Samstag, 7. März 2015

Indie Scene 1977


I made many thoughts during the last days how to replace the foreign correspondent series. Then I found the CD-collection Indie-Scene: The story of British Independent Musc in my archive recently. When I have read all the titles on the backside of the cover I have to admit that this was a golden era of music. It's music Dirk presents on with his superb series of girls tapes . So I will start a series about these era, the music we listened to these days and maybe reflecting these days.

At that time in 1977 the charts are filled with pop songs by ABBA, David Soul, The Eagles, Leo Sayer and dreadfully bad songs like Baccara with 'Yes Sir, I can boogie' and 'Mull of Kintyre' by The Wings. Punk and New Wave started to appear in this year and new bands paved the way to new music. American bands like The Ramones, Johnny Thunders and New York Dolls brought their music that was raw, fast and full of energy to London. And very fast kids adapted this music and created a very own scene. Punk was born. In Kings Road, London Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood established their boutique selling S/M-accessory to the kids. Everything was possible in these days. For me it was a rather new experience listening to different kind of music my friends used to listen to. Anyway, this was the dawning of a new era in music and this CD's are a good overview what happened in this 10 years.

The Heartbreakers - Born to loose
The Ramones - Sheena is a punk rocker

And one of my all-time favorites:

Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World

Some other remarkable bands/songs from this year are:











Kommentare:

The Swede hat gesagt…

Seven tunes and not a dud among them - all terrific! I still have this CD too, despite having many of the songs on their respective releases. It's a great listen from start to finish.

Walter hat gesagt…

Thank you my friend - I will continue

charity chic hat gesagt…

As The Swede says seven essential songs.Looking forward to this series immensely Walter

C hat gesagt…

Walter, I am interested in how this all sounded and felt to someone in another country... such as you, in Germany! How did you hear these songs, what was the reaction like from the people you knew at the time? Were there many groups of punks in the towns, and local bands who wanted to sound like those you mention? I look forward to hearing more from your perspective! (Punk was very significant for me in 1977, the first real music I was into - your choices here are great examples of songs which still mean a lot!)

Brian hat gesagt…

Right on, Walter. 1977-1979 is my favorite era for music... even if my age kept me from enjoying it until about 1982 or 1983.

Walter hat gesagt…

@C: Thank you for your comment. I'll go to answer your questions throughout the next weeks. Until then - have a good time and enjoy life.

gaforsyth hat gesagt…

I have a couple of these Indie Scene CDs Walter, bought when I visited Bremen (20 years ago). Mine are from the early 80s. Great songs posted today. This is sure to be a great series.
George

Dirk hat gesagt…

I'm sure this is a series I will approve of, Walter: very much looking forward to more of the old stuff! And mind, you I LOVED 'Mull Of Kintyre' when it came out ... but I was only 9 in 1977. Then again I listened to 'real' music (in a sense, I know) instead of Sesame Street - tunes ...

Walter hat gesagt…

Mull of Kintyre isn't that bad at all but when you hear this song ten times a day on public radio you get sick of it. As you said it's a Sesame Street tune Dirk