Just like I made a playlist for the 60s, the good old 1970s gets its own spotify playlist.
I’ve tried to cover as much ground as I could – from disco (Bee Gees, ABBA), Heavy Metal (Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin), R&B, funk, and soul (Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Marvin Gaye), lo-fi and punk (Buzzcocks, The Clash, New York Dolls), soft rock (Fleetwood Mac, Elton John), singer-songwriter (Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor), to good old rock & roll (Bowie, Springsteen, Aerosmith). I also tried to throw in some deep tracks, including songs from Ann Peebles, Candi Staton, The Damned, David Essex, Dr. John, Fela Kuti, Freda Payne, Jorge Ben Jor, The Osmonds, Richard Hell, Rodriquez, The Slits, and more.
And yes, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Dazed and Confused soundtracks are on here too.
Third time’s the charm, especially in music. If your band’s first album is successful there will be a lot of buzz about you – and a lot of pressure to make a followup album that’s just as good, if not better, than your debut. If your second album is a success then your career looks long and promising. Now you’ve made two solid albums and now you have the creative freedom to make the album you want to make. Some of the best albums of rock n roll are third albums, and many artist became household names because of their third album. Here are the list of the best of the third albums.
The Clash – London Calling
Radiohead – OK Computer
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
Green Day – Dookie
The Replacements – Let It Be
The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade
Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland
Neil Young – After The Gold Rush
Were there any that I missed? Let me know via Twitter @BradyWGerber on your favorite 3rd albums!
4th of July weekend is upon us! This is a glorious time of cookouts, fireworks, and great tunes, and I can provide at least one of these. Here are some songs to celebrate (for the most part) our glorious nation that is America.
“American Saturday Night” – Brad Paisley
“American Girl” – Tom Petty
“American Baby” – Dave Matthews Band
“American Pie” – Don McLean
“American Idiot” – Green Day
“North American Scum” – LCD Soundsystem
“Little America” – R.E.M.
“Do Miss America” – Ryan Adams
“America” – Simon & Garfunkel
“Ashes Of American Flags” – Wilco
“Born In The U.S.A.” – Bruce Springsteen
“I’m So Bored With The U.S.A.” – The Clash
“R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.” – John Mellencamp
“Geek U.S.A.” – Smashing Pumpkins
It’s bound to happen sometime.
Well apparently today is the end of world, and what better way to end our existence then to listen to some awesome music! Here are some tunes to jam out to when the world blows up.
R.E.M. – “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”
U2 – “Until The End Of The World”
John Mellencamp – “The End Of The World”
The Beatles – “The End”
Dave Matthews Band – “When The World Ends”
The Clash – “London Calling”
Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band – “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)”
Pink Floyd – “Goodbye Cruel World”