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What people think of the 70s. and 80s

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by dnewhous, Apr 21, 2021.

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  1. ursidman

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    Singer-songwriter is a genre I really enjoy along with the Blues. I get my singer-songwriter fix from Lucinda Williams, John Prine, James McMurtry, Blaze Foley, Robert Earl Keen, Fred Eaglesmith, and some others. Lucinda and John Prine are unparalleled in my view.
     
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  2. docspor

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    Billy bringing it at 72! This tune is cool
     
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  3. g8trjax

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    Grew up in the 60's, partied like hell in the 70's and 80's. Was hooked on a good 2 channel system ever since I heard Zeppelin's first album all the way through and yes, it's called acid rock for a reason! Still have 500 or so vinyl albums and crap load of cd's, most from 60's and 70's. Some relatively newer bands are still rock worthy; Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Joe Satriani, Black Keys, Prince, Linkin Park, Joe Bonamassa. Haven't got a clue what's considered good music these days. :emoji_metal:
     
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  4. ursidman

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    Technology is great for music because I can easily listen to whatever I want.
    Alexa - play the station All Blues
    Alexa - play Folk Alley
    Alexa - play WNCW
    Right now Alexa is filling the house with All Blues (BB King, Boz Scaggs, Ray Charles, Elmore James, Stevie Ray V., etc)
     
  5. BossaGator

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    Both decades had great and distinctive music but IMO Steely Dan puts the 70s over the top
     
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    Was line dancing back when the skanks daddy released achy breaky heart...worked well back then too!
     
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    The 70's is my era, too, but the greatest songwriter of all time may not be a man.

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    Tilly in the 80's? :p

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  9. ursidman

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    Is your music an indicator of personality type?
    Science now says you can judge people by their taste in music after all
    Science now says you can judge people by their taste in music after all
    The idea that music is solely entertainment, or even just a pure aesthetic experience, is very misguided,” Greenberg explains. “Music is a form of language. It’s a part of human evolution, and it’s deeply embedded into our brains.”
     
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    I don't know WHAT I was thinking. :eek::D:D
     
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    My kids and a lot of their friends like 70's music, along with some 90's. They're in high school so go figure.
     
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    Yeah, there are still singer/songwriters out there just doesn't seem to be as many. I would add Jackson Browne and Fleetwood Mac to your list but other than that spot on.
     
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    Ive seen Flletwood Mac in concert and I do like Jackson Browne, nice catch.
     
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    Couple of favorite stations on XM are 70's channel and Bridge.
     
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    I don't think there has ever been a better time to be a music fan with the vast catalog of music available at your fingertips in Ultra HD. That and a good set of speakers or headphones and you can be in music heaven. The ability to peruse anything and everything (new and old) has allowed me to discover or do a deeper dive on artists where I had only an awareness of big hits. Some examples of older artists I've gotten into are The Kinks, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, Big Star, David Bowie, Echo & the Bunnymen, Joe Jackson, Roxy Music, The Replacements, Elvis Costello, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and so on. My nerdy self loves to create music playlists by genre or time period or artist. For new music I like to peruse year end best-of lists or Amazon HD has these Fresh <insert genre> playlists where i find all sorts of new music. When I hear something I like I throw it in to a Favorites of 20** playlist. It makes for better radio than radio. This 80's teen who grew up listening to primarily New Wave / Punk would never have gotten into Country (60's & 70's is my favorite) or the Blues if it wasn't for the ability to easily listen. Now if we can get concerts cranked back up.....
     
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    I've been hearing songs I haven't heard in decades, but with HD, digital remastering and headphones they sound awesome. Not like on the AM car radios way back then. :)
    Sometimes I feel like a recording engineer in the studio.
     
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    "I have become comfortably numb". Dang it sounds/feels good.
     
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    Seen both of them in concert. Jackson Browne at Ruth Eckert in Clearwater. Also saw the Eagles twice, once with Glen Frey on their History of Eagles tour and once with Vince Gill and Glen's son. All excellent.
     
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  20. Orange_and_Bluke

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    Damn sounds awesome.
    Saw eagles once. Love Glen.
     
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