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#308 What I Was Listening To … 40 Years Ago: March 1973 Playlist, Part 2 of 2

308 Post-1 Depositphotos_2286999_XS.jpgAnd that’s how it was with music as well: the weirder, the better. Screw the radio and its bubblegum dross! We were busy floating off into the stratosphere. But I wanted to go ever higher. And, in the process, as kids, we were turned on to some profoundly strange music: Can, Captain Beefheart, Hawkwind, Jade Warrior, Van Der Graaf Generator, and Frank Zappa are the ones that quickly come to mind. Art rock. Space rock. Acid rock. Kraut rock. Experimental rock. Post-rock. You name it, we listened to it. Truly mind-blowing stuff. Imagine debating the merits of a Frank Zappa tune at the ages of 8 and 9. Or of Captain Beefheart. Our parents considered this music to be outright trash; we thought it was brilliant beyond all reckoning!

And so it went: we would become deliciously warped as we listened to this amazing music over the years …

308 Post-2 Depositphotos_6575905_XS.jpg“Magic Woman Touch”
The Hollies Single [03/1973]

Matching Mole “Matching Mole’s Little Red Record” [11/xx/1972]

“Masai Morning”
Jade Warrior “Jade Warrior” [xx/xx/1971]

“Master Of Eyes (The Deepness Of Your Eyes)”
Aretha Franklin Single [03/1973]

“Myopic Void”
Captain Beyond “Captain Beyond” [07/xx/1972]

308 Post-3 Depositphotos_6577961_XS.jpg“Names, Tags, Numbers, And Labels”
The Association Single [03/1973]

“Never Before”
Deep Purple “Machine Head” [03/xx/1972]

“Night And Day”
Ringo Starr “Sentimental Journey” [04/24/1970]

The Who “Tommy” [05/23/1969]

“Nothing To Say”
Jethro Tull “Benefit” [04/20/1970]

308 Post-4 Depositphotos_6943550_XS.jpg“One Less Set Of Footsteps”
Jim Croce Single [03/1973]

“One Man Parade”
James Taylor Single [03/1973]

“One More Night”
Can “Ege Bamyasi” [11/xx/1972]

Blood, Sweat and Tears “Child Is Father To The Man” [02/21/1968]

“Pardon Me Sir”
Joe Cocker Single [03/1973]

“Peaceful Easy Feeling”
Eagles Single [03/1973]

308 Post-5 Depositphotos_6960073_XS.jpg“Rainbow Man”
Looking Glass Single [03/1973]

“Ram On”
Paul McCartney “Ram” [05/21/1971]

“Redwood Tree”
Van Morrison “St. Dominic’s Preview” [07/xx/1972]

Grateful Dead “American Beauty” [11/01/1970]

308 Post-6 Depositphotos_7242844_XS.jpg“Rip This Joint”
The Rolling Stones “Exile On Main St.” [05/12/1972]

“Rocky Mountain High”
John Denver Single [03/1973]

“Running Back”
Van Der Graaf Generator “The Aerosol Grey Machine” [09/xx/1969]

“Sail On, Sailor”
The Beach Boys Single [03/1973]

“Saturday Sun”
Nick Drake “Five Leaves Left” [09/01/1969]

308 Post-7 Depositphotos_7606633_XS.jpg“Serves You Right To Suffer”
The J. Geils Band “The J. Geils Band” [11/16/1970]

“Shine On Brightly”
Procol Harum “Shine On Brightly” [09/xx/1968]

The Band “Stage Fright” [08/17/1970]

“Something’s Got A Hold Of My Toe”
Traffic “Last Exit” [05/xx/1969]

“Soul Love”
David Bowie “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” [06/06/1972]

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Sly and the Family Stone “Greatest Hits” [10/29/1970]

“Stand Back”
The Allman Brothers Band “Eat A Peach” [02/12/1972]

“Strange Brew”
Cream “Disraeli Gears” [11/xx/1967]

“Susie (Dramas)”
Elton John “Honky Chateau” [05/19/1972]

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“The Barbarian”
Emerson, Lake and Palmer “Emerson, Lake and Palmer” [01/01/1971]

“The Cover Of ‘Rolling Stone'”
Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show Single [03/1973]

“The Last Song”
Edward Bear Single [03/1973]

“The Masked Marauder”
Country Joe and the Fish “Electric Music For The Mind And Body” [04/xx/1967]

“There Is A Mountain”
Donovan “Donovan’s Greatest Hits” [01/xx/1969]

308 Post-10 Depositphotos_8610406_XS.jpg
“3 x Time”
Family “Music In A Doll’s House” [07/19/1968]

“To My Friend”
Mountain “Climbing!” [03/07/1970]

“True Blue”
Rod Stewart “Never A Dull Moment” [07/21/1972]

“Unreal Reality”
The Kinks “Everybody’s In Show-Biz” [08/25/1972]

“Variations On Nainos”
Blodwyn Pig “Getting To This” [04/xx/1970]

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“Vivaldi (With Cannons)”
Curved Air “Airconditioning” [11/xx/1970]

“Wake Up (Set Your Sights)”
Uriah Heep “… Very ‘Eavy … Very ‘Umble” [06/xx/1970]

“We Did It Again”
Soft Machine “The Soft Machine” [12/xx/1968]

“Well All Right”
Blind Faith “Blind Faith” [08/xx/1969]

“Who Gets Your Love”
Dusty Springfield Single [03/1973]

308 Post-12 Depositphotos_9294175_XS.jpg“Why Not?”
Gentle Giant “Gentle Giant” [11/27/1970]

“Winds Of Change”
Mick Abrahams Band “Mick Abrahams” [xx/xx/1971]

Atomic Rooster “Atomic Rooster” [02/xx/1970]

“You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here”
Frank Zappa “Freak Out!” [06/27/1966]