Date:2020-02-06 21:05:18
Edited:2020-02-06 21:07:14
In Reply To:Re: PMX2 Thorsday Soundoff 02/06 by Alex
Well, due to many life changing events last year, I haven't been able to give much attention to this site. 2019 was definitely the most stressful year of my life, as I moved to Texas, and had to still travel the world (for my job) while doing so. But I did continue to listen to 70s rock, and continued to update my lists.
Anyway, this may not be the place to put this post, as this was about a half year of listening, but I wanted to leave an update on my progress. I think I'm finally done... I discovered a lot of good music and styles. I also got to see/hear the subtle changes in rock throughout these years. That was probably the most fascinating part of the experience.

Anyway, here are some highlights from 1977 onward. I would normally leave some sort of remark for each, but that would be just too time-consuming. But I did leave a link for what I thought was the best track on the album.
Hell yeah. Spent a lot of time with this post and made a few good discoveries I'm going to dig deeper into.
I have a few comments... most of them for the stuff I didn't know, but liked.

Judas Priest - Sin After Sin (1977)

Riot - Rock City (1977)
Anything before Thundersteel is just a big dissapointment for not being Thundersteel.
Quartz - (S/T) (1977)
Awesome. I love the guitar.
Rush - A Farewell to Kings (1977)
UFO - Lights Out (1977)
I remember checking them out as a teen, and have discarded them since. I think I should remedy that

Ian Gillan Band - Scarabus (1977)
I was never big on Purple, and didn't like his stint with Sabbath, so never bothered with the solo. That may seem like a mistake

Nutz - Hard Nutz (1977)
Great riff. Not sure it's my thing in the long run, but will try it out.
Heavy Metal Kids - Kitsch (1977)
Is it just me that thinks this is insanely weird? I didn't like it, but I still *had* to stick around for the whole track. That's an accomplishment.
Rush - Hemispheres (1978)
My first Rush album, and an immediate and wonderful beginning to a love affair with one of my favorite bands of all time.
Judas Priest - Stained Class (1978)
I haven't the album in ages, but that song is fantastic!!!
Queen - Jazz (1978)
Queen is a band both my wife and I love. Jazz is her favorite, so it's obviously the one we listen to the most.

Rainbow - Long Live Rock & Roll (1978)

Uriah Heep - Fallen Angel (1978)
I'm normally not big on Uriah Heep even though I grew up with my father listening to them. But I really liked this song. I will investigate the album further.
Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses (1978)
For me, Heavy Horses is one the very best albums of the 70's and gets a lot of rotations in my home. Just fantastic from start to finish.

Crack The Sky - Safety in Numbers (1978)
Great stuff!!! It has a progressive vibe I think might be way ahead of its time. Still holds up too. Will investigate further.
Piramis - Piramis 2. (1978)
Ha... How did you find anything in Hungarian? That language can be pretty when spoken, but is not good for music. Good singer though.
Magnum - Kingdom Of Madness (1978)
Just started digging in to some of the Magnum I'd never checked out before myself. While I liked this, I don't see myself ever putting it on again. Good song though.
Judas Priest - Killing Machine (1978)
Saxon - (S/T) (1979)
Fantastic song.
Nokemono - From the Black World (1979)
File Japanese under languages that don't work well when sung. Not in this style anyways...
Nightime Flyer - Out with a Vengeance / Heavy Metal Rules (single) (1979)
I actually ended up cringing to this song.

Thanks for sharing this, Alex. I had fun!
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