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The Music of 1975

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by mellowinman, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Here are some albums released in 1975:

    Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan
    Urban Renewal - Tower of Power
    Fly by Night - Rush
    High Voltage - AC/DC
    Rock 'n' Roll - John Lennon
    Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
    For Earth Below - Robin Trower
    Mad Dog - John Entwistle
    Modern Times - Al Stewart
    On Your Feet or on Your Knees - Blue Öyster Cult
    Song for America - Kansas
    Street Rats - Humble Pie
    Welcome to my Nightmare - Alice Cooper
    Young Americans - David Bowie
    That's the Way of the World - Earth, Wind & Fire
    Dressed to Kill - Kiss
    Chicago VIII - Chicago
    Nuthin' Fancy - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Slow Dazzle - John Cale
    Blow by Blow - Jeff Beck
    Frampton - Peter Frampton
    Just Another way to Say I Love You - Barry White
    Lou Reed Live - Lou Reed
    Katy Lied - Steely Dan
    Switch - Golden Earring
    There's One in Every Crowd - Eric Clapton
    Tommy - Various Artists (soundtrack)
    Two ides of the Moon - Keith Moon
    Straight Shooter - Bad Company
    Toys in the Attic - Aerosmith
    Fandango! - ZZ Top
    Stampede - The Doobie Brothers
    Beautiful Loser - Bob Seger
    Hair of the Dog - Nazareth
    Ian Hunter - Ian Hunter
    Journey - Journey
    Let's Take it to the Stage - Funkadelic
    USA - King Crimson
    Will O' the Wisp - Leon Russell
    Your Mama Won't Like Me - Suzi Quatro
    Newborn - James Gang
    Soap Opera - The Kinks
    Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy - Elton John
    Venus & Mars - Paul McCartney & Wings
    America's Choice - Hot Tuna
    Coming Down Your Way - Three Dog Night
    New City - Blood Sweat & Tears
    Return to Fantasy - Uriah Heep
    Spirit of '76 - Spirit
    There's No Place Like America Today - Curtis Mayfield
    Initiation - Todd Rundgren
    Tonight's the Night - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    One Size Fits All - Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
    Jasmine Nightdreams - Edgar Winter
    The Tubes - The Tubes
    Why Can't We be Friends? - War
    Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
    Sabotage - Black Sabbath
    Force It - UFO
    Outlaws - Outlaws
    Power in the Music - The Guess Who
    Ride a Rock Horse - Roger Daltrey
    Sha Na Now - Sha Na Na
    Stop - Eric Burden
    This Time we Mean It - REO Speedwagon
    Atlantic Crossing - Rod Stewart
    Man-Child - Herbie Hancock
    Nightingales & Bombers - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
    Caught in the Act - Grand Funk Railroad
    Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow - Rainbow
    Searchin' for a Rainbow - the Marshall Tucker Band
    So Fine - Loggins & Messina
    Win, Lose or Draw - The Allman Brothers Band
    Blues for Allah - The Grateful Dead
    Minstrel in the Gallery - Jethro Tull
    Alive! - Kiss
    Fighting - Thin Lizzy
    Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
    Fool for the City - Foghat
    Caress of Steel - Rush
    Portrait Gallery - Harry Chapin
    Another Green World - Brian Eno
    Face the Music - ELO
    Hotline - J Geils Band
    John Fogerty - John Fogerty
    Masque - Kansas
    Procol's Ninth - Procol Harum
    Symphonion Dream - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent
    Warner Brothers Presents... Montrose! - Montrose
    Waterbed - Herbie Mann
    X-Rated - Black Oak Arkansas
    Bongo Fury - Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention with Captain Beefheart
    Extra Texture (Read All About it) George Harrison
    The Who by Numbers - The Who
    Rock of the Westies - Elton John
    Come Taste the Band - Deep Purple
    Against the Grain - Rory Gallagher
    Siren - Roxy Music
    The Car Over the Lake Album - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
    Dreamboat Annie - Heart
    Flying Again - The Flying Burrito Brothers
    Mother Focus - Focus
    Radio Activity - Kraftwerk
    Still Crazy After All These Years - Paul Simon
    Fish Out of Water - Chris Squire
    Zuma - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    Gratitude - Earth, Wind & Fire
    Teaser - Tommy Bolin
    A Night at the Opera - Queen
    Numbers - Cat Stevens
    Crisis? What Crisis? - Supertramp
    Discreet Music - Brian Eno
    Helen of Troy - John Cale
    Horses - Patti Smith
    It's Only Love - Rita Coolidge
    The Last Record Album - Little Feat
    Northern Lights-Southern Cross - The Band
    Rufus featuring Chaka Khan - Rufus
    Equinox - Styx
    Coney Island Baby - Lou Reed
    Live! - Bob Marley & the Wailers
    Mothership Connection - Parliament
    TNT - AC/DC

    Yes, it was the dawn of the disco age, but boy, you sure could score some GREAT new albums for rock and roll, funk and other genres that year!

    Just another "not all the seventies were cheesy" thread from yours truly!
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Moved to Recordings.
  3. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    That was the year I joined my first record club for $.01. Caress of Steel was one of my choices because I had heard from someone about this new band called Rush. Hey, was worth the gamble cuz I was getting like 12 albums for that penny.

    I'll never forget putting it on the turntable, and hearing Bastille Day for the very first time. Soon as the bass and drums kicked in I had a huge smile, and I was a huge fan. Lasted right up till a farewell to kings.

    That was also the year I started kissing girls, which had much more staying power than rush.
  4. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    Ah yes, I remember it like a baby...
  5. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I was 12. I don't think I was quite up to kissing girls yet, but it wouldn't be long!
  6. Utopia's "Another Live" introduced us to "The Seven Rays, " in 1975.

    As for the hard rock albums of the period, they had a rather "dry" sound to them. This was before the advent of the "big" drum sound of the 80's and digital signal processing.

    You could certainly look at the list, and observe the subtle shifts towards the punk and disco that would become so notorious over the following couple of years.

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