by Darren Clarke, December 1, 2020
It’s probably appropriate that the latest installment of the 70s podcast, centered around leafing through a Sears Christmas Catalogue (“Wishbook”) circa Chicago, Illinois, 1975, would be done just in time for the first major snowfall of 2020.
So, let Part Eight of the 70s podcast keep you warm for this snowy introduction to the first day of December.
This installment of the Which Brings Us To… the 70s, podcast, deals with such weighty fashion topics as- “Appliqued” denim, Perma Prest pants, Jacquard sweaters, the, “buckaroo look,” Super Frog screenprints and plaid Toughskins.
We also talk Leonard Cohen- root beer floats, Herbal Essence shampoo, and the best back rubs, “North of Tallahassee,” as well as getting to the bottom of, “solid state” everything, the origins of Rastafarian music, the allure of funk, and if Canadian content rules may have caused me to under appreciate a few Canadian gems.
Artists included- Chrome, Swell Maps, Curtis Mayfield, Parliament, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, Max Webster, Leonard Cohen, Donovan, The Talking Heads, The Boomtown Rats, Aerosmith, Olivia Newton John, Bob Marley and the Wailers, The Police, The Modern Lovers, The Guess Who, Stefan Grossman and John Renbourn, Big Star, Count Ossie and the Mystic State of Rastafari, Roxy Music, The Raincoats, The Clash, Gary Numan, The Walker Brothers, Stompin’ Tom Connors, John Denver and John Lennon and Plastic Ono Band.