Simply Seventies #10 – 1979

Today marks the end of the Jemtunes ‘Simply Seventies’ series as we’ve reached the end of the decade – 1979. It’s been quite tricky choosing which albums to include for each year so I’m staying with that theme and choosing Cheap Trick‘s “Dream Police” for the Simply Seventies swan song.

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Dream Police was the band’s fourth studio album and was their most successful commercial venture. Recorded at the Record Plant in L.A., the album gave us several singles including ‘Dream Police’ and ‘Way of the world’.

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But my favourite is “Need your Love” featured here. Building to a crescendo, the guitar work from Rick Neilson over the closing two minutes or so is sublime.

 

 

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