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Posts tagged with 70s

‘Heavy Horses’: How Jethro Tull Found Their Folk-Rock Spurs
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‘Heavy Horses’: How Jethro Tull Found Their Folk-Rock Spurs

Considered the second in their 70s folk-rock trilogy of albums, ‘Heavy Horses’ saw Jethro Tull saddle up for prog-infused pastoral poesy.

‘Rio Grande Mud’: ZZ Top Wade In With A Sizzling Second Album
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‘Rio Grande Mud’: ZZ Top Wade In With A Sizzling Second Album

Confirming ZZ Top as the US South’s meanest boogie merchants, ‘Rio Grande Mud’ set Billy F Gibbons’ team up for the mainstream.

‘Trans-Europe Express’: How Kraftwerk Took Pop To New Frontiers
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‘Trans-Europe Express’: How Kraftwerk Took Pop To New Frontiers

Venturing on a railway-inspired odyssey, Kraftwerk’s 1977 masterpiece, ‘Trans-Europe Express’, opened up new sonic horizons for electro-pop.

‘Thick As A Brick’: Behind Jethro Tull’s Towering Satirical Masterpiece
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‘Thick As A Brick’: Behind Jethro Tull’s Towering Satirical Masterpiece

Inspired by the surreal humour of Monty Python, Jethro Tull’s ‘Thick As A Brick’ album lampooned British life and the excesses of prog rock.

‘Penguin’: How A Fledgling New Fleetwood Mac Sound Emerged
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‘Penguin’: How A Fledgling New Fleetwood Mac Sound Emerged

Fleetwood Mac’s 1973 album, ‘Penguin’, found the group in a period of transition, with Christine McVie emerging as a true songwriting force.

Watch The Trailer For New Post-Punk Doc, ‘Rip It Up And Start Again’

Watch The Trailer For New Post-Punk Doc, ‘Rip It Up And Start Again’

The film, based on Simon Reynolds’ book of the same name will feature music from Joy Division, PiL, Talking Heads, Kraftwerk and many more.

‘Morrison Hotel’: How The Doors Checked In With A “Springboard Forward”
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‘Morrison Hotel’: How The Doors Checked In With A “Springboard Forward”

After ‘The Soft Parade’’s strings and horns, The Doors’ fifth album, ‘Morrison Hotel’, was a return to lean, powerful blues rock.

Two New Titles In Real Gone Music’s Grateful Dead Reissue Series Set For Release

Two New Titles In Real Gone Music’s Grateful Dead Reissue Series Set For Release

'Road Trips Vol.1 - From Egypt With Love' and 'Dick's Picks Vol. 19 - 10/19/73 Oklahoma City Fairgrounds' will be released this spring.

I Want Your Love: Why Chic’s Ode To Unrequited Love Conquers All
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I Want Your Love: Why Chic’s Ode To Unrequited Love Conquers All

For their follow-up to Le Freak, Chic’s dancefloor classic I Want Your Love aimed cupid's arrow straight at the heart of the disco scene.

‘Moondance’: Why This Van Morrison Classic Is “Part Of The Universe”
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‘Moondance’: Why This Van Morrison Classic Is “Part Of The Universe”

Setting out to produce a simple ‘album of good songs’, Van Morrison emerged with the painstakingly created masterpiece ‘Moondance’.

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