Saturday, August 03, 2013

Smoke on the water

June 2013 marked the 40th anniversary of me being interested in the Dutch Top40 as broadcast weekly at that time by Veronica. To celebrate this piece of my youth, I intend to make Saturday Top40 1973 day in this blog for the rest of the year - providing a link to the list of that day 40 years ago and selecting my favourite song of the new entries of that week. Today we feature the list of 4 August 1973. The newcomers of that week are a bit pathetic, except for a half-way decent Chicago song, and my pick of the week: a re-issue of the Deep Purple anthem Smoke on the water. Art Rock score: 8/10 (strong song, I'd put it on my MP3 player).