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  1. My first exposure to that Eno song was from The Son's Room, an Italian film about the grief a family endures when their son suddenly dies. It's impossible for me to separate it from the emotions in that film, but I have a friend who swears it's an uplifting song. Funny how people can hear such different things from the same piece of music. My wife hates the piano line and always told me to turn it off.
  2. I forgot about the best song of 1975. I don't think it was a single, though.
  3. 1975 1975 was another weakish year, but if you dig a little deeper there's always some cool shit to be found: One funky ass joint: Latimore, again! I'm pretty sure there's a remix of this I like more, but still a great tune: The book really needs some afrobeat: I promised myself I'd start including more Japanese songs: And why not a song from my home country: I really like this Roxy Music tune: David Allan Coe's loving parody of country music: Early hip hop: Dub classic: These guys are underrated as fuck: I love Jonathan Richman. Here's the 1975 version of this song: Roky's back! This has a relentless groove: Epic: Amazing track from a great artist: Best soul track of 1975: Infectious:
  4. Do you mean Fly to the Rainbow?
  5. I listened to this today. It was recorded in October 1968 and released as an EP along with The Essential Jimi Hendrix Volume Two. Pretty cool. Like Patti Smith's version, Hendrix changes the lyrics. It sounds like he's making them up as he plays.
  6. 1974 I'm thrilled they included my avatar! Bobby Bland wasn't the first blues artist to crossover into more of a soul and funk sound but damn if he didn't sound good doing it. This is also good: 1974 is kind of a weak year as evidenced by how few tracks they picked. The only gripe I had with the list was they did Richard and Linda Thompson a disservice with that pick. The title track from that album is much catchier: Interesting how much of a spotlight they give Dolly, too. She gets more of a look in than the entire outlaw country movement. Setting aide Bowie, Roxy Music and other stuff they've already covered, here's some tracks from '74 that I enjoy: A dollar nine gets a bottle o' wine: Best Curtis Mayfield song not written by Curtis Mayfield: Probably my favorite Marvin Gaye song: Betty Davis was NASTY: So smooth: Worth it for Millie's monologue: There hasn't been enough Funkadelic/Parliament on the list: LATIMORE! So criminally underrated. Really tight psychedelic soul: I really like the album this is from: This guys were so good. Here's a gem from one of their lesser known albums. One thing I learned going through the old Best of the 70s list pimping was to always check out good artists' follow up albums: Where are all Teddy's friends? That voice. And that hair: PANTHERMAN! Doom Metal pioneers cover the Stones: How was Doctor Doctor not on the list? Obviously never been to karaoke with me:
  7. 1973 1973 was a year with plenty of classic albums, and a lot of songs you'd hear on Classic Rock stations. Let me add some funk: Funky Kingston is one of my favorite reggae songs: BuA nice slice of New Orleans funk: It doesn't get much funkier than this: If you'd rather hear Marvin trying to get laid than save the children: Possibly the best of the blaxploitation themes: The guitar work on this song is outstanding: This'll get you singing along by the time it's through: James Brown is mad: I tend to prefer ex-Temptations dudes to the Temptations themselves: Might not be Jim Croce's best, but a toe-tapper: It's hard to stop when it's this good: The great MANDRILL: It always amuses me how much effort Joe Simon put into this one:
  8. I always thought Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was about a country boy who became a toy boy for some rich socialite.
  9. I've watched more Rocco than most, and I have a real love/hate relationship with his work. When I first got into watching WoS, there were British fans who held him up as some type of workrate god. And to some extent, if you compare the Dixon Screen Sport stuff, or the ASW Slots on ITV, to some of the stuff Joint Promotions was putting out, Rocco was cutting edge for the time. Rocco had an amazing, forceful personality. His 70s work is some of my favorite WoS stuff. Not only his feud with Marty Jones, but his heel run in the late 70s where he's as good a heel character as any on TV. And his go-go-go style salvaged more than a few matches against lesser talents. If he had managed to transition into great 80s feuds with Finlay, Jones, Dynamite Kid, etc., I would accept him as a great worker. But you don't get it, and to me it's a real disappointment.
  10. Here's one that might surprise you.
  11. The quote from Wiki says the fans called them Kakuryu, but Tsuruta didn't like it and thought it should be Tsururyu. I have no idea what the commentators called them. I tried skimming through a couple of their matches but I only only heard Tsuruta-Tenryu combi, which doesn't help. It may have been Kakuryu. To be honest, the whole abbreviation thing in Japan drives me nuts.
  12. Liam, Stevie Wonder had a series of acclaimed albums in the 70s: Music of my Mind (1972) Talking Book (1972) Innervisions (1973) Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974) Songs in the Key of Life (1976) The Innervisions album was considered his transition into a mature recording artist. You may have heard this track before:
  13. I think the general distinctions between Showa wrestling and Heisei wrestling are true, but only if you view Showa wrestling as being bloody and violent. Showa wrestling had a lot of bloody brawls, but it also had long NWA style title matches, faux Inoki MMA matches, early juniors wrestling, serious women's matches, the beginning of shoot style, and the move towards dramatic stories built around finisher dances in All Japan Pro-Wrestling. There were key All Japan matches in the Showa era that provided the blueprint for most of the 90s classics. There is a working class, blue collar feel to Showa wrestling compared to the modern style, though I do find it ironic that Tsuruta copped flak in the 80s for referring to pro-wrestling as just a job.
  14. The term Shitenno itself comes from Buddhism and was later used to describe famous groups of retainers and Samurai generals. Later on, it was used for judokas. I think it's a bit silly referring to wrestlers as Shitenno, but apparently the fans and media have done it since the 60s when Inoki, Baba, Oki and Yoshimura were considered Japanese Pro-Wrestling Shitenno. The Japanese magazines do love naming everything. They had a name for the Tsuruta vs. Tenryu feud -- The Tsururyu Confrontation (or Crane Dragon Confrontation) based on the nickname for the Tsuruta/Tenryu tag team (Crane Dragon Combi or simply Crane Dragon.)
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