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1977

Mixes By Year: Best of 1977 Most Recommended Albums

1977- Also known as Year Zero- No Beatles, Elvis or Rolling Stones in 1977!  The sound of punk, which had been coming to a boil in New York City and London in the previous few years,  broke out full-tilt in the U.K. with the most important and famous singles and album releases by groups like the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Buzzcocks & the Damned, becoming the most dominant musical force in the country.  Though Punk was much less commercially viable in the U.S. there were plenty of amazing releases- namely “Marquee Moon” by Television, The Remones 2nd and 3rd albums, and the debut albums by The Talking Heads and Richard Hell & the Voidoids.  Blondie’s second album, “Plastic Letters” was a disappointing follow up to a stellar debut but still contained some great moments.  Flawless debuts by U.K. artists’ Elvis Costello (My Aim is True) and Wire (Pink Flag) pointed the way to the New Wave and Post-Punk to come in the following years. Continue reading

Mixes By Year: Best of 1977 Volume 1

Best of 1977 Volume 1 (4/29/02)

1.  The Clash- Janie Jones

Buy The Clash - The Clash (US) - Janie Jones

2.  Iggy Pop- Lust for Life

Buy Iggy Pop - Lust for Life - Lust for Life

3.  Sex Pistols- God Save the Queen

Buy The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen

4.  Wire- Three Girl Rhumba

Buy Wire - Pink Flag - Three Girl Rhumba (Remastered 2006)

5.  Elvis Costello- Less than Zero

Buy Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True - Less Than Zero

6.  Bob Marley & the Wailers- Waiting in Vain

Buy Bob Marley - Exodus - Waiting in Vain

7.  Garland Jeffrys- New York Skyline

*Not available via iTunes                 Buy Ghost Writer [France] Album via Amazon

8.  The Jam- In the City

Buy The Jam - In the City (Remastered) - In the City

9.  Ian Dury & the Blockheads- Sex & Drugs & Rock N’ Roll

Buy Ian Dury - New Boots and Panties - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

10.  X-Ray Spex- Oh Bondage! Up Yours!

Buy X-Ray Spex - X-Ray Spex: The Anthology - Oh Bondange! Up Yours!

11.  Cheap Trick- He’s A Whore

Buy Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick (Remastered) - He's a Whore

12.  Fleetwood Mac- Go Your Own Way

Buy Fleetwood Mac - Rumours - Go Your Own Way

13.  Jackson Browne- Running On Empty

Buy Jackson Browne - Running On Empty - Running On Empty

14.  Lynyrd Skynyrd- I Never Dreamed

Buy Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (Deluxe Edition) - I Never Dreamed

15.  David Bowie- Sound & Vision

Buy David Bowie - Low - Sound and Vision

16.  Donna Summer- I Feel Love

Buy Donna Summer - I Remember Yesterday - I Feel Love

17.  The Ramones- Suzy is a Headbanger

Buy The Ramones - Leave Home (Expanded & Remastered) - Suzy Is a Headbanger

18.  The Buzzcocks- Orgasm Addict

Buy Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady - Orgasm Addict

19.  The Talking Heads- Psycho Killer

Buy Talking Heads - Talking Heads 77 (Remastered) - Psycho Killer

20.  Television- Marquee Moon

BuyTelevision - Marquee Moon - Marquee Moon

Mixes By Year: Best of 1977 Volume 2

Best of 1977 Volume 2 (4/30/02)

1.  The Bee Gees- Night Fever

Buy Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Soundtrack) [Remastered] - Night Fever

2.  Parliament- Flashlight

Buy Parliament - Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome - Flashlight

3.  Bill Withers- Lovely Day

Buy Bill Withers - Menagerie - Lovely Day

4.  Steely Dan- Deacon Blues

Buy Steely Dan - Aja - Deacon Blues

5.  Fleetwood Mac- Dreams

Buy Fleetwood Mac - Rumours - Dreams

6.  Iggy Pop- The Passenger

Buy Iggy Pop - Lust for Life - The Passenger

7.  Richard Hell & the Voidoids- Black Generation

Buy Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation - Blank Generation

8.  The Dead Boys- Sonic Reducer

Buy Dead Boys - Young, Loud and Snotty - Sonic Reducer

9.  The Heartbreakers- Chinese Rocks

Buy Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - L.A.M.F. (The Lost '77 Mixes) [Special Edition] - Chinese Rocks

10.  The Ramones- Rockaway Beach

Buy The Ramones - Rocket to Russia (Expanded & Remastered) - Rockaway Beach

11.  Television- See No Evil

Buy Television - Marquee Moon - See No Evil

12.  The Talking Heads- Don’t Worry About the Government

Buy Talking Heads - Talking Heads 77 (Remastered) - Don't Worry About the Government

13.  Elvis Costello- Watching the Detectives

Buy Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True - Watching the Detectives

14.  Bob Marley & the Wailers- Jammin’

Buy Bob Marley - Exodus - Jammin'

15.  The Clash- Complete Control

Buy The Clash - The Clash (US) - Complete Control

16.  Wire- Ex Lion Tamer

Buy Wire - Pink Flag - Ex Lion Tamer (Remastered 2006)

17.  Sex Pistols- Holidays in the Sun

Buy The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols - Holidays In the Sun

18.  The Jam- The Modern World

Buy The Jam - This Is the Modern World - The Modern World

19.  David Bowie- Always Crashing in the Same Car

Buy David Bowie - Low - Always Crashing In the Same Car

20.  Suicide- Cheree

Buy Suicide - Suicide - Cheree




Mixes By Year: Best of 1977 Volume 3

Best of 1977 Volume 3 (2/25/04)

1.  The Clash- White Riot

Buy The Clash - The Clash (US) - White Riot

2.  Wire- 12XU

Buy Wire - Pink Flag - 1 2 X U (Remastered 2006)

3.  Television- Venus

Buy Television - Marquee Moon - Venus

4.  Suicide- Rocket U.S.A.

Buy Suicide - Suicide - Rocket Usa

5.  Kraftwerk- Trans-Europe Express

Buy Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express (Remastered) - Trans-Europe Express

6.  David Bowie- Heroes

Buy David Bowie - Heroes - Heroes

7.  Iggy Pop- China Girl

Buy Iggy Pop - The Idiot - China Girl

8.  Peter Tosh- Steppin’ Razor

Buy Peter Tosh - Equal Rights - Steppin' Razor

9.  Earth, Wind & Fire- Serpentine Fire

Buy Earth, Wind & Fire - All 'n' All - Serpentine Fire

10.  KC & the Sunshine Band- Keep It Comin’ Love

Buy KC & The Sunshine Band - The Best of KC & The Sunshine Band - Keep It Comin' Love

11.  The Bee Gees- Stayin’ Alive

Buy Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Soundtrack) [Remastered] - Stayin' Alive

12.  Billy Joel- Only the Good Die Young

Buy Billy Joel - The Stranger - Only the Good Die Young

13.  Steely Dan- Peg

Buy Steely Dan - Aja - Peg

14.  The Buzzcocks- What Ever Happened To?

Buy Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady - Whatever Happened To?

15.  Sex Pistols- Pretty Vacant

Buy The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant

16.  The Ramones- Cretin Hop

Buy The Ramones - Rocket to Russia (Expanded & Remastered) - Cretin Hop

17.  Neil Young- Like A Hurricane

Buy Neil Young - American Stars 'n Bars - Like a Hurricane

18.  Elvis Costell0- Alison

Buy Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True - Alison

19.  Blondie- Denis

BuyBlondie - Plastic Letters - Denis

Mixes By Year: Best of 1977 Volume 4

Best of 1977 Volume 4 (2/28/04)

1.  Queen- We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions

Buy Queen - News of the World - We Will Rock You Buy Queen - News of the World - We Are the Champions

2.  Elvis Costello- Welcome to the Working Week

Buy Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True - Welcome to the Working Week

3.  Cheap Trick- Taxman Mr. Thief

Buy Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick (Remastered) - Taxman, Mr. Thief

4.  The Clash- I’m So Bored with the U.S.A.

Buy The Clash - The Clash (US) - I'm So Bored With The U.S.A.

5.  Peter Tosh- Get Up, Stand Up

Buy Peter Tosh - Equal Rights - Get Up, Stand Up

6.  Bob Marley & the Wailers- Exodus

Buy Bob Marley - Exodus - Exodus

7.  The Isley Brothers- Footsteps in the Dark (Parts 1 & 2)

Buy The Isley Brothers - Go for Your Guns - Footsteps In the Dark

8.  Peter Gabriel- Solsbury Hill

Buy Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 1: Car (Remastered) - Solsbury Hill

9.  Steely Dan- Black Cow

Buy Steely Dan - Aja - Black Cow

10.  Fleetwood Mac- Gold Dust Woman

Buy Fleetwood Mac - Rumours - Gold Dust Woman

11.  Lynyrd Skynyrd- That Smell

Buy Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (Deluxe Edition) - That Smell

12.  Sex Pistols- Bodies

Buy The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols - Bodies

13.  The Damned- Neat Neat Neat

Buy The Damned - Damned Damned Damned - Neat Neat Neat

14.  Aerosmith- Draw the Line

*Not available via iTunes                        Buy Draw the Line Album via Amazon

15.  The Stranglers- (Get A) Grip On (Yourself)

Buy The Stranglers - Rattus Norvegicus - (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)

16.  Richard Hell & the Voidoids- Love Comes in Spurts

Buy Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation - Love Comes in Spurts

17.  Trammps- Disco Inferno (Single Edit)

Buy The Trammps - Rhino Hi-Five: The Trammps - Disco Inferno (Single Edit)

18.  The Modern Lovers- Morning of Our Lives (Live)

*Not available via iTunes                            Buy Modern Lovers Live Album via Amazon


Mixes By Year: Best of 1977 Volume 5

Best of 1977 Volume 5 (4/14/07)

1.  Culture- Two Sevens Clash

Buy Culture - Two Sevens Clash - Two Sevens Clash

2.  The Congos- Ark of Covenant

Buy The Congos - Heart of the Congos - Ark of the Covenant

3.  Brian Eno- Backwater

Buy Brian Eno - Before and after Science - Backwater

4.  David Bowie- Breaking Glass

Buy David Bowie - Low - Breaking Glass

5.  Kraftwerk- Europe Endless

Buy Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express (Remastered) - Europe Endless

6.  the Jam- All Around the World

Buy The Jam - The Very Best of the Jam - All Around the World

7.  The Tom Robinson Band- 2-4-6-8- Motorway

Buy Tom Robinson & SAS Band - THE SHOW - 2-4-6-8 Motorway

8.  Radio Birdman- I-94

Buy Radio Birdman - The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978) - I-94

9.  The Talking Heads- Pulled Up

Buy Talking Heads - Talking Heads 77 (Remastered) - Pulled Up

10.  Television- Elevation

Buy Television - Marquee Moon - Elevation

11.  Pink Floyd- Pigs (Three Different Ones)

Buy Pink Floyd - Animals - Pigs (Three Different Ones)

12.  The Clash- Capitol Radio One

Buy The Clash - Clash On Broadway - Capital Radio One

13.  Sex Pistols- EMI

Buy The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols - EMI

14.  The Ramones- Sheena Is a Punk Rocker

Buy The Ramones - Rocket to Russia (Expanded & Remastered) - Sheena Is a Punk Rocker

15.  E.L.O.- Sweet Talkin’ Woman

Buy Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue (30th Anniversary Edition) - Sweet Talkin' Woman

16.  The Bee Gees- How Deep is Your Love

Buy Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Soundtrack) [Remastered] - How Deep Is Your Love

17.  Wire- Strange

Buy Wire - Pink Flag - Strange (Remastered 2006)

18.  Elvis Costello (The Angles Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes

Buy Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True - (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes

19.  Cheap Trick- Oh, Candy

BuyCheap Trick - Cheap Trick (Remastered) - Oh, Candy

Mixes By Year: Best of 1977 Volume 6

Best of 1977 Volume 6 (4/15/07)

1.  The Clash- 1977

Buy The Clash - Super Black Market Clash - 1977

2.  The Police- Fall Out

Buy The Police - The Police - Fall Out

3.  The Stranglers- No More Heroes

Buy The Stranglers - The UA Singles '77-'79 - No More Heroes

4.  The Ramones- Teenage Lobotomy

Buy The Ramones - Rocket to Russia (Expanded & Remastered) - Teenage Lobotomy

5.  Dillinger- Cocaine in My Brain

Buy Dillinger - Club Dread - Cocaine In My Brain

6.  Fela Kuti & Africa ’70- Zombie

Buy Fela Kuti - Best of the Black President - Zombie

7.  The Congos- Congoman

Buy The Congos - Heart of the Congos - Congoman

8.  Chic- Everybody Dance (12″ Version)

Buy Chic - Chic - Everybody Dance (LP Version)

9.  Odyssey- Native New Yorker

Buy Odyssey - Native New Yorker - EP - Native New Yorker

10.  Dr. Buzzards Original Savannah Band- Gigolo & I

Buy Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - The Very Best of Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - The Gigolo and I

11.  The Talking Heads- Uh-Oh Love Comes to Town

Buy Talking Heads - Talking Heads 77 (Remastered) - Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town

12.  Brian Eno- King’s Lead Hat

Buy Brian Eno - Before and after Science - King's Lead Hat

13.  Ian Dury & the Blockheads- My Old Man

Buy Ian Dury - New Boots and Panties (Deluxe Edition) - My Old Man

14.  Cheap Trick- Daddy Should Have Stayed in High School

Buy Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick (Remastered) - Daddy Should Have Stayed In High School

15.  Suicide- Ghost Rider

Buy Suicide - Suicide - Ghost Rider

16.  E.L.O.- Turn to Stone

Buy Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue (30th Anniversary Edition) - Turn to Stone

17.  Fleetwood Mac- The Chain

Buy Fleetwood Mac - Rumours - The Chain

18.  Blondie- (I’m Always Touched by) Your Presence, Dear

BuyBlondie - Plastic Letters - (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear

Mixes By Year: Best of 1977 Volume 7

Best of 1977 Volume 7 (4/24/10)

1.  Motorhead- Motorhead

Buy Motörhead - The Best of Motörhead - Motorhead

2.  The Clash- Career Opportunities

Buy The Clash - The Clash (US) - Career Opportunities

3.  The Ramones- Commando

Buy The Ramones - Leave Home (Expanded & Remastered) - Commando

4.  Iggy Pop- Dum Dum Boys

Buy Iggy Pop - The Idiot - Dum Dum Boys

5.  The Buzzcocks- Boredom

Buy The Buzzcocks - Spiral Scratch - EP - Boredom

6.  Con Funk Shun- Ffun

Buy Con Funk Shun - Con Funk Shun: Greatest Hits - Ffun

7.  Chic- Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah) (Single Edit)

Buy Chic - Les plus grands succès de Chic (Chic's Greatest Hits) - Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) [Edit]

8.  Parliament- Bop Gun (Endangered Species)

Buy Parliament - Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome - Bop Gun (Endangered Species)

9.  The Congos- Fisherman

Buy The Congos - Heart of the Congos - Fisherman

10.  Bob Marley & the Wailers- Natural Mystic

Buy Bob Marley - Exodus - Natural Mystic

11.  Fleetwood Mac- You Make Loving Fun

Buy Fleetwood Mac - Rumours - You Make Loving Fun

12.  E.L.O.- Mr. Blue Sky

Buy Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue (30th Anniversary Edition) - Mr. Blue Sky

13.  David Bowie- The Beauty and the Beast

Buy David Bowie - Heroes - Beauty and the Beast

14.  Pink Floyd- Dogs

Buy Pink Floyd - Animals - Dogs

15.  Giorgio Moroder- From Here to Eternity

*this version of track not available via iTunes

BuyFrom Here to Eternity album via Amazon

Mixes By Year: Best of 1977 Volume 8

Best of 1977 Volume 8 (4/24/10)

1.  Heart- Barracuda

Buy Heart - Little Queen - Barracuda

2.  Wreckless Eric- Whole Wide World

Buy Wreckless Eric - Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World

3.  Fleetwood Mac- Don’t Stop

Buy Fleetwood Mac - Rumours - Don't Stop

4.  Billy Joel- Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)

Buy Billy Joel - The Stranger - Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)

5.  Sex Pistols- Seventeen

Buy The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols - Seventeen

6.  The Ramones- We’re A Happy Family

Buy The Ramones - Rocket to Russia (Expanded & Remastered) - We're a Happy Family

7.  David Bowie- Be My Wife

Buy David Bowie - Low - Be My Wife

8.  Andy Gibb- I Just Want to be Your Everything

Buy Andy Gibb - Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle - I Just Wanna Be Your Everything

9.  Lynyrd Skynyrd- What’s Your Name

Buy Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors (Deluxe Edition) - What's Your Name

10.  AC/DC- Whole Lotta Rosie

*Track not available via iTunes              Buy Let There Be Rock album via Amazon

11.  Cheap Trick- Southern Girls

Buy Cheap Trick - In Color (Remastered) - Southern Girls

12.  Jimmy Buffett- Margaritaville

Buy Jimmy Buffett - Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes - Margaritaville

13.  Elvis Costello- Blame it on Cain

Buy Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (Deluxe Edition) - Blame It On Cain

14.  Iggy Pop- Nightclubbing

Buy Iggy Pop - The Idiot - Nightclubbing

15.  T. Rex- Dandy in the Underworld

Buy T. Rex - Dandy In the Underworld (Bonus Track Version) - Dandy In the Underworld (Single Version)

16.  Eric Clapton- Cocaine

Buy Eric Clapton - Slowhand (Remastered) - Cocaine

17.  Kraftwerk- The Hall of Mirrors

Buy Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express (Remastered) - The Hall of Mirrors

18.  Television- Guiding Light

Buy Television - Marquee Moon - Guiding Light

19.  Steely Dan- Josie

Buy Steely Dan - Aja - Josie

20.  Dennis Wilson- End of the Show

Buy Dennis  Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue & Bambu (Deluxe Legacy Edition) - End of the Show