1972- The year in music, surprisingly good, surprising lacking LP's from major heavyweight classic Rock acts.

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    1972- The year in music, surprisingly good, surprising lacking LP's from major heavyweight classic Rock acts.

    It was 40 years ago, 1972. It is a breakthrough year in the history of Classic Rock ( including subgenres Progressive and Heavy Metal).

    Despite the fact that many of the true heavyweights of the industry did not release an LP.

    The Beatles had broken up,Hendrix was dead, Morrison was dead. Eric Clapton was off the radar dealing with personal problems. Dylan, The Who, Led Zeppelin did not release studio albums. Pink Floyd had yet to climb into the higher ranks of Rock supremacy, releasing the marvelous, however obscure and aptly named 'Obscured By Clouds' LP....not to be one of their most reknowned works, however.

    Also consider, Woodstock heavies Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead were becoming 60's icons, but found tough going getting airplay in the early 70's...obviously they were ( as they still seem to be ) linked to the turbulant era of the late 60's. Crosby , Stills, Nash & Young...that ship already sailed and now the artists were all persuing solo projects, with Young the only one of the four to breakthrough to the manistream in 72, Stills enjoyed some minor success. Santana was heading off into a more Jazz influenced territory with 'Caravanserai'...not one of their most popular LPs.

    But, all that taken into consideration, these groups released major Rock LPs , that are considered classics by many:

    Edgar Winter Group-They Only Come Out At Night.
    Neil Young-Harvest
    Yes-Close To The Edge
    Moody Blues- Seventh Soujourn
    Deep Purple- Machine Head
    Mott The Hoople- All The Young Dudes
    Rolling Stones- Exile On Main St. (the exception to the rule as the Stones were huge stars at this point).
    Uriah Heep-Demons And Wizards
    ELP- Trilogy
    Jeff Beck Group-s/t
    Black Sabbath- Black Sabbath VOL. 4
    Alice Cooper- School's Out
    Elton John-H*nky Chateau...sorry, BDC WON'T ALLOW THE WORD!
    Humble Pie- Smokin'
    David Bowie- the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
    Jethro Tull- Living In The Past
    ZZTop- Rio Grande Mud
    the Allman Brothers- Eat A Peach
    the Doobie Brothers- Toulouse Street
    J. Geils Band - Full House ( live LP- BUT POSSIBLY THEIR BEST!)
    Cactus- 'Ot 'N' Sweaty



    ...in addition , these groups released their marvelous debut LPs:

    Steely Dan- Can't Buy A Thrill
    The Eagles- s/t
    Foghat- s/t
    Blue Oyster Cult - s/t ( it was not uncommon for groups to debut with self- titled LPs, as you can see.

    Considering all the inactivity from the mega-stars and super heavyweights of the era...WOW!!!




     
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    Re: 1972- The year in music, surprisingly good, surprising lacking LP's from major heavyweight classic Rock acts.

    Here's a few more from that ignominious year:

    Stevie Wonder's "Talking Book"

    Fleetwood Mac's "Bare Trees"  (underrated, IMO)

    Nick Drake's "Pink Moon"

    Todd Rundgren's "Something/Anything"
     
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    Re: 1972- The year in music, surprisingly good, surprising lacking LP's from major heavyweight classic Rock acts.

    Chicago V
     
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    Re: 1972- The year in music, surprisingly good, surprising lacking LP's from major heavyweight classic Rock acts.

    Nice list Zilla...I played the heck out of a lot of those albums.
     
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    Re: 1972- The year in music, surprisingly good, surprising lacking LP's from major heavyweight classic Rock acts.

    Wasn't 1972 the year that Homer Simpson claimed music ended?
     
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    Re: 1972- The year in music, surprisingly good, surprising lacking LP's from major heavyweight classic Rock acts.

     A couple of more for the list:

    WAR - The World is a ghetto
    Hot Tuna - Burgers
    Little Feat - Sailin' Shoes
    Jim Croce - You don't mess around with Jim
    Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly
     
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    Re: 1972- The year in music, surprisingly good, surprising lacking LP's from major heavyweight classic Rock acts.

    I know there was good music, but I just don't remember 1972 - found a certain substance that year. Did get to see some pretty colors though Tongue Out
     
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    Re: 1972- The year in music, surprisingly good, surprising lacking LP's from major heavyweight classic Rock acts.

    '72 is a doozie of a year. I picked this one as the top one of that era. It definitely has most of the landmark material across all genres.

     
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