Tag Archives: 70s

Hey windowpane, do you remember?

Full lyrics HERE. That opening is just amazing.  It almost seems like the vocals are fighting against the percussion, and losing, but then the other instruments join in…

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If happiness had a sound track…

 

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Everything Wasn’t All Right

Everything about this song just works:  the harmonies, the drumming, the the story of heartbreak juxtaposed with the story of finding a slug. Full lyrics HERE.

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Left over memories of Sunday

Full lyrics HERE.

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12123!

“One, two… One, two, three, UNH!”  ~James Brown (source)

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Once In A While

Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right… Full lyrics at The Annotated Grateful Dead.

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Life is a Rock

This song is stuck in my head. I suppose it could be considered a precursor to rap, but I don’t know that it was really influential; just fun.  I like the way it opens with a deep breath.  😀

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Remove the dark from in me

I need someone to show me Illumine my consciousness Remove the dark from in me And give me that which I have lost… The melody is so bouncy and playful that the richness of the lyrics sneaks up on you.  It’s one of my favorites of his. Full lyrics HERE.

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Sail On

It was plain to see that a small town boy like me Just-a wasn’t your cup of tea It was wishful thinkin’… A lot of their songs have a small-town feel to them, not really surprising since they formed in a small town in Alabama. Full lyrics HERE.

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Marie-Marie La-voodoo-veau

When I was nine-years-old I thought this was the greatest song ever written.  I  had never heard a baseline like that before.  I loved it and played it over and over and over, until one day the 45 mysteriously disappeared. Full lyrics HERE.

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But I’m never alone…

Full lyrics HERE. It’s easy to forget how expressive Alice Cooper could be on the slow songs.  The makeup and goofy anthems like School’s Out came to define him, and he is so much more than that.  I’m sure the song above is largely autobiographical, whether or not he realized it at the time. If …

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Pip

When I was a boy, I wanted to be a Pip when I grew up.  The suits, the style, the moves, the silky-smooth vocals; they enchanted me.

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