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"Anybody here experienced the 70s?", 13 days ago, 3:49 AM #1
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I've talked to some of my older relatives to get some insight, but what do you guys feel was the crowning jewel of that decade?

I am currently writing a story centered around the decade (I kinda wish I was born back then, being raised by my Uncle really made me appreciate the music and culture of that era.) And I want it to pretty much be as 70's as possible. It isn't going to particularly be realistic, but do any of you guys have any pointers for what I should include.



Also, what was you favorite bands? I'm a huge fan of The Temptations, Queen, Jackie Wilson, Ray Charles, and the band Chicago.


Don't even get me started on MJ. I loved the man.
13 days ago, 4:19 AM #2
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As far as music goes, there's a huge difference in music today and the music of the 70's in the way that they are/were produced. Back then bands made albums that were meant to be listened to in succession. Each song was a part of a larger story.

Now days bands concentrate on singles and their listeners download only the songs they want instead of an entire album. Also, albums were meant to be listened to with headphones.

Listen to this with headphones or a good set of earbuds --> Pink Floyd - Time
or this one --> Pink Floyd - Great Gig in the Sky

My favorite bands from the era: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Journey, Boston
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13 days ago, 4:28 AM #3
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C'mon, man, I wasn't even born at that time!
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13 days ago, 6:00 AM #4
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mightguy15: crowning jewel of that decade?

Also, what was you favorite bands?
I'm a huge fan of The Temptations, - 60s/70s
Queen, late 70s / 80s
Jackie Wilson, 50s /60s
Ray Charles, and the band Chicago. and ditto for these. ***

Don't even get me started on MJ. I loved the man. *** The best of MJ is the 80s



for me the "crowning jewel" of the 70s were that I got married in'74 and left the
U.K. at the end of 'em, to come to Queensland B-)

... I had some great mates that I surfed with, and around half of them also came to Australia,
during that decade.

There were only 2.8 billion on the planet, at the start of them...

NO mobile phones or personal computers for plebs and the internet was only for scientists and the
military. I worked on a mainframe - a brilliant job for the latter half - with loads of time off
to surf.

70s hair and 'porn star' moustaches (guilt as charged B-) )

The Cold War was going strong - so U.K., Oz and European governments didn't "take the piss" by
trying to lower working people's living standards, like they do now, for fear of 'uprisings', like
France now - 42 consecutive weeks of "gilet jeune" protests B-)

...while the Vietnam War was finally over, by half-way into them

Starsky'n'Hutch and the Rockford Files were on the telly, from'over there', with Fawlty Towers,
The Sweeney, Porridge, Rising Damp and Callan the best U.K. shows - probably totally unknown
across the pond B-)

There was a really nice guy in the White House, for the end of them. Obama was the next 'nice
guy'. We may never get another one ! B-)

The "background" level of pop music was better than the 60s...but not as good as the 80s,
regardless of your (or my) particular favourite genre

Cream, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Doobie Bros., Hendrix, Flying Burrito Bros, CSNY, Pink Floyd and
Nick Drake's "Pink Moon" and Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" were probably getting the most time on
the cassette player in the kombi(s) on my way between home/ work/ beach.

....none of which will be of the slightest help to your comic ! Haha !

B-)
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13 days ago, 7:28 AM #5
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I always twitch if I hear somebody mention "music of the seventies" as there was one of the biggest gaps in music history in the midseventies.
To put it right, you have music from the late sixties and early seventies as an unit (which produced surely a lot of medicocrite mainstream, too, but most of the best music ever) and the later seventies, that are much closer to the 80ies and a lot of standard mainstream pop of today.
One of several, but the most important impact was the oilcrisis (THE oilcrisis, not the later minor ones) that almost killed most great bands over night. The weight of records was reduced from 180 to 130 lbs, the quality of vinyl (and other plastic) was reduced, and the production companies fired the remaining progressive bands, and some once great bands only survived by switching to a less interesting mainstream style.

So:

Midsixties to around 1974: Garage Rock, turning to Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock, Krautrock, Experimental Electronic Rock, first Protodoom. At the end of the era Glamrock, which in it's best parts contains some progressive elements, and influenced later disco in the worst.

Mid seventies and later: Disco, Schlager, standard mainstream pop.

This means some lame standard popsong of 1977 is much more similar to a popsong of today then to some heavy psych of 1970 or some dark kraut of 1973. Two separated worlds of music.

I could go on for hours with details now, but I better stop here. But one more thing: Records were damn expensive, and there was no worldwideweb (internet did exist, but the public didn't even realize it did) to download any music or even inform yourself about any bands or genres. There were magacines, but they weren't available everywhere and many people didn't know of their existence either. It was the same situation in the 1980ies, except that a few good books about the music of earlier eras were available, if you knew where to get them. I have learned most about the best or most interesting bands of the 1970ies in the late 1990ies and 2000s.

Merged Doublepost:

I made that for Ariane's Little Protodoom Guide some years ago.

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P.S. There are a lot of genres in the era I did not mention in the model because they can be seen as subgenres or are either too vague (hard rock, symphonic rock, etc.) or overspecified (Boston sound, Zeuhl, etc.). And the model is about rock, so I didn't went into the many genres of jazz, etc.
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As a little kid, the "crown jewels" to me were the Six Million Dollar Man, Star Wars, and The Blues Brothers, including Saturday Night Live. The music was an essential part of all these. Oliver Nelson's theme and that double vinyl album of John Williams' Star Wars score were just...soul shaking to me.

Oh yea, Jaws and Close Encounters were pretty big, too (music also amazing).

P.S. How could I forget Alien and that sick HR Giger design.

P.P.S. Holy... Heavy Metal comics, dude! (I'd sneak a look at these even though they were in the adult section of the magazine rack)
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DizzasterJuice:As far as music goes, there's a huge difference in music today and the music of the 70's in the way that they are/were produced. Back then bands made albums that were meant to be listened to in succession. Each song was a part of a larger story.

Now days bands concentrate on singles and their listeners download only the songs they want instead of an entire album. Also, albums were meant to be listened to with headphones.

Listen to this with headphones or a good set of earbuds --> Pink Floyd - Time
or this one --> Pink Floyd - Great Gig in the Sky

My favorite bands from the era: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Journey, Boston


I noticed that too, I wonder why things changed so drastically?

Merged Doublepost:

AsFoxger:C'mon, man, I wasn't even born at that time!


That's cool dude, I wasn't either but I definitely still appreciate the culture back then. I was born in the 90's, although that really doesn't matter now, lol come a few more years that will have been 30 years ago.

Time comes and goes. Even at an early age I realized that, but it's kinda sad it still happens so fast.
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13 days ago, 3:43 PM #9
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Bear:for me the "crowning jewel" of the 70s were that I got married in'74 and left the
U.K. at the end of 'em, to come to Queensland B-)

... I had some great mates that I surfed with, and around half of them also came to Australia,
during that decade.

There were only 2.8 billion on the planet, at the start of them...

NO mobile phones or personal computers for plebs and the internet was only for scientists and the
military. I worked on a mainframe - a brilliant job for the latter half - with loads of time off
to surf.

70s hair and 'porn star' moustaches (guilt as charged B-) )

The Cold War was going strong - so U.K., Oz and European governments didn't "take the piss" by
trying to lower working people's living standards, like they do now, for fear of 'uprisings', like
France now - 42 consecutive weeks of "gilet jeune" protests B-)

...while the Vietnam War was finally over, by half-way into them

Starsky'n'Hutch and the Rockford Files were on the telly, from'over there', with Fawlty Towers,
The Sweeney, Porridge, Rising Damp and Callan the best U.K. shows - probably totally unknown
across the pond B-)

There was a really nice guy in the White House, for the end of them. Obama was the next 'nice
guy'. We may never get another one ! B-)

The "background" level of pop music was better than the 60s...but not as good as the 80s,
regardless of your (or my) particular favourite genre

Cream, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Doobie Bros., Hendrix, Flying Burrito Bros, CSNY, Pink Floyd and
Nick Drake's "Pink Moon" and Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" were probably getting the most time on
the cassette player in the kombi(s) on my way between home/ work/ beach.

....none of which will be of the slightest help to your comic ! Haha !

B-)


Thanks for the insight my man, well as for crowing jewel, '74 seems to have been an amazing year for you. I'm happy for you guys and I hope you guys are still going strong!

You used to surf? Lol that's awesome. I would kill myself if I tried, lol. Certainly you didn't give up on catching waves, eh?

Also, I feel you on that phones and computers bit, essentially anything can be done on those devices now. Makes me somewhat regret we have it when trolls and SJWs get their bits in on any media platform they can get their hands on. And because it's accessable, it's easy for them too.

Makes me miss the days people would just go outside or invest in a hobby.

And yeah, my uncle is a Vietnam War veteran, and he currently receives aide from the army because when he was there a grenade caused him to lose his hearing. He doesn't like talking about it, although he doesn't have a lot of good things to say about former presidents Nixon or Lyndon B. Johnson. He's a bit cynical and grumpy, though I imagine there may be good reason for that.

80s seems to just be that magical time in music man. Although I love all genres of music, my favorite happens to be rock. Jimmi Hendrix was my man! I also love Bob Marley, but AC/DC and other bands really took the cake for me. I love 90s rock too.
12 days ago, 6:18 AM #10
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I was born in 1984, so I missed that decade. However, Pink Floyd is my favorite band, and they were at their peak in the 70s. I second the perception that bands were more focused on how songs flowed into each other. The concept album was huge in the 70s, and Pink Floyd had a string of popular concept albums in the 70s, their most commercially successful albums (Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and the Wall). Bands also were not afraid to make gigantic songs which wouldn't reasonably be played on the radio. Pink Floyd released the 23 minute song "Echoes" off of the album Meddle, a song only constrained in length by music format (it took up the entire side of a record). One could also point out that Dark Side of the Moon, since the songs flow into each other, is really just two songs (only broken up by the fact that the record needs to be flipped).

Aside from Floyd, I know the Grateful Dead were quite known for playing songs live which went on for quite long times, some going over half an hour. I guess I'm trying to say that the experimentalism of the underground 60s rock scene began to see some light in the mainstream, as former indie bands of the decade prior were becoming popular. It's not all of 70s music, or even 70s rock music, but it's how I, miss never-lived-in-the-decade, see it.
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12 days ago, 9:31 AM #11
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mightguy15: 1: I hope you guys are still going strong!

2: You used to surf? Lol that's awesome.

3: And yeah, my uncle is a Vietnam War veteran, and he currently receives aide...
He's a bit cynical and grumpy, though I imagine there may be good reason for that.

4: 80s seems to just be that magical time in music man... I love 90s rock too.


1: we're not, but nothing lasts forever. We had a good 25 yrs+ B-) we still talk - she lives with my daughter a few hours away, on acreage in a "grannie cabin", 50 metres from the main house, with grand-daughters, dogs, chickens, sheep...

2: It was awesome ! I started at 17 ('66), and stopped when my kidneys failed, in '03. I was quite pissed off about that, but I'm still luckier than many B-)

3: I'd say there is, yeah. As a young British person, I had no connection. As an Australian, later, I had a few friends/colleagues who were vets of it. Dead now, agent orange, mostly.

4: I'm not one of those stupid, annoying old farts who say "All the good music stopped in -insert year/decade of choice - " I still hear new stuff and go "Wow- who's that !?"
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Not seeing anyone mention this, but you may want to check out some common slang of the era. Like "boss" was big in the 50s/60s, far-out and solid, trippy probably were still being used in early 70s. Maybe not necessary, but it might enhance the feel and evoke the era :3


Some other major events in the US:

The Second Wounded Knee, where the US government AGAIN shoot up a bunch of the Dakota trip who were protesting.

Did anyone mention Watergate? That was what broke the spell and made many US citizens realize the gov. couldn't always be blindly trusted (it was a serious thought that US gov could do no wrong.)

I think the Sha of Iran was run out in the 70s?

I also though the whole Khrushchev shoe event took place in the 70s. I could be wrong. No one of my generation ever knows what I'm talking about when I bring it up :/ I was born in the wrong era.

Kent State Shooting, related to the Vietnam war.

More Music:
Punk got its start in the late 1960s (Iggy Pop/The Stooges & MC5), but it was starting to see its hay-day in the 70s (of course Punk moved on it the 80s and 90s,) as was Glam Rock (Stilldown touched upon Glam.) Funk & Soul still going strong (I love a lot of 70s funk.) First "Hip Hop/Rap" song was Sugar Hill gang I think in 1979...back before rap got ruined (guess it's not written for me, so I shouldn't care? Too bad, cause I like a lot of early hip hop and rap music.) I mean, some mid-late 70s sucked, but we had Queen? Pink Floyd was also still doing amazing. I mean, where a lot of 60s groups had trouble not going light rock, they were putting out Darkside of the Moon, Animals, The Wall (1979). Disco wasn't always king :3 (I like some disco, but it's more the sound, not the lyrics.) New Wave also gets its start in the late 70s (contrary to popular belief.)
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I think about the civil rights movement and that one time every single person decided to trash disco which was weird
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Civil Rights Movement, while arguably still going on today, is considered to have culminated with LBJ signing the Civil Rights act/fair housing act in 1968.

Again, not saying it wasn't still (isn't still) a fight, but it tends to be more framed with the race riots of the 1960s.

But, I'm not an historian, so I'll eat my words if someone posts something to contradict me.
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Not much feedback, but...

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..Poobah US Rock, one of the few post oilcrisis albums that really convinced me (two others are Pink Floyd's The Wall and Tangerine Dream's Sorcerer).
The RR Mirror in the back is a midseventies souvenir that my parents bought in Beaulie. The Thorens is an icon of HiFi-technology, this one built in 1973, running perfectly after long extensive use and a bad accident. You still get all spareparts, although I never needed any. Amplifier is a 1970 Revox A78 (the revox a-series is a legend, as it was the first to merge highend/ studio tech with private/ home equipment.) The reel-to-reel is the A77 built since 1967, although this one is a seventies model. It is known from Pink Floyd cover art, featured in an early The Who music video and used for recording by the Beatles, Bob Dylan and others. Tuner below is A76, between them an orginal seventies cleaning set.
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mightguy15:
That's cool dude, I wasn't either but I definitely still appreciate the culture back then. I was born in the 90's, although that really doesn't matter now, lol come a few more years that will have been 30 years ago.

Time comes and goes. Even at an early age I realized that, but it's kinda sad it still happens so fast.


Lol I was playing as the typical guy who receives a question on history who asks "Can you tell me something about World War II?" and I respond something like "I wasn't born in that time." just to see the reaction, I've seen people reacting at many different ways that I find it amusing.

Of course I appreciate some of the things in the past, like rock music, for example. The album in 1986 "Broadcast" by Cutting Crew is awesome, I love it. :)
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I don't know how much this will help you with your research...but I found this super entertaining (and...oddly I am familiar with all this sh*t) If anything it at least has some clothing references and some pop culture stuff.

Mind you, I think the majority of this list were things my family had XD The macro-may plant holders? Check. Mom's Saturday Night Fever record? Check. Dad's 8 track Moody Blues tapes? Check.



The narration's a bit cheesy...but uh..what can you do?
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