Friday, August 05, 2016

MA-72 - 45s & Favorites, Disc 11

Here's another amalgamation of songs that struck me as special when heard on AM radio (or, *gasp!* MTV!) and I tracked them down to share with likewose-memoried folks.

01. Chelsea Morning - Joni Mitchell (2:30)      1969
02. One Tin Soldier - The Original Caste (3:38)    1969
03. Closer to Home (single version) - Grand Funk Railroad (5:30)    1970
04. We're for the Dark - Badfinger (3:53)    1970
05. Get It On - Chase (2:59)    1971
06. I'm a Man (single version) - Chicago (3:26)    1971
07. Timothy - The Buoys (2:43)    1971
08. 10538 Overture - Electric Light Orchestra (5:29)    1972
09. Doctor My Eyes - Jackson Browne (3:19)    1972
10. Old Man - Neil Young (3:23)    1972
11. Taxi - Harry Chapin (6:42)    1972
12. Undercover Man - The Edgar Winter Group (3:49)    1972
13. Helen Wheels - Paul McCartney & Wings (3:45)    1973
14. Get Ready (single version) - Rare Earth (2:51)    1973
15. Junk Food Junkie - Larry Groce (3:04)    1976
16. Barracuda - Heart (4:24)    1977
17. Rock 'n' Roll High School - Ramones (2:18)    1979
18. I Get Around - The Bakersfield Boogie Boys (2:18)    1980
19. Shut Up and Dance - Pearl Harbor and The Explosions (4:03)    1980
20. Twilight Zone - Golden Earring (4:40)    1982
21. Pressure - Billy Joel (4:37)    1982

Some, like Tracks #3, #6, and #14 you hardly hear anymore.  They're the edited, "single" versions of songs that are more familiar as the album tracks.  Honestly, how long since YOU have heard the "single version" of Grand Funk's "Close to Home"?

My naive son (in his 30s) was shocked and weirded out that a song like "Timothy," Track #7, was played on the air, especially in the ancient 1970s.  He was shocked, shocked, to learn that songs about cannibalism were present on the public airwaves.

When you heard this song on the radio in 1971, it was probably followed by an ad for Space Food Sticks.

See you Monday!


Monday, August 01, 2016

Lost in Space, Volume 1 Is Here!

The product of a couple of years' work -- Marc writes it and I dilute his brilliance by insisting on verb agreement, and semicolons in long lists.

For any fans of the 1960s Irwin Allen series Lost in Space, a new book is now in release!  From the same guy who wrote the TOS series.  This is super-in-depth, about making of each episode, guests, versions of the stories, contemporaneous press coverage, etc, etc.
As the books’ editor, I can tell you that this is really deep-nerd-level stuff, and as checked-double-checked as we could make it.  If you are the type who likes in-depth and behind-the-scenes info, this is your book, the first of a multi-volume series about Irwin Allen’s TV oeuvre.
Here's a sneak peek at the Contents page:
Fans of TV production; of pop culture; of 1960s TV; of Baby Boomer interests -- you will like this book!  Like the These Are the Voyages books, there's background on production, story development,  the world at large, and ... so much more!

If you order from the publisher page, you should find a way to get my friends Marc to autograph your copy.

 See you Thursday, friends!
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