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Jules Gray
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« on: October 18, 2020, 05:15:44 PM »

1. Television – Marquee Moon
2. Culture – Two Sevens Clash
3. The Clash – The Clash
4. The Stranglers – Rattus Norvegicus
5. The Stranglers – No More Heroes
6. Ian Dury – New Boots and Panties!!
7. Elvis Costello – My Aim is True
8. David Bowie – Low
9. David Bowie – “Heroes”
10. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
11. Pink Floyd – Animals
12. The Sex Pistols – Never Mind the B0llocks Here’s the Sex Pistols
13. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus
14. Iggy Pop – Lust for Life
15. Dave Edmunds – Get It
16. Parliament – Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome
17. Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Blank Generation
18. The Jam – In the City
19. Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blue
20. The Congos – Heart of the Congos

Some much-needed new blood, and meanwhile, the old guard were raising their game too.  Much better.

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 06:05:28 PM »

I was never much into punk, and even the New Wave artists are reflected more by compilations in my collection than whole albums.  So these are the ones I like best from this year (as ever alphabetical order, because I can't work out which is best though that Bruce Cockburn album is an all-time favourite of mine).

The Albion Band - The Prospect Before Us
BJH - Gone To Earth
Bruce Cockburn - Circles In The Stream
Dave Swarbrick - Swarbrick 2
Dire Straits - Dire Straits
ELO - Out Of The Blue
FC - Bonny Bunch Of Roses
Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood
Kansas - Point Of Know Return
Rush - A Farewell To Kings
Sandy Denny - Rendezvous
Steeleye Span - Storm Force Ten
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 06:17:32 PM »

"Like punk never happened."

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 06:18:32 PM »


"Like punk never happened."

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 06:56:33 PM »


I was never much into punk, and even the New Wave artists are reflected more by compilations in my collection than whole albums.  So these are the ones I like best from this year (as ever alphabetical order, because I can't work out which is best though that Bruce Cockburn album is an all-time favourite of mine).

The Albion Band - The Prospect Before Us
BJH - Gone To Earth
Bruce Cockburn - Circles In The Stream
Dave Swarbrick - Swarbrick 2
Dire Straits - Dire Straits
ELO - Out Of The Blue
FC - Bonny Bunch Of Roses
Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood
Kansas - Point Of Know Return
Rush - A Farewell To Kings
Sandy Denny - Rendezvous
Steeleye Span - Storm Force Ten




Funnily enough, as part of my cassette collection, I've got seven of these on that magnificent format  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2020, 11:13:04 PM »

I suppose 1977 is the year that punk started to seriously make its presence felt,albeit briefly. Now, I like punk as a live format but, even though I own a few records, none of them have made my top twenty. Never got my head around new wave. Isn't it just punk wearing a tie?  Smiley

So as you can imagine, it's same old, same old for my top twenty:

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Dan Fogelberg - Nether Lands
REO Speedwagon - Live: You Get What You Play For
Genesis - Wind & Wuthering
Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell
The Outlaws - Hurry Sundown
Steeleye Span - Storm Force Ten
Crosby, Stills & Nash - CSN
Styx - The Grand Illusion
Renaissance - Novella
Fairport - The Bonny Bunch Of Roses
Kansas - Point Of Know Return
Dean Friedman - S/T
Illusion - Out Of The Mist
Starcastle - Citadel
The Leadon/Georgiades Band - Natural progressions
FM - Black Noise
City Boy - Young Men Gone West
Pablo Cruise - Lifeline
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2020, 11:41:30 PM »

1. The Clash
2. Leave Home - The Ramones
3. Rocket To Russia - The Ramones
4. Equal Rights - Peter Tosh
5. Exodus - Bob Marley
6. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
7. Damned Damned Damned - The Damned
8. Dry and Heavy - Burning Spear
9. Book Of Dreams - Steve Miller
10. In The City - The Jam
11. Quark, Strangeness and Charm - Hawkwind
12. Rough Mix - Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane
13. Rattus Norvegicus - The Stranglers
14. My Aim Is True - Elvis
15. Lights Out - UFO
16. Songs From The Wood - Jethro Tull
17. Never Mind The b*****ks - Sex Pistols

That's it, I think most of my buying was of classic rock I was catching up on, me being too young for it to have registered a few years earlier. There weren't a huge number of punk albums to buy or listen to.
The only one of those I wasn't aware of at the time and I've caught up with fairly recently was number 12.
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 11:56:07 PM »



Genesis - Wind & Wuthering




Sorry, you're a year out. I remember hearing it at my cousins on Boxing Day 1976 as he proudly played his Xmas present to the rest of us. Very much not my cup of tea. He had a liking for prog and I didn't, even before The Ramones stole my heart.  Smiley  
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So as you can imagine, it's same old, same old for my top twenty


Well, Wayne, all I can say is that at least we have The Byrds and Fairport in common!   Grin

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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2020, 12:07:33 AM »




Genesis - Wind & Wuthering




Sorry, you're a year out. I remember hearing it at my cousins on Boxing Day 1976 as he proudly played his Xmas present to the rest of us. Very much not my cup of tea. He had a liking for prog and I didn't, even before The Ramones stole my heart.  Smiley  


Well spotted! Although I would argue that I'm two weeks out rather than a year.  Smiley

In any event, it gives me an excuse to add another record so I'll replace Wind & Wuthering with Firefall - Lunar Sea!
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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2020, 12:08:29 AM »



So as you can imagine, it's same old, same old for my top twenty


Well, Wayne, all I can say is that at least we have The Byrds and Fairport in common!   Grin

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Indeed. And we don't agree on The Byrds!  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2020, 09:10:22 AM »


I was never much into punk, and even the New Wave artists are reflected more by compilations in my collection than whole albums.  So these are the ones I like best from this year (as ever alphabetical order, because I can't work out which is best though that Bruce Cockburn album is an all-time favourite of mine).

The Albion Band - The Prospect Before Us
BJH - Gone To Earth
Bruce Cockburn - Circles In The Stream
Dave Swarbrick - Swarbrick 2
Dire Straits - Dire Straits
ELO - Out Of The Blue
FC - Bonny Bunch Of Roses
Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood
Kansas - Point Of Know Return
Rush - A Farewell To Kings
Sandy Denny - Rendezvous
Steeleye Span - Storm Force Ten



Oops - the first Dire Straits album didn't come out until 1978.  That will have to go to that list when I make it.
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2020, 10:05:17 AM »

No Elvis, Beatles or the Rolling Stones in 1977:

The Album - Abba
Exodus - Bob Marley & The Wailers
The Boomtown Rats - The Boomtown Rats
The Clash - The Clash
Heroes - David Bowie
Out Of The Blue - ELO
My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello
The Bonny Bunch of Roses - Fairport Convention
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
New Boots & Panties - Ian Dury & the Blockheads
Overnight Angels - Ian Hunter
Songs From The Wood - Jethro Tull
Comes A Time - Neil Young
Rough Mix - Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane
Little Criminals - Randy Newman
NMTB - The Sex Pistols
Aja - Steely Dan
Talking Heads 77 - Talking Heads
Marquee Moon - Television
Going For The One - Yes


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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2020, 10:05:19 AM »


Indeed. And we don't agree on The Byrds!  Wink


You are truly my musical opposite number.

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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2020, 11:03:03 AM »



Indeed. And we don't agree on The Byrds!  Wink


You are truly my musical opposite number.

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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2020, 02:39:55 PM »

Talking Heads - 77
Elvis Costello - My aim is true
Pink Floyd - Animals
The Clash - The Clash
The Sex Pistols - Never mind the b*****ks
The Jam - In the city
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Meat Loaf - Bat out of hell
AC/DC - Let there be rock
Blondie - Plastic letters
Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the blue
New boots and panties - Ian Dury
The Stranglers - Rattus Norvegicus
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
Roy Harper - Bullinamingvase
Televison - Marquee moon
Motörhead - Motörhead
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2020, 07:11:18 PM »

In no particular order

The Clash - The Clash
David Bowie - Low
David Bowie - Heroes
The Stranglers - Rattus Norvegicus
Pink Floyd - Animals
Television - Marquee Moon
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
Peter Hammill - Over
The Jam - In the City
Sandy Denny - Rendezvous
Dr Feelgood - Sneakin' Suspicion
Be Bop Deluxe - Live! In the Air Age
Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation
Talking Heads - 77
Ian Dury - New Boots and Panties
Graham Parker and the Rumour - Stick to Me
My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the b*****ks
Eddie and the Hot Rods - Life On the Line
Fairport - Bonny Bunch of Roses
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