Dennis’ Time Machine #17: 1973 Pt. 3

    enJune 05, 2024

    Podcast Summary

    • 1973 classic rock releases1973 was a groundbreaking year for classic rock with iconic releases from Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Paul McCartney, Yes, Deep Purple, and Spooky Tooth, showcasing diverse styles from hard rock to pop sensibilities, catchy hooks, epic prog rock, and psychedelic sound.

      March 1973 marked the live debut of Led Zeppelin's "Over the Hills and Far Away" from Houses of the Holy, while Genesis' "I Know What I Like" from Selling England by the Pound became their only pop hit, reaching number 21 in the UK. November 1973 saw the release of Paul McCartney and Wings' "Let Me Roll It" with slapback echo on the vocals, and Yes' "The Revealing Science of God, Dance of the Dawn" from Tales from Topographic Oceans, which featured four epic tracks and saw Rick Wakeman's departure. Deep Purple's "Woman from Tokyo" from Who Do We Think We Are included a proggy break, and Spooky Tooth released two albums in 1973 with Gary Wright as the dominant songwriter. Overall, 1973 was a significant year for classic rock, with iconic releases from Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Paul McCartney, Yes, Deep Purple, and Spooky Tooth. These bands showcased their unique styles, from Led Zeppelin's hard rock to Genesis' pop sensibilities, Paul McCartney's catchy hooks, Yes' epic prog rock, Deep Purple's fusion of blues and prog, and Spooky Tooth's psychedelic sound. These artists continued to push the boundaries of rock music and left a lasting impact on the genre.

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