Monday, July 09, 2007

Roxy Music:
Pyjamarama [single A-side, March 1973]
Pyjamarama [recorded "live" at the Glasgow Apollo, November 2, 1973]

bonus beats:
Roxy Music: The Pride And The Pain [B-side of the Pyjamarama single, 1973]

available on The Thrill Of It All and Viva!

The UK top 40 for March '73:

1 Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize
2 Donny Osmond - The Twelfth Of Never
3 The Faces - Cindy Incidentally
4 T Rex - 20th Century Boy
5 The Detroit Emeralds - Feel The Need In Me
6 The Strawbs - Part Of The Union
7 Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song
8 Alice Cooper - Hello Hurray
9 The Sweet - Blockbuster
10 Focus - Sylvia
11 Jimmy Helms - Gonna Make You An Offer You Can't Refuse
12 Dave Edmunds - Baby I Love You
13 The Jackson Five - Doctor My Eyes
14 Cliff Richard - Power To All Our Friends
15 Thin Lizzy - Whisky In The Jar
16 Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
17 Gary Glitter - Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)
18 The Partridge Family - Looking Through The Eyes Of Love
19 Kenny - Heart Of Stone
20 The New Seekers - Pinball Wizard / See Me Feel Me (Medley)
21 Cockerel Chorus - Nice One Cyril
22 Shirley Bassey - Never Never Never
23 Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together
24 Dawn feat. Tony Orlando - Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
25 Neil Sedaka - That's When The Music Takes Me
26 Stevie Wonder - Superstition
27 Little Jimmy Osmond - Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
28 The O'Jays - Love Train
29 Olivia Newton-John - Take Me Home Country Roads
30 White Plains - Step Into A Dream
31 Electric Light Orchestra - Roll Over Beethoven
32 Gladys Knight & The Pips - Look Of Love
33 Elton John - Daniel
34 Blue Mink - By The Devil
35 Roxy Music - Pyjamarama
36 Focus - Hocus Pocus
37 Junior Walker & The All Stars - Take Me Girl I'm Ready
38 Judge Dread - Big Seven
39 The Beach Boys - California Saga
40 David Cassidy - I'm A Clown / Some Kind Of Summer

two Focus songs in the top 40!


Emmett said...

Dear listeners: this version of Pyajamarama from The Thrill Of It All box set sounds a lot better than the version on The Best Of Roxy Music. I don't know if it's remastered or what. Also, bizarrely, there is one eighth-note missing from the last drum fill before the vocals come in. And the outro is 8 seconds longer.

Anonymous said...

Nice! And the Top40 list is interesting. Surpirsed to see The Strawbs and Focus (Two entries!) among all the typical 70s pop. But the again it's their msot famous and chart-friendly songs.

Never heard of that Beach Boys song either. Didn't know they where active in '73.

Anonymous said...

Didn't feel I made any justice with the term "typical 70s pop"

What I meant was that I'm not so surprised to see these songs at a Top40 list from the 70s.

If the songs are good or not one should decide for himself/herself.

walkathon said...

That's a pretty great Top 40 chart. Crazy to see "California Saga" on there, and had no idea the J5 once covered "Doctor My Eyes." Gotta go dig that up now.

Emmett said...

Thanks for your comments, Frasse & Walkathon. It'd be cool if there was a way to just "stream this chart" and hear all these songs now. I'm curious to hear that Gilbert O'Sullivan track, among others.

walkathon said...

Here's the notorious Pan's People sync of "Get Down" from TOTP. I absolutely love this:

Emmett said...

Very cool, Walkathon. Thanks for that! Great close-up of the white dog at the 1:57 mark.

Emmett said...

UPDATE: Our friend Cracklin' Chimney dug up the Jackson 5 Doctor My Eyes and posted it over here:

Dig it.

Anonymous said...

thanx so much!
now, i'd like to hear some of the other roxy bsides...

D. said...

13 The Jackson Five - Doctor My Eyes

you mean that was real, not a typo mistakin them for Jackson Browne??? righteous. Also, I'm totally embarassed to be reminded I once listened to David Cassidy 45s.

Speakin of typos - isn't it Jackson 5ive?


Emmett said...

Hey, Dan -- I thought it was a typo at first, too!