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November 19, 2018

So after my success* at persuading the MC50 to let me DJ with a 1968-themed setlist I have done a similar exercise for 1974. This is because next April’s Mott The Hoople Class of ’74 gigs are going to focus exclusively on the material they recorded that year. I have already written to Ian Hunter via the excellent Horses Mouth feature on his website to see if I can DJ at one or both of the Shepherds Bush gigs.

My next step was to see what 7” vinyl singles I have from that year. The list follows, and it is a more interesting selection of songs than I imagined. Glam was almost over, The Faces were on their last legs, pub rock was coming up fast but a quiet year from some of my long term favourites with nothing contemporary from The Kinks or The Who. Of course the big omission is the final run of Mott singles – Golden Age of R’n’R, Foxy Foxy and Saturday Gigs – but I hope we’ll be hearing these live!

Usual rules apply: all tracks must have been released on 7” vinyl as an A or B side somewhere in the world in 1974. So what have I missed ?

Blue Oyster Cult – ME 262 / Career Of Evil

David Bowie – Rebel Rebel / Diamond Dogs / All The Young Dudes

Brinsley Schwarz – (What’s So Funny About) Peace, Love And Understanding

John Cale – The Man Who Couldn’t Afford To Orgy

Dr Feelgood – Roxette

Ducks Deluxe – Love’s Melody / Fireball

Eno – Seven Deadly Finns / Fever

Faces – You Can Make Be Dance… / As Long As You Tell Him

Bryan Ferry – The In Crowd

Flamin’ Groovies – Grease / More Grease

J Geils Band – Musta Got Lost / Funky Judge

Grin – You’re The Weight / Beggars Day

Roy Harper – Home

Ronnie Lane – The Poacher

Lulu – Watch That Man / The Man Who Stole The World

Andy McKay – Wild Weekend

New Your Dolls – Who Are The Mystery Girls ? / Stranded In The Jungle

Raspberries – Overnite Sensation / Party’s Over

Lou Reed – How Do You Think It Feels? / Caroline Says

Rolling Stones – Through The Lonely Nights / Dance Little Sister / Ain’t Too Proud To Beg

Mick Ronson – Slaughter On Tenth Avenue

Roxy Music – All I Want Is You / The Thrill Of It All

Todd Rundgren – A Dream Goes On Forever / Heavy Metal Kids

Bob Seeger – Get Out Of Denver

Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Anthem

Sharks – King Fu

Slade – How Does It Feel / Everyday / Far Far Away

Steely Dan- Rikki Don’t Lose That Number

Who – Postcard

Neil Young – Walk On

* total failure – apparently Mick Jones from The Clash got the gig





From → DJ Playlists, Gigs, Music

One Comment
  1. It has been pointed out to me that the following excellent tracks would also be eligible:

    Man – Day And Night / Hard Way To Live (live)
    Ron Wood – I Can Feel The Fire
    Robert Wyatt – I’m A Believer

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