The Song Remembers When: Does Context Prevail over Content? By Gavin Lakin – Post 6

In 1993, Country superstar Trisha Yearwood released her third LP The Song Remembers When. Though the album was not as critically well-received as her previous two, the successful, memorable, and absolutely spine-tingling title track is the very definition of evocative. Not really a country music fan until the late `90s, I did not know Trisha, … Continue reading The Song Remembers When: Does Context Prevail over Content? By Gavin Lakin – Post 6

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Disco: Villain or Catalyst for Change? by Gavin Lakin – Post 5

By the time 1977 rolled around, popular music was again going through one of its redefining moments. For the next three years, during the tail end of the 1970s, rock music began its unparalleled trajectory into what I call sonic schizophrenia. Where else but in the states could you find Disco (the Bee Gees, Donna … Continue reading Disco: Villain or Catalyst for Change? by Gavin Lakin – Post 5

Jimmy Webb: Still on the Line by Gavin Lakin – Post 3

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Jimmy Webb is perhaps the last great pure American songwriter of the pre-Arena rock era. Still thriving today with his wife Laura Savini and his creative, lovely family, by the late 1960s, the British Invasion and the Folk movement had made the once industry standard non-performing songwriters all but relics … Continue reading Jimmy Webb: Still on the Line by Gavin Lakin – Post 3

Game Changers by Gavin Lakin – Post 1

Certain songs changed the landscape of rock & roll music forever. Here at seventiesology, I call them game changers. By no means do I claim to be an expert or claim to have the definitive list. What follows are ten songs that I believe belong to the ages. For me, these sonic sensations stand apart from other great songs … Continue reading Game Changers by Gavin Lakin – Post 1