Friday, December 28, 2007

Big Helping of Seventies Friday Random Ten

Today's Friday Random Ten is heavy on the seventies!

It's snowing up a storm here in Chicago. I'm hoping it doesn't interfere with my get-together tonight with old friend Larry Smith at the Hopleaf. We've been friends since we were next-door neighbors in Taylor Hall at Eastern Illinois University. I attended the "Last Episode of MASH" party that he and his roommate held in 1983.


1. Smoke From a Distant Fire- Sanford-Townsend Band
2. Adult Books- X
3. No More, No More- Aerosmith
4. Bad Is Bad- Huey Lewis and the News
5. A Certain Girl- Warren Zevon
6. Whole Lotta Rosie- AC/DC
7. Fixing A Hole- The Beatles
8. It's Too Late To Turn Back Now- The Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose
9. Man In Black- Johnny Cash
10. Let's Go- The Cars


Notes:
1. Sweet little One-Hit Wonder from 1977 that's a tale of betrayal and heartbreak, like all good One-Hit Wonders are.
2. From X's first album that came out, believe it or not, in the seventies.
3. My favorite Aerosmith song.
4. A 1984 hit for the biggest man in the music business.
5. From Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School.
6. There's a great scene with this song in the movie Detroit Rock City, when one of the film's heroes rescues a woman from two thugs.
7. From Sgt. Pepper.
8. One of two hits these guys had-- the other was Treat Her Like a Lady.
9. Johnny Cash explaining his wardrobe.
10. This one was a hit the summer of '79, when I graduated high school. The Cars commissioned Edgar Vargas, who did paintings for Playboy to do the cover.

11 comments:

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I'm sure that snow is headed my way, just over the lake from Chicago. You've made me realize that I haven't copied our X CD collection into iTunes yet. I've got to get on that!

Monica said...

i love hopleaf...but i hate beer. go figure. hey, how 'bout that huey lewis? eh? eh?

Spooney said...

That is one of Aerosmith's greatest songs. That's a great Cars tune too. That album cover used to make my pants tight when I was a young lad.

Hot Lemon said...

X

Yarr, I leave me mark!!

Natalie said...

So, The storm followed me here from Minnesota, sorry.

lulu said...

Did you have the mussels at Hopleaf? God they're good!

SkylersDad said...

I remember that Cars tune being quite appropriate as I was leaving the Navy that year.

Erik Donald France said...

Smoke from a Distant Fire -- priceless yesteryear . . . . .

Henry said...

Happy New YEar!!!

dmarks said...

I always regret going to that free Huey Lewis concert.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

The Cars were such a fun band!

Happy New Year, Johnny!