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1973 – In Excess

Michael Walker defines a gray area in the history of Rock music with What You Want Is in the Limo : On the Road with Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and the Who in 1973, the Year the Sixties Died and the Modern Rock Star Was Born. This NPR interview gives a nice overview of the Walker’s insights.

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From Oi! to Oy! in a single step

Rock lost its artistic mojo circa 1973, as big money proved a death knell to 60’s idealism.  As seen in Atlantic Crossing cover at right, you cross a lot of ocean with a leg spread out so far and wide, but you also jump a lot of shark in the process.

Think Rod Stewart’s ’73 release Atlantic Crossingin contrast to his work with The Faces a year earlier – possibly the greatest rock show ever:

 

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