I'd like to poll you if you were alive in the 70s, what do you remember, let's hear some stories from the Retro Gamers!
Can I participate?
I couldn't find a pic, but how about the FM converter you could attach to your AM radio in the car?
Speaking of cars. How about when there was only 1 speaker that was located in the center of the dash.
I did manage to find a pic of this. It is the 8 track to cassette converter for your car stereo. Yup, my buddy had one forever.
That paranoid feeling when driving behind a Pinto.
On a more embarrassing note; I saw ,The Osmonds, live in concert during the height of their popularity. Not by choice, my mother made me go with my sister and friends.
Spending $8 to see a concert of a popular band - sometimes 2 popular bands at the same $8 ticket.
Wondering what that weird thing with the blurry tv screen was in the corner of the pinball arcade.
That green winter jacket with the fur around the hood and the orange inside liner that ever boy had.
Sneakers were just sneakers.
Rollerskating outdoors on skates that had metal wheels, and the numbness you would feel in your legs when going straight down a hill.
Rusty Tonka trucks with sharp metal edges.
Hotwheels track whipping fights.
What where those toy cars that had a rip cord to get going and would smash into stuff and their doors and sh*t would fly off? The cars where already made to look dented and smashed up. SST or something like that.
Waiting a few years between Star Wars movies and being totally freaked out when finding out Darth Vader was Luke's father. Sure it was 1980, but close enough.
Wearing dark colored stripped pants - not to be different and wacky, but to fit in with everyone else.
Having only 2 phones in the house. One on the wall in the kitchen and one in the parent's room that plugged in with that fat 4 prong plug. And speaking of phones; Dial-a-Joke. Oh and how about being able to dial 0 and get a live operator. Oh oh oh...how about when you call your friend and it is endlessly busy, so you call the operator and ask her do an emergency break though. I never did that one, but I had a necrotic friend who used to do it to me.
The list goes on and on so I'll just leave you with some Carpenters.
Large, metallic bridge structure carrying cars across water.
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Listen to that funky muted strumming, going "chunka-chunka-chunka-chunka". Then you've got that sweet-ass bass line going on. Let's not forget those vocal harmonies, which aren't quite Stayin' Alive high, are pretty damn good!
I also have a great multitrack recording of this song; it's great to hear just the keyboard playing, or just the brothers harmonising.
At about 1979, 1980, I can't be sure with my memory, so look it up! haha, Grease as a musical with 50s style back in vogue, just seemed like more of the DISCO late-70s vibe, but even after so many years, the best songs still carry, and that proves it, when you have staying-power, there's some quality to the music, even though it's hard to be a "COOL GUY" and say you dig that stuff! haha
Love the theme song, probably more so?! hahaha
This post has been edited by Slamman on Sunday, Sep 25 2011, 23:04
Yeah, I don't want to say I was feelin' TOO damn mellow in the Swingin' 70s, but I was a kid, so for me, discovering JIMI HENDRIX was considered a big 70s discovery, and I saw a report recently that the only Coke glass bottler is here in Minnesota, a small operation that believed they are the TRUE BOTTLERS! haha
Bee Gees define an era, that's nearly a given, and the Eagles are thought of in the same reverent regard
I think even Billy Joel was SO DANG popular at the close of the 70s, he was a staple as well, and a hit maker for sure, and he's still at it!
I always think of Alice Cooper's Only Women Bleed as a similar anthem to the above ^
This post has been edited by Slamman on Sunday, Sep 25 2011, 23:14
My dad's friend Cal is a Don Henley Eagles and KISS fan, and I was surprised by that, my Dad and mom are not into much other then The Carpenters or old standards. I am the eldest so I turned myself onto 70s radio and the like, I was even surprised that 10CC got onto a GTA game, that's showing some taste, ROCKSTAR
Another classic from ARS
Jackson Browne was really popular, even Stephen King used the premise of a Browne concert in his classic book Christine!
Steve Marriott of Humble Pie and Alexis Korner, who is not known well in the USA but he was there with all the big acts in Britain coming up and making the WAVE of music that changed the World, More should be known about him in this day and age
This post has been edited by Slamman on Tuesday, Nov 1 2011, 05:50
Not a big fan myself, but I was privy to the PayPerView of Woodstock 1994, had kind of a Dead reunion there, mostly members of the Band, Levon Helm? Remember him? I was attempting to put some YouTube videos of the event on YouTube, and Skynyrd, even WAY back when I was worried they would pull my videos, and it's not for lack of trying! What will SOPA mean to peeps like us and our YouTube fetish??