It was 40 Years ago Today

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Toppermost of the poppermost in the end of the '70s.

Clash - London Calling
8
6%
Elvis Costello - Armed Forces
9
7%
Pink Floyd - The Wall
4
3%
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
6
4%
The Pretenders
10
7%
Police - Regatta de Blanc
2
1%
Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps
13
9%
Neil Young - Live Rust
1
1%
The B-52s
0
No votes
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!
1
1%
Joe Jackson - I'm the Man
0
No votes
Gang of Four - Entertainment!
2
1%
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
7
5%
Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks
3
2%
Cheap Trick at Budokan
0
No votes
The Specials
3
2%
The Jam - Setting Suns
2
1%
Tom Petty-Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes
3
2%
Van Morrison - Into the Music
2
1%
Marianne Faithfull - Broken English
2
1%
XTC - Drums and Wires
4
3%
David Bowie - Lodger
2
1%
Madness - One Step Beyond
0
No votes
Talking Heads - Fear of Music
3
2%
Led Zeppelin - In Through the Out Door
1
1%
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
10
7%
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
8
6%
The Slits - Cut
0
No votes
Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette
2
1%
Germs - G.I.
0
No votes
The Undertones
4
3%
The Fall - Live at the Witch Trials
1
1%
The Fall - Dragnet
0
No votes
Buzzcocks - Another Kind of Tension
3
2%
Labour of Lust - Nick Lowe
1
1%
Blondie - Eat to the Beat
2
1%
Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material
2
1%
UK Subs - Another Kind of Blues
1
1%
Stranglers - The Raven
0
No votes
Alex Chilton - Like Flies on Sherbet
2
1%
Wire - 154
3
2%
The Ruts - The Crack
1
1%
Metal Box - Public Image
5
4%
Human League - Reproduction
1
1%
Adam and the Ants - Dirk Wears White Sox
0
No votes
The Raincoats
1
1%
The Incredible Shrinking Dickies
0
No votes
ZZ Top - Dequello
2
1%
Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming
1
1%
Wings - Back to the Egg
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 138

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It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby Matt Wilson » 01 Nov 2019, 20:26

1979: post punk, new wave, and the last vestiges of 'classic rock.' What's your poison? Choose five.
And folks, let me reiterate: If I didn't list your fave LP of 1979, merely vote for four choices and list the fifth choice as a comment. But don't vote for five and then mention the missing album in a comment. Thanks!

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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby robertff » 01 Nov 2019, 20:37

Wonder how many of these would feature in anyone's top 100 albums compared to the previous list?



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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby Diamond Dog » 01 Nov 2019, 20:40

Pretenders, Young, SLF, Led Zeppelin, PIL.
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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby GoogaMooga » 01 Nov 2019, 20:45

Clash
Michael Jackson
Pretenders
Neil Young
Undertones
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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby soundchaser » 02 Nov 2019, 10:14

Hmm, must have missed this one. Very tough keeping it to just 5. I went with the ones that were dearest to me:

Armed Forces.
The Wall.
Rust Never Sleeps.
Squeezing Out Sparks.
The Undertones.

Would like to have included London Calling, Off The Wall & Look Sharp in this Top 5.

Quite a few on this list that wouldn’t have meant that much to me, though.

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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby Minnie the Minx » 02 Nov 2019, 12:58

Yeah, I need more than 5 votes otherwise I’m gonna be like Meryl Streep in Sophie’s fucking Choice.
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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby Mike Boom » 02 Nov 2019, 13:08

Tusk
Armed Forces
Squeezing Out Sparks
Rust
Tension

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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby Still Baron » 02 Nov 2019, 14:05

LIKE FLIES ON FUCKING SHERBET

Off The Wall
Tusk
Rust Never Sleeps
Different Kind of Tension

Pretty good year!
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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby Matt Wilson » 02 Nov 2019, 15:23

I remembered you liked that album when I typed it. Then I realized I misspelled the title.

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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby Positive Passion » 02 Nov 2019, 15:47

Minnie the Minx wrote:Yeah, I need more than 5 votes otherwise I’m gonna be like Meryl Streep in Sophie’s fucking Choice.



REALLY!!!???!!

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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby Minnie the Minx » 02 Nov 2019, 15:52

Positive Passion wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:Yeah, I need more than 5 votes otherwise I’m gonna be like Meryl Streep in Sophie’s fucking Choice.



REALLY!!!???!!


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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby Positive Passion » 02 Nov 2019, 16:04

Minnie the Minx wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:Yeah, I need more than 5 votes otherwise I’m gonna be like Meryl Streep in Sophie’s fucking Choice.



REALLY!!!???!!


:D


I was torn between that comment and asking if you were referring to the porn version.

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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby Dokter Rokster » 02 Nov 2019, 17:34

Rust Never Sleeps
Highway To Hell
Unknown Pleasures
Deguello
Metal Box

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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby C » 02 Nov 2019, 17:48

It was still the prog goons for me in 1979 (and '89, '99, '09) with a few exceptions - I adored Joy Division.

I went for

AC/DC
Young
Joy Division
ZZ

[It's great to see 'old Neil' leading the way. Good lad]






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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby John aka Josh » 02 Nov 2019, 20:13

Could easily have picked more than the four I did (Pretenders, Van Morrison, Costello & Jam), being particularly partial to the Graham Parker, SLF, Undertones, Joy Division & Clash, plus think that I'm likely to enjoy the Neil Young & AC/DC much more now than I did at the time.

My fifth vote goes to the masterwork that is the Yachts first, eponymous album with its cracking tunes, cheesy organ, excellent guitar (tho' the aggression displayed live wasn't fully transmitted to recordings) and wonderful lyrics.


Available in red and blue sleeves, I prefer the red.

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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 02 Nov 2019, 20:19

Just can't do it!
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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby Muskrat » 03 Nov 2019, 04:19

I had to strain a bit on this one -- which probably shows.

Live Rust
Highway to Hell
Tusk
Off the Wall
Labour of Lust
Things that a fella can't forget...

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Re: It was 40 Years ago Today

Postby Matt Wilson » 06 Nov 2019, 16:53

Well, I guess this isn't going to make two pages so I might as well sum up. Didn't think Rust Never Sleeps would come out on top, though I knew if I included The Pretenders in a 1979 poll it would do well. The LP is mostly listed as 1980 but the Rhino CD and wiki say December 27, 1979 so I went with that. Not as many people voted in this poll as they did in the 1969 one.