Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) [1973 to 1978]

Growing up in the 70’s in South Africa, I listened to the radio all the time (we only got TV in about 1976!) .

This mix, compiled mostly from old vinyl singles, features some of the songs I heard on the radio between 1973 and 1978. Most of them are obscure, and didn’t chart, but I remember them all with great fondness.

South African Chart History can be found at http://rock.co.za/files/sarock_charts.html

First Five – Rick Wakeman

This is part of series called “First Five” which features tracks from an artist’s first five albums. I usually exclude the big hits and /or popular songs, but not always. Also I prefer not to include live albums or compilations, but sometimes I do.

Rick Wakeman albums featured in this mix:
The Six Wives of Henry VIII [1973]
Journey to the Centre of the Earth [1974]
The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table [1975]
Lizstomania [1975] soundtrack
No Earthly Connection [1976]

Disclaimer: Piano Vibrations, an album of cover versions, released in 1971, is not considered a Wakeman album, even by himself, so I have not included it here.

Jethro Tull’s First Five Albums

This is part of series called “First Five” which features tracks from an artist’s first five albums. I usually exclude the big hits and /or popular songs, but not always. Also I prefer not to include live albums or compilations, but sometimes I do.

Jethro Tull albums featured in this mix:
This Was (1968)
Stand Up (1969)
Benefit (1970)
Aqualung (1971)
Thick As A Brick (1972)

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Top Ten Tunes: Tin Machine

My top ten favourite songs from David Bowie’s short-lived TIn Machine project.

“Tin Machine were an English-American hard rock band formed in 1988, famous for being fronted by English singer-songwriter David Bowie. The band consisted of Bowie on lead vocals and guitar, Reeves Gabrels on guitar, Tony Sales on bass, and Hunt Sales on drums. Guitarist Kevin Armstrong was an unofficial fifth member of the band, playing on both the first studio album and first tour.” – Wikipedia

Disclaimer: I have decided to limit myself to only ten tunes, so of course some of my other favourites have been omitted.