Super Seventies Saturday

Every Saturday we offer a selection of 4 handpicked movies with a host of no filler music from a new year in the 70s. Polls open at 1:30pm EST, 19:30 CET. Take me there

Next Episode, 6/12

They cannot hit what they cannot see; float like butterfly; sting like a bee. It’s SSS, ep – 56: Fight Night, featuring four 70s boxing classics: Stacy Keach plays a has been, hedging his bets on a young up and comer played by Jeff Bridges in Fat City, Charles Bronson stars as the bareknuckle brawler in Hard Times, and the Italian Stallion, Rocky Balboa, risks catching HIV as he squares off against a black guy, not once, but twice in Stallone’s Rocky and Rocky II.

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56. Special: Michael Crichton

From Westworld to Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton’s 40 year career, 25 novels, 14 film adaptations, 7 director credits, 7 screenwriting credits, and 1 emmy, proved he was the king of Bio-tech Thrillers. In our next SSS Special, we feature 4 movies about the dangers of medical malpractice, virology, and transhumanism, with George Segal starring in the Terminal Man [74], Michael Douglas in Coma [78], James Coburn in the Carey Treatment [72], and Crichton’s first novel and hit adaptation, the Andromeda Strain [71]. Those unable to attend must present a note from their doctor.

55. Special: Disaster II

The hand of God, or nature’s wrath; whatever it may be, it’s come for us all in the SSS second installment of 1970s Disaster films: a rapidly spreading parasite threatens to destroy all of the worlds vegetation in “No Blade of Grass“, Charleton Heston and the population of Los Angeles is rattled to it’s core in “Earthquake“, Sean Connery and Natalie Wood star in the US/Soviet joint response to the threat of a giant “Meteor“, and finally George A. Romero’s global pandemic thriller, “the Crazies“.

54. Special: Disaster

Featuring four movies with the worst case scenarios in human error, where the more actors pictured on the poster, the bigger the thrills: the Hindenburg [75], the Towering Inferno [74], the Poseidon Adventure [72], and Rollercoaster[77].

53. Special: Sports Night

We came to play! SSS, ep.53 – Special: Sports Night, featuring four movies about moving the ball forward, with Steve Mcqueen in Le Mans [71]; Paul Newman in Slap Shot [77]; the coming of age classic, Breaking Away [79]; and Nick Nolte in North Dallas Forty [79].

52. Special: Steve’s Picks

In a startling display of heroism, Steve Zee reclaimed control of his ship from Empy and her mutinous crew, and brought with him four of his favorite movies that were overlooked in past votes, likely due to election fraud, including SSS favorite, Warren Oates in Sam Peckenpah’s “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia“; the underrated French vigilante film, “La Horse“; another SSS favorite, Ben Gazzara in Roger Corman and Peter Bogdonavich’s “Saint Jack“; and finally, Robert Altman’s take on the classic Phillip Marlowe mystery, “the Long Goodbye“.

Watched: All Movies

51. Special: Empy’s Picks

In a death defying victory, EmpyRadio stunned the competition in our SSS: 50th Episode Contest, with honorable 2nd and 3rd place finishes to MrsChubbs and LarpingBoon, and so as promised, episode 51 will be entirely Empy’s Picks, featuring the return of David Lynche’s Eraserhead, Julie Christie in Demon Seed, John Huston in the Visitor, and Richard Burton in the Medusa Touch.

Watched: the Visitor, the Medusa Touch, Demon Seed

50. 50th Episode Special: Salute to Sam Peckinpah

From “the Wild Bunch” to “Cross of Iron”, ‘Bloody’ Sam Peckinpah was as praised as he was maligned for his gruesome depictions of violence. In our Super 70s Saturday 50th episode Special, we pay homage to the most infamous director of his time, with the return of the Getaway, starring Steve Mcqueen and Ally Mcgraw; SSS favorite, Warren Oates in Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia; Kris Kristoferson and Ernest Borgnine facing off in Convoy; and Jason Robard’s masterclass on desert homesteading in the Ballad of Cable Hogue.

Some- times there’s a man–I won’t say a hee-ro, ’cause what’s a hee-ro?–but sometimes there’s a man.. In SSS, ep. 49 – 1979: the Man of the Hour, we’ve got four movies about a man who, well, he’s the man for his time’n place, featuring SSS favorite, Ben Gazarra in Roger Corman and Peter Bogdonavich’s far eastern epic, Saint Jack; Peter Sellers in his final oscar-nominated performance in Being There, Rober Duvall as the legendary family patriarch in the Great Santini, and the runaway Russian TV classic, the Very Same Munchhausen.

48. 1978: the Heist

Everybody be cool, this is a robbery! Featuring 4 all star movies about hi-jinx and hi-fi: three SSS favorites, Peter Falk, Warren Oates, and Gena Rowlands team up in the Brink’s Job, Dustin Hoffman and Harry Dean Stanton in Straight Time, Harvey Keitel and Richard Pryor in Blue Collar, and Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland in the First Great Train Robbery.

Watched: the Brink’s job, the Great Train Robbery

Overture, light the lights. This is it! The night of nights. It’s Showtime, featuring Anne Bancroft and Shirley Mcclain in the Turning Point; Gena Rowlands and Ben Gazarra’s return in the Cassavetes classic, Opening Night; the hugely popular, Saturday Night Fever; and Scorsese’s only musical, New York, New York.

47: 1977: Showtime

Watched: Saturday Night Fever, Opening Night
Snubbed: the Turning Point, New York New York

46. 1976: Grow Up

1976 was the year culture makers looked around and, in surprise and horror, realized that the boomers had grown up, and there was a new generation of kids, known simple as “X”, that had gone completely unnoticed. They knew they had to act quickly to make up for lost time, but given that the damage had already been done, movie producers were called for a quick fix. The result was a wave of “they grow up so fast these days, don’t they?” comedies, and “kids are literally the devil” (and throwing in a few curve balls, like “girls plays sports, now” for good measure). In ep. 46, we feature 4 movies from the first group: Disney’s Freaky Friday; Australia’s answer to Kes, Storm Boy; the foul mouthed sports comedy, the Bad News Bears, and French New Wave founder, François Truffaut’s Small Change.

Watched: the Bad News Bears, Storm Boy
Snubbed: Freaky Friday, Small Change

45. 1975: Mystery II

Featuring Dario Argento’s Deep Red; the enigmatic Australian classic, Picnic at Hanging Rock; Rober Mitchum returning in the film adaptation of the noir classic, Farewell, My Lovely; and Arthur Penn’s assembling of Gene Hackman with a very young Melanie Griffith and James Woods in Night Moves.

Watched: Picnic at Hanging Rock, Night Moves
Snubbed: Deep Red, Farewell, My Lovely

44. 1974: /feels

Featuring Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore; Cassavetes/Rowlands’ magnum opus, A Woman Under the Influence; one obligatory Fassbinder melodrama, Martha; and the Italian classic, We All Loved Each Other So Much.

Watched: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, A Woman Under the Influence, We All Loved Each Other So Much
Snubbed: Martha

43. 1973: Cops & Robbers

Featuring the anti-Easy Rider, Electra Glide in Blue; Robert Mitchum’s neo-noir, the Friends of Eddie Coyle; Walter Matthau in one of his many underrated action movie roles in Charley Varrick; and SSS favorite, Warren Oates in the heist-film bio-pic, Dillinger.

Watched: Electra Glide in Blue, the Friends of Eddie Coyle
Snubbed: Charley Varrick, Dillinger

42. 1972: Bad Moon Rises

There’s a bad moon on the rise, featuring: Slaughterhouse Five, Solaris, Conquest of the Battle of the Apes, and Elomea.

Watched: Solaris, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Snubbed: Slaughterhouse Five, Eolomea

41. 1971: You and Me, Baby

On the back of a winged horse; through the sky, pearly grey; love is leaf like; You and Me, Baby, featuring for movies about one man and one woman, coming together: Minnie & Moskowitz, Harold & Maude, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, and Nicholas & Alexandra.

Watched: Mccabe & Mrs. Miller, Harold & Maude
Snubbed: Minnie & Moskowitz, Nicholas & Alexandra

40. 1970: Far Out

It’s a whole new trip on, featuring: Joe, about a populist taking up arms to fight the hippies; Zabriskie Point about a couple hiding from the man in the desert and tripping out to Pink Floyd; Brian De Palma’s radical, Hi, Mom!, and Jodorowsky’s acid western classic, El Topo.

Watched: El Topo, Hi, Mom!, Joe
Snubbed: Zabriskie Point

– Season 4 –

39. Special: Al Pacino

Watched: Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon
Snubbed: Scarecrow, Panic in Needle Park

38. 1979: Youth in Revolt

Watched: Scum, the Warriors, Rock n’ Roll High School
Snubbed: Over the Edge

37. 1978: Ching Chong Fu!

Watched: All Movies

36. 1977: Insurrection!

Watched: Capricorn One, Black Sunday
Snubbed: Sleeping Dogs, Twilight’s Last Gleaming

35. 1976: Sunset Riders

Watched: the Outlaw Josey Wales, the Last Hard Men
Snubbed: the Shootist, the Missouri Breaks

34. 1975: Grindhouse

Watched: All Movies

33. Special: A Jim Henson Christmas

Watched: All Movies
Movies:Music, Commercials, Etc (Full Playlist) :
LYNN ANDERSON & Tennessee Ernie Ford – “LET IT SNOW”, “Oh Christmas Tree”, “Deck the Halls”, “O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM” (Tennessee Ernie Ford Christmas Special, 1972)
the Carpenters Intro + “Jingle Bells” (Carpenters Christmas Portrait, 1977)
HBO Promo: Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
John Cale – “Child’s Christmas in Wales” (CBN Original Video)
Johnny Cash – “Christmas can’t be far away” (Johnny Cash Christmas Special, 1979)
Disney Channel John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together Promo (December 1991)
A Christmas Together
Loretta Lynn – “Happy Birthday,Merry Christmas & Happy New Year” (TV Performance, 1971)
Gene Kelly – “Christmas in Killarney” (Carpenter’s Christmas Portrait, 1977)
The Band – “Christmas Must Be Tonight” (CBN Original Video)
Jim Henson’s The Christmas Toy Commercial Break 1 (1986)
the Christmas Toy
Johnny Cash, June Carter, Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge – Christmas times a coming (Johnny Cash Christmas Special, 1978)
Karen Carpenter & Georgia Engell – “Stille Nacht” (Carpenter’s Christmas Portrait, 1977)
Tammy Wynette – Oh Little Town of Bethlehem (CBN Original Video)
A Muppet Family Christmas promo
A Muppet Family Christmas
Tom Waits – Silent Night & Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (TV Performance, 1978)
Glen Campbell – “There’s No Place Like Home” (The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour: Christmas Special, 20 Dec 1970)

32. 1974: Wanna Bet?

Watched: the Gambler, Cockfighter
Snubbed: California Split, the Longest Yard

31. 1973: A Mystery!

Watched: the Wicker Man, the Last of Sheila
Snubbed: the Long Goodbye, Don’t Look Now

30. 1972: Japs!

Watched: Lone Wolf & Cub pt. 1 & 2, Under the Flag of the Rising Sun
Snubbed: Female Convict: Scorpion pt. 1 & 2, Street Mobster

29. 1971: Fighting Back

Watched: Dirty Harry, Klute
Snubbed: Straw Dogs, Get Carter
Movies:Music, Commercials, etc:
Pink Floyd – “Echoes” (Live at Pompeii)
The Byrds w/ Earl Scruggs – “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” (Earl Scruggs: OldTime Music at It’s Greatest)
The Doors – “Love Her Madly” (Fan Compilation Video)
David Bowie – “Life on Mars?” (Fan Video – 2001: A Space Odyssey Mashup)
Dirty Harry
Coca-Cola – “I’d Like to Buy the world a Coke” (Commercial)
Three Dog Night w/ Glen Campbell – “Joy to the World” (Glen Campbell Show)
Harry Nilsson – “Coconut” (Promo Video)
Heino – “Mohikana Shalali” (German Music Channel)
Yes – “I’ve Seen All Good People (Pt. 2: All Good People)” (Beat-Club)
Caravan – “Golf Girl” (Promo Video)
Klute
Faces – “Stay With Me” (TV Performance)

28. 1970: Viva La France

Watched: the Confession, the Red Circle Snubbed: La Horse, the Things of Life
MoviesMusic, etc.
Titanic – “Sultana” (Top of the Pops)
Michel Polnareff – “Gloria” (TV Performance)
Joe Dassin – “Billy le Bordelais” (Archive INA)
Christophe – “The Girl From Salina Theme” (Movie Excerpt)
Serge Gainsbourg et Jane Birkin – “Elisa Avec” (Promo Video)
Michel Sardou – “Les Bals Populaires” (Promo Video)
Brigitte Bardot – “Tu Veux Ou Tu Veux Pas?” (Fan Video)
Joe Dassin – “Aux Champs Elysees” (Promo Video)
Serge Gainsbourg et Jane Birkin – “Je T’aime Moi Non Plus” (Promo Video)
L’aveu (The Confession)
France Gall – “Homme Tout Petit” (Promo Video)
Françoise Hardy – Le Crabe (Promo Video)
Jany L. – “Herald Tribune” (Promo Video)
Jacques Dutronc – “A La Vie, à L’amour” (Promo Video)
Antoine – “Ra Ta Ta” (Promo Video)
France Gall – “Les éléphants” (Promo Video)
Françoise Hardy – “Je Fais Des Puzzles” (Promo Video)
Jocelyne Dorian – “Mon Chien a Du Flair” (Promo Video)
France Gall – Les Années folles (Promo Video)
Le Cercle Rouge (the Red Circle)
France Gall – “La Manille et la Révolution” (Les Annes Folles Promo Video)
France Gall – “Les Annes Folles” (Les Annes Folles Promo Video)
Magma – “Pop2” (TV Performance)

– Season 3 –

27. Decade End Special #41969: Before Sunrise

Watched: Easy Rider, Kes, They Shoot Horses, Don’t they?
Snubbed: Midnight Cowboy
Movies:Music, Commercials, Etc:
the Velvet Underground – “I’m Beginning to See the Light” (Live at Dallas Peace Day)
the Stooges – “I Wanna Be Your Dog” (Fan Video)
Bob Dylan – “the Mighty Quinn” (Live at Isle of Wight)
the Rolling Stones – “Country Honk”(Demo, Keith Richards Compilation Video)
the Flying Burrito Brothers – “Hot Burrito #1” (TV Performance)
Crosby, Stills, and Nash – “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” (Woodstock Compilation Video)
Easy Rider
the Moody Blues – “Ride My See-Saw” (Tom Jones Show)
Spirit – “I Got a Line on You” (Promo Video)
Thunderclap Newman – “Something in the Air” (Promo Video)
Canned Heat – “Going Up the Country” (Woodstock Compilation Video)
Jefferson Airplane – “Volunteers” (Live at Woodstock)
Blind Faith – “Can’t Find My Way Home” (Live at Hyde Park)
the Rolling Stones – “Gimme Shelter” (Vietnam Compilation Video)
Kes
David Bowie – “Space Oddity” (Promo Video)
the Kinks – “Picture Book” (Julie Felix Show)
Leo Kotke – “Fisherman’s Blues” (Montreaux Jazz Festival)
Procol Harum – “A Salty Dog” (Beat Club Promo Video)
Fleetwood Mac – “Albatros” (Promo Video)
Dusty Springfield – “Son of a Preacher Man” (TV Performance)
Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Proud Mary” (TV Performance
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
Glen Campbell & Flip Wilson – “Rocky Raccoon” (Glen Campbell Show)

26. Decade End Special #3: Sir Sean Connery

Watched: the Anderson Tapes, the Offence
Snubbed: The Molly Maguires, the Wind and the Lion
MoviesMusic, Commercials, etc:
Maurice Jarre – “The Kings March” from The Man Who Would Be King (Soundtrack)
Sean Connery & Janet Munroe – “Pretty Irish Girl” from Darby O’Gill and the Little People (Movie Clip)
“Sean Connery Epic Tribute” (Fan Compilation Video)
Carly Simon & Marvin Hamlisch – “Nobody Does It Better” (Promo Video)
the Anderson Tapes
Paul Mccartney & Wings – “Live & Let Die” (Promo Video)
Shirley Bassey – “Diamonds are Forever Theme” (Fan Compilation Video)
“Sean Connery Being Rude and Aggressive” – AP Interview 2004
“Sean Connery on Slapping Women” – Barbara Walters Interview 1987
Ionstar – “Zardoz” (Music Video)
“You Only Live Twice” – A Tribute to Sean Connery (Fan Compilation Video)
the Offence
Marvin Hamlisch – “Nobody Does It Better”, Live Solo performance (BBC)
Sean Connery & Janet Munroe – “Pretty Irish Girl” from Darby O’Gill and the Little People (Movie Clip)

25. Decade End Special #2: Halloween Spooktacular

Movies:Music, etc:
Alice Cooper – “Welcome to My Nightmare” (Official Video)
the Rattles – “the Witch” (Official Video)
Redbone – “the Witch Queen of New Orleans” (Live at the Beat Club)
Cliff Richard – “Devil Woman” (Official Video)
Black Sabbath – “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” (Extended Video)
Bauhaus – “Bela Legosi’s Dead” (Live on Riverside)
Halloween
Talking Heads – “Psycho Killer” (TV Performance)
Joy Division – “She’s Lost Control” (Live at Something Else Show)
the Misfits – “Night of the Living Dead” (Fan Video)
the Cramps – “Human Fly” (Live Set from Urgh!)
the B52’s – “Planet Claire” (Official Video)
the Rezillos – “Flying Saucer Attack” (TV Performance)
Suspiria
Edgar Winter Group – “Frankenstein” (TV Performance)
It’s Alive
Santana – “Black Magic Woman” (Live at Tanglewood)

24. Decade End Special #1, 1980: After Sunset

Watched: Raging Bull, the Shining
Snubbed: Out of the Blue, the Long Good Friday
MoviesMusic
Christopher Cross – “Sailing” (TV Performance)
Benny Mardones – “Into the Night” (Official Video)
Robbie Dupree – “Steal Away” (TV Performance)
Hall and Oates – “You Make My Dreams Come True” (Official Video)
SCTV – “A Tribute to the Greatest Backing Vocalist of All Time” (Comedy Sketch)
Daniel Johnston – “Grievances” (Fan Video)
Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Official Video)
Raging Bull
Talking Heads – “Once in a Lifetime” (Official Video)
the B52s – “Own Private Idaho” (TV Performance)
Adam & the Ants – “Kings of the Wild Frontier” (Official Video)
Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark – “Enola Gay” (Official Video)
the Cure – “A Forest” (Top of the Pops)
the Vapors – “Turning Japanese” (Top of the Pops)
Devo – “Gates of Steel” (Live on Fridays)
Zounds – “Can’t Cheat Karma” (Fan Video)
Motorhead – “Ace of Spade” (TV Performance)
Bad Brains – “Pay to Cum” (Live at CBGB)
Stiff Little Fingers – “Alternative Ulster” (Rockpalast)
the Shining
Dead Kennedys – “Holiday in Cambodia” (Official Video)
Fear – “Let’s Start a War” (Decline of Western Civilization)
Circle Jerks – “Wild in the Streets” (New Wave Theater)
Black Sabbath – “Neon Knights” (Fan Video?)

23. 1979: Lights, Camera, Action!!

Watched: the Muppet Movie, Camera Buff
Snubbed: Real Life, All That Jazz
Movies:Music:
Judy Collins – “Send in the Clowns” (Live at Capital Theater)
Joe Jackson – “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” (Live at Hatfield Polytechnic)
the Beat(US) – “Rock n Roll Girl” (American Bandstand)
Rupert Holmes – “Escape (Pina Colada Song)” (Top of the Pops)
Kenny Loggins – “This is It” (Official Video)
the Muppet Movie
Lipps, Inc – “Funky Town” (Official Video)
M – “Pop Musik” (Official Video)
XTC – “Making Plans for Nigel” (Official Video)
Simple Minds – “Factory” (Live in New York City)
Gang of Four – “Damaged Goods” (Official Video)
Camera Buff
Neil Young – “Hey Hey, My My (Out of the Blue)” (Live Rust)

22. 1978: Rock n Roll is Here to Stay! !

Watched: Grease, the Buddy Holly Story
Snubbed: Stunt Rock, the Rutles: All You Need is Cash
Movies:Music, etc:
Bob Seger – “Old Time Rock n Roll” (Live in San Diego)
John Cougar Melloncamp – “I Need a Lover” (Top of the Pops)
Cheap Trick – “Surrender” (Live in Budokan)
Queen – “Fat Bottomed Girls” (Official Video)
the Blues Brothers – “Soul Man” (SNL)
Grease
ACϟDC – “Fling Thing/Rocker” (Live at Glasgow Apollo)
Van Halen Interterview (London)
Van Halen – “Eruption” (Live in Fresno)
Van Halen – “Running With the Devil” (Official Video)
the Buddy Holly Story
Judas Priest – “Rock Forever” (TV Performance)

21. 1977: Misfits

Watched: the American Friend, Rolling Thunder Snubbed: Martin, Stroszek
Movies:Music:
Andy Gibb – “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” (Midnight Special)
Fleetwood Mac – “Don’t Stop” (Official Video)
Earth Wind & Fire – “Fantasy” (Fan Video)
David Bowie – “Sound & Vision” (Top of the Pops)
Randy Newman – “Short People” (Official Video)
The American Friend
Sex Pistols – “Holidays in the Sun” (Official Video)
the Jam – “In the City” (Top of the Pops)
Ramones – “Sheena is a Punk Rocker” (Official Video)
the Runaways – “School Days” (Top of the Pops)
Generation X – “Kiss Me Deadly” (Fan Video)
Rolling Thunder
Kansas – “Dust in the Wind” (Official Video)

20. 1976: City Lights

Watched: the Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Rocky
Snubbed: Mikey and Nicky, Next Stop, Greenwich Village
Movies:Music, etc:
David Soul – “Don’t Give Up On Us, Baby” (Official Video)
Orleans – “Still the One” (Hits a GoGo)
England Dan and John Ford Coley – “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight” (Midnight Special)
Electric Light Orchestra – “Strange Magic” (Midnight Special)
Boz Skaggs – “Lowdown” (Saturday Night Live)
Maynard Ferguson – “Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme)” (Live at Meadowbrook)
Starlight Vocal Band – “Afternoon Delight” (Promo Video)
the Killing of a Chinese Bookie
Boston – “Peace of Mind” (Fan Video)
Thin Lizzy – “the Boys are Back in Town” (TV Performance)
ACϟDC – “Problem Child” (Live at Festival Hall)
Patti Smith – “We’re Going to Have a Real Good Time” (Live in Stockholm)
Eddie and the Hot Rods – “Get Out of Denver” (Top of the Pops)
the Damned – “New Rose” (Official Video)
Rocky
Wishbone Ash – the King Will Come (Live at Winterland)

19. Ep.19: 1975: Action!!

Watched: Three Days of the Condor, the Man from Hong Kong
Snubbed: the Killer Elite, the French Connection II
Movies:Music, etc:
Bad Company – “Feel Like Makin Love” (Official Video)
Genesis – “the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” (Live from Shrine Auditorium)
BeBop Deluxe – “Maid in Heaven” (Top of the Pops)
Rush – “Fly By Night” (Official Video)
Abba – “S.O.S.” (Official Video)
Three Days of the Condor
(New Media) Yacht Rock – “8: Gino (the Manager)”
America – “Sister Gold Hair” (Unofficial Video)
Peter Frampton – “Show Me the Way” (Midnight Special)
Steeleye Span – “All Around My Hat” (Official Video)
Billy Joe Spears – “Blanket on the Ground” (Music Shop)
the Man From Hong Kong
Queen – “You’re My Best Friend” (Official Video)

18. 1974: Conspiracy Theory

Watched: Zardoz, Chinatown
Snubbed: the Parallax View, the Conversation
Movies:Music, etc:
Robin Trower – Bridge of Sighs (Top of the Pops)
Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around and Fell in Love (Midnight Special)
Elis Regina & Tom Jobim – “Aguas de Março” (Official Video)
Electric Light Orchestra – “Can’t Get It Out of My Head” (Top of the Pops)
Pilot – “Magic” (Top of the Pops)
Zardoz
Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama” (Unlicensed Video)
Willie Nelson – “Whiskey River” (Live: Austin City Limits)
Bonnie Raitt – “Angel from Montgomery” (Live: Wonderland)
the Doobie Brothers – “Black Water” (Official Video)
Chinatown
Judas Priest – “Rocka Rolla” (BBC)

17. 1973: Destination->;FUTURE

Watched: Soylent Green, Westworld, Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Snubbed: World on a Wire
Movies:Music, etc:
Chicago – “Medley – Saturday in the Park/Does Anybody Really Know what Time it is”
Marshall Tucker Band – “Can’t You See”
Steely Dan – “Do It Again”
Pink Floyd – “Making of – Us and Them” (from “Live at Pompeii”)
Soylent Green
(Ad) United Airlines – “Mother Country”
Slade – “Cum On Feel the Noize”
Mott the Hoople – “Honaloochie Boogie”
Rick Derringer – “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo”
Albert Hammond – “It Never Rains in Southern California”
Waylon Jennings – “Lonesome On’ry and Mean”
Westworld
Joe Walsh – “Rocky Mountain Way”
Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Led Zeppelin – “Over the Hills and Far Away”

16. 1972: Man Vs Nature

Watched: Agguire: the Wrath of God, Jeremiah Johnson, Silent Running
Snubbed: Deliverence
Movies:Music:
Yes – “Roundabout”
David Bowie – “Five Years”
Big Star – “Thirteen”
Agguire: the Wrath of God
Rolling stones – “Rocks Off”
Deep Purple – “Highway Star”
Captain Beyond – “Dancing Madly Backwards”
Todd Rundgren – “I Saw the Light”
T. Rex – “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” (request)
King Crimson – “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic” (request)
Jeremiah Johnson
Townes Van Zandt – “Pancho and Lefty”
Seals and Croft – “Summer Breeze”
Silent Running
the Hollies – “the Air that I Breathe”

15. 1971: Dystopia

Watched: THX-1138, Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Snubbed: Punishment Park, a Clockwork Orange
Movies:Music:
the Doors – “L.A. Woman”
Pink Floyd – “Fearless”
Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?”
THX-1138
Rare Earth – “I Just Want to Celebrate”
Badfinger – “Day After Day”
Paul & Linda McCartney – “Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey”
the Who – “Won’t Get Fooled Again”
T. Rex – “Bang a Gong (Get It On)”
Escape from the Planet of the Apes
John Prine – “Sam Stone”

14. 1970: WAR!!

Watched: Catch-22, Patton
Snubbed: Many Wars Ago, M*A*S*H
Movies:Music:
Conway Twitty – “Hello Darling”
Grateful Dead – “Brokedown Palace”
James Taylor – “Fire and Rain”
Joni Mitchell – “Big Yellow Taxi”
George Harrison – “My Sweet Lord”
Crosby, Stills, Nash – “Woodstock”
Catch-22
the Kinks – Apeman
George Baker Selection – “Little Green Bag”
Edison Lighthouse – “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)”
Simon & Garfunkel – “the Only Living Boy in New York
the Beach Boys – “All I Wanna Do”
the Carpenters – “Close to You”
Patton
Led Zeppelin – “Immigrant Song”
Jimi Hendrix – “Machine Gun”

– Season 2 –

13. Decade End Special #3: Based Italians

Watched: An Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (’70), Confessions of a Police Captain (’71), White Collar Blues (’75)
Snubbed: An Average Little Man (’77)
Movies:Music, etc:
(TV Spot) Thames Television – “Place in Europe: Historic Venice” (`75)
Rino Gaetano – “Agapito Malteni il Ferroviere” (`74)
Ennio Morricone – “Giu la Testa, Main Theme” (`71)
Fabrizio De Andre – “Crêuza de mä” (`79)
Le Orme – “Amico di Leri” (`76)
Osanna – “L’Uomo” (`71)
Mia Martini – “Minuetto” (`73)
Rino Gaetano – “A Mano A Mano” (`78)
An Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Rino Gaetano – “Ma il cielo è sempre più” (`75)
I Santo California – “Tornerò” (`75)
Rafaella Carra – “A Far L’amore Comincia tu” (`78)
(TV Spot) Giorgio Moroder – “in the studio with Harold Faltermeyer, modular synthesizer, Moog” (`79)
Giorgio Moroder – “From Here to Eternity (`77)
Ennio Morricone – “Dance On” (`78)
Confessions of a Police Captain
Adriano Celentano – “Svalutation” (`76)
Umberto Tozzi – “Tu” (`78)
Pooh – “Pensiero” (`71)
Jose Feliciano – “Che Sara” (`71)
White Collar Blues
I Santo California – “Dolce Amore Mio” (`75)
Lucio Battisti – “Dieci Ragazze” (`70)

12. Decade End Special #2: Animation

Watched: Watership Down (’78), the Hobbit (’77), the Phantom Tollbooth (’70)
Snubbed: Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro
MoviesMusic, etc:
*Kraftwerk – “Autobahn” (`75)
(TV Spot) Philip Glass – “Geometry of Circles” (`79)
*Jethro Tull – “Solstice Bells” (`76)
Watership Down
(Ad) Pepsi Cola – “Psychedelic Animated Drive In Theater Ad”
(TV Spot) Sesame Street – “Pinball Machine Countdown”
(Ad) Bubblicious – “Animated Commercial” (`78)
*Leon Russell – “Roll Away the Stone” (`70)
*(TV Spot) Star Wars Holiday Special – “Boba Fett Cartoon” (`78)
*Cat Stevens – “Moonshadow” (`77)
*Pink Floyd – “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” (`77)
the Hobbit
(Ad) KJOI FM Radio – “Animated Commercial” (`79)
*Pink Floyd – “Relics” (`71)
*Genesis – Firth of Fifth (`73)
the Phantom Tollbooth
*Mott the Hoople – “All the Way to Memphis (w/ Felix the Cat)” (`73)
*Animated short or promo

11. Decade End Special #1: Jack Nicholson

Watched: Five Easy Pieces (’70), the Passenger (’75)
Snubbed: the Last Detail (’74), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (’75)
Movies:Music, etc:
Billy Joel – “Captain Jack” (`76)
Jerry Goldsmith – “Chinatown – Main Theme” (`74)
Bruce Springsteen – “Atlantic City” (Set to King of Marvin Gardens)(`82)
the Rolling Stones – “Jumpin Jack Flash” (`68)
Tammy Wynette – “Stand By Your Man” (`69)
(Movie Clip) Easy Rider – “First of the day, fellas!” (`69)
Steppenwolf – “Born to be Wild” (Set to Easy Rider) (`68)
Five Easy Pieces
(TV Spot) Actor’s Guild Awards – “Jack Nicholson accepts his award on the set of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
the Who (feat. Jack Nicholson) – “Go to the Mirror” (From “Tommy”)
(Movie Clip) As Good as It Gets – “How Do You Write Women So Well?” (`97)
(TV Spot) Ian Johnstone – “Interview with Jack Nicholson” (`82)
ACϟDC – “the Jack” (`79)
the Passenger
(TV Spot) Academy Awards – “Jack Nicholson Wins Best Actor” (`76)
(TV Spot) the Shining Behind the Scenes – “Jack Nicholson prepping for the Shining” (`80)
(Movie Clip) the Shining – “Jack Nicholson Laugh” (`80)
Ray Charles – “Hit the Road Jack” (Set to the Shining) (`60)
the Band – “Atlantic City” (`93)

10. 1979: Heart of Darkness

Watched: Apocalypse Now (Extended Edition), Mad Max
Snubbed: Vengeance is Mine, Wise Blood
Movies:Music, etc:
the Police – “I Can’t Stand Losing You”
the Pretenders – “Brass in My Pocket”
Nick Lowe – “Cruel to Be Kind”
Tubeway Army – “Are Friends Electric?”
Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark – “Electricity”
the Buggles – “Video Killed the Radio Star”
Apocalypse Now (Extended Edition)
Madness – “One Step Beyond”
the B52s – “Rock Lobster”
Joy Division – “Transmission”
the Misfits – “I Turned Into a Martian”
Black Flag – “White Minority/Depression”
Mad Max
Charlie Daniel’s Band – “the Devil Went Down to Georgia”
Supertramp – “Goodbye Stranger”

9. 1978: Beginning of the End

Watched: Days of Heaven, Big Wednesday
Snubbed: the Deer Hunter, Autumn Sonata
Movies:Music, etc:
Dire Straits – “Sultans of Swing”
the Undertones – “Teenage Kicks”
Squeeze – ” Take Me I’m Yours”
Devo – “Jocko Homo”
Peter Gabriel – “Solsberry Hill”
Kate Bush – “Wuthering Heights”
Days of Heaven
(New Media) Yacht Rock – “1: What a Foold Believes”
(New Media) Yacht Rock – “2: Keep the Fire”
Steely Dan – “FM (No Static At All)”
Big Wednesday
Andrew Gold – “Thank You For Being a Friend”
Kenny Rogers – “the Gambler”
the Doobie Bros – “What a Fool Believes”

8. 1977: Hollywood’s Bronze Age

Watched: Star Wars (Despecialized Edition), Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Eraserhead, the Duellists
MoviesMusic. etc:
Queen – “We Will Rock You” (Official Video)
Queen – “We are the Champions” (Official Video)
Electric Light Orchestra – “Living Things” (Unlicensed Video)
Iggy Pop – “the Passenger” (Unofficial Music Video)
David Bowie – “Heroes” (Top of the Pops)
Foreigner – “Feels Like the First Time” (Official Video)
Star Wars (Despecialized Edition)
Ram Jam – “Black Betty” (Official Video)
the Damned – “Neat Neat Neat” (Supersonic)
the Clash – “White Riot” (Official Video)
Elvis Costello – “Radio Radio” (Official Video)
Hall & Oates – “Rich Girl” (Top of the Pops)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Andrew Gold – “Lonely Boy” (Unofficial Video)
Mike McCollum Band – “Down at Greasy Lee’s” (the Gong Show)
Johnny Thunders – “Chinese Rock” (Licensed Video)
Player – “Baby Come Back” (Licensed Video)
Eraserhead
Fleetwood Mac – “Never Going Back Again” (Fan Video)
Metro – “Criminal World” (Hits a Go Go)
the Duellists
Warren Zevon – Frank & Jessie James (Live in Studio)

7. 1976: Is It Just Me or Is It Getting Crazier Out There?

Watched: Network, Taxi Driver, God Told Me To
Snubbed: the Tenant
Movies:Music, etc:
Electric Light Orchestra – “Telephone Line” (Licensed Video)
Blue Oyster Cult – “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper” (Licensed Video)
Ramones – “Blitzkrieg Bop” (Licensed Live Video)
Sex Pistols – “Anarchy in the UK” (Supersonic)
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers – “I’m Straight” (Licensed Video)
Network
ACϟDC – “T.N.T.” (Live from Family Jewels)
Boston – “More than a Feeling” (Official Video)
Kansas – “Carry on My Wayward Son” (Official Video)
the Bay City Rollers – “Saturday Night” (Midnight Special)
Taxi Driver
Jeanette – “Porque Te Vas” (Official Video)
Thin Lizzy – “Jailbreak” (Unlicensed Video)
Rainbow – “Tarot Woman” (Licensed Rough Mix Edit)
God Told Me to
Willie Nelson – “Red Headed Stranger” (Austin City Limits)
Chicago – “If You Leave Me Now” (Licensed Video)

6. 1975: Adventure!

Watched: A Boy and His Dog, the Eiger Sanction, the Man Who Would Be King
Snubbed: Dersu Uzala
MoviesMusic, etc:
Parliament – “Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off this Sucker)” (Official Video)
Nazareth – “Hair of the Dog” (Spotlight)
Electric Light Orchestra – “Evil Woman” (Official Video)
Captain and Tennille – “Love Will Keep Us Together” (Official Video)
Pink Floyd – “Wish You Were Here” (Fan Video)
A Boy and His Dog
War – “Why Can’t We Be Friends” (Official Video)
Glenn Campbell – “Rhinestone Cowboy” (Official Video)
(Ad) American Sound – “Stereo Commercial”
Kraftwerk – “Radioactivity” (Official Video)
the Eiger Sanction
Kiss – “Rock and Roll All Night” (Promo Video)
(Ad) Mobil 1 – “The Oil that Saves You Gas”
Aerosmith – “Sweet Emotion” (Official Video)
the Man Who Would Be King
Bruce Springsteen – “Born to Run” (Live at Hammersmith)
10cc – “I’m Not in Love” (Official Video)

5. 1974: Crime!!, pt.II

Watched: the Godfather pt.II, Deathwish, Thunderboldt & Lightfoot
Snubbed: the Taking of Pelham 123
Movies:Music, etc:
Bachman Turner Overdrive – “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”
Gram Parsons – “Grevious Angel” (Fan Slideshow)
Richard & Linda Thompson – “I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight”
Queen – Killer Queen
Hall & Oates – She’s Gone
the Godfather pt.II
(TV Spot) ABC News In depth – “One Day a Computer Will Fit on a desk”
(Ad) Parliament Funkadelic – “Up For the Down Stroke”
(TV Spot) Valley of the Dinosaurs – “cartoon opening”
(TV Spot) Black Sabbath – “Cartoon”
Black Sabbath – “Children of the Grave”
Abba – “Waterloo”
Death Wish
Ronnie Lane – “Ooh La La”
Thunderboldt & Lightfoot

4. 1973: Cozier Days

Watched: Badlands, the Sting, American Graffiti
Snubbed: Paper Moon
Movies:Music:
King Harvest – “Dancing in the Moonlight” (Fan Video)
John Cale – “Paris, 1919” (Fan Slideshow)
Procol Harum – “the Grand Hotel” (TV Performance)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Simple Man” (Official Video)
Badlands
Mott the Hoople – “All the Way to Memphis” (Fan Video, Felix the Cat)
(Ad) Pringles – “Newfangled Potato Chips”
ZZ Top – “La Grange” (Fan Video, Peanuts Gang)
the Sting
Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn – Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man (TV Performance)
Thin Lizzy – “Whiskey in the Jar” (Fan Video)
Argent – “God Gave Rock and Roll to You” (Old Grey Whistle Test)
Thunderboldt & Lightfoot
Elton John – “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” (Top of the Pops)

3. 1972: Crime!!!

Watched: the Godfather, the Harder They Come
Snubbed: Caliber 9, the Getaway (broken link, smh)
Movies:Music, Etc:
Randy Newman – “Dayton Ohio, 1903” (Fan Slideshow)
the Modern Lovers – “The Modern World” (Fan Video, Boston circa 1972)
the Rolling Stones – “Happy” (Fan Slideshow)
Raspberries – “I Wanna Be With You” (TV Performance)
Looking Glass – “Brandy” (Rolling on the River)
Randy Newman – “Political Science” (Fan Animated Video)
the Godfather
the O’jays – “Love Train” (Soul Train Dancing)
David Bowie – “Ziggy Stardust” (Fan Video, Footage from Live in Santa Monica)
T. Rex – “Metal Guru” (TV Performance)
Alice Cooper – “School’s Out” (TV Performance, AU)
Adriano Celentano – “Prisencolinensinainciuso” (TV Performance)
the Carpenters – “Goodbye to Love” (Fan Video)
the Harder they Come
Don McLean – “American Pie” (BBC)

Watched: the French Connection, Duel, Vanishing Point
Snubbed: Two Lane Blacktop
  1. 1970: (No Theme)
Watched: Waterloo
Snubbed: the Honeymoon Killers, Colossus: the Forbin Project, the Conformist

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