1973 CDR 700 Go!

The CDRGO! Project has been putting together a series of yearly CDRs, in which the object is to fill up a 700MB CDR with mp3s of songs released in a given year. There’s no other guidelines – some folks went with hits, some with obscurity, some with both. I volunteered to do 1973 and here’s how it went:

  1. The Electric Company, “Third Season Theme”
  2. Alice Cooper, “Hello Hooray”
  3. CKLW radio babble – FM converter ad
  4. Queen, “Keep Yourself Alive”
  5. Black Sabbath, “Killing Yourself To Live”
  6. Blue Oyster Cult, “Hot Rails To Hell”
  7. Zior, “Entrance Of The Devil-The Chicago Spine”
  8. New York Dolls, “Jet Boy”
  9. David Bowie, “Watch That Man”
  10. The Stooges, “Gimme Danger”
  11. ZZ Top, “Jesus Just Left Chicago”
  12. Shocking Blue, “In My Time Of Dying”
  13. Joe Walsh, “Rocky Mountain Way”
  14. Franco Battiato, “Aria di Rivoluzione”
  15. Don Cherry, “Trans-Love Airways”
  16. Neu!, “Fur Immer (Forever)”
  17. Faust, “Krautrock”
  18. Area, “Le Labbra Del Tempo”
  19. Magma, “Mekanik Kommandoh”
  20. Ocho, “En Tropicana”
  21. Rare Earth, “Smiling Faces Sometimes”
  22. Jerry Reed, “Lord Mr. Ford”
  23. Charlie Daniels Band, “Uneasy Rider”
  24. Electric Light Orchestra, “Showdown”
  25. Pink Floyd, “Us And Them”
  26. Kevin Ayers, “Decadence”
  27. Fleetwood Mac, “Hypnotized”
  28. Al Kooper, “(Be Yourself) Be Real”
  29. Todd Rundgren, “Zen Archer”
  30. The Kinks, “Sweet Lady Genevieve”
  31. ABBA, “Ring, Ring”
  32. Deep Purple, “Woman From Tokyo”
  33. The Who, “Sea And Sand”
  34. Genesis, “Dancing With The Moonlit Knight”
  35. Amon Duul II, “Apocalyptic Bore”
  36. Roxy Music, “Mother Of Pearl”
  37. King Crimson, “Easy Money”
  38. Vicki Lawrence, “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia”
  39. Dolly Parton, “Jolene”
  40. Charlie Rich, “Behind Closed Doors”
  41. Beach Boys, “Trader”
  42. Golden Earring, “Radar Love”
  43. Slade, “Cum On Feel The Noize”
  44. Little Feat, “On Your Way Down”
  45. Roy Harper, “Bank Of The Dead”
  46. Serge Gainsbourg, “Des Vents Des Pets Des Poums”
  47. Scott Walker, “Any Day Now”
  48. Stealers Wheel, “Stuck In The Middle With You”
  49. Kris Kristofferson, “From The Bottle To The Bottom”
  50. Lee Hazlewood, “Poet, Fool Or Bum”
  51. Buffy Sainte-Marie, “Why You Been Gone So Long”
  52. Marie Osmond, “Paper Roses”
  53. Roberta Flack, “Killing Me Softly With His Song”
  54. Lou Reed, “The Bed”
  55. John Cale, “The Endless Plain Of Fortune”
  56. Sandy Denny, “Solo”
  57. “Live And Let Die” movie radio spot
  58. Johnny Pate, “Brother On The Run (Opening)”
  59. Herbie Hancock, “The Spook Who Sat by the Door”
  60. James Brown, “Down And Out In New York City”
  61. New York City, “I’m Doin Fine Now”
  62. “Willow’s Song” from The Wicker Man soundtrack
  63. PFM, “Photos Of Ghosts”
  64. Bruce Springsteen, “Incident on 57th Street”
  65. Tangerine Dream, “Circulation Of Events”
  66. Agitation Free, “Dialogue And Random”
  67. Gabriel And Marie Yacoub, “Pierre de Grenoble”
  68. Gong, “Other Side Of The Sky”
  69. Mike Oldfield, “Tubular Bells Part 1”
  70. KFRC radio babble “Mick Jagger car giveaway”
  71. The Rolling Stones, “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)”
  72. Eloy, “Future City”
  73. Neil Young, “L.A.”
  74. Steely Dan, “My Old School”
  75. Joao Donato, “Chorou, Chorou”
  76. TM Productions, Interkey promo spot
  77. Nazareth, “Razmanaz”
  78. Rory Gallagher, “Walk On Hot Coals”
  79. Hawkwind, “Orgone Accumulator”
  80. Can, “Future Days”
  81. David Essex, “Rock On”
  82. Ann Peebles, “I Can’t Stand The Rain”
  83. Sly And The Family Stone, “In Time”
  84. Betty Davis, “Game Is My Middle Name”
  85. Suzi Quatro, “Skin Tight Skin”
  86. Sylvia, “Pillow Talk”
  87. Jimmy Cliff, “Struggling Man”
  88. Stevie Wonder, “Living For The City”
  89. Donny Hathaway, “The Slums”
  90. 24-Carat Black, “Food Stamps”
  91. Fela Kuti, “Alu Jon Jonki Jon”
  92. Kraftwerk, “Kristallo”
  93. Leny Andrade, “Nao Adianta”
  94. Risken Finns, “Barnen Fragar Annu Efter Dig”
  95. Lucio Battisti, “Ma E’ Un Canto Brasileiro”
  96. The Gimmicks, “Att Fa Resa”
  97. Tom Waits, “Martha”
  98. Gladys Knight And The Pips, “Midnight Train To Georgia”
  99. Sweet, “Little Willy”
  100. Brownsville Station, “Let Your Yeah Be Yeah”
  101. Johnny Cash, “Oney”
  102. Alan Price, “Look Over Your Shoulder”

Threw together a cover too. Hooray for 1970s retrofuture! (and microgramma font)


Author: Chris Barrus

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