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Groovy ! A 70’s music thread
Posted: 12 March 2008 07:05 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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For those of you who remember good 70’s funk-music, here’s an excuse to get those way too tight bell-bottoms out of the closet, fix your fro, put on your polyester shirt with the over-sized lapels, forget about those nasty fundamentalists for a moment and enjoy a few very groovy old-school tunes.

Zapp….More bounce to the ounce

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sNQxzabWpg&feature=related


People’s choice… Do it any way you wanna

Good groove and really profound lyrics;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dtjDr4rb-A


Johnny Guitar Watson..Love is a real mother for ya

A classic with an excellent guitar solo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm6pfpV-tt0

Time… by Stone

A bit closer to disco than to funk, but still one of my favorites

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpb3a3P3_G4


The SOS band….......Take your time, do it right.

What in the world could they be referring to ? Too cryptic for me.
This song is addictive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d2J1ABqS80

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“You know I’m born to lose, and gambling is for fools.
But that’s the way I like it baby, I don’t want to live forever.”

From the autobiography of A.A.Mills, ‘The passage of time, according to an estranged, casual tyrant.’

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Posted: 13 March 2008 08:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Funk. Seventies. That means watching Midnight Special on a 17” BW TV…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jZyvulo5zs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiEUsIGpg20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8gCsotHagM

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Posted: 13 March 2008 08:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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mcalpine - 14 March 2008 12:01 AM

Funk. Seventies. That means watching Midnight Special on a 17” BW TV…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jZyvulo5zs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiEUsIGpg20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8gCsotHagM


Get down with your bad self white boy tongue laugh

Thanks for the links Mac.

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“You know I’m born to lose, and gambling is for fools.
But that’s the way I like it baby, I don’t want to live forever.”

From the autobiography of A.A.Mills, ‘The passage of time, according to an estranged, casual tyrant.’

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Posted: 13 March 2008 09:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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I had a killer car stereo a few years back—Pioneer 100w/ch,  Blaupunkt speakers front and back. Music sounded so much better than it ever could in the house. It was musical virtual reality—like the ultimate headphones. I used to listen to stuff like this….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Ir6uF8iww

and this…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yobf_Rhu10U

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Posted: 14 March 2008 10:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCQ6XmsJ8tE

Best song and best singer of the 70’s. End of argument =P

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Posted: 14 March 2008 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Although, I have to drift a century forward to get to my favorite band of all time.

Perhaps one of Japans most exported bands, although I bet few people on this forum have ever heard of them.

They developed a very unique and progressive deep sound in the 80’s. They are by far the undisputed rulers when it comes to ballads. Most likely not everyones cup of tea but who knows perhaps someone likes this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ6yQLR1BfM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myWmu-wIym0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OoDzK9EGm8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-STj-hzM780

All three songs except the last one are from their last live concert at Tokyo Dome after the announcement of their breakup.

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Posted: 14 March 2008 04:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Unbeliever, I don’t want to be a dick but them songs ain’t from da 70’s and they may be good but they sure ain’t funky.

Think loud shirts with large flower paterns, plateau shoes, groovy baselines and songs that are all about one thing.

Like this one, the first 45 I ever bought.

Girls, from Moments and Whatnauts.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ6iV2VROHQ&feature=related

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From the autobiography of A.A.Mills, ‘The passage of time, according to an estranged, casual tyrant.’

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Posted: 14 March 2008 05:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Funkyness is overrated =P

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Posted: 15 March 2008 11:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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Sander, maybe we both should have paid more attention to the Coasters’ advice. I see a lot of happy couples everywhere I go, heh heh…......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IPtrVhiDt0

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Posted: 15 March 2008 11:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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Unbeliever, it’s hard to imagine weirder taste than yours. Still, it seems you like ballads. Although we all have favorite songs, which is subjective, I must disagree with you on the best song ever. The best song ever is Ode to Billie Joe. There is a whole Great Southern Novel in that little set of verses. I’ve seen it said that scholars consider

“Call me Ishmael”

the greatest opening line of any English language novel (who knows why). Well, the greatest line in any English language song is

“Mama said to me, ‘Child, what happened to your appetite?’”

Listen to it in context….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZt5Q-u4crc

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Posted: 15 March 2008 11:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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mcalpine - 15 March 2008 03:21 PM

Sander, maybe we both should have paid more attention to the Coasters’ advice. I see a lot of happy couples everywhere I go, heh heh…......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IPtrVhiDt0

Funny that you mention that. I was thinking this week about the specifics of my next romantic disaster and I thought that it may be good not to care about looks anymore.
But then my shallowness kicks in again and on top of that, this song by The Coasters always reminds me of the last scene in Mermaids where Winona Ryder is dancing to it around the kitchen table and I think: “Screw it, I want to marry her.”
Those big brown eyes..so adorable. I couldn’t care less if she turned out to be a horrible wife.

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From the autobiography of A.A.Mills, ‘The passage of time, according to an estranged, casual tyrant.’

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Posted: 15 March 2008 12:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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mcalpine - 15 March 2008 03:39 PM

The best song ever is Ode to Billie Joe.

OK, now I am screwing up my own thread, but I must correct you and Unbeliever on this.

The best song ever is clearly… well just watch it.

The sheer depth of conflicting emotions, the haunting lyrics, the soft, almost feminine voice and the subtle harmony of the instruments will melt even the most cynical heart and I will bet good money that there are few people who don’t get their tear ducts tickled by this song.

This is a 3.26 minutes of exquisite beauty and harmony.

Surely you will agree.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2PZtQOZfh8

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From the autobiography of A.A.Mills, ‘The passage of time, according to an estranged, casual tyrant.’

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Posted: 15 March 2008 07:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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I’m revealing my age here, but I have some of those artists—The Ohio Players, SOS Band, War, and K.C. and the Sunshine Band—on record. Yeah, I mean round, flat, vinyl 45!

I’m more partial to Disco than Funk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haWRlC4DJAY

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Posted: 15 March 2008 08:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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How could I have forgotten about these guys…

LTD, (Love, Togetherness and Devotion), with Back in Love.

How did these guys ever make any money ? There are 85 of them in the band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXpa0Ef25XQ

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Posted: 15 March 2008 08:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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And one more, from the first album I bought.
Earth, Wind and Fire….That’s the way of the world.

I am probably dangerously close to making a racist statement, but how I prefer this music over contemporary black music that seems to be concerned mainly with jewelry, stupidity and misogyny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P0FknSR9hs

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Posted: 15 March 2008 09:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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Sander, that Venom-Bloodlust thing was a classic case of intellectual dishonesty. Let’s cut the bullshit masquerade and get right to the point…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LFIFwq5mCI

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