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FlinterFile: The Sex Pistols- Anarchy In The UK

The first single of the Sex Pistols was quite controversial. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Eddie Money- Baby Hold On

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If you would like to know something about career changes, Eddie Money probably can tell you something. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Heart- Barracuda

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Heart had some problems with their record label in 1977, and as always, these problems can become big hits. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Heatwave- Boogie Nights

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In 1977, Heatwave had their first hit. This song was their debut single, written by Rod Temperton, who later wrote hits like Thriller and Rock With You. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Hot Blood- Soul Dracula

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In 1977, a some studio musicians got together under the name Hot Blood. Probably the one behind the group was the arranger behind Boney M., Stefan Klinkhammer. The studio musicians played the track, but are not to be found in the credits… well, what you’ve got in this song, is everything you would expect when saying the name Dracula: a vampire, laughs, and it is a surprisingly good disco song, too… it never made the charts in the US, but in the UK, it was a number 32 hit… in Japan, the single sold more than 400 000 times. Well, enjoy

Hot Blood- Soul Dracula

FlinterFile: Patti Smith- Because The Night

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In 1977, Patti Smith released her only big hit. Bruce Springsteen had written the music and the chorus, and gave it to Patti, as it was fit for her. However, Patti was not sure about recording the song, the demo by Bruce Springsteen convinced her. She filled in the rest of the text when she was waiting for her husband, who would call her. Jimmy Iovine got to produce the song (he worked with Bruce on his Born To Run album), since he also had the idea to give it to Patti Smith. He started his career with it. Although the song was a hit and the text was good, Patti Smith later thought of it as very commercial. It became a number 13 hit in the US, a number 5 hit in the UK, and it made enough money to buy a Cordoba for Patti’s father. And Bruce? He did record the song, though it took some years, since he was struggling to get the rights. Enjoy

Patti Smith Group- Because The Night

Song of the day: Emmylou Harris- (You Never Can Tell) C’est La Vie

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In 1977, Emmylou Harris had a hit with an old song. The original of the song was made by Chuck Berry in 1964. It is a song about a couple getting married. He was just free from 20 months in jail, and started having hits again. This song ended on number 14 in the US. Emmylou Harris took the song, renamed it and had a top 10 country hit with it. Enjoy

Emmylou Harris- (You Never Can Tell) C’est La Vie

Song of the day: Flash & the Pan- Hey St. Peter

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In 1977, the Australian Flash & the Pan released the single Hey St. Peter. They were formed by two members of the Easybeats, George Young and Harry Vanda. As the Easybeats split up in 1969, they started writing songs for artists like John Paul Young and AC/DC. With Hey, St. Peter, they had their first hit as Flash & the Pan, namely number 5 in Australia. Enjoy

Flash & The Pan- Hey, St. Peter

Song of the day: KC And The Sunshine Band- Keep It Comin’ Love

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In 1977, KC & the Sunshine Band brought in the sun with a Carribean influenced song. With a title that can be interpreted in some ways, it was another big hit for them. In the US it was a number 2 hit, in the UK it was not that much of a hit, number 31. Enjoy

KC & The Sunshine Band- Keep It Comin’ Love

Song of the day: The Baby’s- Isn’t It Time

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In 1977, the Babys released the song Isn’t It Time. The bass guitarist wrote it with Ray Kennedy, who was in love with a French lady. With the Babettes (the background singers) balanced the song with the lover in the song, who is doubting which decision he has to make. In the US it was number 13, and in Australia it even was number 1! Enjoy

The Babys- Isn’t It Time