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Your favorite rock band from the second half of the 70's?

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by WildRanger, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. WildRanger

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    What would you choose for your favorite band, who had a great discography during the time period 1975-79?
     
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    For me, it's the Alan Parsons Project. Their best work was in the mid to late 70's.
     
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    The original Pistols with Glen Matlock on bass.
     
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    I'm assuming you don't want the names of bands that were known prior to that period. I would have to choose two:
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and The Police.
     
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    Cold Chisel
     
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    Rush! Besides extensive touring they also made a few records from '75 to '79.

    Fly By Night
    Caress Of Steel
    2112
    All the World's A Stage
    Farewell To Kings
    Hemispheres
     
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    Frank Zappa's bands were pretty great during this period (Roughly, from One Size Fits All to Joe's Garage).

    Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here and Animals came out during this period too. I always liked Animals way more than The Wall.

    Steely Dan had Katie Lied, The Royal Scam, and Aja. That's basically their peak stuff.
     
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    UFO.
    Those were exactly the classic unforgettable peak output years.
    1974 - Phenomenon
    1975 - Force It
    1976 - No Heavy Petting
    1977 - Light's Out
    1978 - Obsession
    1979 - Strangers in the Night (double live)
     
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    Hmmmmm.......Early 70's ruled. Thats a tough one......but I'm gonna say ZZ Top. Deguello was my fav all around disc from them in 79. Maybe the last great one before they went modern MTV. Bad Nationwide and Thank you are Guitar tone favs as well.

    Pink Floyd.......Wish you were here and The Wall

    Sky nerd........ Gimmie back my bullets / Street survivors. Does it get much better?
     
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    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
     
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    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers . . . I learned the guitar playing along with those albums . . .
    Aerosmith would be a very close second . . . Joe Perry taught me the minor pentatonic scale.
     
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    Thin Lizzy
    AC/DC
     
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    There were not many. Rock bands. Playing hard rock from late 74 until Aug 79.
    Only one I think of is Bob Seger, Beautiful Loser and Night Moves. Rust Never Sleeps was released late Aug 79, and The Sound was back in force...

    The first Fleetwood Mac w/Lindsay Buckingham & whatshername was released in 78? Not really hard rock though. Boston, Rafferty, Frampton, ELO, 10cc, Doobies, Queen These were the bands of the day, but they weren't hard rockers. Thin Lizzy makes the cut, but they weren't played much in America. Tull sucked after Thick As A Brick, 10 years After was long gone. Clapton was doing blues and getting ready to be Unplugged. Aerosmith? I bought their first album, but nothing after that.

    The mid to late 70's was the horse latitude of Rock history.
     
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    Oh yeah.
     
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    The Ramones
    The Sex Pistols
    The Clash
    The Jam
    The Buzzcocks
    Blondie
    The B52s
    AC/DC
    Neil Young and Crazy Horse
     
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    AC/DC. Unstoppable at this era.
    Aerosmith.
     
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