You sure didn’t need to wait long to sense that change was in the air. Rock and roll music continued to roll on, but new twists were being layered on from all quarters.
‘Jam’ bands like the Grateful Dead were now in the mainstream, as was ‘glitter rock’, but things were a bit more complicated than that. Genres were blending together in some cases, and breaking apart in others. More often than not, the music of 1973 represented some type of hybrid as artists scrambled in search of something uniquely their own. This meant that audiences were also becoming more discerning and opinionated. One thing was for certain – there was no lack of variety.
In this show we feature a few different albums that rose to popularity as 1973 dawned. Next week, we’ll present a few more. Songs featured here include;
1) Cumberland Blues – The Grateful Dead (Europe ’72)
2) Jack Straw – The Grateful Dead (Europe ’72)
3) China Cat Sunflower – The Grateful Dead (Europe ’72)
4) I Know You Rider – The Grateful Dead (Europe ’72)
5) Vicious - Lou Reed (Transformer)
6) Perfect Day - Lou Reed (Transformer)
7) Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed (Transformer)
8) Ballad of El Goodo - Big Star
9) Thirteen - Big Star
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