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Urban75 Album of the Year - 1977

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by belboid, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    finally, the obscurantist arrives on the thread. :cool:

    (I will check the ones I don't know out later...)
     
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  2. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Multi-ethnic - check
    Multi-gendered - check
    At least three genres - check
    One of them genuinely popular - check
    One ('progressive circus music') sounding made up - check

    We have a winner!

    Oh, except it looks like Zamla Mammaz Manna was actually 1978
     
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  3. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    Actually I didn't do well on the multi-gendered score. Just Donna and Cosi in all that.
     
  4. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    I thought it was 78 as well but Discogs says 77.
     
  5. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    better than anyone else, I'm fairly sure.
    I would say I'll let you off then. But I'm listening to it now.....kinda reminds me of a drug free Gong covering Kurt Weill.
     
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  6. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    danny - is that suicide pact offer still on?
     
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  7. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s Well-Known Member

    Well done belboid, good work.
     
  8. Sea Star

    Sea Star undead undead undead

    I had that album. Might have been my first ever LP. Me and my sister used to re-enact all of it, including the dialogue, sitting in the back of the car while driving across Dartmoor on Sunday afternoons. Shortly after that though we started listening to the charts instead - sometime towards end of 1978 I think.
     
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  9. Sea Star

    Sea Star undead undead undead

    Damn! Forgot to put this in my list. :facepalm:
     
  10. Sea Star

    Sea Star undead undead undead

    it's my least favourite of their early albums, so not too bothered by it's low placing.
     
  11. Sea Star

    Sea Star undead undead undead

    ah good - I don't have to smash the place up now :D:thumbs:


    But where was Before and After Science? :(:eek:


    It's a shame I never had more time to research my list before I put it in - just find it really hard to remember which albums were actually in 1977. A lot of records I thought were turned out not to have been.
     
  12. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    Low, Heroes, Clash first album, Never Mind the Bollocks.

    Also, possibly a neglected one: New Boots and Panties.
     
  13. Sea Star

    Sea Star undead undead undead

    I only got a copy of that this year and must admit, it's not doing it for me, even though I loved Ian Dury in the day.
     
  14. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Not far off, one extra persons vote would have quite possibly pushed it into the list - although there were a lot of albums for which the same could be said.
     
  15. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    One German latin jazz-funk - check

    There are treats in there.

    Actually there should have been some Brazillian jazz/funk. It's just a matter of matching up the year. Eg. not a great year for Flora Purim, but surely there will be others.
     
  16. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    Listening to Hermeto Pascoal's Slaves Mass right now for the first time. It's amazing. I'm sure I haven't heard my favourite album from 1977 yet. It's the reason I rarely do these polls.
     
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  17. Sea Star

    Sea Star undead undead undead

    I see it as a snapshot in time. My list will be different in 5 years time if I'm still here.
     
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  18. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    1) Never Mind the Bollocks - Sex Pistols
    2) Live P-Funk Earth Tour - Parliament
    3) Lust for Life - Iggy Pop
    4) Exodus - Bob Marley
    5) Damned Damned Damned - The Damned
    6) Clash - The Clash
    7) Pink Flag - Wire
    8) Ah The Name Is Bootsy Baby - Bootsy Collins
    9) 77 - Talking Heads
    10) Live - Burning Spear
     
  19. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    My list will be different in 5 days if I keep researching it. It's just a matter of finding the time to do the research properly. It's such a vast question.
     
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  20. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    Yeah, my actual list would probably be quite different. I've no idea when lots of my favourite albums were released.
     
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  21. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    This is all true of the Muppet Show LP as well though. :thumbs:
     
  22. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    1. Miles Davis - Dark Magus
    2. The Clash - The Clash
    3. David Bowie - Low
    4. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
    5. Suicide - Suicide
    6. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
    7. Richard Hell and the Voidoids - Blank Generation
    8. Wire - Pink Flag
    9. Talking Heads - 77
    10. Ornette Coleman - Dancing in your Head
    Only two of those failed to make the top 25, so I guess my choices are pretty mainstream in Urban terms
     
  23. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer Well-Known Member

    All good fun Belboid. Thanks for doing this. That said, 20 posters are now on 'ignore'.
     
  24. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    :D
     
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  26. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    This is a thing, though, isn't it? I have friends who think my tastes in music are way out obscure, but they're pretty vanilla in Urban terms.
     
  27. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    Yeah, there's a fair amount of stuff mentioned on this thread which I've never heard, so it will be interesting to seek it out and have a listen.
     
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  28. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Funny you should say that, because more than any other album from 77 it's the one that I'm most likely to listen to from start to finish, which as much as anything is why I gave it the nod over the two Bowie albums - just. Apart from my top 10 there were so many other records I loved that year, including those by John Martyn, Tom Waits, Steely Dan and Weather Report, but they weren't representative of what that year was all about for me.

    As for the Sex Pistols album, I never considered that because when it came out I already had the singles, and it felt like a con (or a rock n roll swindle, if you like) that they were all on the album, so I never bought it. The singles are the best thing on it anyway, and for me it just doesn't work as an album.

    1 Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express
    2 Bowie - Low
    3 Bowie - Heroes
    4 Iggy - The Idiot
    5 Suicide
    6 Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation
    7 Talking Heads: 77
    8 The Clash
    9 Television - Marquee Moon
    10 Mink DeVille - Cabretta
     
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  29. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Just been listening to all the Fela Kuti albums mentioned. Fucking hell, but they're good.

    I also discovered there was a Fela! musical on broadway, which seems, well, why not.
     
  30. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    There's a decent documentary about it (and via it, him) on Netflix.
     
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