Friday, May 5, 2017

FM Rock: May 1977

The first FM Rock mix, partially inspired by a previous Narrowcast (Pop Before Pepper). I thought it might be interesting to make a unbiased snapshot of what may have been heard if the radio dial was tuned into an American rock station at a particular point in time. I chose May '77 merely because it was a 40 years ago kind of thing. While I was researching and prepping for this mix, I got the notion that perhaps it'd be even more interesting to chart the progress of rock radio from its infancy, but it was after I made this mix that I realized I should start at the beginning instead of popping into the middle of it all! But at least this mix will give an idea of where I'm heading with the series - it might take me a bit to catch back up to '77, but I do intend to go well past this into the 80's and 90's.

  • 1 Burnin' Sky by Bad Company
  • 2 Threshold/Jet Airliner by Steve Miller Band
  • 3 Sister Midnight by Iggy Pop
  • 4 Tightrope by Electric Light Orchestra
  • 5 Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
  • 6 The Things We Do For Love by 10cc
  • 7 Neon Nites by Atlanta Rhythm Section
  • 8 Headknocker by Foreigner
  • 9 Victim Of Love by Eagles
  • 10 The Wall by Kansas
  • 11 Dogs by Pink Floyd
  • 12 Songs From The Wood by Jethro Tull
  • 13 She's A Woman by Jeff Beck with The Jan Hammer Group
  • 14 I Came To Dance by Nils Lofgren
  • 15 Sleepwalker by The Kinks
  • 16 Peace Of Mind by Boston
  • 17 Heard It In A Love Song by The Marshall Tucker Band
  • 18 So High (Rock Me Baby And Roll Me Away) by Dave Mason
  • 19 Runaway by Bonnie Raitt
  • 20 Time Loves A Hero by Little Feat
  • 21 Avalon Hideaway by ZZ Top
  • 22 Sweet Virginia by Dickey Betts & Great Southern
  • 23 Mainstreet by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
  • 24 Give A Little Bit by Supertramp
  • 25 Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel
  • 26 C'est La Vie by Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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