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

338 Post-1 Depositphotos_2286999_XS.jpgI admit that these songs really take me back. They take me back to a time that is long gone. Back to a time when marijuana was as common as beer and everyone you knew – at least among the older kids – seemed stoned half the time. Hell, I knew what pot smelled like long before I knew what beer tasted like. And it still makes me laugh, even today, to think of how ignorant most adults and parents were of what was going on right below their noses. We would roar whenever an adult would get a whiff and then exclaim, in complete surprise: “Is something burning!?” Good times. And as much as I love to reminisce, it only makes me feel old.

I guess what bums me out the most is how many of these artists are dead or dying. It seems that every month, some rock star I grew up listening to has died. Very depressing. And, of course, you can only hear most of this music on oldies stations anymore, apart from the huge artists. Still, I find the music inspiring and I hope that I will be listening to it all for many, many years to come.

338 Post-2 Depositphotos_1337276_XS.jpg“Mesmerization Eclipse”
Captain Beyond “Captain Beyond” [07/xx/1972]

Electric Light Orchestra “ELO 2” [02/xx/1973]

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

“Nobody Knows When You’re Down And Out”
Derek and the Dominos “Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs” [11/xx/1970]

“No Man’s Land”
Syd Barrett “The Madcap Laughs” [01/03/1970]

338 Post-3 Depositphotos_2244971_XS.jpg
“One Day”
Genesis “From Genesis To Revelation” [03/07/1969]

“Out Of Focus”
Blue Cheer “Vincebus Eruptum” [01/xx/1968]

“Out On The Weekend”
Neil Young “Harvest” [02/14/1972]

Simon and Garfunkel “Bookends” [04/03/1968]

338 Post-4 Depositphotos_2618911_XS.jpg“Over The Hill”
Ten Years After “A Space In Time” [08/xx/1971]

“Oye Como Va”
Santana “Abraxas” [09/xx/1970]

“Paranoia – Part 1”
Hawkwind “Hawkwind” [08/14/1970]

“Plus Belle Q’Une Poubelle”
Soft Machine “The Soft Machine” [12/xx/1968]

“Presence Of The Lord”
Blind Faith “Blind Faith” [08/xx/1969]

338 Post-5 Depositphotos_5325199_XS.jpg“Prologue, August 29, 1968”
Chicago “Chicago Transit Authority” [04/28/1969]

Elton John “Honky Chateau” [05/19/1972]

“See My Way”
Blodwyn Pig “Getting To This” [04/xx/1970]

“Shake Your Hips”
The Rolling Stones “Exile On Main Street” [05/12/1972]

338 Post-6 Depositphotos_8438415_XS.jpg“Skip Softly (My Moonbeams)”
Procol Harum “Shine On Brightly” [09/xx/1968]

“Snowblind Friend”
Steppenwolf “Steppenwolf 7” [11/xx/1970]

“Something’s Wrong”
James Taylor “James Taylor” [02/17/1969]

“Space Oddity”
David Bowie Single [04/1973]

“Sunshine Of Your Love”
Cream “Disraeli Gears” [11/xx/1967]

338 Post-7 Depositphotos_8855948_XS.jpg“Take A Pebble”
Emerson, Lake and Palmer “Emerson, Lake And Palmer” [01/01/1971]

“The Devil’s Triangle”
King Crimson “In The Wake Of Poseidon” [05/15/1970]

“The End”
The Beatles “Abbey Road” [09/26/1969]

“The Laird”
Mountain “Climbing!” [03/07/1970]

338 Post-8 Depositphotos_9064008_XS.jpg“The Queen”
Gentle Giant “Gentle Giant” [11/27/1970]

“Time To Kill”
The Band “Stage Fright” [08/17/1970]

“Train Leaves Here This Morning”
Eagles “Eagles” [06/17/1972]

Little Feat “Sailin’ Shoes” [05/xx/1972]

“Trouble Every Day”
Frank Zappa “Freak Out!” [06/27/1966]

338 Post-9 Depositphotos_9288685_XS.jpg“Vitamin C”
Can “Ege Bamyasi” [11/xx/1972]

“Whisper Grass (Don’t Tell The Trees)”
Ringo Starr “Sentimental Journey” [04/24/1970]

“Why Do You Do Me This Way?”
Mick Abrahams Band “Mick Abrahams Band” [xx/xx/1971]

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

338 Post-10 Depositphotos_9460779_XS.jpg“Withering Tree”
Traffic “Last Exit” [05/xx/1969]

“Woman From Tokyo”
Deep Purple “Who Do We Think We Are” [01/26/1973]

“Working Class Hero”
John Lennon “John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band” [12/11/1970]

“Young Mother”
Curved Air “Second Album” [09/09/1971]