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Old 04-01-2013, 17:54
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Strange how tastes can be so different - 1978 and 79 are quite good (though far too much disco) .
But even the disco was catchy and had decent tunes - not like some of the repetitive dance music that was out by the end of the 80s!
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Old 04-01-2013, 18:19
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But even the disco was catchy and had decent tunes - not like some of the repetitive dance music that was out by the end of the 80s!
Can't disagree with that, it's just that disco took over so much that that was all some radio stations, which previously were quite varied in their output, ever played. Also, acts like Abba, Rolling Stones, ELO and Rod Stewart released disco tracks with varying degrees of success (Do Ya Think I'm Sexy being a great track, but things like Summer Night City being amongst Abba's worst).
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Old 04-01-2013, 19:09
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Can't disagree with that, it's just that disco took over so much that that was all some radio stations, which previously were quite varied in their output, ever played. Also, acts like Abba, Rolling Stones, ELO and Rod Stewart released disco tracks with varying degrees of success (Do Ya Think I'm Sexy being a great track, but things like Summer Night City being amongst Abba's worst).
Yeah a lot of these bands DID jump on the disco band-wagon but I must admit I quite like Summer Night City by Abba!
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Old 04-01-2013, 20:46
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Not too long now ,Sounds of the 70s cutdown on at the moment
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Old 04-01-2013, 20:48
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Old 04-01-2013, 20:58
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Old 04-01-2013, 20:59
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Enjoyed Rod and the Faces.

Looking forward to '78. Hoping to see Airport by the Motors and Substitute by Clout at sometime
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:00
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It's.....1978 at last!


It's like a house move.
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:02
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:02
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:03
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:04
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:08
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DLT!

Sailing close to the wind, Beeb!
Real interesting Gulftastic, so far just 7 minutes in and 2 appearances of DLT. No airbrushing. Good.


Brian & Michael, my first ever record! Aaahhh, uuughh.
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:09
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Brian and Michael there.. cheesy, crap - good thing the Barron Knights had A Taste of Aggro out..
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:09
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I know the Barron Knight parody lyrics more than the real ones to 'Matchstick Men'.
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:12
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Uptown Top Rankin.....Robin Nash probably hated that lol
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:12
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Why is it that some of the talking heads they put up to give reminisences in shows like this feel the need to be so obnoxiously rude?
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:13
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1978 is going to be great! So many fantastic records.
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:13
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Argh - couldn't stand the Undertones - something about him and his voice gave me the creeps!
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:15
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Argh - couldn't stand the Undertones - something about him and his voice gave me the creeps!
Wierdly, I agree about him, but only when he was a solo artist. I liked the Undertones, but his voice got on my last nerve when they split.
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:17
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Wierdly, I agree about him, but only when he was a solo artist. I liked the Undertones, but his voice got on my last nerve when they split.
I think you're the first person who's ever seen what I mean!
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:18
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Come off it, who ever sold 250,000 singles the very day after a TOTP appearance? Quarter million in a day? Who, when?
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:18
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Followed by him turning into the ultimate shill when he headed up the PRS?

Stranglers playing Nice and Sleazy on TOTP... LOL
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:19
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Sham 69 and Stanglers! Brilliant!
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Old 04-01-2013, 21:20
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