the first and biggest U.K. multi cultural bands. They also had loads of great hit singles throughout the 70’s and into the 80’s. Sadly they seem to be pretty much forgotten these days, but of course that can change…
     
  5. Northernlight

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    I love The Kick Inside. I spent the 1978 summer holidays listening to that. Everyone thought she was weird back then, so it suited me fine. It's funny how others see you, isn't it? I remember reading - sometime in the 80s - about George Harrison sitting on top of a mountain for days in search of truth. I told my mother about it, in a tone that said, he's bonkers, right?, and she said to me, "I could imagine you doing something like that." And I said, "WHAAAAT?"
     
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  6. Man at C&A

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    I hope so, usually bands who had that many original hit singles for so many years are seen as 'classic' and 'legendary' and all that, even if they go through a period of being uncool. Hot Chocolate do seem to be barely mentioned at all these days.
     
  7. Northernlight

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    Just as long as it's not in the form of hideous contemporising, like that ghastly 1987 version of 'You Sexy Thing'. Vintage records should stand on their own feet and sound like they were meant to sound.
     
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  8. Bobby Morrow

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    It’s odd that now The Kick Inside is probably Kate’s most straightforward pop album. It’s very commercial for her!
     
  9. Northernlight

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    Yeah, but nobody knew that then. My three favourites are The Kick Inside, Never Forever and Hounds Of Love... Sort of every other album. The Red Shoes would have continued that trend if it hadn't been so bloated (the curse of the early 90s) and run out of steam in the latter half. The first half was fantastic. Love the title track. It's the Mick in me...
     
  10. Bobby Morrow

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    I like Lionheart and The Sensual World too. The latter has really grown on me over the years.
     
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  11. Northernlight

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    Really? That must be where they got the idea for Potsie Webber's version of the same song in Happy Days, only it was a bulldog, of course.
     
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  12. Northernlight

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    I like them all, but I thought Ariel was a bit of a drag in places. Not 'Bertie', though! The medieval folkie in me really appreciates that. I could imagine myself dancing with Catherine Of Aragon...
     
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  13. Jarleboy

    Jarleboy Music was my first love

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    I quite liked "Aerial", but it is a lot of music to get through. A lot! I played the two discs over two days. I liked all the songs, but... It´s not one I am eager to revisit. I am lazy...
     
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  14. Northernlight

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    I loved that name... 'Ruby Flipper'. I think they should kept them longer. It was nice having a mixed dance troupe. I always went to a mixed school, so I appreciated Ruby Flipper. If I hadn't been to a mixed school, I would never have been stalked by three girls, which is only flattering in retrospect. At the time, I hated it. I don't know... me and my tangents. As Billy Ocean once said, stop me if you've heard it all before...
     
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  15. Andy Smith

    Andy Smith You fill up my senses, Like a gallon of Magnet..

    I’ll find a few more out when I return home (in about 4 days. Cat-sitting for my son in Barnsley).
     
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  16. Northernlight

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    The thrill of it all, eh?
     
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  17. Alf.

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    Kiss were absolute nitwits. A Poundshop Alice Cooper crossed with The New York Dolls, they had zero originality and even less artistry. It was all about $$$. Simmons' attitude to young female fans is pathetic. What a scuzzball. The reason they didn't tour the UK in 1978 is because they meant zilch here, and never did amount to much until Crazy Crazy Nights in 1987.
     
  18. Northernlight

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    Yeah. That washing machine thing and the mathematical one... Bored me to tears, I'm afraid. I'm sounding like a philistine now, aren't I?
     
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  19. Jarleboy

    Jarleboy Music was my first love

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    Nevah! :righton:
     
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  20. Northernlight

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    It was just a brief fling. I used to come home from primary and junior schools and put adhesive gold and silver stars on my face in homage to Marc Bolan. Then, when Kiss came along...
     
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  21. Northernlight

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    I liked the Barbra Streisand spoof, with the ever-expanding nose.
     
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  22. Jarleboy

    Jarleboy Music was my first love

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    And parading around as Rod Stewart, singing "Da Ya Think I´m Sexy" and having more than his ego inflated! (NB! I do like Rod Stewart. Seems like a fun guy.)

    And when Sting hits on poor Kenny... What was Kylie´s first no. 1 again? :laugh:
     
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  23. Northernlight

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    He does indeed! I think he's got a lot of integrity, actually. Did you see him filling in the potholes?

    Kylie Minogue's first no. 1? You got me.
     
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  24. Alf.

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    Dire Straits were such dullards. Whereas the Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds respective albums were the musical bees knees. Labour Of Lust is definitely 'pure pop for now people', and contains Basher's best ever song: Cruel To Be Kind. Whilst Mr Edmunds drops the trad dad of yore, swapping it for a large dose of, infinitely more interesting, power pop.

    I've posted this before, but it's so good that I'll give it another whirl. Nick Lowe, live on Australia's Countdown, with Cruel To Be Kind:
     
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  25. Northernlight

    Northernlight Forum Resident

    Well, that comment picked up after a terrible beginning.
     
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