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1973

Discussion in 'music' started by Joe Hutch, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    In some ways this pips 1972 to the post in terms of great albums that have stood the test of time. Here's five I bought on release and still listen to:

    Iggy & The Stooges: Raw Power

    John Cale: Paris 1919

    Lou Reed: Berlin

    David Bowie: Aladdin Sane

    New York Dolls: New York Dolls
     
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  2. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Countdown to Ecstasy
    A Wizard, A True Star...

    (those came to mind immediately, the ellipsis means ‘pausing for thought’.)

    Oh yes...

    Here Come The Warm Jets
    Time Fades Away...

    I seem to remember Pink Floyd released an album that year, but I don’t recall the title. I was never that fond of it anyway. I’ll try to think of a fifth...

    Innervisions is pretty fantastic, so that will do.
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2021
  3. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I was born in 1973 and imo, it's the best year for music ever! I'm not even gonna list anything because frankly, the list is so huge that to list five would be an insult to the innumerable other albums that could easily stand in their place.
     
  4. Conan

    Conan Loop digger

    Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
    Innervisions - Stevie Wonder
    The harder they come - jimmy cliff
    Transformer - Lou Reed
    Nuff said
     
  5. johncee

    johncee pfm Member

    For Your Pleasure.
     
  6. Featsdont

    Featsdont pfm Member

    Not sure I agree with the premise of the post as compared with 71 and 72 but 73 did include

    Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
    The Who - Quadrophenia
    Allman Brothers Band - Brothers and Sisters - including Jessica
    Eagles - Desperado

    and one of my favourites

    Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Four - where they went a bit American folk rock
     
  7. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    Can - Future Days
    Hall and Oates - Abandoned Luncheonette
    Peter Hammill - Chameleon in the Shadow of the Night
    Little Feat - Dixie Chicken
    Neu! - Neu! 2
    Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
    Klaus Schulze - Cyborg
    Tangerine Dream - Atem

    And so on...
     
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  8. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Me too :)

    Great year for rock ...maybe not so earth-shattering for jazz. Headhunters is a pretty important record though.
     
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  9. iansr

    iansr pfm Member

    I saw Wishbone Ash at the Rainbow in 73. They were absolutely fantastic - one of those gigs where your face aches because you spend the entire night grinning. And you’ll be envious of this, I also saw Lowell and the boys there. What a man, what a band . . .
     
  10. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Donald Byrd - Black Byrd
    Herbie Hancock - Sextant & Headhunters
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire
    Sun Ra - Space Is The Place

    Plus much of the stuff upthread!
     
  11. Sloop John B

    Sloop John B pfm Member

    Looking at my 1973 collection in Roon it doesn’t appear to be a year I play a lot of albums from.

    Obviously Aladdin
    Rory had both Blueprint and Tattoo and Horslips had the Tain.
    Planxty first album.

    Band on the Run is the only contemporaneous one I remember (apart from the Blue album) as my brother had it.

    Can’t say it would be a stand out year for me but chacun à son goût.

    Transformer was late 1972.

    Edit: of course Burnin’ and Catch a Fire also.

    .sjb
     
  12. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    It was all about Bowie.
     
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  13. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    There was no Neil Young release in 1973, therefore as a year it's a total loss.
     
  14. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Time Fades Away?
     
  15. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    AARGH! That's what I get for looking at a discography that has separate listings for studio albums and live albums.

    So it's a pretty good year after all, even if Neil is still trying to pretend it never existed.
     
  16. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    In 1973 I was a teenager...
    Man - Back into the Future
    Grateful Dead - Wake of the Flood
    Gong - Angel's Egg
    Santana - Welcome
    and of course
    Hawkwind - Space Ritual
     
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  17. Featsdont

    Featsdont pfm Member


    I have the Wishbone multi CD Vintage Years box set which has live shows from Southampton and Portsmouth from the 73 tour and they are great shows. I didn’t see them until 1976 by which time Ted Turner had left - so I never saw the original band live although I’ve seen the Andy Powell version many times - including once with Ted Turner back in the fold in a grotty hotel gig in Aberdeen . They lost a lot - like lead vocals, musical invention, and stage presence- when Martin Turner left.

    And I envy you the Little Feat gig - I caught them post Lowell in Amsterdam and they were still pretty awesome - love the late Richie Hayward’s drumming.....
     
  18. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    How could I forget that!
     
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  19. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    "If you can remember Space Ritual you weren't really there"
     
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  20. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I like to creep in, make my point and creep out again, but occasionally I think perhaps I should cough or knock something over before closing the door.
     

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