Favorite pop-rock albums of the early 70's?

Discussion in 'Music' started by Penny, May 27, 2004.

  1. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    I thought it'd be an interesting thread... and reading about your favorites would give me ideas to get new albums!

    My definition of pop-rock in this case is anything that's not hard-rock, metal, progressive, but don't be affraid to put weird albums as long as they're based in pop music... it can also be glam-rock, which I personally consider to be a form of pop music... You could even put the first Brian Eno albums, cause even if they're a bit experimental they're still pop in form.

    So you get it? :)
    I'll give a list of my favorites when I have enough time to think about it.
     
  2. Skelter

    Skelter Helter

    bob dylan - blood on the tracks
    leonard cohen - songs of love and hate
    nick drake - pink moon
    syd barrett - barrett
     
  3. seamonster66

    seamonster66 discount dracula

    Certainly T-Rex would be on there, as well as Bowie.
     
  4. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    Eno's first two albums are at the top for me.....

    1)Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy) - Eno (1974)
    2)Here Come the Warm Jets - Eno (1973)
    3)Stranded - Roxy Music (1973)
    4)Fear - John Cale (1974)
    5)Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
    6)For Your Pleasure - Roxy Music (1973)
    7)Paris 1919 - John Cale (1972)
    8)Vintage Violence - John Cale (1970)
    9)Whatevershebringswesing - Kevin Ayers (1971)
    10)Rock Bottom - Robert Wyatt (1974)

    I tried to keep all mostly to song-structured, pop-format music.
     
  5. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    Skelter, only 4 or 5 of the albums you mentioned actually fit in the list!!!!

    I love your list Matt! Okay, here is mine (in no particular order!):

    * Loaded - The Velvet Underground (70)
    * Imagine - John Lennon (71) (I'm not sure Plastic Ono Band would fit in this list... maybe?)
    * Band On The Run - Wings (72)
    * Hunky Dory - David Bowie (71)
    * Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie (72)
    * Transformer - Lou Reed (72)
    * Something?/Anything? - Todd Rundgren (72)
    * After The Goldrush - Neil Young (72)
    * Roxy Music - Roxy Music (72)
    * For Your Pleasure - Roxy Music (73)
    * Ringo - Ringo Starr (73)

    Might have forgotten some stuff, but then, I'll add it later!
     
  6. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    By the way, I forgot to say that I'd put the first 2 Eno albums if I had heard them entirely but I only heard a few songs which make me think that I'd love the albums, but, since I never heard the whole thing I'm not putting them in my list!
     
  7. Jim

    Jim Senior Member

    Elton John - Elton John
    Honky Chateau - Elton John
    Tumbleweed Connection - Elton John
    Ram - Paul McCartney

    These are the only 'Pop/Rock' type albums I can think of that I own at present... I'll report back if I think of any more.. lol
     
  8. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    Oh I really love early Elton John, but I never heard more than 2 songs (Your Song and Tiny Dancer) I should get myself his first album...
     
  9. Jim

    Jim Senior Member

    Yeah, early Elton is great... I don't think you can go wrong with any of his albums upto, and including, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ..

    I'm having trouble with trying to decide what is 'Pop/Rock' in my messed up lil' head lol ... I was thinking of maybe putting some Van Morrison and maybe a CSN in there... but then I thought I might be venturing into Singer/Songwriter/Folk type situations... Seeing as though you've added a Neil Young album though, my theory has been shattered! :O lol
     
  10. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    Heheh ;) It's allright, just put whatever YOU think would be good in the list... And yeah, I consider After The Goldrush to be kind-of pop-folk... God there are so many genres and sub-genres in music it's just crazy!

    Thanks for the Elton John advice, by the way :)
     
  11. thisismike

    thisismike Overlooked/Uninvited

    Check out the first Raspberries album, or Straight Up by Badfinger!
     
  12. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    Oh, thanks! I've never heard about these bands but I'll go read about them on AMG.
     
  13. mimosa

    mimosa Banned

    My first 2 thoughts were Steely Dan "Can't Buy a Thrill" and David Bowie "Ziggy Stardust."
     
  14. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    Ahh... Ziggy Stardust is such a great album, isn't it? I love it so much... and it also has sentimental value to me.
     
  15. Jim

    Jim Senior Member

    I was thinking of putting Steely Dan's Can't Buy A Thrill in my original post...
     
  16. mimosa

    mimosa Banned

    I thought of Honky Chateau too but it had already been mentioned. :)
     
  17. carol king - tapestry
    melanie - leftover wine
    billy joel - piano man
    grahnm nash - songs for a beginner
    joan baez - diamonds & rust
    csn&y - deja vu
    cat steavens - tea for the tillerman
    lou reed - transformer
    van morrison - moondance
    janis ian - between the lines
    nick drake - pink moon
    james taylor - sweet baby james
    stevie wonder - innervissions
    john lennon - mind games
    arlo guthrie - hobo's lullaby
     
  18. mimosa

    mimosa Banned

    OOh, yes, I forgot about Carol King Tapestry, I listened to that forever around that time (1970 ish?). and Neil Young Harvest too. and I remember having the album Sweet Baby James but don't remember the music on it as much.

    Itsamagicallife, thanks for jogging my memory....a lot of those ring bells for me, thanks. Lou Reed, Cat Stevens, CSNY, lots of good memories. It seems like yesterday, that music colored my world so much as a youth. :)
     
  19. Penny

    Penny Supermoderaginaire

    You're lucky to have experienced that :)
     
  20. Aviator

    Aviator Member

    Fully Qualified Survivor [1970] by Michael Chapman is one of my all time favourites.

    Open tuning acoustic guitar songs and instrumentals
    combined with Paul buckmaster's string arrangements and Mick Ronson guesting on lead
    Produced by Gus dudgeon
    A real bittersweet blend, especially the voice lol :) !!!

    His open tuning sound, slide playing and timing are to die for
    Sounds as good to me today as it did then.

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