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Posts tagged ‘1972’

No way to go

November 13th, 2019

The Watergate break-in. Nixon’s re-election. Bloody Sunday. The terrorist attack at the Olympics in Munich. Hurricane Agnes. The Christmas bombing on North Vietnam. The year of my birth had no shortage of horrors and tragedies, but one of the most disturbing of the lot took place in countless bathrooms across America. To ask “why?” is […]

Back to Wax #39: Tested patterns

November 19th, 2018

I have always been an early riser. No matter how late I turned in the night before, my body is incapable of staying in bed past 7:30 AM and anything beyond a quarter past six is spent in a state of fidgety restlessness. These behaviors have persisted despite a lifetime spent in the company of […]

Another Monday, another truncated ‘n’ squished collection of pop hits from the polyester apocalypse of the early 1970s. The album is the creatively titled 22 Explosive Hits, Vol 2, released by K-Tel in 1972. I purchased it for the same reason I purchased the thematically similar Believe in Music compilation — to cheaply acquire a […]

After realizing the value of K-Tel compilations as historic-nostalgic core samples of my wayward youth, I decided to dig a bit deeper into that vein, past the hazy recollections of pre-adolescence and into the primordial murk of my early childhood. When all is said and done, I am a child of the Seventies. The eight […]

As the above excerpt from Hugh Sidey’s November 10, viagra 1972 column in LIFE demonstrates, Young Andrew’s first Halloween was a truly macabre event…though it lacked the pyrotechnic elan of his first Easter. Recommended listening: The Daylighters – Mad House Jump (from a 1959 single) [audio:141020dmj.mp3] Actual monsters may be more quotidian (and dangerous) than […]

Inauspicious beginnings

March 11th, 2012

The top two hits for the week ending on March 18, urologist 1972: #1: Neil Young – Heart of Gold #2: America – Horse With No Name On the upside, they do serve as crucial reminders that forty years (or thirty-nine years and 364 days factoring in for the leap year) did not pass by […]

Don’t believe in surrenders

December 16th, 2011

In January 1972, sovaldi LIFE Magazine checked in with John Wayne to see what the cinematic legend thought about the wave of social change sweeping the nation. The Duke, shop being “a true all-American hero” (in the sense that he got paid to dress up and perform make-believe acts of heroism) and red-blooded avatar of […]

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