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Initial post: Feb 2, 2012 5:09:41 PM PST
List your favorite artist, or artists, and or groups from the 70's. You can include a favorite song or songs from your picks.

Posted on Feb 3, 2012 7:31:54 AM PST
Neil Young
Isley Brothers

Posted on Feb 3, 2012 7:35:03 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 3, 2012 7:35:17 AM PST
vivazappa says:
Tony Orlando and Dawn
Donnie and Marie


Posted on Feb 3, 2012 9:20:19 AM PST
Gena Chereck says:
Joy Division ("Transmission," "Disorder," "She's Lost Control," "Atmosphere")
Big Star ("In the Street," "Thirteen," "September Gurls," "Thank You Friends")

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 3, 2012 9:27:20 AM PST
Marshall Tucker Band, Allman Bros., Charlie Daniels Band, Elton John, Pink Floyd

Posted on Feb 3, 2012 1:40:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 3, 2012 1:41:55 PM PST
Alphabetically (there are more, but these came to mind first):

Abba - yes, really!
AC/DC - "Dirty Deeds" and "Big Balls"
Alice Cooper - "Ballad of Dwight Fry" and "Halo of Flies"
Black Sabbath - "FX" and "Changes" (just kidding!); 1st 6 albums are all classics
David Bowie - "Moonage Daydream" and "Changes" (deja vu?); entire 70s good!
Carpenters - "Superstar" (haunting, check out Todd Haynes' film, if you can find it!)
Jackson 5 - Michael's best era, including the Jacksons' CBS material, and "Off the Wall"
Elton John - "High Flying Bird" and "Funeral For A Friend"
Carole King - all of "Tapestry" and most of the rest
Kraftwerk - where are their first 3 albums?!
Led Zeppelin - never released a bad album, except Coda, but that doesn't really count
Bob Marley - just get them all
Pink Floyd - "Echoes" and "Another Brick In the Wall"
Queen - everything up to, and including, "The Game"
Sex Pistols - more humor there than you might think
Donna Summer - "Love To Love You Baby" and "I Feel Love" (disco magic!)
Joe Walsh - I always liked him better solo or with the James Gang than the Eagles
Stevie Wonder - saw him first on Sesame Street, and have been a fan ever since
Yes - everything in the 70s was good, except for Tormato
Frank Zappa - taught us "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow" (great advice!)
ZZ Top - make sure you get the original mixes

Note: I left off the Moody Blues as they seem more 60s-identified to me, but left on other artists who actually started in the 60s like Floyd and Zappa, because I think they can also be easily identified as 70s artists. Likewise, I did not include some groups who actually started in the 70s, like the Cars, the Police, Van Halen, and all the post-punk bands because I regard these primarily as 80s artists, unlike AC/DC and ZZ Top who again seem to fit both decades more easily.

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 3:43:20 AM PST
1. Black Sabbath
2. Deep Purple
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Robin Trower
5. Aerosmith-Their best material
6. Blue Oyster Cult
7. Judas Priest
8. AC/DC-Bon Scott era was their best.
9. Rainbow-Ronnie James Dio on vocals
10. UFO
11. Rush-Only albums I liked by them were in the 70s
12. Alice Cooper
13. Scorpions-Uli Roth and Michael Schenker on guitar
14. Ted Nugent
15. Van Halen
16. Montrose
17. Foghat
18. Rory Gallagher
19. Pink Floyd
20. Queen
21. Pat Travers
22. Johnny Winter
23. Rick Derringer
24. ZZ Top
25. Thin Lizzy
26. Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
27. Budgie
28. Jeff Beck
29. Motorhead
30. Runaways

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 10:46:47 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 4, 2012 12:29:19 PM PST
@Stephen Mcnary: Looks like you're a hard rock fan; me too, but I couldn't come up with something that complete. Great list, from one Stephen to another!

@vivazappa: LOL! Love your list too, might I add: Jimmy Buffett, Charo, Cher, Neil Diamond, Engelbert Humperdinck, Liberace, Barry Manilow, Wayne Newton, and the $1.98 Beauty Show? Pure kitschy fun!

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 11:47:06 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 4, 2012 11:52:34 AM PST
Zaplightning says:
great list Mcnary, I'd add Pentagram

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 12:20:54 PM PST
Edward Tower says:
Allman Brothers
Hot Tuna
Johnny Winter
Lynyrd Skynyrd (there is NO Lynyrd without RVZ!)
Rory Gallagher
Dr Feelgood

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 12:55:08 PM PST
Gena Chereck says:
More faves:

The Modern Lovers ("Roadrunner," "Hospital")
The Eagles ("Desperado," "The Last Resort")
Badfinger ("Come and Get It," "No Matter What")
T. Rex ("Cosmic Dancer," "20th Century Boy")
The Raspberries ("Go All the Way," "I Wanna Be With You")
Roxy Music ("In Every Dream Home a Heartache," "Love is the Drug")

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2012 2:42:00 PM PST
Alright, there you go. Thats your list. Great. Thansk for participating.
I don't agree with the positions on the list and or maybe a few groups here and there but good job!

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 3:18:17 PM PST
thats what its all about/jigsaw totally underrated guys

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 3:18:28 PM PST
thats what its all about/jigsaw totally underrated guys

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 4:13:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 4, 2012 4:20:05 PM PST
ZzBridges says:
1. Led Zep
2. Deep Purple
3. Allman Brothers
4. Black Sabbath
5. Aerosmith
6. Tom Waits
7. Pink Floyd
8. REO (pre-ballad)
9. Foghat
10. Rush
11. Lynyrd Skynyrd
12. Marshall Tucker
13. Yes
14. Montrose
15. Robin Trower
16. John Lennon
........Help me I can't stop
17. Styx (Pre Mr. Roboto)
18. Slade
19. Jo Jo Gunn
20. Stones
21. BOC
22. ELP
23. Bob Seger
24. Rod Stewart (Early albums)
25. Eagles

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 4:33:02 PM PST
Gena Chereck says:
A couple more here:
Genesis ("Supper's Ready," "I Know What I Like," "A Trick of the Tail," "One for the Vine")
Blondie ("X Offender," "Denis," "Sunday Girl," "Atomic")

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 9:38:15 PM PST
StLmom says:
Fleetwood Mac

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2012 4:18:09 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2012 9:14:18 AM PST
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Two Tub Man says:
It's all been downhill since the 70's!

Alice Cooper (band)
Allman Brothers Band (Duane & Berry era)
Be Bop Deluxe
Jeff Beck (esp. Jeff Beck Group Mk II & Beck, Bogert & Appice)
Black Sabbath
Blue Oyster Cult
Kate Bush
Cheap Trick
The Clash
Deep Purple
The Dictators
ELP (Thru "Brain Salad Surgery")
Kinky Friedman
Rory Gallagher (solo)
The J. Geils Band (The Atlantic Records era)
The Groundhogs
The Jam
Max Webster
Mott The Hoople
The Ramones
Rockpile (including the solo albums of Dave Edmunds & Nick Lowe)
Sir Lord Baltimore
The Stooges
Thin Lizzy
Robin Trower (solo)
Yes (Up to "Topographic Oceans")

Leaving out bands who did the bulk of their great work in the 60's (The Who/Kinks/Stones/Procol Harum) but still
had something left in the tank in the 1970's.

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 9:20:13 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 5, 2012 9:29:20 AM PST
D. O'neal says:
Not in any order

The Clash (Quite possibly my favorite band of all time)
The Ramones
Van Halen
Pink Floyd (Started in the '60s but the only stuff by them I really love is from '71 onward.)

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 9:36:07 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 5, 2012 10:00:37 AM PST
Rain Dog says:
IMHO the best artist of the 70's was David Bowie:
Solo Albums:
1970 - The Man Who Sold the World
1971 - Hunky Dory
1972 - Ziggy Stardust
1973 - Aladdin Sane
1973 - Pin Ups
1974 - Diamond Dogs
1975 - Young Americans
1976 - Station to Station
1977 - Low
1977 - Heroes
1979 - Lodger

As a Producer and collaborator:
Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes (1972)
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
Iggy Pop - The Idiot (1977)
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)

The quality and quantity of his work in the 70's is unmatched by anyone.
He has gone downhill since then, his 80's catalogue leaves a lot to be desired.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2012 10:21:17 AM PST
ZzBridges says:
Hey Rain Dog,

You're not from Campbeltown Scotland are you. I started talking with this guy in a pub there in late 70's and found out we both liked Bowie but then I started getting worried when I found out that his "entire" album collection was David Bowie. I'm serious, no Lou Reed no Iggy, just Bowie. I don't know why but I kept away from him after that. Weird story, just had to tell you.

I agree totally with your post though. Are you a Tom Waits fan also, "Rain Dog".

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 5:27:36 PM PST
Songs & Bands:
Rainbow Demon - Uriah Heep
Hole in the Sky - Black Sabbath
Green Manalishi With the Two Pronged Crown - Judas Priest
Let Me Go Rock & Roll - KISS
Diamond Dogs - David Bowie

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2012 5:39:04 PM PST
Two Tub Man-To say it was all downhill after the 70s would depend on what kind of music you like. I love many albums/bands from the 80s and it starts going downhill for me in the 90s. I'm a Metal/Hard Rock fan.

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 8:18:05 PM PST
R. Granberg says:
Not in any particular order....
Tommy Bolin
Peter Frampton
David Bowie
Hall & Oates
James Taylor
Neil Young
Cat Stevens
Boz Scaggs
Doobie Brothers
Climax Blues Band
Bob Dylan
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