Yes, that is Spock in the headphones. The year was 1979. These are some of my LPs, themed compilations, and the like.


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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

MA-78 - 45s & Favorites, Disc 13

Here's more evidence of a youth that was underappreciated.

Who would have predicted that the music industry's quest for hits would have led them to throw so many musical styles against the mirror of teenage money, in the hopes that the money would stick to some of the songs?

01. Introduction - Hoosier Hot Shots (0:09)
02. Baby Let's Swing/The Last Thing You Said/Don't Tie My Hands - Runt (Todd Rundgren) (5:05)   1970
03. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? (single version) - Chicago Transit Authority (2:54)   1970
04. Down on the Street - Iggy & The Stooges (3:44)   1970
05. I Don't Know How to Love Him - Yvonne Elliman (3:42)   1970
06. Ain't Got Time Any More - Glass Bottle (2:26)   1971
07. Back to California - Carole King (3:26)   1971
08. Moonshadow - Cat Stevens (2:51)   1971
09. Dead Skunk - Loudon Wainwright III (3:03)   1972
10. I Gotcha - Joe Tex (2:28)   1972
11. Stay Awhile - The Bells (3:25)   1972
12. Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang (3:07)   1973
13. Big Yellow Taxi (live) - Joni Mitchell (3:20)   1974
14. Evangeline - Emmylou Harris with The Band (3:11)   1976
15. I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You - The Alan Parsons Project (3:22)   1976
16. I Can't Hold On - Karla Bonoff (3:11)   1977
17. Canario (from Fantasía para un gentilhombre) - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (3:59)   1978
18. Raise a Little Hell - Trooper (3:43)   1978
19. You Don't Know What You Got - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (4:03)   1979
20. Steppin’ Out - Joe Jackson (4:27)   1982
21. Season in Hell (Fire Suite) - John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band (6:18)   1983
22. Never - Heart (4:07)   1985
23. Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles - Beatles Remixers Group (SB) (3:53)   2008

Track 1 is a jesting intro from The Hoosier Hot Shots,  One of my dad's throwaway phrases was, "Are you ready, Hezzie?"  It wasn't until I was in my forties that I figured out what this meant, since I never asked him about it.  Please view this video for an explication of this phrase, and a brief look at the Hot Shots in action.

You don't hear the single version of Track 3 much ... the one without the talking voiceovers in the final verse ... but that's how it sounded on the radio in 1970.

Yep, the same radio stations that played "Moonshadow" and the extremely suggestive "Stay Awhile," they also played outrageous clunks of auditory funk like "Jungle Boogie" and "I Gotcha."

The final track is a wonderful reweaving of "Strawberry Fields Forever" by the Beatles Remixers Group, using alternate takes of the material and remixes of the backing tracks.

Let me take you up with this compilation!

See you on Monday!

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