Thursday, April 17, 2014

Have A Nice Decade

Los Angeles, CA

In 1995, I vaguely recall PBS airing a documentary about the history of pop music. I think it aired on Sunday evenings spread out over a month or so. It was a 10-hour doc that tried to span the origins of rock music from the late 40s all the way to the mid-1990s.

This was Vol. 8 and the episode about 1970s bands titled Have A Nice Decade and included some great interviews with David Bowie, David Gilmour, Alice Cooper, George Clinton, and Ozzy. The early 70s ushered in the rise of corporate rock, the height of technological innovations in recording, and the peak (or rock bottom) of drug culture. It was a wide-open era of music that branched off into a thousand different genres and sub-genres.

Man oh man... I missed all the subtle and not-so-subtle drug references in this...

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