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RE: You Add Your Picks To The List - Put Your Music In

Well, everyone's idea of hip will be different-to me, none of the records you list above would have ever been considered hip, with the possible exception of Neil Young, and Spirit. I was only a early teen in those years, but we considered David Bowie the hippest ting going at that time. Later, I would discover solo Lou Reed, solo Iggy Pop, the first Modern Lovers record (recorded in '72 but released in '76,) and the New York Dolls, all from the early 70's. Obviously, I grew up in white America!

Now I would say the hippest things in the early 70's were in the r'and b' field: Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and as always James Brown. And you shouldn't forget that the early seventies saw the emergence of the first third world superstar-Bob Marley and the Wailers, whose records would have been on the turntables of hippest folks of the time--black or white.

But you have to find your own path to hip; you can be hipped to the hip, but only if you're hip. You dig? But one could place to start to get a handle on the 70's would be via the self declared "Dean" of the rock critics (and rock critics were larger than live cultural figures in their own right in the 70's) Robert Christigau, who as the Village Voice's head rock critic was one of the major delineators and arbitrators of hip.

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