Monday, November 10, 2008

200 Lost Gems & Forgotten Diamonds:-->Pt 3

"Everybody should be able to make some music...That's the cosmic dance!"
~ Harold & Maude ~

This personal list of "lost gems & forgotten diamonds" - part 3.

A reminder...songs will be from the 70s decade...but not exclusively.No ranking or countdown. Only a number keeping track of how far along I've gotten.
I strongly encourage everyone to
purchase the albums for an even better understanding.Part 3 - Let's continue...

180:-->Black Sabbath -------------"Megalomania" (9:46) -----------------Sabotage (1975)
"Why don't you just get out of my life now?"
Great vocals & churning guitar w/awesome tempo change midway...and some well-placed cowbell.

179:-->Crosby, Stills & Nash -------"Carried Away" (2:29) --------------CSN (1977)
"Moving through my changes as fast as I can.
Trying to bring a balance to me and the man."
Harmonies and reflection will run through your mind long after...causing gentle pause. Their last great CD.

178:-->10cc -----------------"I'm Mandy Fly Me" (5:24) ------------How Dare You (1976)
"Just like a rollin' stone...I'm outside lookin' in.
But if your chance came would you take it?
Where on earth do I begin?"
A timeless pop-rock classic. Calls to mind P. McCartney & B. Wilson at their finest.

177:-->AC/DC ----"Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be" (4:21) --------Let There Be Rock (1977)
"Sometimes I think this woman is kinda hot.
Sometimes I think this woman is sometimes not."
Not about "Hell"...but simply a crappy relationship...with benefits! Infectious riffs. A favorite.

176:-->Status Quo --------"Forty-Five Hundred Times" (9:53) ---------Hello! (1973)
"There's nobody on the end of my line
I'm in time but somebody's missing."
Blistering boogie rock. Sure to improve a tepid mood. Good stuff.

175:-->Jerry Hahn Brotherhood --"Captain Bobby Stout" (5:22) ---Jerry Hahn Brotherhood (1970)
"When I first came down to Wichita town
Had a pocket full of Mexican smoke."
Wow! Good bluesy-jazz-rock. Turn it up and go for a drive.

174:-->Ace Frehley -----------"Snow Blind' (3:54) -------------Ace Frehley (1978)
"It's so hard to feel right, baby
When I'm travelin' around and you're far behind."
A great Ace solo with nice churn throughout. Begs for volume.

173:-->Wishbone Ash -------"Silver Shoes" (6:41) --------There's The Rub (1974)
"Silver shoes and see-through blues
Hit me right between the eyes."
Opening track filled with originality and incredible double guitar work.

172:-->Grand Funk ------"The Railroad" (6:12) ----We're An American Band (1973)
"The railroad is a mighty good line...
Come on and ride the railroad, one more time."
Powerful number that pulls you in...closer & closer to the speeding train.  Don't stand on the tracks, my babies.

171:-->Paris ---------"Beautiful Youth" (3:34) ----------Paris (1975)
"I saw the day of the locust
at the time when that grasshopper flew."
Cosmic vocalist/guitarist Bob Welch..created some deliciously fresh & nasty hard rock w/Paris. Some of his best work.

Good stuff!  To be continued...

Casey Chambers

1 comment:

Grumpies said...

I downloaded a lot of these from all 3 parts that I didn't already have and wasn't familiar with. Lots of good stuff. Thanks for all the "new" old music!