The 70s On Vinyl
I lost a lot of my records from the 70s, but somehow I managed to hang
on to a few.
-DeeT's 70s Records
Click on John Travolta's hairy chest to hear him singing
It Had To Be You seductively on his 1976 album.
The Bump (from the 1976 Record, Do The Hustle). "I Ain't
Gonna Bump No Mo' Wi' No Big Fat Woman." Luckily, this this one's too
thin to bump him on the flo'.
- The Foxy Trot (from the 1976 Record, Do The
Hustle). Notice the hair and the clothes. They're as much a
part of the dance as the footwork.
Recently I was listening to the old Buffy Sainte-Marie hit
Mister Can't You See from 1972 (remember, kids?), and the sax
solo sounded exactly like it was being played by Zoot, the
sax player muppet. There's even the obligatory bad low note at the
end. Check it out!
I often wondered if the opening guitar riff in Heart's
excellent song Magic Man was recorded backwards.
Now I'm sure it was. Here the beginning of the song, first forwards,
- Mister Jaws!
This was a prominent offering in that whole
"use samples from other songs for humorous effect" genre. Here it
is, in two flavors.
- The beginning
- The ending
- Short excerpt from the
Theme music for The Rockford Files
The Monster Mash was a hit in the 60s and again in the 70s
selection from The Love Boat theme. This isn't the same
performance as they used for the TV show, but it's the same guy
singing. I also typed in the lyrics. To
hear the way the song sounded on the actual show, click
here. To see a video
clip from the show's introduction, click here.
- Take a bite out of
Star Wars (This is the real one... see below!)
A Fifth Of Beethoven. Prepare to boogie to some Ludwig Van
(actually Walter Murphy).
Here's the ending of Steve Martin's classic King Tut.
Steve Martin again, this time singing Maxwell's Silver Hammer
from the Bee Gees' Sergeant Pepper movie.
(If you're considering sending an email telling me that actually
the Beatles wrote Maxwell's Silver Hammer, click
- Remember those rip-off record deals from the
70s, where they'd sell you all your favorite hits, as performed
by some garage band? Most of these aren't very funny, but here
are some clips that are.
- I Write The Songs Well, you'd
never guess Barry Manilow popularized this one, the way this
wannabe lounge lizard croons it. (And those backup vocals
have got to go!)
- Star Wars This is
a counterfeit of Meco's disco version. It bad. Really bad.
I once thought up my Ultimate Late 70s
CD. What's yours?
Go to -DeeT's 70s Page.