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  • 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  Post ID 1201



  • 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