Tuesday, February 10, 2015

From Bill: The Ultimate Endurance Test

While looking for a beat that I had made to embed in the previous post (I didn't find it), I ran across this email from my brother Bill.  Here it is posted in its entirety - it used to be linked to a Rhapsody list that is no longer there, so the links below won't work.  If I was hardcore, I'd link to every song he mentioned.  But I'm not hardcore and I'm also not Google.  Go look for these yourself, yo.  I'm also too lazy to change the background color from the original email.  But anyway, for folks my age and older, some of these will be a major blast from the past.  Fun stuff - check it.

From Bill:

HAVE YOU NO FEAR? TEST YOURSELF . . . AGAINST SOME OF THE GREATEST ATROCITIES THE SEVENTIES HAVE TO OFFER. AN ENDURANCE TEST THAT ONLY THOSE WITH SUPERHUMAN CONSTITUTIONS CAN HOPE TO COMPLETE. Actually, there's some good, some bad, and some ugly here. I'll let you decide which is which. This is the source playlist for my ongoing seventies series . . . 8 hours of hits, misses, and obscurities, with no artist headlining twice (yeah, I know, differentiating between Michael Hurley and The Holy Modal Rounders is splitting hairs). Workin' the Seventies part two is already 1/4 of the way done, still with no artist repeated (and still no Boston or Billy Joel - you have to draw the line somewhere). Expect CDs 4 & 5 of the seventies series in September, if you prefer to deal with the "me" decade in more discreet bites. - Bill

Workin' the 80's - 8 hrs. of hits
  • "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" - Looking Glass
  • "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" - Van Halen
  • "Lights Out" - UFO
  • "Fool For The City" - Foghat
  • "Let It Ride" - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  • "I'm Not Awake Yet" - Rory Gallagher
  • "I Don't Need No Doctor" - Humble Pie
  • "Simple Man" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • "Brand New Key" - Melanie
  • "I'm Not In Love" - 10cc
  • "Kiss You All Over" - Exile
  • "Bad Luck" - Lee "Scratch" Perry
  • "Cracklin' Rosie " - Max Romeo
  • "Get Up, Stand Up" - Bob Marley
  • "I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)" - The Moody Blues
  • "Yours Is No Disgrace" - Yes
  • "I Need To Know" - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • "We're An American Band" - Grand Funk Railroad
  • "Shambala" - Three Dog Night
  • "Peace Frog" - The Doors
  • "(I Know) I'm Losing You" - Rod Stewart
  • "I Feel The Earth Move" - Carole King
  • "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" - Elton John
  • "If You Don't Know Me By Now" - Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes
  • "Doctor My Eyes" - Jackson Browne
  • "Mother And Child Reunion" - Paul Simon
  • "Couldn't I Just Tell You" - Todd Rundgren
  • "Lorca" - Tim Buckley
  • "The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys" - Traffic
  • "Love Is The Drug" - Roxy Music
  • "Sweet Jane (LP Version)" - The Velvet Underground
  • "Jackie Blue" - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
  • "Strawberry Letter #23" - The Brothers Johnson
  • "It Never Rains In Southern California" - Albert Hammond
  • "Black Diamond" - Kiss
  • "Easy Livin'" - Uriah Heep
  • "Still I'm Sad" - Rainbow
  • "Too Rolling Stoned" - Robin Trower
  • "Talkin' `Bout A Fellin'" - Frank Marino
  • "The Ballroom Blitz" - Sweet
  • "Scatterbrain" - Jeff Beck
  • "Midget Submarines" - Swell Maps
  • "No Christmas For John Quays" - The Fall
  • "Bad Motor Scooter" - Montrose
  • "Miss America" - Styx
  • "Cold As Ice" - Foreigner
  • "Gypsys, Tramps And Thieves" - Cher
  • "Superstar" - The Carpenters
  • "Ohio" - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • "Playground In My Mind (Single Version)" - Clint Holmes
  • "On & On" - Stephan Bishop
  • "Turn The Beat Around" - Vicki Sue Robinson
  • "Ring My Bell" - Anita Ward
  • "Me and Mrs. Jones" - Billy Paul
  • "Boogie Nights" - Heatwave
  • "Brother Louie" - The Stories feat. Ian Lloyd
  • "Midnight at the Oasis" - Maria Muldaur
  • "Disco Inferno" - The Trammps
  • "The Tears Of A Clown" - Miracles
  • "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe" - Barry White
  • "One Nation Under A Groove" - Funkadelic
  • "Tin Man" - America
  • "Delta Dawn" - Helen Reddy
  • "Like Spoons No More" - The Mekons
  • "Magic" - Pilot
  • "Love Machine" - The Miracles
  • "Indian Reservation" - Paul Revere & The Raiders
  • "Boogie Oogie Oogie" - Taste of Honey
  • "Get Ready" - Rare Earth
  • "She's Not There" - Santana
  • "Day After Day" - Badfinger
  • "Fallin' In Love" - Hamilton, Joe Franks & Reynolds
  • "Ever Fallen In Love?" - The Buzzcocks
  • "Maze" - Art Bears
  • "Baby's On Fire" - Brian Eno
  • "20 Jazz Funk Greats" - Throbbing Gristle
  • "Anthrax" - Gang Of Four
  • "Bastille Day" - Rush
  • "Trans-Europe Express" - Kraftwerk
  • "Rock Your Baby" - George McCrae
  • "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time" - THE DELFONICS
  • "Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye
  • "So In To You" - Atlanta Rhythm Section
  • "Use Me" - Bill Withers
  • "Will It Go Round In Circles" - BillyPreston
  • "Across 110th Street" - BOBBY WOMACK
  • "Midnight Rider" - Allman Brothers Band
  • "Portland Water" - Michael Hurley
  • "I See The Light" - Hot Tuna
  • "Walk Away" - James Gang
  • "Just Got Paid" - ZZ Top
  • "Barracuda" - Heart
  • "Jailbreak" - Thin Lizzy
  • "Stone Cold Crazy" - Queen
  • "Dancing Queen" - Abba
  • "Kill Your Sons" - Lou Reed
  • "Poptones" - Public Image Ltd.
  • "Psycho Killer" - Talking Heads
  • "12XU (Live)" - Wire
  • "Little Red Riding Hood Hit The Road" - Robert Wyatt
  • "Beginning The Long March" - Henry Cow
  • "Meadow Meal" - Faust
  • "Robbin' Banks" - Michael Hurley/Unholy Modal...
  • "Pink Moon" - Nick Drake
  • "Ghost Story" - John Cale
  • "Dirty Work" - Steely Dan
  • "If Not For You" - Bob Dylan
  • "Jesus On The Mainline" - Ry Cooder
  • "Still ...You Turn Me On" - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • "Moondance" - Van Morrison
  • "Dark End Of The Street" - Gram Parsons
  • "Mainline Florida" - Eric Clapton
  • "Won't Get Fooled Again" - The Who

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