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Postby Shambolic Charm » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:05 am

Just watched Top of the pops 76 on Iplayer

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011wh1d/Top_of_the_Pops_03_06_1976/

Apart from Thin Lizzy, this is about as bad as it gets, no wonder Punk kicked in big time shortly after. What other reaction could there have been? Let's hope there is similar to come cos the singles charts are giving '76' a run for their money in 2011
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Re: Top of the Pops 76

Postby The Elf » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:39 am

But don't forget that any of us serious about music weren't watching that garbage! Personally I was in my bedroom, burning incense and listening to 'Wind and Wuthering'!
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Re: Top of the Pops 76

Postby Sam Inglis » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:59 am

Dolly Parton "as bad as it gets"? I do hope you're not serious.
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Re: Top of the Pops 76

Postby narcoman » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:45 pm

dolly = awesome
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Re: Top of the Pops 76

Postby The_BPP » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:39 pm

Yeah... Stop knocking Dolly Parton, I've had enough of Dolly Parton's Knockers!

I think the guy who was number one with "No Charge" looks a bit like David Cameron with a permed hair...

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Re: Top of the Pops 76

Postby agent funk » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:28 pm

Must say I thought exactly the same - horrendous!

As you say apart from Thin Lizzy, and Dolly! the rest was trash. Neither was in the studio though. Actually the Stones were ok as well.

So we did get three good acts (that's three more than this weeks chart shows will have). It must have just been that the rest were so bad (and they were) the show as a whole was a bad experience. Nothing on the 2011 charts will be that bad. I'm not a fan of the latest styles but I will take them over that 1976 show.

I guess that's what has changed, today has a lot of highly produced mediocre music, those days we had some truly great music and a lot of crap at the same time. The crap gets forgotten thank god - until someone at the BBC decides it's worth showing again. Think that show has been shown about 3 times in the last 3 weeks!??
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Re: Top of the Pops 76

Postby Andi » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:28 pm

1976, let's see now

Night Moves, One More From The Road, Rocks, Johhny The Fox, Ramones, Rising, Presence, Troubador, Tejas, Stupidity, Wired, You Can't Argue With a Sick Mind, All American Alien Boy, Made In Europe, Jailbreak, Gimme Back My Bullets, Boston, Hotel California, Private Eyes, Long Hard Ride, Blue For You - it wasn't THAT bad
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Re: Top of the Pops 76

Postby Techno-confused » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:05 pm

The latest re run of a 76 issue has just been on BBC4 a few minutes ago. Blimey... The Wurzels... and some women called the Surprise Sisters (didn't remember them from 76). On the other hand... The Sensational Alex Harvey Band were on... and Osibisa were always a fun band.
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Re: Top of the Pops 76

Postby agent funk » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:07 pm

Don't get me wrong 1976 was amazing for lots of music.......

That's the year George landed the Holy Mothership on the "Clones of Dr. Funkenstein" tour.

I was too young to go
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Re: Top of the Pops 76

Postby Zukan » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:11 am

I need to watch that so I can figure out what to get for Hugh for his birthday so we can retire the infamous 'pink jumper.

I am pondering sleeveless Afghan jacket matched with some 72" flares.

Come on guys, work with me here.
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Re: Top of the Pops 76

Postby The Elf » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:24 am

Hugh has always struck me as being the brown corduroy Oxford bags and star jumper type.
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Re: Top of the Pops 76

Postby Shambolic Charm » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:05 am

Sorry about that -I forgot about Dolly and the Stones amidst the horror of the other, er music on there
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Re: Top of the Pops 76

Postby The_BPP » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:44 am

Either on this week's 1976 TotP or last week's, I saw Mud doing some sort of disco/funk song. Mud, fer f&&k's sake!

What next? Bootsy Collins' seminal cover of "Tiger Feet"?
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Re: Top of the Pops 76

Postby agent funk » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:53 pm

now we're talking - when's it due out

On a slightly more serious note, I would love if the BBC could get to show a good show from the 70's - the original Soul Train from the states. I know it might not have the same nostalgia for us Brits, but it did have some great acts on it. The dancing was a lot better as well! Check it out on uTube. Notice the crowd's slim look as well......USA pre-fast food!
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Re: Top of the Pops 76

Postby SafeandSound Mastering » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:35 pm

It's surprising really as I think recording industry had it's hey day in the 70's some of the recordings were of the highest quality I have heard.
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Re: Top of the Pops 76

Postby narcoman » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:26 pm

had it's "big success day" then - but best recordings? Richard Graham (from round here) introduced me to an amzing recording from 1962. I've also got plenty of recordings from this year that sound amazing.

Tonally? I could agree with certain tonalities being people faves from the 70s - but to me it's not the pinnacle of recording. It's just another decade with greats and shites.....
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