1977: A Year in a Day
January 10, 2015 12:02 AM   Subscribe

1977: A Year in a Day. Here you go. Twenty-four hours - yes, a full human day - of songs from the year 1977. Carefully compiled over the course of two years. Scroll down to day one. Download. Enjoy.
posted by naju (22 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
 
I fucking love the 70s, thanks for this!
posted by Klaxon Aoooogah at 12:09 AM on January 10, 2015


I fucking loved the 70s too: Moshpit Memories.
posted by Paul Slade at 12:53 AM on January 10, 2015 [3 favorites]


Ah, the downloads are the "TWELVE DAYS OF 1977 /// Day Twelve" type links. [mouseover gives you a "http://www.mediafire.com/$".] I am from the seventies so I can Do The Hustle but I ocasionally have trouble interneting.
posted by vapidave at 1:33 AM on January 10, 2015 [4 favorites]


1977 called. It wants its music back. (Damn fine eclectic selection.)
posted by oluckyman at 1:59 AM on January 10, 2015


Hmmm... "Permission Denied" on the mediafire site
posted by Bwithh at 2:47 AM on January 10, 2015


Oh no. Yeah, "permission denied" is appearing now. Maybe Metafilter is not the best venue for sharing this.
posted by naju at 3:07 AM on January 10, 2015


Someone really should make this a Spotify playlist. Not it!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:09 AM on January 10, 2015


There's a Humpers song with the line "I was born in the summer of hate, a little too early and a little too late". Pretty sure he was talking about 1977, and I know just what he meant.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:10 AM on January 10, 2015


Errr nevermind it was the Vikings and it was more of an accusation. Still, 77 is a big year. Also Elvis died. Welp, good bye.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:16 AM on January 10, 2015


There'd better be some prime CBGBS cuts on this.

I'm not happy about growing older, but I'm sort of proud that I was born the year that Marquee Moon was released.
posted by pxe2000 at 6:24 AM on January 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


This must be a heavily euro-centric mix of songs, because my 16-year-old Oklahoman self recognizes maybe 10% of them.
posted by Curious Artificer at 6:25 AM on January 10, 2015


So many great tidbits in this. Favorite discovery so far: Yachts - Suffice to Say
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:30 AM on January 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


Interesting mix of stuff there. A lot of fond memories in there, too. '77 was my freshman/sophomore year at college, and a real point of transition in my music tastes, so I was listening to a weird mix of, well, everything.
posted by Thorzdad at 7:24 AM on January 10, 2015


If I could listen to these from the backseat of a 1976 Buick LeSabre, that would complete the effect. Awesome list.
posted by JoeZydeco at 7:30 AM on January 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


Thanks for this. Although listening to this would make this my first day where I'd listen to only one Ramones song, I wouldn't mind as the overall thing looks pretty solid.
posted by bigendian at 8:10 AM on January 10, 2015


The mediafire errors seem transient. I have seen them but it is working fine for me at the moment.
posted by epo at 9:02 AM on January 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


In a similar vein, a music lover assembled nine mixes under the title "1981," (five of the mixes previously) covering "hundreds of key artists, the famed and the forgotten, from the apex of post-punk and the ascent of new-pop, synth-pop, and related artforms."

As with "1977," the downloading is a bit hit-and-miss, but lotsa good tunes to be heard.
posted by the sobsister at 9:39 AM on January 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


There'd better be some prime CBGBS cuts on this.

There aren't.

If there is any year of my life I could re-experience, over and over, it would be 1977. Much of the reason why, was the music. But 99% of this is not the 1977 I experienced. There were a few rare glimpses of my '77, like The Rezillos or X-Ray Spex, but it was totally undone by terrible selections from Iggy Pop, Eddie & the Hot Rods, etc. which makes it clear this guy was not listening in 1977.

I'm not happy about growing older, but I'm sort of proud that I was born the year that Marquee Moon was released.

Diaper punk. What were you rebelling against, you wanted the other nipple?
posted by charlie don't surf at 11:17 AM on January 10, 2015


Holy shit, by my calculations, that's exactly the 50,000th "Your favorite band sucks" comment on Metafilter!
posted by ardgedee at 12:10 PM on January 10, 2015 [7 favorites]


Do Anything You Wanna Do is not a terrible selection, its a classic and part of my 1977.
posted by rfs at 6:23 PM on January 10, 2015


Yes, I used to love Eddie & the Hot Rods, and they were phenomenal live. Do Anything You Wanna Do might not have quite the same raw glory as their early discs, but it was a very welcome chart entry that year anyway.
posted by Paul Slade at 1:20 AM on January 11, 2015


Not exactly the sort of stuff someone growing up in the heartland would have heard in 1977 when disco, Aerosmith, Queen, Bob Seger, Styx, etc. were dominating the radio, but a lot of this I would discover later on. I didn't even get turned on to the Clash until London Calling came out.
posted by e1c at 9:38 AM on January 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


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