Monday, 22 August 2016

I wasn't on the roads when Donna Summer made Love To Love You

40 essential joints which didn't make Pitchfork's best 200 songs of the 70's listicle. Don't get it twisted - ya host ain't actually read the P4K piece, but someone copy & pasted it elsewhere and I noticed a shitload of glaring omissions which were probably cut at the expense of a plethora of overrated singles by the likes of David Bowie, Patti Smith + Bruce Springsteen, and a bunch of the usual wanky Jazz songs which music critics always pretend to like for listicles like this.

Funkadelic - I Bet You (1970)
Shirley Bassey - Light My Fire (1970)
Santana - Oye Como Va (1970)
The Stooges - Loose (1970)
Curtis Mayfield - (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below.. (1970)
Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band - Scorpio (1971)
Baby Huey - Listen To Me (1971)
Roy Budd - Get Carter (Main Theme) (1971)
Groundhogs - Cherry Red (1971)
Al Green - Simply Beautiful (1972)
Johnny Cash - A Thing Called Love (1972)
Lyn Collins - Think (About It) (1972)
The J.B's - The Grunt (1972)
Cymande - The Message (1972)
Elton John - Bennie And The Jets (1973)
The Honey Drippers - Impeach The President (1973)
Billy Joel - Worse Comes To Worst (1973)
James Brown - Papa Don't Take No Mess (7" edit) (1973)
Maceo & The Macks - Parrty (1974)
Isaac Hayes - Hung Up On My Baby (1974)
Hall & Oates - Sara Smile (1975)
Bernard Herrmann - Taxi Driver (Main Theme) (1976)
Bill Conti - Gonna Fly Now (1976)
Steely Dan - Black Cow (1977)
Robin The Frog - Halfway Down The Stairs (1977)
The Buzzcocks - Orgasm Addict (1977)
Ronnie Hazelhurst - Are You Being Served? (Theme) (1977)
AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie (1978)
The Misfits - Bullet (1978)
Kraftwerk - The Robots (1978)
John Carpenter - Halloween (Main Theme) (1978)
The Bar-Kays - Holy Ghost (1978)
Rick James - Mary Jane (1978)
Linda Clifford - Runaway Love (12" version) (1978)
Joe Walsh - In The City (1979)
Madness - One Step Beyond (1979)
Anita Ward - Ring My Bell (1979)
The Sequence - Funk You Up (1979)
Spoonie Gee - Spoonin' Rap (1979)
Motörhead - Bomber (1979)

Related: I was on the roads when Madonna made Crazy For You.

EDIT: one of the Japanese lads turned this post into a Milq playlist. Arigato, PG slick like El Gato.


Dank said...

One of these songs is not like the others

Anonymous said...

Disappointed Remember You're A Womble didn't make that Pitchfork list.

d said...

I suspect the answer to this is will be "fuck no" but did you watch The Get Down?

I love it. I love the Baz luhrmann show about Hip-Hop Kulcha.

Its about disco too but yeh.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Only TV I acknowledge in 2016 is Neighbours, Wentworth, couple of BBC quiz shows, and exploitative reality trash on C5.


d said...

Gotta respect that

THE GUY said...


Yohan said...

Just started dipping my toes in non hip-hop music, so enjoyed this one in particular. Also liked the '80s piece you did a while back. Any chance we can get one for the '60s as well?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

My knowledge of the 60s is basic af, tbh. Tried to do an off-the-top top 20 tunes but could only think of 19.

Them - Mystic Eyes
Isaac Hayes - Walk On By
Link Wray - Jack The Ripper
Howlin' Wolf - I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
Marius Constant - Twilight Zone (Theme)
The Ronnettes - Be My Baby
Love - A House Is Not A Motel
James Brown - Cold Sweat
Marva Whitney - It's My Thing
Ennio Morricone - Man With A Harmonica
Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
Muddy Waters - Tom Cat
Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons - Walk Like A Man
The Shirelles - Baby, It's You
The Zombies - Time Of The Season
Eddie Bo - Hook And Sling
Roy Grainer - Doctor Who (O.G Theme)
Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
The Sonics - Psycho

L.A said...

60s list needs some Cilla and some Gerry and The Pacemakers.

Yohan said...

Awesome, much obliged!

SE said...

groundhogs ftw

if the p4k list didn't contain "hot and nasty" by black oak arkansas, it ain't trill.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...


brytburken said...

Appreciate this. As far as non-rap music, the seventies is it really.

Superior for Johnny Cash, Isaac Hayes, The Stooges, The Misfits... but I'm bored at work, so I have to change it around for the following artists:

Funkadelic - Cosmic Slop
Santana - Samba Pa Ti
Curtis Mayfield - Billy Jack
Al Green - Something
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express

Yeah, and add these ones:

Bobbi Humphrey - Harlem River Drive
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Syl Johnson - Could I be Falling in Love
Tim Maia - Que Beleza
Jorge Ben - Errare Humanum Est
Caetano Veloso - Partido Alto
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson ‎– The Bottle
Willie Hutch - I Wanted To Be A Rock & Roll Star
Cassiano - Onda
The Dramatics - In The Rain
Roy Ayers - Searching
Cartola - Preciso Me Encontrar
Bo Hansson - Leaving Shire

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