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As far as rock music goes, I honestly don’t think there is a decade that could touch the 70s. An unreal level of creativity and inventiveness.
the revolution was in the 60's. the world fundamentally changed and the music was a big part of it.

the 'post-func' was in the 70's.

i love the 70's. my kids were both born in the 70's. best time of my life.
 
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We are talking about two different things. I am talking about the effect that happened as Marty said in '67. This wasn't about the music and if it was good or not. This was about Joni Mitchell and CSN&Y, Led Zep, the Stones, the British Invasion, and Woodstock and how when the albums came out they were in total sync with what was going on say on May 4 at Kent State. Or the riots in Chicago by CSN. Every time something happened one of these groups would have a record out in a month or it seemed at the exact same time.

There were events going on in the late 60's and the music was hand in hand with those world events. Also this was the first time that this stuff was happening. In the 50's and early 60's it was just music. A LOT of great music but it was music.

When the late 60's came around and Vietnam was going on, the music was the anthem for the generation of teenagers, to rebel about what the f....was going on.

What I am talking about has nothing to do with comparing the music of one decade to the next. Sure there was great music from the 1800's until today. I love all of it. What I am referring to in the late 60's and early 70's is an entirely different experience.

You either were there and experienced it and embraced it and still remember it or you don't. I am just saying this was MY experience and nothing to do with the quality of actual music.

It was much more than that AND since the early 70's that has never occurred in the same manner. Again, this is all just my experience, nothing to do with anyone else, although those that know what I'm talking about understand it completely.
Right, that was a uniquely charged time. I thought we were just talking about the music (which in the late 60's/ early 70's was really woven into the culture).
 
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Right, that was a uniquely charged time. I thought we were just talking about the music (which in the late 60's/ early 70's was really woven into the culture).
Yes, music wise, I, like probably everyone else, can pick out albums from even the 50's through right now, from each decade that I consider on the same level.

I diverted from the music conversation and fell into this wonderful conversation and thoughts about the connection of the music in the late 60s'/early 70s and how it was so tied to the culture. It was an amazing experience for me and feel so fortunate to have had that experience.
 
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It all brings me back to driving my '67 Camaro down the main drag with Led Zep playing in the 8-track Craig console mounted under the dash.

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Mike Lavigne

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It all brings me back to driving my '67 Camaro down the main drag with Led Zep playing in the 8-track Craig console mounted under the dash.

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my seminal moment was during spring break in 1971, driving with my college roommate with the top down in my 64' MGB through the Redwoods in Nor Cal, listening to 'Here Comes the Sun' on the 8 track....as the fog started to lift on the second morning of our trip.

that trip to Palm Springs and back had a few of those moments but that one takes the prize (of the moments i can post about:cool:).
 
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I was speaking to my good friend from school, another Last Of The Boomers born in 1964. We totally agree we missed out not being born a decade earlier.
However living in the grey poor industrially collapsing post war UK as a teen in the early 70s might have been a tad challenging.
You've only gotta spin the first Sabbath album to know what I mean...heavy metal was born of British grime and grey skies.
No, he'd only have done the early 70s on the sunny West Coast. Me? I'm quite drawn to grey Lol.
 
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my seminal moment was during spring break in 1971, driving with my college roommate with the top down in my 64' MGB through the Redwoods in Nor Cal, listening to 'Here Comes the Sun' on the 8 track....as the fog started to lift on the second morning of our trip.

that trip to Palm Springs and back had a few of those moments but that one takes the prize (of the moments i can post about:cool:).
Loved the MG's had two of them in the 70's, a convert. and then a orange hardtop. Then I got an Austin Healy 3000, it didn't have a first gear and I couldn't afford to get it fixed so I started slow in 2nd gear:)
 
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Guys, Covid (and other things) may force me to sell my beloved '68 Citroen DS21. That girl is as close a link to the 60s as my Beatles, Who and Cream lps.
 
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Hard to believe that "State of the Art Digital" led to the "blasts from the past"......sorry if I derailed.
 

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Loved the MG's had two of them in the 70's, a convert. and then a orange hardtop. Then I got an Austin Healy 3000, it didn't have a first gear and I couldn't afford to get it fixed so I started slow in 2nd gear:)
i had a lot of British roadsters inc a MGB, Triumph TR 4 and a Healy before my first corvette. Hose were very fond memories driving them music blasting and joint in hand :)
 
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i had a lot of British roadsters inc a MGB, Triumph TR 4 and a Healy before my first corvette. Hose were very fond memories driving them music blasting and joint in hand :)
They WERE great when they were working:)
 
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Loved the MG's had two of them in the 70's, a convert. and then a orange hardtop. Then I got an Austin Healy 3000, it didn't have a first gear and I couldn't afford to get it fixed so I started slow in 2nd gear:)
i owned -2- 64' MGB's, a 61' Austin Healey 100-6, and a 59' TR3-b during my college years, then later a 66' XKE Roadster.

all except the XKE had 'crash' 1st gears so i had to double clutch. got pretty good at it, and i could tune the SU carbs by ear. the MGB's were the only one's i had enough faith in to take a trip with. they would break, but i could fix what broke on the fly. they were very low tech. my second MGB i bought in Minnesota (full of rust and needing a clutch which i replaced) when i worked there for a summer and drove it back to Seattle when school started. had to stop every 200 miles and tap on the fuel pump (in the wheel well) to clear the contacts. seemed normal at the time.
 
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marty

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...your high-end audio system now sounds better than how you recall they sounded when you listened to them then on a CD Walkman?
A Walkman? Way too fancy. Hell, some of the best sound I ever heard was from a Buick car radio in '69 when "Hey Jude" was playing and I had a crush on a high school girl that wouldn't even look at me. Even better than it was on my dad's Fisher 500T with JBL 100's and a Dual TT/Stanton. The point is, everything is contextural when it comes to music and emotions in that era.
 
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marty

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What I am referring to in the late 60's and early 70's is an entirely different experience.

You either were there and experienced it and embraced it and still remember it or you don't. I am just saying this was MY experience and nothing to do with the quality of actual music.
+1 Exactly. And of course , that is why there is the corollary saying: "if you remember it, you weren't there!" ;) Those of us who were there will understand this completely.
 
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+1 Exactly. And of course , that is why there is the corollary saying: "if you remember it, you weren't there!" ;) Those of us who were there will understand this completely.
It’s very true. You had to be there

I remember going to my first Grateful Dead Concert which was held in a huge circus tent. Concert started around 9:00. Tent was closed and suddenly there was this strange odor permeating the concert venue. Then there was this cloud that formed in the tent and got so thick during the concert I thought it was going to rain :). By 200 AM the concert was just ending and I was amazed how long their songs were as I could only recall three of them before this final song ;)

As Marty said if you remembered it you weren’t there
 

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the revolution was in the 60's. the world fundamentally changed and the music was a big part of it.

the 'post-func' was in the 70's.

i love the 70's. my kids were both born in the 70's. best time of my life.
Sure, it laid the groundwork for the 70s but I don’t feel the musical zenith had been reached.
 

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wil

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Guys, Covid (and other things) may force me to sell my beloved '68 Citroen DS21. That girl is as close a link to the 60s as my Beatles, Who and Cream lps.
Watch Antonioni's "Blow Up" for another trip to the 60's zeitgeist. One of my favorite soundtracks-- mostly just the sound of wind blowing through trees.
 
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I'm really enjoying this :) :) :)

Make that list Wil! :D
 

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