Saturday, July 27, 2013
list of 28 July 1973, and my pick of the newcomers of that week is Alice Cooper's majestic Halo of flies, at the time the longest 45rpm ever released in the Netherlands at over 8 minutes. Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time).
Friday, July 26, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
list of 21 July 1973, and my pick of the newcomers of that week is a late issue on 45rpm of that instrumental Fleetwood Mac classic Albatross. Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time).
Friday, July 19, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
41. Hou me vast (Volumia!)
42. Perfect day (Lou Reed)
43. Testament (Boudewijn de Groot)
44. A routine day (Klaatu)
45. Listening wind (Talking Heads)
46. Homeless (Paul Simon)
47. Uncertain smile (The The)
48. An island in the darkness (Tony Banks)
49. Adia (Sarah McLachlan)
50. Year of the cat (Al Stewart)
51. Breaking us in two (Joe Jackson)
52. Under your thumb (Godley and Creme)
53. Julie with... (Brian Eno)
54. White rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
55. Vienna (Ultravox)
56. Give up your guns (Buoys)
57. Promises (Cranberries)
58. Vigil in a wilderness of mirrors (Fish)
59. Jeder's manchmol einsam (Wolfgang Niedecken)
60. I hear you now (Jon and Vangelis)
Now that we have covered 60% of the acts, I can reveal that there will be some famous acts not listed at all, which will strike some followers of this countdown as shocking. Examples are The Beach Boys, The Who, Deep Purple, Yes, Guns 'n' Roses, Metallica, Nirvana, Coldplay, and Led Zeppelin..... I will continue to give a regular update in this blog - and you can follow the progress in the right hand column as well.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
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Saturday, July 13, 2013
list of 14 July 1973, and my pick of the newcomers of that week was more difficult than usual. There were five new entries, two of which (Slade and Suzi Quatro) qualify for the "MP3 player quality" recognition, but two others are even among the best songs of all time in my opinion. In the end, I picked the less known one of the two over the Carpenters' classic Yesterday once more. Arizona by the Dutch band the Buffoons is a great piece of early Dutch country pop and I love it. Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time).
list of 7 July 1973, and my pick of the newcomers of that week is a fabulous song by the British band Roxy Music: Do the strand. Art Rock score: 8/10 (great song, I would put it on my MP3 player).