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Scabrous Birdseed
17-02-2006, 08:39:20
...which I've never done before. Geared up with lots of punk, soul, funk, reggae, glam rock and power pop. And yes, Funko, "Rock'n'Roll" will be played.

So, with less than 12 hours to go, are there any ESSENTIAL 70s tracks I need to play, and in case I don't have them, download? Stuff you can dance to is, well, required more or less.

Funko
17-02-2006, 09:11:17
Er... I am sure I can think of loads if my brain will work. Interestingly you didn't mention any disco?

If you want stuff that you hear at every 70s night guaranteed:

Blame it on the Boogie - Jackson 5
Staying Alive - Bee Gees
Boogie Wonderland - Earth Wind and Fire

Funko
17-02-2006, 09:17:03
Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band

Funko
17-02-2006, 09:17:50
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

Scabrous Birdseed
17-02-2006, 09:55:59
I'm not the Disco DJ, I'm the "everything else" DJ.

Sorry, I should have mentioned that.

Scabrous Birdseed
17-02-2006, 09:58:38
I might play some disco, but then it'll be proper disco like Jean Carne and Amii Stewart not the crap movie version.

Funko
17-02-2006, 10:08:17
Ah, that explains that. :D

Scabrous Birdseed
17-02-2006, 10:12:55
Otherwise, yeah, Disco Inferno, Do The Hustle, Good Times, Le Freak, YMCA, etc. etc.

Do you think Ace of Spades will work in a club setting?

Funko
17-02-2006, 10:23:27
Yeah... well it normally goes down a storm here.

Nills Lagerbaak
17-02-2006, 10:53:55
I'm shit with decades so forgive me if some of these are not strictly 60s...errm I mean 70s :o

Paranoid? Or was that 60's


Any Alice cooper from the 70s?

Rush

Scabrous Birdseed
17-02-2006, 10:59:57
Paranoid I've got.

What Alice Cooper tracks work best in a club? Schools Out?

I've no clue what Rush sound like.

Funko
17-02-2006, 11:06:20
Schools out, definitely.

Rush - 70s prog. You'd hate it.

King_Ghidra
17-02-2006, 11:06:48
t-rex - children of the revolution, other marc bolan stuff like metal guru, etc.

mott the hoople - all the young dudes

maybe some early bowie - suffragette city or something upbeat

tiger feet by mud maybe?

Nills Lagerbaak
17-02-2006, 11:08:15
Yeah I was thinking school's out.

Try Rush - "Bytor and the Snow Dog". You can't fail to love it!

Funko
17-02-2006, 11:08:33
K_G: Good ones.

Scabrous Birdseed
17-02-2006, 11:10:14
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
t-rex - children of the revolution, other marc bolan stuff like metal guru, etc.

mott the hoople - all the young dudes

maybe some early bowie - suffragette city or something upbeat

Got all of these (For Bowie, I think Rebel Rebel will work best on the dancefloor, but I'm bringing Suffragette City as well. And Fashion, although that's early eighties really.). Tiger feet is a definite possibility!

Nills Lagerbaak
17-02-2006, 11:15:34
Billy Idol White wedding!

Try some king Crimson (could be a little too doom-prog though)

Or if you can find it Lord Sir Baltimore are really good!

Scabrous Birdseed
17-02-2006, 11:19:26
Billy Idol is eighties.

'Heroes' is already as much Robert Fripp as I can stomach.

Nills Lagerbaak
17-02-2006, 11:23:14
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden usually goes down a storm, that and running free.

Scabrous Birdseed
17-02-2006, 11:55:03
Keep 'em coming....

Debaser
17-02-2006, 11:58:00
Crazy Horses!

King_Ghidra
17-02-2006, 11:59:26
maybe some roxy music/brian ferry? can't remember if it much of it falls in the seventies or not, but there are some great tracks to choose from

bit of led zep?

maybe some of those classic 70's tv theme tunes like starsky and hutch, etc.

Scabrous Birdseed
17-02-2006, 12:01:20
I was thinking TV themes but I'm not sure which ones.

"Stranded" is the only Roxy Music album I own but I was planning on playing "Street Life".

Crazy Horses?

Funko
17-02-2006, 12:05:30
Neigh! Neigh!

Debaser
17-02-2006, 12:05:57
Yes, Crazy Horses. By The Osmonds. One of the best songs ever.

Scabrous Birdseed
17-02-2006, 12:10:40
I'm slightly wary but... I'll try downloading it.

Debaser
17-02-2006, 12:11:14
Honestly. If you can't get it I can email it to you.

Funko
17-02-2006, 12:11:50
Can you e-mail it to me at work anyway? I want to listen to it now.

Scabrous Birdseed
17-02-2006, 12:16:24
Originally posted by Debaser
Honestly. If you can't get it I can email it to you.

Yeah, why not.

birdseed at loudmedicine dot net

Debaser
17-02-2006, 12:19:30
On it's way...

Funko
17-02-2006, 12:19:56
Thanks. :beer:

Scabrous Birdseed
17-02-2006, 13:23:38
Crazy Horses is excellent. Definitely getting played!

Funko
17-02-2006, 13:30:43
Yay. :D

Scabrous Birdseed
17-02-2006, 13:34:49
The neighing sounds are mental.

Debaser
17-02-2006, 13:42:26
I can't believe you hadn't heard of it before.