Jan 142012

Sounds of the Hall in roughly 33 1/3 minutes!

In this week’s edition of Saturday Night Shut-In a relatively joyous Mr. Moderator plays, among other tracks, a Slade song that may finally live up to the tough, swaggering, yet steadfast connotations somehow suggested by the band’s name. There’s a strong sense of this week’s 5-year anniversary festivities culminating in something special. Listen in and see if you don’t agree.

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  12 Responses to “Rock Town Hall’s Saturday Night Shut-In: Culminating…”

  1. ladymisskirroyale

    Always very enjoyable. Just curious – how did 10cc make it to the list for this week? I thought you weren’t a fan. I have to admit a fondness for that song.

  2. misterioso

    “The Things We Do for Love” is one of the seminal nostalgic 70s songs for me. I’ve always loved it. I’m not so wild, if I can break it down, about the “walking in the rain and the snow” middle eight (if that’s what it is), but the opening of the song, the verses, and the “ooh you make me love you” section are fantastic. In my memory this is a summertime hit but the reference books suggest otherwise.

  3. misterioso

    Enjoyable show and…ok, I have to admit it….that Slade song is not bad.

  4. Ah, release date aside, I’m sure that was playing at the pool where you spent your summers too.

  5. That song and “I’m Not in Love” are great, in my opinion. It’s all their other pun-laden songs that fail to deliver for me. They should have tried being a little more stupid now and then.

  6. misterioso

    Or on the radio of the Ford LTD station wagon on the way to York Beach.

  7. misterioso

    Agreed, and, again, whatever the reality, “I’m Not in Love”=summer song.

  8. tonyola

    But 10cc got permanently dumb-yet-catchy once Godley and Creme left in 1976. The band was always tuneful right from the start but Godley/Creme took the smarts and cleverness with them, leaving admittedly-skillful popsmiths Stewart and Gouldman to carry the weight. While that made for confections like “The Things We Do For Love”, it also meant a rapid blanding out for the band. Interest faded and no-one cared anymore by 1979.

  9. misterioso

    Without actually knowing much of anything about him I find Graham Gouldman fascinating. From writing For Your Love and Bus Stop and No Milk Today other very catchy British invasion hits to his “bubblegum” years to 10cc to producing the one Ramones record I kinda like. A certain kind of near genius.

  10. Totally, right through your take on that Ramones album.

  11. tonyola

    Gouldman does have a quite impressive musical resume. He would have been a prime candidate for the Rock IRA topic a while back.

  12. BigSteve

    I always think The Things We Do For Love is a Queen song when I happen to hear it.

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