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1979 Was Fine!

Discussion in 'Rock Lounge' started by Nai Noswad, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. TeleCat

    TeleCat Blackmore's Advocate

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    Ritchie goes commercial!

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    Nai Noswad Senior Member

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    Strange hearing Pink Floyd in a Nightclub...them's was the days!
    The last UK number:1 of the seventies.

    Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall pt. 2
     
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    darklands everything's broken, and my Stacys are soaking wet

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    Best music year ever! [I know - I'm sure it isn't, but i was 16 that year!]
    After a quick refresher on Wikipedia, these were my go-to albums that year [I know, not all so cool and my taste has changed (a bit) since]:

    Boomtown Rats - Fine Art of Surfacing (Someone's Lookin' at You, Diamond Smiles and Don't Like Mondays!!) [along with Rat Trap, the best run of four singles ever!! (IMO: please feel free to disagree)
    Pink Floyd - The Wall
    Queen - Live Killers
    UFO - Strangers in the Night
    - need I continue....?
    Led Zeppelin - In Through the Out Door (I still like it, even if it's not so highly rated by afficionados)
    Rickie Lee Jones - wonderful album (a bit off-kilter with the rest)
    Rainbow - Down to Earth (think Graham is a bit under-rated on this album [first concert - Rainbow at Deeside Ice rink, supported by Saxon]) [only saw the last two Saxon songs cos of the queue - but one was 747 (Strangers in the night)
    R.E.O. Speedwagon - Nine Lives - tennis racket was well used 'playing' to this! Only the Strong Survive and Easy Money (loved the monket intro at full vol!) (quite liked Hi-Infidelity, but after that they got too wussy!)
    Bad Company - Desolation Angels - totally cool!
    Supertramp - Breakfast in America (sitting out on campsite in France listening to Goodbye Stranger, Van Halen - Running with the Devil & Beatles - Get Back on some Dutch kid's tape)
    Gillan - Mr. Universe (dead heavy at the time, though with quieter moments, probably courtesy of Towns?)
    Scorpions - Lovedrive (their best album; for me, they'd lost it by Blackout - tho i saw them on that tour and keep listening to them [in the hope!]). Then there was that cover to Animal Magnetism....!
    Tom Petty - Damn the Torpedoes (hitching round France with this playing on a [heavy!] cassette player in rucksack [for me, his best, along with Southern accents]
    ABBA - Greatest Hits II! - got to be honest!
    Cheap Trick at Budokan - Clock Strikes 10!


    Also in heavy rotation that year [though released earlier]: Mott the Hoople (Greatest Hits), The Doors, Rush - Hemispheres, Boston (first two albums), Springsteen - Born to Run, Eagles - Hotel California

    Wish I'd have known then how good life was (then)!

    Singles to follow - maybe too many!
     
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    ^Told Ya !
    Played the ass off this album - it was cool.
    Just who Bones was , on backing vocals..i have yet to discover..however i had found amil nytrate and it was all the good times☆

    Bad Company - Rock n Roll Fantasy.
     
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    Great stuff from up North was emerging..
    Simple Minds first appeared on the scene with a polished synth type offering.
    ( who didn't buy a wasp at this time?)

    Simple Minds - Life In A Day.
     
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    Having left Art College - bored and broke..i buggered off to Rotterdam - but my trusty Bush tapeplayer joined me:

    Here they are:
    Spizz Energi - Where's Captain Kirk.
    Later they were - Athletico Spizzoil, Spizz 80.
     
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    Before Branson became a twat..some crucial tunes were on Virgin...do recall passing the chalice to this bong classic.

    The Mighty Diamonds - 4000 Years.
     
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    This was trashed in the music press as being "too poppy"..mighty fine in my book.

    Blue Oyster Cult - The Great Sun Jester.
     
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