1973 was the year for strange music

1973 was the year for strange music

Kiss gets their start performing their first concert at the Coventary Club in Queens, and David Bowie says good bye to ‘Ziggy Stardust’ in front of a stunned crowd at the Hammersmith Odeon. In music theatre, The Rocky Horror Picture Show was born.

For more about Music of 1973, check Here.

Check out the vids below for some popular offbeat music from 1973.


Monster Mash by Bobby ‘boris’ Pickett & the cryptkickers

submitted to Rob’s Megaphone by Stefanie  http://focusorganic.com


Frankenstein by Edgar Winter Group

The name of the song came from the way they edited songs in the studio back then – by literally cutting and splicing the tape – they had the tape strung all over the studio – wondering if they would ever put it back together again…one of the group said – man this is like Frankenstein – and the name stuck!

submitted to Rob’s Megaphone by Barry   http://blog.beyourowndetective.net |


Life on Mars by Ziggy Stardust


 Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed


Hocus Pocus by Focus

Check out more notable weird and not so weird music of 1973

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About robertstevenson

Dr. Robert Stevenson is a Professor of Journalism and Director of Student Publications for the Department of Mass Communications and Theater at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. He received the Distinguished Faculty of the Year award for 2007-'08, and the Lander University Young Faculty Scholar Award in 2005-06. Stevenson also serves as chair of the Lander University American Democracy Project. First and Formost I am a dad of two wonderful boys.
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10 Responses to 1973 was the year for strange music

  1. Hi Rob, what a mix of oldies. I had not heard Frankenstein by Edgar Winter Group. They really ROCK!!! I was impressed! And like the others as well. A cool collection.

    REALLY dig the facial expressions of the singer in Hocus Pocus by Focus! I cracked up…and yet he is also actually very talented with his voice.

    Well, that all brought a smile to my face!!! 🙂 Thanks Rob, hope you are well. Hugs, Rob

  2. Joe says:

    Doctor Rob, you’re killing me. Walk on the Wild Side is one of the greatest rock songs ever.
    Offbeat music, indeed.

    You whippersnappers with your MTV, you wouldn’t know fine music.

  3. Daisy says:

    That was fun, Rob! HA! I was a freshman in high school in 1973 so these are pretty familiar to me. Thanks for the trip down memory lane! 🙂

  4. machinehuman says:

    Excellent selection, nothing weird. 😀

  5. kellybax says:

    Great selection of offbeat songs. Two other songs that come to mind are Godzilla by Blue Oyster Cult and One Night In Bangkok by Murray Head.

  6. Stefanie says:

    Awesome, I’m so glad you put up Monster Mash. I freaking love that song!

    To the person on BC who doesn’t know who Ziggy Stardust/David Bowie is… I was born in 1983 and even I know! I thought everyone knew David Bowie.

  7. tommybloggingsports says:

    Basic Miles – Miles Davis

    I still have it on album!!!

    Great music.

  8. Barry says:

    Cool more link love! I wasn’t able to stop by here earlier – technical problems. I am not sure about strange for most of these songs, but it was a breakthrough year for music. Funny, the song that starts out “I remember when rock was young…” was from 1973 🙂

    A walk on the wild side was pretty racey – yet still aired on most radio stations – “But she never lost her head Even when she was given head” were pretty strog lyrics for 73

  9. Christine says:

    They did the mash! The Monster Mash!

    Thanks for posting, it really made me smile.

  10. earwax records says:

    A correction on the “Frankenstein” They actually stole the song from the group “New York Dolls” They did not create the song.

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