I have been re-listening to Johnny The Fox over the last 2-3 days as I tended to skip over it to a certain extent down the years for no real reason other than it followed Jailbreak and the Live And Dangerous album was around that time anyway the album has some great tracks on it including Fools Gold which although I have heard before I kind of 'glossed over it' in the past but it is worth a closer listen to be honest as it's one of the excellent tracks on already good album.Fools Gold is a killer track, weren't we spoilt in the 70s as youths.. having this stuff at our ears and fingertips?
Fools Gold is a killer track, weren't we spoilt in the 70s as youths.. having this stuff at our ears and fingertips?
Thanks MrMan for the vote of agreement. I live life as a "Rock star" that means thinking like a "Rock God" 24/7/365 and of course listening to plenty of mainly late 60s & 70s ROCK but sometimes I like some 70s funk or electric blues but it's mainly 70s Rock and Blues/Rock.Totally agree with E-Z and Vehicle here.
Prior to MTV and then file-sharing rock musicians were mysterious, exotic. When they came to town it was like a marauding gang that invaded your city. The lack of media coverage enhanced their mystique. I remember finding Led Zeppelin's single Immigrant Song, which had Hey Hey What Can I Do as side B and it was like I had discovered buried treasure...finally I could listen to that one Zep song not on any albums!
It wasn't better or worse, just different.
It was also a time when rock music was the dominant force in youth culture....at least white suburban youths (I imagine a lot of non-white people wish it weren't that way). I think it's hard for young people today to understand how influential rock music, rock bands and artists were back then.