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Landstander God Of Cake from Somewhere else
God Of Cake
Mar 17th 2011 at 11:58:34 PM

Ok I was born five years after the decade ended, but I am totally in love with the 70s anyway. Awesomely funky fashion, music, movies and more. Just watch old reruns of Soul Train and tell me it wasn't an awesome decade!

Emperor Wu liked cake, but not exploding cake!
Mar 18th 2011 at 12:35:35 AM

There was a lot of good funk and reggae made in this period, definitely.

Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 18th 2011 at 1:09:01 AM

I was seven when this decade ended, so this is the time of my early childhood. What I miss from this decade is my father trying really hard to look like Lennon. The world seemed rather sunny at this time; I was a fairly happy child in the 70s. Time on the beach. Icecream. Treehouses. Exploring. The fascination of the natural world.

A brighter future for a darker age.
Captainbrass captainbrass from United Kingdom
captainbrass
Mar 18th 2011 at 12:09:52 PM

Pretty much the same for me as I was five when the 70s ended - it's more nostalgia for my childhood than for the period. Looking back on it historically, there was some fantastic music and (for the UK)some of the hottest summers recorded to date. The political/economic background was pretty dire though. I wouldn't want that back (although some would say it is, up to a point).

"Well, it's a lifestyle."
SpainSun Laugh it off, everybody from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Mar 18th 2011 at 4:31:51 PM

Awesome music. cool

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 18th 2011 at 4:46:51 PM

Yes, I remember those drought years. Damn! And the Queen's Silver Jubilee, for which I mostly remember the village having a big party on the village green with rides and us kids getting to ride around pulled by a tractor.

A brighter future for a darker age.
ImipolexG frozen in time from all our yesterdays
frozen in time
Mar 18th 2011 at 8:48:38 PM

Too young to have been there. But, as others have said, I like a lot of the music.

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drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Mar 18th 2011 at 9:09:48 PM

[up]This. Pretty much everything I listen to was made by people who are either dead or really old. And that song is awesome.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
Mar 18th 2011 at 9:10:19 PM

What drunk himself said.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
SpainSun Laugh it off, everybody from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Mar 18th 2011 at 9:11:25 PM

*listens to both living and dead artists*

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
Mar 18th 2011 at 9:12:27 PM

Of course, I listen to the living as well.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
lee4hmz 486-powered rotating Orange Crush Pop-Tart from A shipwreck in the tidal Potomac Relationship Status: Chocolate!
486-powered rotating Orange Crush Pop-Tart
Mar 18th 2011 at 9:15:14 PM

I was born in 1977, so I barely even remember the 70s. Some of the first songs and TV shows I remember seeing and hearing were sometime in 1979 or 1980, I think.

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Landstander God Of Cake from Somewhere else
God Of Cake
Mar 19th 2011 at 10:36:14 AM

Was just watching the famous clip of Oscar and Felix on the game show Password, and i'd totally embed it if I wasn't on my iPod. Goddamn what a Crowning Moment Of Funny.

I miss that show, and all the other 70s sitcoms on Nick at Nite. The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Taxi, aforementioned The Odd Couple, The Bob Newhart Show- what a great time for sitcoms!

Emperor Wu liked cake, but not exploding cake!
Mar 19th 2011 at 11:58:23 AM

Forgot Fawlty Towers. To me, it was funnier than Monty Python. -dodges bullet-

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Captainbrass captainbrass from United Kingdom
captainbrass
Mar 19th 2011 at 12:42:04 PM

@Juan - I agree on Fawlty Towers. I have to admit I find some of the Python series just too silly to be funny. The films are better.

Bob Newhart was interviewed on BBC radio this morning about his live comedy album. It sounded hilarious from the clips. I'd hardly heard of him before.

edited 19th Mar '11 12:44:31 PM by Captainbrass

"Well, it's a lifestyle."
Landstander God Of Cake from Somewhere else
God Of Cake
Mar 19th 2011 at 2:24:12 PM

I have many fond memories of watching Python with friends in high school, I almost don't want to watch them now out of the fear I won't find them as funny as I used to.

Bob Newhart is just wonderful. I tend to laugh my ass off the more deadpan the delivery is.

Emperor Wu liked cake, but not exploding cake!
CodyTheHeadlessBoy The Great One from Parts Unknown Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
The Great One
Mar 20th 2011 at 10:31:04 AM

I was a baby when it ended. I spent most of my time pooping in my diaper and sleeping.

"If everybody is thinking alike, somebody isn't thinking"- George S. Patton
RalphCrown Short Hair from Next Door to Nowhere
Short Hair
Mar 29th 2011 at 1:51:04 PM

So much classic TV from the 70s: Rockford Files, Hawaii Five-O, Alias Smith and Jones, Tom Baker as the Doctor (which I saw in the 80s)....

Under World. It rocks!
Bananaquit A chub from the Grant Corporation from The Darién Gap Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
A chub from the Grant Corporation
Jun 22nd 2011 at 11:09:25 PM

See? I told you I didn’t just hallucinate that whole “Amayzing” thing!

And of course I had to look up Murder at the Mardi Gras on IMDB. Good God, but this is 70s Second Banana Heaven! Didi Conn (Grease), David Groh (Rhoda), Barbi Benton (as herself!), Wolfman Jack, Bill Daily (The Bob Newhart Show), Harry Morgan (M*A*S*H), Ron Silver (Rhoda, again!), David Wayne (Ellery Queen) and Joyce Van Patten (bit parts in almost every TV series known to man in the 60s and 70s!)!

edited 22nd Jun '11 11:10:14 PM by Bananaquit

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Kinkajou One Man Army from you're not your
One Man Army
Jul 4th 2011 at 11:54:46 PM

The '70s was the other decade of Classic Rock.

Especially since three of my favorite bands had their heyday then. Led Zeppelin, Queen, Deep Purple...

"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
Medinoc Chaotic Greedy from France
Chaotic Greedy
Aug 4th 2011 at 5:27:44 AM

I too was born too late, but I was hit by the nostalgia factor of my family, leading me to like a lot of music from that time. Then when we got cable, the Série Club channel and some others aired a lot of older shows like The Wild Wild West (including B&W episodes), Hawaii Five O, Batman, and much, much more.

...Shows whose Theme Tune I already liked thanks to these two CDs.

edited 4th Aug '11 5:27:56 AM by Medinoc

"And as long as a sack of shit is not a good thing to be, chivalry will never die."
Jhimmibhob from Where the tea is sweet, and the cornbread ain't Relationship Status: My own grandpa
Dec 28th 2011 at 12:30:47 PM

It's a little hard to be nostalgic: the '70s could be a godawful time to be a kid.

Try to imagine being 10 years old, and getting dressed in bellbottoms and a flower-patterned shirt with ginormous collar peaks. Imagine not knowing about changing dress fashions, and worrying that you, and people around you, will be dressing this way FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. Through TV, it was still possible to get a glimpse of what American life was like not long ago. For a child, it was hard to avoid the impression that, culturally and politically, human civilization had undergone some kind of massive crippling stroke—that in certain important senses, the world had ended shortly before you were even born. Watergate and the Iranian hostages bookended the '70s political scene.

Nearly all the enjoyable things about the 1970s—SNL, Led Zeppelin, the sexual revolution—were the sort of things you had to wait for high school to get the benefit of. (Psych! by the time you reached high school, SNL was in the Joe Piscopo years, Zeppelin had broken up, and AIDS had been discovered.) Sigh ... at least the Gong Show was going strong. And the Rockford Files theme KICKED ASS.

edited 28th Dec '11 12:31:30 PM by Jhimmibhob

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