Each year for the past seven years, Billboard Magazine's Rich Appel
has surveyed a group of classic pop aficianados to create his IRS chart
--It Really Should have been a Top 10 hit. This list of more than a thousand records largely from the 60s and 70s runs the gamut from classics that somehow never cracked the Top 10 during their heyday to the unjustly overlooked and obscure. Via the best radio show in America, Crap From the Past.
1. NOTHING BUT A HEARTACHE
2. CAN'T FIND THE TIME (to Tell You)
3. WILL YOU BE STAYING AFTER SUNDAY
The Peppermint Rainbow
4. SHAME, SHAME
The Magic Lanterns
5. MORNING GIRL
The Neon Philharmonic
6. MR. DIEINGLY SAD
7. GOD ONLY KNOWS
The Beach Boys
8. THINGS I'D LIKE TO SAY
The New Colony Six
9. PRETTY LADY
10. YELLOW RIVER
And so much more!
Clips from the BBC documentary, The African Rock n' Roll Years - Part 1
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- a six-part series mixing interviews with key artists, concert footage and news archives, the series examines and explains the "styles that make up the continent's music, and the political and social pressures that led to their development." BBC documentary details
. Found in YouTube member, Duncanzibar's
, good collection of mostly African music videos. [more inside]
The Guardian has compiled a list of their top fifty arts videos
, the majority being from either rare or obscure sources and uploaded onto YouTube.
some high nrg rock video from the 70's via YouTube
via WFMUs beware of the blog
Best. Video. Ever.
(Well, not really. This is just a tribute.) Gotta love Tenacious D
- what other band has merchandise like this?