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70's songs??

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by stanger503, May 10, 2005.

  1. stanger503


    Jun 13, 2003
    Leadville, Co
    can anyone here tell me some sweet 70's songs....i wanna make like a 70's mixed cd...pretty much all like rock n stuff along those lines....
  2. karrot-x

    karrot-x Banned

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    War - Low Riders
    Bill Withers - Use Me Up
  3. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    I'd like to know what do you mean with "sweet". In the meantime (and according to my conception of the word in a rock context) I have two recommendations:

    "Love Is Like Oxygen" by SWEET
    "More Than A Feeling" by Boston

    Both awesome 70's rock songs.
  4. DaftCat


    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    Turn to Stone - ELO
    Rain Song - Zeppelin
    Johnny Blade - Sabbath
  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    "I'm Not in Love" by 10cc
    "Prairie Rose" Roxy Music
    "Jean Genie" David Bowie
    "Time Waits for No One" Rolling Stones
    "Burn Down the Mission" Elton John
    anything from "Wish You Where Here" Pink Floyd
    "Sweet Melissa" Allman Bros
  6. Time Divider

    Time Divider Guest

    Apr 7, 2005
    "Feeling Alright" - Joe Cocker
    "The Weight" - The Band
  7. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Maybe "The Logical Song" by Supertramp, Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen.
  8. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Anything by Van Halen.
  9. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry
    Take a Letter Maria - R.B. Greaves
    Ode to Billie Joe - Bobby Gentry
    Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
    In the Year 2525 - Zager and Evans
    Vehicle - Ides of March

    Some of those might be late 60s, but they're fun tunes. One-hit wonders.
  10. Excellent song! :) ;)

    Wishing On A Star - Rose Royce

  11. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    P. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't Eddie and the boys an 80's deal?

    My Suggetions:
    Shinning Star: Earth Wind and Fire
    Peg, Reelin in the Years: Steely Dan
    Black Water, China Grove: Dobbie Brothers
    Fire and Rain : James Taylor
    Bye,Bye, Miss American Pie: Don McClean ( not one of my favorites but it was hard to turn on a radio in the early 70's and not hear it)
    Tears of a Clown: Smokey Robinson
    Lido Hustle: Boz Scaggs
  12. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Only from the third LP "Women And Children First" (1980). VH and VH II are from 1978 and 79, respectively.
  13. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Anything from Aerosmith's first few albums. (Now there is a band that need to start taking drugs again. The early stuff is awesome, anything after about 82 is pop drivel)
  14. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Anything from "Sly and The Family Stone's Greatest Hits".
  15. bassturtle


    Apr 9, 2004
    Good one!
  16. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Geez...you're taking me back!
    Why not R. Dean Taylor's "Indiana Wants Me" or Looking Glass' "Brandy" or Lee MIchaels' "You Know What I Mean"? ;)

    I recently picked up an Ides Of March disc...interesting group; they were very young & very influenced by what they were hearing on the current Pop scene. As a result, "Vehicle" sounds exactly like something BS&T would do; there's other cuts on the disc that sound like CS&N(IIRC).
    Their singer(Jim Peterik) went onto further fame with Survivor("Eye Of The Tiger", etc).

    Occasionally, I'll hear "Ode To Billie Joe" on the Oldies station...very minimalist, very well done, very powerful.
  17. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    That's "Lido Shuffle". ;) "Lowdown" would be another good one.

    I think Van Halen was a late '70s entry('78 or so?). I used to spend some free time playing pinball between classes...my stooge friends would always play "Runnig With The Devil" just to annoy the Hell outta me! This had to be between '76-'80.
  18. Strange Sabbath choice!

    Just take all of 'Sabotage'.
    And 'In For The Kill' by Budgie. :bassist:
  19. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    ...that was released in the '70s. I don't think "Summer Nights" counts even though that's my personal favorite VH song.:)

    BJ Thomas "Hooked on a Feeling"
    America "Sister Golden Hair"
    Starland Vocal Band "Afternoon Delight"
    Paul McCartney "Silly Love Songs"
    Doobie Brothers "Long Train Running"
    Steely Dan "Peg"
    John Lennon "Imagine"
    The Who "Squeeze Box"
    Heart "Magic Man" (70s?)
    The Hues Corporation "Rock the Boat"
    Gerry Rafferty "Baker Street"
    Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods "Billy, Don't Be A Hero"
    Bay City Rollers "Saturday Night"
    Todd Rundgren "Hello It's Me"
  20. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Jim, as you mention these, I also miss the "regional" quality of the music. The 70's featured the last of the different regional culture(s) that America had before music industry consolidation took over.

    Would any of those songs be recorded today without a drop-D?

    "All Right Now" by Free. Another terrific minimalist composition that had the right amount of notes.

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