Tag: 1976

Sneakers: Sneakers (Omnivore Recordings)

This then-unknown Power Pop band would be the breeding grounds for several talented musicians, but this debut shows the magic that briefly shone in their very short existence.

Twilight Music: Tomorrow’s People, “Open Soul” (1976)

What is soul, you ask?

3AM Eternal: Alice Cooper, “Welcome To My Nightmare” (1975)

It’s Hallowe’en time again, so we’re going to prep you for that special day by giving you some scary, dark, depressing, haunting music. First up is a wonderful appearance by a master of the horror-rock genre.

Heatwave: Too Hot To Handle/Central Heating (Big Break Records/Cherry Red)

The first two albums by international funksters Heatwave highlight a band who established themselves with an early smash single and debut album, and then redefined themselves with its followup.

Heatwave: Too Hot To Handle/Central Heating (Big Break Records/Cherry Red)

The first two albums by international funksters Heatwave highlight a band who established themselves with an early smash single and debut album, and then redefined themselves with its followup.

3AM Eternal: Climax Blues Band “Couldn’t Get It Right” (1976)

Isn’t it funny how a band can establish its style and sound, and then, in the spirit of doing something completely different, wind up having a career-defining hit? So it was for British-based blues-rockers Climax Blues Band, a group that started out as a straight up Chicago blues/jug band group, morphing into a heavy, hard… Read More ›

The Walter Murphy Band: A Fifth of Beethoven (Hot Shot)

Walter Murphy was a young musical prodigy, making a name for himself as a talented preteen musician. His talent would lead him to a very brief gig on The Tonight Show, but he really made his name in 1976, when he hit upon the unique notion of blending the trendy contemporary sound of disco with… Read More ›

3AM Eternal: Brick “Dazz” (1976)

Ba-da-bing!  

3AM Eternal: Silvetti “Steps in the Snow” (1976)

We’ve previously discussed Argentinean composer Bebu Silvetti and his breakthrough album Spring Rain. This song, taken from his 1976 debut album, World Without Words, came a year before his breakthrough, was an album somewhat dedicated to the weather, and featured a version of “Spring Rain,” which would shortly become his signature hit. Oh, and don’t… Read More ›

3AM Eternal: Peabo Bryson “Lovely Lady” (1976)

I just felt like hearing a little Peabo Bryson. Taken from his 1976 debut album Peabo, this is a fine little soul ballad.