Oh, 1975. 45 years ago. I originally thought that there was a lot of great music form 1975, and while there were some classic albums, overall the year was not strong. The mid-’70s was a period when bands started spending a couple of years to put out an album. Back in the old days, bands were forced to put out 2 albums a year, and quality be damned. The thing is, more time also did not necessarily indicate better quality. 1975 was the period just before punk, which was a reaction to the staid world of rock music. Disco was beginning to explode in 1975, and while there were some good disco tunes, it had yet to peak as a style.
As a result, I had some trouble putting this together. So sit back, mellow out, and listen to Bob Dylan, John Cale, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, Al Green, Bonnie Raitt, The Band, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Allen Toussaint, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Roxy Music, and the Who.
This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at brennick.net. There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called brennick.net. Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.