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Rockin' 70's [Sony] [Box]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Barracuda - Heart
    2. Free Ride - The Edgar Winter Group
    3. Carry on My Wayward Son - Kansas
    4. All the Way From Memphis - Mott the Hoople
    5. Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo - Rick Derringer
    6. Whiskey Man - Molly Hatchet
    7. Jumpin' Jack Flash - Johnny Winter (live)
    8. South's Gonna Do It Again, The - The Charlie Daniels Band
    9. Baby Hold On - Eddie Money
    10. Get It On - Chase
    11. She's Not There - Santana
    12. You Better Think Twice - Poco
    13. Street Corner Serenade - Wet Willie
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Ain't That a Shame - Cheap Trick (live)
    2. Do Ya - Electric Light Orchestra
    3. Going Down - Jeff Beck Group
    4. Goo Goo Barabajagal (Love Is Hot) - Donovan
    5. Are You Ready - Pacific Gas & Electric
    6. Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) - The Hollies
    7. Hold Your Head Up - Argent
    8. Once Bitten, Twice Shy - Ian Hunter
    9. Raw Power - Iggy & the Stooges
    10. Baby Love - Mother's Finest
    11. Witch Queen of New Orleans, The - Redbone
    12. Mississippi Queen - Mountain
    13. You Got Livin' - Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
    2. Black Betty - Ram Jam
    3. More Than a Feeling - Boston
    4. Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue yster Cult
    5. Diamonds & Rust - Judas Priest
    6. Hold the Line - Toto
    7. Freeway Jam - Jeff Beck/Jan Hammer
    8. Them Changes - Buddy Miles/Carlos Santana (live)
    9. Mr. Skin - Spirit
    10. I Don't Need No Doctor - New Riders of the Purple Sage
    11. Hallelujah - Sweathog
    12. Avenging Annie - Andy Pratt
    13. Thunder & Lightning - Chi Coltrane
    14. Time Bomb - Lake
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 71840

  • Credits

    Sony Music's three-disc set Rockin' 70's is a fun-packed trip through the archives that hits on some very big names in '70s rock but also gathers up some obscure tracks as well. There are songs here that are monolithic examples of the power and glory of '70s AOR like Heart's "Barracuda," Rick Derringer's "Rock and Roll, Hootchie Koo," Electric Light Orchestra's "Do Ya," and Blue yster Cult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper." There are Southern rockers (the Charlie Daniels Band, Molly Hatchet), pop/rockers (Eddie Money, Toto), corporate rockers (Boston, Kansas), and even both Winter brothers (Edgar's "Free Ride" is a highlight). Everyone from Ted Nugent to Mountain to Native American rockers Redbone gets a look in. Some of the surprises to be found are Andy Pratt's melodramatic "Avenging Annie," Iggy & the Stooges' awesome "Raw Power," and Mother's Finest's foundation-shaking funk-rock fusion jam "Baby Love." As with any compilation of this nature, you wonder about the bands and songs that were left off. In this case, Journey and REO Speedwagon leap to mind, as each produced some fine rock for the Sony family in the '70s. Despite these omissions, Rockin' 70's is still a good comp that provides a sense of the variety and quality of rock music in the '70s. ~ Tim Sendra

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