Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: The Strawbs

45 sides +/- obscure tracks

Quirky 45s That “Bubbled Under” 1959-1976

It’s almost impossible to fathom now, but at one time in the United States, tiny “indie” labels could actually get their records played on the radio.  This period was a narrow window of time, as predictably (and inevitably), the major labels would consolidate their hold on the marketplace by effectively

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"Part of the Union"

“Part of the Union”: Rockers of the World, Unite

Zero to 180’s tribute to labor continues with (The) Strawbs‘ unabashed and unequivocal anthem to The Working Man — everybody sing along now: “Part of the Union“ Strawbs (1973) “Part of the Union” came close to hitting the number 1 spot on the UK Singles Chart in February 1973.  The song

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"It Could Have Been Better"

“It Could Have Been Better”: It Could Have Been an A-Side

Discovered a great song – “It Could Have Been Better“- from Joan Armatrading‘s debut album that was included on a 1973 sampler album of A&M artists (in partnership with Altec sound equipment) entitled, Odyssey: LP includes “Part Of The Union” by The Strawbs “It Could Have Been Better” is said

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