Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Last Farewell

Here's Roger Whittaker.

I'm not giving up on blogging forever, but I wasn't inspired by 1975. Back with a better year in April.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Nine O Clock on a Saturday

Is Billy Joel Time!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Back in the New York Groove

Hello. That was the band that did this originally.

Later covered (lamely, imo) by Ace Frehley.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Love Is The Drug

In this corner, Roxy Music.

Maybe 1975 was a pretty good year after all?

Love Will Keep Us Together

In this corner, Captain & Tennille.

Maybe 1975 wasn't a very good year for pop music?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kung Fu Fighting

by Carl Douglas (not to be confused with Carol Douglas).

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


My K song, for Alex

Jive Talkin'

My J song from 1975 by the BG's

This song was the bridge between "classic-era" Bee Gees and "disco-era" Bee Gees, which is apropos because its intro was inspired by the cool chunka-chunka-chunka rhythm that cars made driving across the bridge to their studio in Biscayne Bay, FL. And 35 years ago, with that rhythm, the "disco beat" was born!

Monday, March 15, 2010

I'm Not In Love

Another great 1975 song by 10cc.

Pardon the 70s video effects.

Friday, March 12, 2010

How Long

has this been goin' on? More 70s facial hair from Paul Carrack & Ace.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Golden Years

Representing G. My opinion of 1975 is greatly heightened knowing that David Bowie's "Golden Years" came out that year.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I'll buy you a jetplane, babe

F song from 1975. "Free Money" by Patti Smith.

Listening to Horses in the context of other album that came out in 1975 helps you understand how strange and weird Patti Smith sounded to pre-punk ears. It sounds a lot more conventional when you listen to it in the context of nowadays.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dance With Me

1975 was the year I discovered AM radio, and my name for this genre of sensitive dudes with facial hair was "moustache music", which helped me realize that I was probably born ten years too late..

You've never been soft rocked until you've been soft rocked by me. One of these dudes is now a Congressman from New York's 19th district, with less hair on his head and his face.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

And that's all right with me

More '75 facial hair, courtesy of the C song,
"Chevy Van" by Sammy Johns.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Born To Run

Time for the B song from 1975. "Born To Run" by the Boss.

The theme for this month is "spot the facial hair". Facial hair was popular in 1975, so much so that it's hard to find dudes that didn't have any.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Feels Like 1975

There's been some personal turmoil around here, so I was going to take the month off from blogging, but decided to make everyone else feel the same way I do by choosing a really lame year for March. Welcome to 1975, a year with almost nothing going for it. Kicking things off with the letter A and the first song performed on SNL, Janis Ian's "At Seventeen"

I actually like this song. It has that alluring bossa nova beat!