1978 – The World of Music 35 Years Ago!
I'm sure I've covered this year long ago when it was likely only 30 years ago. But it isn't like anyone wants to go looking for those lists. I know I don't. Not when I can fudge the whole concept into not albums, not #1 singles, but both! Yep, when it comes to innovation, I'm your guy!
Whether or not 1978 was actually a good year is purely subjective. Unlike, say 1966, which is generally considered to be about the best year ever. Or maybe that's 1969. If only someone as astute as Mark Twain were alive to give us his perspective.
25) Van Halen -- Van Halen: It was a little weird in the 1980s when this band called The Meatmen used to parody David Lee Roth and Van Halen. Why? Are you not aware that they're already doing it? Or you thought they really were like jogging alongside Satan and asking his career advice? That's so 1930s!
24) Brian Eno -- Music For Airports: Just as sometimes it's better not to say anything than to say what's on your mind, sometimes it's better not to play the notes or to employ a drummer just to keep the unions happy. Be free.
23) Wings -- "With a Little Luck": Once you got over the idea that McCartney has nothing to say but a graceful way of saying it, you can just enjoy what he is good at. Music for AM radios and airports!
22) The Jam -- All Mod Cons: That the American public turned their back on the British bands just when they were bringing a fresh new crop over was unforgivable in my view. It explains why we deserved Journey.