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Pick up the pieces : excursions in Seventies music

Author: John Corbett
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rock. Disco. Soul, Jazz. Folk. Funk. The 1970s were as varied as they were exhilarating. Corbett transports us to this thrillingly tumultuous era through a playful exploration of its music. Song by song, album by album, he shows that the music scene of the 1970s was as varied as it was exhilarating. His essays allow readers to dip in and out of the decade at random or immerse themselves completely in Corbett's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Corbett
ISBN: 9780226604732 022660473X
OCLC Number: 1050454054
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 495 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1970. The Kinks, "Lola" --
Edwin Starr, "War" --
James Brown, "Get up (I feel like being a) sex machine" --
Black Sabbath, Paranoid --
Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, Lick my decals off, baby --
The Stooges, Fun house --
The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Les stances à Sophie. 1971. Joni Mitchell, Blue --
Michael Hurley & Pals, Armchair Boogie --
Harry Nilsson, Nilsson Schmilsson --
Webster Lewis and the Post-Pop Space-Rock Be-Bop Gospel Tabernacle Chorus and Orchestra BABY!, Live at Club 7 --
Curtis Mayfield, "Move on up" --
Genesis, Nursery cryme --
Derek Bailey, Solo guitar --
The Rolling Stones, Sticky fingers. 1972. Lou Reed, Transformer --
Alice Cooper, "School's out" --
Yes, Close to the edge --
The Edgar Winter Group, "Frankenstein: --
Focus, "Hocus pocus" --
The O'Jays, Back stabbers --
Julius Hemphill, Dogon A.D. --
Nick Drake, Pink moon --
Carla Bley, Paul Haines, Escalator over the hill --
Todd Rundgren, Something/Anything. 1973. Sun Ra, Space is the place --
Al Green, Call me --
Marvin Gaye, Let's get it on --
Stevie Wonder, "You are the sunshine of my life" --
Gal Costa, Índia --
Led Zeppelin, Houses of the holy --
Sly and the Family Stone, Fresh. 1974. Gram Parsons, Grievous angels --
Average White Band, "Pick up the pieces" --
William DeVaughan, "Be thankful for what you've got" --
The Residents, Meet the Residents --
Brian Eno, Taking Tiger Mountain (by strategy) --
Dr. Alimantado, "Best dressed chicken in town" --
Kraftwerk, Autobahn --
Van Morrison, Veedon fleece --
John Cale, Paris 1919 --
Robert Wyatt, Rock bottom --
Neil Young, On the beach --
Queen, Sheer heart attack --
Sparks, Kimono my house. 1975. Parliament, Mothership connection --
Van McCoy, "The hustle" --
Elton John, "Philadelphia freedom" --
Kiss, Alive! --
Electric Light Orchestra, Face the music --
Bruce Springsteen, Born to run --
Bob Dylan, Blood on the tracks --
Patti Smith, Horses. 1976. Boston, "Long time" --
Aerosmith, Rocks --
Bootsy Collins, Stretchin' out in Bootsy's Rubber Band --
Fela and Afrika 70, Zombie. 1977. Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Blank generation --
Television, Marquee moon --
Milford Graves, Bäbi --
Fleetwood Mac, Rumours --
Ted Nugent, Cat scratch fever --
The Clash, The Clash --
David Bowie, Low --
Suicide, Suicide --
Joe McPhee, Tenor --
Heart, Little queen --
Pink Floyd, Animals. 1978. Van Halen, Van Halen --
Elvis Costello, This year's model --
James "Blood" Ulmer, Tales of Captain Black --
Just what I needed : a Transatlantic art-pop comedy in five acts. Act I : Cheap Trick, Heaven tonight, The Cars, The Cars ; Act II : Wire, Chairs missing ; Act III : No New York, Talking Heads, More songs about buildings and food ; Act IV : XTC, Go 2 ; Act V : Devo, Q : Are we not men? A: We are Devo!, Pere Ubu, The modern dance, MX-80 Sound, Hard attack. 1979. Forty-one 45s --
The Fall, Dragnet ; Ramones, "Rock 'n' roll high school" --
Ian Dury & the Blockheads, Do it yourself --
The Police, Reggatta de blanc ; The Pretenders, Pretenders --
Sugarhill Gang, "Rapper's delight" --
The Pop Group, Y ; The Slits, Cut --
The Raincoast, "Lola". 1980. Grace Jones, Warm leatherette.
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"They say that real edge never grows old. Steering back and forth between sexual and musical first times--best times!--Corbett does justice to all sorts of intensity."--Arto Lindsay, former guitarist Read more...

 
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