Category: 1970s

Music form the 1970s

Chain – History of Chain

An Aussie Blues Band If you haven’t heard of Australian blues band Chain, you’re not alone.  The band was mildly successful charting within Australia in the 1970s and their highest selling album (“Toward the Blues”) took more than a decade to be certified gold. That shouldn’t dissuade you from checking out their work if you […]

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David Bowie – Hunky Dory

Oh you pretty thing Back in 1971 David Bowie wasn’t the super star that he would go on to become.  In fact, as  acclaimed as “Hunky Dory” is today, it was the work of a reasonably unheralded artist when it was recorded and initially released. In fact, it took the sensational success of Bowie’s next […]

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The Doors – L.A Woman

Sounds of the 70s If you were a child of the 1980s like I was, and you happened to watch every episode of  “The Wonder Years”, then I imagine you’ve heard plenty of music by The Doors. Even if you didn’t share my upbringing, there’s a lot to recommend American poet Jim Morrison and his […]

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Tom Waits – The Heart Of Saturday Night

Classic 70s Blues-Rock-Jazz There’s a fair chance you haven’t heard of Tom Waits.  Despite the uniqueness of his voice and the length of his glowing career, commercial visibility hasn’t really found Tom organically. In fact I only became exposed to his work last year, when I encountered “Rain Dogs” on a list of 100 Albums […]

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Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath

One of the best debut albums of all time? This album needs absolutely no introduction.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two decades (including missing Ozzy Osbourne’s reality TV show) you would have heard of Black Sabbath. It is said that Sabbath introduced the early pioneers of heavy metal, and if […]

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Bob Dylan ‎– Highway 61 Revisited [Export]

Export Vinyl Back in the 1970s in Australia, parallel importation of vinyl records created arguably a very niche collectable – the redacted or “donut” labels and sleeves of Columbia Records pressings. Some background: This arrangement ended in 1961 when Columbia formed its own international organization, CBS Records, in 1962, which released Columbia recordings outside the […]

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A “Grail Find”

Last month, I casually browsed an Australian site called Gumtree.  It’s a classifieds site which allows people to place free ads online, and I tend to check for listings relating to vinyl records on an ad-hoc basis. I was just relaxing, browsing on my phone, when I came across a new listing which featured five […]

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