Tag Archives: 70s

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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Ruby Red Dress

One thing I miss about the 70s is the songs that were little character sketches, like this one.  I’m not sure why they fell out of fashion, but you just don’t hear these anymore. Full lyrics HERE.

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I promise you

Sunshine, come on back another day, I promise you I’ll be singing This old world, she’s gonna turn around, brand new bells will be ringing… Full lyrics HERE.  Jonathan Edwards is still touring and putting out albums, and is on the web HERE.

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Laissez les bons temps rouler

This song was produced by Roy Thomas Baker, who also produced most of the Queen albums. You can really hear his influence on the harmonies. Full lyrics HERE.

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One More Cup of Coffee

Full lyrics at BobDylan.com.

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Luxury

I think I’m so educated and I’m so civilized ‘Cause I’m a strict vegetarian But with the over-population and inflation and starvation And the crazy politicians I don’t feel safe in this world no more I don’t want to die in a nuclear war I want to sail away to a distant shore and make …

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Play it sweetly…

Full lyrics HERE. You would assume, after listening to this song, that it must have leaped into the composer’s head almost as a completed whole.  The lyrics, melody, and soaring instrumental solo fit together so seamlessly that it’s hard to imagine they weren’t conjoined with one another from conception. But they weren’t. Carole King composed …

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