Friday, July 14, 2017

40 From 40: 1973

Clearing up another pre-Year Zero year as we continue through four decades of pop, one which features a lot of big important albums and international starmaking turns. Ziggy retired, Led Zeppelin got their private plane, CBGBs opens, we lost Gram Parsons, we nearly lost Stevie Wonder right at the peak of his powers - he spent four days in a coma as a result of a car accident - and the oil crisis meant a shortage of vinyl manufacturing ability to levels not seen again until Record Store Day began. The last track here is there because it felt right.

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Next
Tony Christie - Avenues And Alleyways
Wings - Jet
Mott The Hoople - All The Way From Memphis
John Cale - Child's Christmas In Wales
Lou Reed - How Do You Think It Feels
David Bowie - Cracked Actor
Pink Floyd - Money
Steely Dan - Show Biz Kids
War - Me And Baby Brother
The Doobie Brothers - Long Train Runnin'
The Chi-Lites - Stoned Out Of My Mind
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits
James Brown - The Payback
Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
Incredible Bongo Band - Apache
Can - Spray
Funkadelic - Nappy Dugout
The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
The Wailers - Stir It Up
I-Roy - Black Man Time
Dennis Alcapone - Cassius Clay
The Maytals - Loving Spirit
Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - African Dub
10cc - Rubber Bullets
Golden Earring - Radar Love
Hawkwind - Born To Go
The Stooges - Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell
New York Dolls - Trash
Roxy Music - Do The Strand
NEU! - Fuer Immer (forever)
Faust - Krautrock
David Essex - Rock On
John Martyn - Solid Air
Gram Parsons - A Song For You
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Tom Waits - I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You
Mike Oldfield - Sailor's Hornpipe

Previously amongst the 40: 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009

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