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Tag Archives: 1973

Can – Moonshake

We honour Holger Czukay, who sadly passed away, with this mantric, propulsive banger from Can’s 1973 album ‘Future Days’.


Todd Rundgren – International Feel (Single Version)

Todd Rungdren decided to go for a bit of radio airplay by combing the opener to his 1973 album ‘A Wizard/A True Star’ with the closing track to said albums A side (titled ‘Le Feel Internacìonále’). This is expansive glitter-glam-prog-pop of the highest order, and probably gives Ariel Pink hard on’s just thinking about it. A very, very more-ish track(s) that gives grins to all who are righteous.

Roxy Music – Mother Of Pearl

The band’s 1973 album ‘Stranded’ was the first without Brian Eno*. Even though t doesn’t quite tickle the nooks and crannies that ‘For Your Pleasure’ managed to, it certainly has its moments, such as this glam/garage number that’s in true Roxy style.

*Reportedly, Brian Eno later rated this album as Roxy Music’s finest.

Sun Ra – Space Is The Place

The monumental title track from his 1973 album. Big Band Jazz meets Astral travelling; like someone sprinkled the cotton club with stardust and spiked the drinks with mescaline. Dive in to this stone-cold classic.

Frank Zappa – Montana

From a man taken from us 23 years ago today. Sadly missed. Here’s a track from his wonderful 1973 album ‘Overnite Sensation’.

Stevie Wonder – Too High

Beautiful Soul music from Stevie’s 197 album ‘Innervisions’. Class.

Alice Coltrane – Going Home

Stunning piece from the wonderful Alice Coltrane; from her 1973 album ‘Lord Of Lords’.

Joe Henderson feat. Alice Coltrane – Earth

Tamboura; check! Chinese bells; check! Congas; check! Yep! We’re talking some classic Astral Jazz here from Joe Henderson; made even more wonderful by the fact that he’s joined by Alice Coltrane. This is from 1973’s ‘The Elements’ album, and along with a track called ‘Water’ (also on The Sentinel), is one of the finest examples of Astral Jazz there is. Stunning!

John Fahey – When The Fire & Roses Are One

Pure magic from Fahey here, as ever. Incredible stuff from one man and his guitar; from his 1973 album ‘Fare Forward Voyagers’.

Slapp Happy – Michelangelo

Another one from 1973’s ‘Acnalbasac Noom’, with members of Faust joining the band.

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