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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby soundchaser » 07 Mar 2018, 09:33

Pink Floyd, for me.

Atom Heart Mother.
Meddle.
Obscured By Clouds.
Dark Side Of The Moon.
Wish You Were Here.
Animals.
The Wall.

And a fantastic live band, as well.

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby soundchaser » 07 Mar 2018, 09:36

But then again, Steely Dan.

Can't Buy A Thrill.
Countdown To Ecstasy.
Pretzel Logic.
Katy Lied.
The Royal Scam.
Aja.

Just an incredible, faultless run.

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby soundchaser » 07 Mar 2018, 09:42

But then again, Yes.

Time & A Word.
The Yes Album.
Fragile.
Close To The Edge.
Tales From Topographic Oceans ( A forum favourite.).
Relayer.
Going For The One.
Tormato.

Er, well, forget Tormato, but the tour for that album more than made up for the disappointment.

And as a live band throughout the 1970s, Yes were as good as anyone, and better than most.

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby The Slider » 07 Mar 2018, 09:53

soundchaser wrote:But then again, Steely Dan.

Can't Buy A Thrill.
Countdown To Ecstasy.
Pretzel Logic.
Katy Lied.
The Royal Scam.
Aja.

Just an incredible, faultless run.



as British bands go.... :lol:
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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby soundchaser » 07 Mar 2018, 10:21

The Slider wrote:
soundchaser wrote:But then again, Steely Dan.

Can't Buy A Thrill.
Countdown To Ecstasy.
Pretzel Logic.
Katy Lied.
The Royal Scam.
Aja.

Just an incredible, faultless run.



as British bands go.... :lol:


Oh yeah...oops. :oops: I forgot about the British bit. Well, I am 60 now, so as senior moments go... :lol:

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby The Slider » 07 Mar 2018, 23:10

Does that excuse you liking Steely Dan in the first place too?

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Swiftie » 03 Mar 2024, 11:30

A difficult question



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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby GoogaMooga » 04 Mar 2024, 20:17

Slade.
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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby The Slider » 05 Mar 2024, 10:18

Slade are certainly in the running for best British pop group of the 70s.
They made two 4 star albums (Old New Borrowed and Blue and Flame) and a couple of 3s (Play It Loud and Slayed?).
The rest is not so great
They were a phenomenon as a singles act - probably unmatched until The Jam at the end of the decade.
But they were not really an albums band
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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby LMG » 05 Mar 2024, 13:26

The Slider wrote:Slade are certainly in the running for best British pop group of the 70s.
They made two 4 star albums (Old New Borrowed and Blue and Flame) and a couple of 3s (Play It Loud and Slayed?).
The rest is not so great
They were a phenomenon as a singles act - probably unmatched until The Jam at the end of the decade.
But they were not really an albums band


Listen to The Slider at this point.

In fact, I think the UK edition of Sladest is by far their best LP listen. And the US version is also a fine alternative.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sladest

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby GoogaMooga » 09 Mar 2024, 09:28

I am a little more enthusiastic about them as an album band also - "Play It Loud", "Flame", and "Old New Borrowed and Blue" are uniformly excellent, and "Sladest" is so much more than a comp, as it contains some singles-only releases.
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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Hightea » 11 Mar 2024, 00:55

My top three
Genesis
Pink Floyd
Gong

Too many runners up
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Postby Swiftie » 11 Mar 2024, 15:22

Hightea wrote:My top three
Genesis
Pink Floyd
Gong

Too many runners up


Tull - a runner up….?


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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Hightea » 12 Mar 2024, 00:24

C wrote:
Hightea wrote:My top three
Genesis
Pink Floyd
Gong

Too many runners up


Tull - a runner up….?


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oddly not sure they make my top 15 - prior to 2000 they would have been top 7.

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Swiftie » 20 Mar 2024, 10:59

Hightea wrote:
C wrote:
Hightea wrote:My top three
Genesis
Pink Floyd
Gong

Too many runners up


Tull - a runner up….?


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oddly not sure they make my top 15 - prior to 2000 they would have been top 7.


Yes Steve, 'over' longevity can be an issue.

Sadly, for me, Tull should have split when Martin left - at the latest!

We mustn't be too harsh on some bands that just can't let go.

For me TD and Gong are two such examples - up to a point they were brilliant....

King Crimson is another - seminal up to Red

So, my point? I'm not sure, other than perhaps we should consider a bands whole career particularly when it shows a marked decline

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Hightea » 24 Mar 2024, 00:03

C wrote:
Hightea wrote:
C wrote:
Tull - a runner up….?


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oddly not sure they make my top 15 - prior to 2000 they would have been top 7.


Yes Steve, 'over' longevity can be an issue.

Sadly, for me, Tull should have split when Martin left - at the latest!

We mustn't be too harsh on some bands that just can't let go.

For me TD and Gong are two such examples - up to a point they were brilliant....

King Crimson is another - seminal up to Red

So, my point? I'm not sure, other than perhaps we should consider a bands whole career particularly when it shows a marked decline

As you were




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It's what I still listen too. And Genesis (or at least Hackett style so still refreshing to me), Pink Floyd - just when I'm in the mood I list and Gong is so diverse that I can never get enough of Gong family music.


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You are going to kill me for this but

King Crimson would be on the list but I think just 70's output limits them. Otherwise they would win as a band still expanding.
Actually are we just talking 70's live and studio albums? PF loses some points for no 60's works and so would Tull with the late 70's?

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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Swiftie » 24 Mar 2024, 08:22

The Slider wrote:Slade


Nonsense lad - they can’t even spell



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Re: best British band of the 70s

Postby Swiftie » 24 Mar 2024, 08:25

Hightea wrote:
C wrote:
Hightea wrote:oddly not sure they make my top 15 - prior to 2000 they would have been top 7.


Yes Steve, 'over' longevity can be an issue.

Sadly, for me, Tull should have split when Martin left - at the latest!

We mustn't be too harsh on some bands that just can't let go.

For me TD and Gong are two such examples - up to a point they were brilliant....

King Crimson is another - seminal up to Red

So, my point? I'm not sure, other than perhaps we should consider a bands whole career particularly when it shows a marked decline

As you were




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It's what I still listen too. And Genesis (or at least Hackett style so still refreshing to me), Pink Floyd - just when I'm in the mood I list and Gong is so diverse that I can never get enough of Gong family music.


Image

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You are going to kill me for this but

King Crimson would be on the list but I think just 70's output limits them. Otherwise they would win as a band still expanding.
Actually are we just talking 70's live and studio albums? PF loses some points for no 60's works and so would Tull with the late 70's?


Nice post and photos Steve



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