Forgotten Seventies (A Mix)
Yet, still, somehow, I find a little magic in them, vibes from a lost world. A lot of thoroughly forgettable records manage a track or two that holds up, generally distinguished by pretty harmonies or crafty guitar licks, or infused with an unexpected strain of power pop or prog or early Americana or pub rock. And every now and then you'll even stumble across an album that's nearly great, undeserving of its obscurity--say, the work of Mountain Bus or Morning or Timbercreek or Relatively Clean Rivers, to pick a few.
I threw together a Spotify playlist gathering a sampling from the obscure '70s corner of my collection. Not surprisingly, the availability of these recordings on streaming media is pretty spotty (a couple of those highlights noted above aren't available), but there's still plenty to play with.
Kick back, pop open a can of Schlitz, and stare at the beer-sign-adorned panel walls of your carpeted den, and let the magic wash over you.