VARIOUS ARTISTS: That 70's Album - Rockin' and Jammin' (Volcano)

For fans of Fox-TV's hit series, That 70's Show, or for those people who just like the music, Volcano has just released two excellent new compilations (available separately) of classic music from the 70's, cleverly entitled Rockin' and Jammin'. The first CD contains mostly FM radio classics, with a few top 40 rock tunes thrown in. The second disc (which no one who actually grew up in the 70's would ever call "jammin'") is loaded with some of the decade's most successful pop/dance hits. I won't bother going into details on the song selections, etc. The track listings below speak for themselves. Aside from a few tracks on each one, both CDs are great and can easily serve as a musical reference of the times. Both CDs contain excellent liner notes.

Wow, man…


That 70's Song (Cheap Trick) * I Want You to Want Me (Cheap Trick) * Black Betty (Ram Jam) * Radar Love (Golden Earring) * Funk #49 (The James Gang) * Saturday Night Special (Lynyrd Skynyrd) * Let It Ride (Bachman Turner Overdrive) * Hold Your Head Up (Argent) * Rock Candy (Montrose) * Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll (Blue Oyster Cult) * Hey Baby (Ted Nugent) * Under My Wheels (Alice Cooper) * Celluloid Heroes (The Kinks) * September Gurls (Big Star)

Get Down Tonight (KC & The Sunshine Band) * Tell Me Something Good (Rufus) * Hot Pants - Part One (James Brown) * Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Parliament) * Fire (Ohio Players) * Jungle Boogie (Kool & the Gang) * Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry) * Fight the Power (The Isley Brothers) * Dazz (Brick) * Pick Up the Pieces (Average White Band) * Respect Yourself (The Staple Singers) * Rock the Boat (The Hues Corporation) * When Will I See You Again (The Three Degrees) * So Very Hard To Do (Tower of Power) * The Rubberband Man (The Spinners)

© 1999 Steve Marshall