The first song i ever remember in my head from being 3and 4 in the 70's ... riding in the back of my dads work car, a big Australian station wagon I actually remember this on the am radio ., i thought about covering this for a few comps but i might just leave it to the masters.. I couldnt tell you any other songs from that era but this song somehow glues itself into my memory...
The first bands I got into were ELO and Queen, later followed by Led Zep, Pink Floyd, Genesis and others. It was probably the early 80s before I really started buying records. My parents were not big on listening to music. They had a few old albums around, including some classical stuff. I think Santana was about as 'hip' as they got, but then they were children of the second world war era.
Another memory is everyone from school going out to wave to the queen as she drove past during her silver jubilee year. Amazing that she's still around now.
More TV memories of Porridge, Some Mothers Do 'ave Em (partly filmed in my home town of Bedford), The Generation Game, It's a Knockout, The Professionals, The Double Deckers, The Banana Splits, The Muppet Show, The Black and White Minstrel Show(!). A lot of singers and bands used to have shows back then including The Osmonds and the Bay City Rollers.
Of course a few of the TV and radio icons of that era are currently being charged with sexual shenanigans. Seems people could get away with a lot of things back then.
I was born in Wilmington, Delaware, in April of 1969. I was adopted as an infant, but that was a rather incidental aspect of my life for my first 37 years or so.
So I grew up an only child, in a classically suburban neighborhood of 50's vintage tract homes. Ours was a split-level at the end of a dead-end street (they didn't know from cul-de-sacs in the 50's, it seems).
About every weekday morning, the transistor radio would be tuned to AM 1150, WDEL. They played all the pop hits, and as soon as one caught my fancy, I'd arrange to have the 45 procured and add it to my collection. I still have that box of 45's - and it's quite the cross section of 70's pop: Carole King, The Spinners, Three Dog Night, Elton John, ABBA, Earth Wind & Fire, John Denver, Andy Kim (Rock Me Gently, of course), Jim Croce, Bette Midler, Lynyrd Skynyrd, First Class ("Beach Baby" - a song about California sun written by a couple of Brits in South London), C.W. McCall (Convoy!), The Carpenters, Tony Orlando And Dawn, Helen Reddy (Angie Baby!), The Captain & Tennille, Clapton, Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band (A Fifth Of Beethoven), The Hues Corporation (Rock The Boat!), Disco Tex & The Sexolettes (Get Dancin'!), Barry Manilow, Mike Post (The Rockford Files Theme), Grand Funk Railroad, Billy Preston, Labelle (Lady Marmalade, of course...Damn...wish I'd though of that one for the album...), Rhythm Heritage (Theme From S.W.A.T.), and Ray Stevens.
Yes - that was me combing through my collection Same metal box, Happy Days stickers and all.
Started getting more into albums later in the decade: ELO, The Bee Gees, Billy Joel, The Who, and probably a few more ones I can't remember 'cause I'm too lazy to drag them out.
I played trombone all through school in the 70's. Didn't get a hankering for guitar until 80, 81 or so...the non-school-band instrument I was most interested in then was the synthesizer. I heard the pulsating Mini-Moogs and the vocoders and stuff, and I wanted me summa dat! The bands I mentioned in the albums - I was mostly keyed into what the keys were doing.
Never got around to actually being a keyboard player, though.
Other memories of the 70's: RV Camping every summer (Blue Ridge Mountains of VA were my fav), being a nerd in elementary school, and a never-ending supply of toys made of molded plastic.
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Post by Pep (AKA onwee) on May 19, 2014 17:31:36 GMT -5
Guys, I just want to add more process and gear info than I'd provided rhod for liner notes. This was literally the first complete recording I'd ever done.
It was recorded in logic pro through my mac book pro. Drums were courtesy of logic's built in drummer. Saved me alot of drum programming. Bass is actually my guitar brought down an octave with a pitch shifter. This and the rest of the guitars were played on a squier classic vib 50s strat and run through amp sim plug ins in the daw. Vocals had to be recorded on the mac book's inbuilt mic in my bedroom. I have since purchased a much better mic. I came to the Clash late in life but I just fell in love with their intelligence and energy and apart from all their other great songs, Train in Vain was the one I thought would be great fun as a first recording.
I'm having trouble getting it on soundcloud so I'll do an official post will all the download links tonight.
The show popped up in my 'podcatcher' just as I was about to head home yesterday. Perfect timing for the long drive.
Once again I am blown away by what you guys do, both the old crew and the newcomers. Like Rhod I sometimes think I should just give up on trying to play guitar, but then I am also inspired that people can put such great songs together with limited gear and experience.
As usual there are a few songs I didn't know, but lots of old favourites too. Some people I could recognise almost from the first chord.
I'll need to listen to the album some more before posting my reviews, but I'll say thanks to Rhod and Alfie for doing the show.
The highly anticipated community album from the six string bliss community dedicated to songs of the 1970's, We are proud to announce the Album is complete.
Music submitted with collaborations from all over the world to produce a 23 Track double Album.
In this podcast we listen to the final 12 Tracks of the highly anticipated community album from www.sixstringbliss.com community. Join us for this podcast and listen to some amazing tracks from a decade that helped pioneer the guitar...
hosted by Alfie L from Australia and Rhod W from the UK
Disclaimer: please be advised although I have hosted this podcast and it is on my alfalfasprout69 Rantcast Feed, I'm only the host of my own podcast. This endeavour is only for the Six String Bliss community album launch, I'm in no way associated with being a host of the legendary Guitar Podcast SixStringBliss.
"Bring Back the Saltman!" - Pipes, EP #199 "This is love from the Streets Man!" - Pipes, EP #223 "I'm not asking for much, Just the shirt off your back" - Pipes, EP #245
Listened to the second part of the 70's album at work today, and was blown away yet again. I feel I'm getting better now at recognizing the contributors from their voice or playing, which goes to show how everyone has developed their own unique style and individuality, an impressive feat. I will be downloading the full release and listen to it a few more times before I post my reviews.
Thanks to Rhod for being the 'Mr Big', and building this project up from an EP to a full double album. Also thanks to Alfie for fighting through technical issues and getting the podcast up and out there. Thoroughly enjoyed the show, it was nice to hear two blokes talking guitar, reminds me of a podcast I used to listen to back in the day! I enjoyed the cheesy link after my effort on the second disc too, Alan Partridge would be proud of you!
Well done guys,
Donning my platforms, A-line flares, velour shirt and 'Bippity- Boppity hat',
Steve Clark: I'd rather be playing guitar
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tricky: Just passing by so thought I would drop in and say a big Hiya to the hard core keeping the board going. Hope you are all well, have a great 2016 and keep it real(ish)!!
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rhod34: Richard, none of us are real. I'm my own imaginary friend
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Steve Clark: I've never met Rhod. I assume he's just some Welsh computer 'bot'
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rhod34: you leave my bottom out of this, ya perv!
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Steve Clark: In Wales bot-net has a very different meaning
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