Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Battle of the Bands - 70's Style!
I thought it would be a nice change to blog about something different. A change from politics, education and the mayoral system.
I love music, all types and genres. My ipod is my best friend! I listen to music whilst I'm at work or at the gym (when i go! thought I'd get that in before Nita does!) and at night with a glass of "vino collapso"
The rock bands of the 70's are right up my street and when Nita and kids are out, that's all that can be heard blaring out.
Bowie, The Who, Boston, Styx,The Eagles, Genesis, to name but a few, though there are many, many more and i had them all, GOOD TIMES!
I was interested to read a piece today that a lot of jealousy must have existed between the 70's super groups.
10cc rocker Graham Gouldman is disappointed his band is overshadowed by the success of rivals Queen and David Bowie - insisting they were just as prominent on the 1970s music scene.
The guitarist concedes it was the band's image and lack of leadership which has left them out of the music magazines and polls.
He says, "I'm not happy with our place in pop hierarchy. I think it should be more recognised.
"I was reading an old music magazine's article, Important Records From the Seventies, and we never seem to get mentioned in those things.
"It's always Bowie and Queen and that gets on my nerves a bit."
When you think about it he's bloody spot on! Who can forget art for art's sake, rubber bullets, I'm mandy fly me, the things we do for love, dreadlock holiday and probably the song that gets put on every single compilation record or now CD or to be really hip, download!
The three main men in 10cc were obviously Graham Gouldman, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme and they wrote some belting tunes not just for themselves but for loads of other bands as far back as the mid sixties. Are they right to be a bit annoyed? Should they be more acclaimed? What were your favourite rock bands of the 70's? How does the music from that decade compare to later years?
Let's have a light hearted debate on this one, y'know away from all the serious stuff! I'm a Dad in his mid 40's and i want to be liberated from my kids "smack yer bitch up" type of music! Help Me..............!!!!