Super Hits of The 70s: Have A Nice Day, Vol. 6

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The first of the five volumes in the second wave of HAND releases in 1990, this installment picks up where we left off in 1971, but it also goes back to 1970 for a few titles. You'll find among the selections here the return of Tony Burrows, future hits for Aretha Franklin, the Happy Mondays and Tesla, not one but two Five Man Electrical Band songs, and the track that began America's long love affair with Rupert Holmes.

Super Hits of The 70s: Have A Nice Day, Vol. 1
Super Hits of The 70s: Have A Nice Day, Vol. 2
Super Hits of The 70s: Have A Nice Day, Vol. 3
Super Hits of The 70s: Have A Nice Day, Vol. 4
Super Hits of The 70s: Have A Nice Day, Vol. 5

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Crabby Appleton (1970): "Go Back" (Michael Fennelly) – 2:45 6
The Stampeders (1971): "Sweet City Woman" (Rich Dodson) – 3:15 6
John Kongos (1971): "He's Gonna Step on You Again" (Kongos, Christos Demetriou) – 4:25 6
Five Man Electrical Band (1971): "Signs" (Les Emmerson) – 4:05 5
The Pipkins (1970): "Gimme Dat Ding" (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood) – 2:10 4
Gayle McCormick (1971): "It's a Cryin' Shame" (Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter) – 2:52 1
Lulu (1970): "Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)" (Jim Doris)– 2:45 0
Brewer & Shipley (1971) "Tarkio Road" (Mike Brewer, Tom Shipley) – 3:10 0
Bobby Russell (1971): "Saturday Morning Confusion" (Russell) – 3:05 0
The Buoys (1971): "Timothy" (Rupert Holmes) – 2:45 0
Lighthouse (1971): "One Fine Morning" (Skip Prokop) – 5:15 0
Five Man Electrical Band (1971): "Absolutely Right" (Les Emmerson) – 2:12 0


Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 18:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Go Back f-ing rocks!! Though i never did hear it on radio back then.

VyrnaKnowlIsAHeadbanger, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 18:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

A lot of this is a slog, vague good time psuedoboogie, and way too many bros. But John Kongos runs away with this hands down, Bobby Russell's a surprisingly great production, and "Timothy" sounds crazily lo-fi in context along with the cannibalism. Like Elephant 6 style. I still can't decide whether or not I want to kill the Pipkins.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 18:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Wow, never knew that the Mondays version charted higher in the US than Kongos (57 vs. 70)

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 18:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Once again, I know like three songs here - I don't know if any are actually better than John Kongos.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 18:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I love that they have a conga player

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7nFZDAj_Zg

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 18:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"Go Back" is also such a perfect transition point between Nuggets Garage and Power Pop.

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 18:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Having "Sweet City Woman," "One Fine Morning," and "Signs" on the same album makes this the Sun Sessions of early-'70s Canadian junk.

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 18:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Don't love anything here (and don't know three or four probably British entries). "One Fine Morning," I guess, which has serious DCTS (David Clayton-Thomas Syndrome) issues, but which still makes me feel like I'm 10 years old and riding the Polar Express at the CNE.

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 18:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

No clear standout for me on this one. Guess I will have to listen

Uncle Redd in the Zingtime (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 18:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Never knew Rupert Holmes played on "Timothy" till I read your intro...there's a joke there somewhere.

clemenza, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 18:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

http://www.agitatoalert.com/grablab/ruperta/final/rupert79a5.jpg

"I ate Timothy's liver with some fava beans and a pina colada!"

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 19:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/cryptosicko/playlist/7nUvNJZjCJ4Lr9fpas0NhP?si=YGXv1p0DS16UO3yqxk-GmQ

"Saturday Morning Confusion" and "It's a Cryin' Shame" are missing.

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 19:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"Saturday Morning Confusion"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLoqDnfdfkE

"It's A Cryin' Shame"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocB_oSt7-c0

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 19:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"It's A Cryin' Shame" should have been a bigger hit, really clicks all the AM Gold buttons.

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 19:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This is between John Kongos, Lighthouse and Gayle McCormick for me. I think I'll give it to It's a Cryin' Shame to salute Lambert and Potter, their sound was inescapable on 70s AM radio.

Ρεμπετολογια, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 21:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thought this was Kongos in a walk but looks like he'll be duking it out with 'Sweet City Woman' for my affections. Plenty of worthy also-rans though.

A Frankenstein + A Dracula + A Mummy That's Been Werewolfed (Old Lunch), Thursday, 5 July 2018 15:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

We probably need to do a poll of the bands with David Clayton Thomas-ized singers at some point. Nothing ever rocked me harder than a band fronted by my next door neighbor's nehru jacketed dad.

A Frankenstein + A Dracula + A Mummy That's Been Werewolfed (Old Lunch), Thursday, 5 July 2018 15:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Sweet City Woman.

campreverb, Thursday, 5 July 2018 15:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Pretty sure I have this split LP at home (mfp = the original "indie" label!), with The Pipkins on one side and The Sweet (pre-Chinn & Chapman) on the other. But I never clocked until now that Big Jim Sullivan arranged "Gimme Dat Ding"; makes me more inclined to vote for it.

Too many bro bands in the last couple volumes, as Ned said. Of the songs I've never heard before, I liked Crabby Appleton best. Lighthouse bringing the brass this time, although this is much mellower than Chase; s'alright though.

Jeff W, Sunday, 8 July 2018 11:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

RUPERT HOLMES NAMED ONE OF HIS KIDS TIMOTHY

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 8 July 2018 17:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Is the child present and accounted for?

clemenza, Sunday, 8 July 2018 20:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I know it’s goofy and all but I just love that darned “Gimme Dat Ding.” I’m a sucker for piano songs.

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 9 July 2018 00:09 (one week ago) Permalink

On my third listen in as many days; this one is tough. Unlike other volumes, most of these songs weren't drilled into my head in the '70s except maybe "Signs" and "Gimme Dat Ding."

I like "Signs," but I really want to hear whatever Steppenwolf song the unrelated first 20 seconds could have turned into.

"Saturday Morning Confusion" would make a good mashup, musically and topically, with "9 to 5."

Would the line about macaroons qualify "Sweet City Woman" for the Words That Only Appeared in One Hit Song thread?

The power poppy songs are starting to cancel each other out and I'm leaning toward "It's a Cryin' Shame."

Hideous Lump, Monday, 9 July 2018 01:05 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm not wild about much on this volume, but voting "Sweet City Woman," a 70s skiffle jam I vastly prefer to "In the Summertime."

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Monday, 9 July 2018 18:39 (one week ago) Permalink

I was obsessed with "Timothy" as a kid (also "DOA" by Bloodrock same year, morbid kid) but I'm giving this one to "Go Back," a minor hit I never heard too much of to tire of.

Get aboard the flappy bird, departing gate 19 (Dan Peterson), Monday, 9 July 2018 20:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Sweet City Woman was the first record I ever bought, a decision I have never regretted. So that.

Migdalia Amygdala (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 05:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Sweet City Woman was the first record I ever bought, a decision I have never regretted. So that.

Migdalia Amygdala (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 05:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Sweet City Woman was the first record I ever bought, a decision I have never regretted. So that.

Migdalia Amygdala (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 05:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Get in those last-minute votes!

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 23:02 (one week ago) Permalink

these are some weak songs tho.

how hard is it to just hit a groove and ride that out? it sounds like people in the early 70s got super high when they wrote these songs and ended up adding all these needless dumb parts to the songs. it's like the song gets distracted by something out the window or something.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 23:46 (one week ago) Permalink

The Buoys is a pretty funny band name tho, i like that.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 23:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Poor Lulu.

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:02 (one week ago) Permalink

'71 was a great year to be an ugly guy with long hair.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:04 (one week ago) Permalink


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