Re: Top 25 Rock Songs of the 70s


Author:D.S.
Date:2020-05-17 10:24:46
In Reply To:Re: Top 25 Rock Songs of the 70s by Pirage
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:: The Who-Sea and Sand
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: Need to try. Can't recall.

It's from Quadrophenia. My favorite Who album. You can bet Blackie Lawless would name it as a huge influence heh.

:: Tom Petty-I Need to Know
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: Only know his 80s hits.

You've surely heard a lot of his 90's stuff too. Mary Jane's Last Dance got and continues to get a ton of rotation on classic rock radio around here, same with Learning to Fly and Into the Great Wide Open.

:: Steeleye Span-Cam Ye O'er Frae France
:: Horslips-Trouble(With a Capital T)
:: Mountain-Nantucket Sleighride(to Owen Coffin)
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: Don't know these 3.

Steeleye Span and Horslips are UK folk rock. Steeleye Span often toured with Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention(who are considered to have released the first UK folk rock album) and were one of the main bands in the UK folk rock scene during that era. Cam Ye O'er Frae France is actually a Scottish traditional song dating back to the Jacobite rebellion in the 18th century. The lyrics to the song are in Gaelic and are essentially written in code, mocking King George and calling for rebellion in a way that could be sung in front of the English without it being called treason.

Horslips were from Ireland and their music and lyrics had a strong Celtic influence. They were never as big as Tull, Fairport, or Steeleye but they are considered one of the innovators of the Celtic influenced side of folk rock. Slough Feg actually covered one of their songs(Deargh Doom) once, heh.

Mountain were an American act formed at the end of the 60's. The founder was originally in a blues rock band but he wanted to do a rawer, heavier, style of music after hearing Cream's White Room. Turns out Cream's producer wanted to work with them, and they had a big hit with Mississippi Queen(you've probably heard this song, or at least WASP or Ozzy's covers of it). Nantucket Sleighride isn't as well known as that one, though it has been covered by NWOBHM act Quartz.

:: Lynyrd Skynyrd-That Smell
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: Don't know. Only know the hits from LS.

This one wasn't a hit at the time(it was released as a single but didn't take off), but these days it gets a fair amount of play on classic rock stations around here.
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