Sweet Sixteen

One of the people on my LJ friends list had a meme post over the weekend that was all about what mix tapes or CDs you put together when you were sixteen. Of course when I was sixteen cassette tapes had barely been invented, but it did get me looking around the Internet to find out what music I might have been listening to in 1973. The original post is friends-locked, but I so enjoyed reminding myself of all this stuff that I thought I’d share it with you.

I suspect that many people end up believing that the music they listen to as a teenager is the best music ever. I try not to do that. Hopefully you’ve seen me talking about some of my favorite modern bands and artists such as Guillemots, The Go Team, Bat for Lashes and Amy Winehouse. But at the same time I’ll aways have a fondness for David Bowie, Roxy Music and Mott the Hoople. Little Feat, I hope, are now recognized as a timeless classic. The list is below the cut, and is selected from both albums and singles. Enjoy.

Blockbuster – Sweet
Cum On Feel the Noize – Slade
See My Baby Jive – Wizzard
Can The Can – Suzi Quatro
Jean Jeanie – David Bowie
Panic in Detroit – David Bowie
Time – David Bowie
Sorrow – David Bowie
Life on Mars – David Bowie
Do the Strand – Roxy Music
Editions of You – Roxy Music
Street Life – Roxy Music
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) – Genesis
Honaloochie Boogie – Mott the Hoople
All the Way from Memphis – Mott the Hoople
Sebastian – Cockney Rebel
I Shot the Sherri f – Bob Marley
Crocodile Rock – Elton John
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting – Elton John
Ramblin Man – Allman Brothers Band
Radar Love – Golden Earring
Nutbush City Limits – Ike & Tina Turner
Money – Pink Floyd
Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight and the Pips
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Eric Clapton
Killing me softly with his song – Roberta Flack
Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry
Time in a Bottle – Jim Croche
Whiskey in the Jar – Thin Lizzy
You’re so Vain – Carly Simon
Piano Man – Billy Joel
20th Century Boy – T Rex
My Old School – Steely Dan
Desperado – The Eagles
Tequilla Sunrise – The Eagles
Dixie Chicken – Little Feat
Fat Man in the Bathtub – Little Feat
Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd

I’d also like to include “Tiger Feet” by Mud which was a January ’74 release, because I was still 16 at the time, and because it is the only dance song I’ve ever been able to do.