Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sucking in the 70s

I don't really believe in the concept of guilty pleasures - life's too short for those kind of worries. On the other hand......well, I'll just use the defense that the music you listened to as a10-15 year old is the stuff you'll like the rest of your life. In that spirit, I give you my 70s mixtape. Indulge!!!

Mama Told Me (Not To Come) Three Dog Night
Kung Fu Fighting Carl Douglas
Stuck In The Middle With You Stealers Wheel
Before The Next Teardrop Falls Freddy Fender
Fooled Around And Fell In Love Elvin Bishop
Come And Get Your Love Redbone
Jackie Blue The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Lonely Boy Andrew Gold
At Seventeen Janis Ian
Haitian Divorce Steely Dan
Driver's Seat Sniff 'n' Tears
Here Comes The Sun Richie Havens
Angie The Rolling Stones
I Can Help Billy Swan
Alone Again (Naturally) Gilbert O'Sullivan
Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again The Fortunes
Magnet And Steel Walter Egan
You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate
Seasons In The Sun Terry Jacks
I'm Not In Love 10cc


Anonymous said...

Oh my God.
Seasons in the Sun.
What a wretched song.
Horrible rhymes with all the emotional depth of a Hallmark Card.
Thanks for the memories.

Ishkabibliophile said...

For some reason, I always find the absurd maudlinism (?) of that song fascinating. I also wonder what his label must have thought when they heard the song.

e-bone said...


Thanks for posting this. I was looking for "Magnet and Steel" for my Yacht Rock compilation. "Why would someone DO that to themselves??" is a legitimate question.

When I was in CA for school there was a great college radio station that ran a show on Saturday mornings entitled "1974 to 1977: What the Hell Happened?" and it featured the crazily tasteless stuff released during that time period.

"Havin' my baby... what a lovely way of showing how much you love me..."

Ishkabibliophile said...

I just recently learned of the term "yacht rock" so I'm curious to know what's on your compilation.

bglobe313 said...

This is music from when I grew up. And I know that your comps will be better than those of "Time Life Music" etc.

Thanks. I will love it.


Ishkabibliophile said...


Quite welcome..and I do hope you like it more than the Time Life series ones - though some of those collections weren't half bad. :)