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My Favorite Albums from the 1970s.

As 2014 started twitter people began to list their favourite albums from the 1970s.

I was born in the 1960s, and became a teenager in the 1980s. We lived on the outskirts of Huddersfield; geographically and mentally somewhere between ‘The Last of the Summer Wine’ town, and ‘the League of Gentleman’ village.

I remember the 1970s; it was a simple and happy place. These are my favourite albums from the 1970s.

1: Augustus Pablo KING TUBBY MEETS ROCKERS UPTOWN. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGtXPaZ1OJs

2: Syd Barrett THE MADCAP LAUGHS Dark Globe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEr6w7P44Nk

3: The Fall DRAGNET Spectre vs Rector http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GgnTkVxum8

4: The Wailers CATCH A FIRE Concrete Jungle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAYNXSv6wmw

5: Sex Pistols NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS Bodies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxkQXK0kRd0

6: Hawkwind HAWKWIND Be Yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Poew56ShunM

7: The Congos HEART OF THE CONGOS Children Crying. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_5v6jApdU4

8: The Raincoats THE RAINCOATS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmVC7l9Cjeg

9: Ramones IT’S ALIVE Pinhead. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7m0AfL0fKU

10: Can FUTURE DAYS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6zn89O1P7A

11: Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band CLEAR SPOT Big Eyed Beans From Venus. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfNb1w7pVcA

12: Grateful Dead WORKING MAN’S DEAD Uncle John’s Band. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsmdKLbJDII

13: Steeleye Span NOW WE ARE SIX, 700 Elves. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=—gpp4K-AbU

14: Roy Harper STORMCOCK One Man Rock n Roll Band. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2DwPhnxTNI

15: Scratch & the Upsetters SUPER APE Dread Lion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyymbLrADtQ

16: the Damned DAMNED DAMNED DAMNED Neat Neat Neat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=—erJSsmraY

17: Simon & GarfunkleBRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER Keep the Customer Satisfied. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YNsZLtzF18

18: Big Star SISTER LOVERS Holocaust. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM4ySM76HDM

19: The Specials THE SPECIALS Nite Klub. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYjbeOsZcY4

20: the Sensational Alex Harvey Band FRAMED. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG6aLs8zzrs

21: Lou Reed METAL MACHINE MUSIC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYtzNl48F60

22: Blondie PLASTIC LETTERS I’m on E. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou5IJIaASGY

23: Tom Waits SMALL CHANGE. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH2E-AUi7Eo

24: Big Youth SCREAMING TARGET. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X9RVfCULe4

25: Kraftwerk AUTOBAHN. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-G28iyPtz0

26: Leonard Cohen LIVE SONGS Bird on a Wire. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjem3G_QsKA

27: The Slits CUT. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTZLoKQBPjE

28: John Cooper Clarke DISGUISE IN LOVE (I married) a Monster From Outer Space. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbRM-canDOs

29: Motorhead MOTORHEAD. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4XKG1Y5sM8

30: Mikey Dread AFRICAN ANTHEM Resignation Dub. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA-VCerBjZQ

31: Bob Dylan SLOW TRAIN COMING You Gotta Serve Somebody. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a2nvniSnuQ

32: Mickey Newbury SINGS HIS OWN Weeping Annaleah. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fePXULDB6c

33: Nina Simone IT IS FINISHED Funkier Than a Mosquitoes Tweeter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GsCHQkulr4

34: Jethro Tull AQUALUNG Locomotive Breath. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KR2H16Mr5g

35: Neil Young AFTER THE GOLD RUSH Only Love Can Break Your Heart. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3QXezloehI

36: Gene Clark NO OTHER Life’s Greatest Fool. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzvKS5QD2nU

37: Prince Far I PSALMS FOR I Blessed is the Man.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXKEGhaxIro

38: Rainbow RISING. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH8_Ix5GKkk

39: England World Cup Squad THE WORLD BEATERS SING THE WORLD BEATERS Back Home. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLpyriMOttA

40: Shinki Chen & Freinds SHINKI CHEN. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDrD-_iXCvY

41: Abba ARRIVAL Money Money Money. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETxmCCsMoD0

42: Kate Bush THE KICK INSIDE The Man With a Child In His Eyes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F5XHZ0NPGc

43: Gong THE FLYING TEAPOT The Pot Head Pixies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF7tPw3WRFE

44: BlackDykeMillsBandHIGHPEAK FOR BRASS Pandora. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HanKJ2o6Q6M

45: Burning Spear GARVEY’S GHOST Ghost. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvNsprMqUaw

46: John Denver BACK HOME AGAIN Annie’s Song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqfUjLQAAg

47:Derek & Clive DEREK & CLIVE LIVE This Bloke Came Up to Me.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTifRi3qDkU

48: Ginger Baker’s Airforce GINGER BAKERS AIRFORCE Toad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ldblblv5Ng

49: Wings BAND ON THE RUN Jet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFjTN11CnNY

50: Bay City Rollers ONCE UPON A STAR Bye Bye Baby. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aBNibb7QBA

 

 

 

 

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