Articles tagged 1970s

‘NEDS’: Tough choices in ‘70s Glasgow

NEDS is the very antithesis of the well-made film exemplified by 2011 BAFTA winner The King's Speech, favoring energy and impact over easily digested storytelling.

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The 25 Best Progressive Rock Songs of All Time

Put as simply -- and starkly -- as possible, many beautiful babies were thrown out with the bath water by hidebound critics who were content to sniffingly dismiss the more ambitious (pretentious!) works that certain bands were putting out as a matter of course in the early-to-mid-‘70s.

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Strange Days Indeed by Francis Wheen

Richard Nixon, runaway unemployment, fuel shortages, Uri Geller bending spoons, and the threat of nuclear holocaust. Why was everyone so paranoid?

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14 Jan 2010 // 9:57 PM

Hardal: Nasil? Ne Zaman?

Nasil? Ne Zaman? was the first of the band's two albums, and it's a game rowl of psych.

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Mary Roos: Amour Toujours: The French Song Collection 1972-1975

Her songs are designed to be heard once and wiggle themselves into your brain.

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Los Flippers: Pronto Viviremos Un Mundo Mucho Mejor

Worth the re-release.

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Franco Godi and Corrado Tringali: La Linea OST

The music on both of these albums was written to accompany Italian cartoons. There are musical stings, zingy trumpets, singalong nonsense lyrics like, “Ba da

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Sarolta Zalatnay: Sarolta Zalatnay

Ultimate, absolute, utter gusto would need more waaaaaow! but the gusto she's got is great.

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Getting Loose by Sam Binkley

Binkley does more than simply mark the transition from Yippy to yuppie.

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The Damned: Damned Damned Damned

This lavishly packaged three-disc edition makes a strong case for this excellent punk album's entry into the "must have" canon alongside the classic debuts from the Sex Pistols and the Clash.

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11 Jun 2007 // 5:37 AM

Why Pink Floyd’s 1973 masterpiece continues to matter

Last week offered reason to revisit Sgt. Pepper, it having just turned 40. This week brings reason to revisit another conceptual rock monument: The Dark Side

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18 May 2007 // 5:23 AM

Norman Lear recalls when guys like him had it made

If you think there’s nothing funny on broadcast television anymore, you’re not alone. Archie Bunker, Fred Sanford, Maude Findlay and George Jefferson -

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15 May 2007 // 10:12 PM

Ian Hunter: Shrunken Heads

At the tender age of 68, Ian Hunter has not yet retreated gracefully into retirement. Who else can put out a solid mix on just his second proper studio record in 24 years?

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9 May 2007 // 8:13 AM

As he reinvents himself again, Donny Osmond revisits the `70s

Don’t blame Donny Osmond for digging into the vintage musical treasure chest. On his new CD, “Love Songs of the `70s,” Osmond picked a

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Truth, Justin and the American Way #1-5

'70s and '80s nostalgia trend in comics? This series is soaking in it!

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A Long Way from Wonderland

In 1980, Donna Summer walked away from disco's strobe-lit boogie wonderland on The Wanderer. Critics embraced her bold statement; audiences less so. Where exactly was Summer going?

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