Tag: 70s

Cover for "Wonderful Christmastime"

In defense of “Wonderful Christmastime”

It’s that time of year. The Christmas tunes are out in full force. For the most part, I’m not a Christmas music stan. I don’t…

Still from Schoolhouse Rock that says "Noun" in the top and has a girl walking to the left.

Goodbye to Schoolhouse Rock! creator George Newall

Ars has a nice post about one of the creators of Schoolhouse Rock!, George Newall, who passed away at 88. Most Gen X’ers I know…

"A Night at the Opera" album cover

“A Night at the Opera” by Queen (No. 5)

A Night at the Opera has some of Queen‘s best-known songs, including “Bohemian Rhapsody.” But what if I told you that “Bohemian Rhapsody” isn’t even…

Album cover "Who's Next" by The Who

“Who’s Next” by The Who (No. 13)

On Tommy The Who sought to stretch beyond the confines of single songs to a cohesive, two-album work. With Who’s Next, The Who deliver nine…

Excitable Boy album cover

“Excitable Boy” by Warren Zevon (No. 40)

If it weren’t for Warren Zevon, I’d have almost nothing to sing at the Karaoke bar. Whether this is laudable or something he should be…

Standing on a Beach

“Standing on a Beach / Staring at the Sea” by The Cure (No. 76)

Today’s pick is a look at the early work of The Cure. Standing on a Beach and Staring at the Sea are co-sharing the pick…