Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Season in Hell #153: 1973 The Way It's Supposed To Be

A couple of years ago I hit on the idea that it would be fun to host a show from 1971. It was an amazing year for rock and roll. Led Zeppelin IV, Sticky Fingers, Who's Next; the rock rolls on and on. Since doing that show in November 2011, I was encouraged to repeat the challenge for 1972 last year. Again, what an amazing year! So it looks like I've hit upon a regular annual feature for A Season in Hell. Last night was all about 1973!!!

When I started the research I was afraid it was going to be wimp rock. I'll be honest, I wasn't as into this one as I was 71 or 72. But upon careful research, from my very large, and very deep library of awesome-ness, I found that indeed, there are some unbelievable tunes coming from this year!

Debut releases from Tom Waits, Queen, Montrose, Iggy and the Stooges, and the New York Dolls, just to name a small few. Are you kidding me?!?!? Soul and funk were getting on the ONE during this era, and British Glam Bands were on the rise. Music was starting to diverge like never before. We were as far away from the vocal politeness and anti-Vietnam banter as we could get by this year. Sabbath released "Sabbath bloody Sabbath", Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" was released (not my favorite, btw), Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy", and The Who's "Quadrophenia" hit the shelves and the arenas.

My Best of 2013 is coming up in a few weeks, and on Monday, December 16th, Rotten Ronnie Donovan and I are hosting Rock Fight 11!!!! This time it's all about the Rock Block!

This show is an epic journey. I think you're really going to enjoy this one.

Have fun.

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Basketball Jones: Cheech and Chong
Steppin' In Her I. Miller Shoes: Betty Davis

Right On For the Darkness: Curtis Mayfield
Natbush City Limit: Ike and Tina Turner
The Boss: James Brown

The Love I Lost: Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
Use Me: Bill Withers
Born To Boogie: T-Rex
Jet Boy: New York Dolls

Raw Power: Iggy and the Stooges
Watch That Man: David Bowie
Berlin: Lou Reed
Old Shoes: Tom Waits

A National Acrobat: Black Sabbath
The Great Gig in the Sky: Pink Floyd
Song Remains the Same: Led Zeppelin
Punk vs. The Godfather: The Who

Meat City: John Lennon
Modern Times Rock N' Roll: Queen
I Don't Want It: Montrose

Walk On Hot Coals: Rory Gallagher
Dinah-Moe Humm: Frank Zappa

Sweet Lady Genevieve: The Kinks

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