Racing Cars ‎– Weekend Rendezvous (1977)

Weekend Rendezvous is the second album by Welsh funk-rock band Racing Cars, released in 1977 on Chrysalis. Tracklist: A1. Swampy (Down By the River) A2. Ticking Over A3. Didn’t I Tell You A4. Clever Girl A5. Weekend Rendezvous B1. Take Me From the City B2. Standing In the Rain B3. Backwater Road B4. High and […]

Quantum Jump – Barracuda (1977)

Barracuda is the second of two albums by experimental funk-rock combo Quantum Jump, released in 1977 by the Electric Record Company. The album alternates rhythmically convoluted passages with tempered numbers reflective of mastermind Rupert Hine‘s concurrent production work for Scottish trio Café Jacques. Tracklist: A1. Don’t Look Now A2. The Seance (Too Spooky) A3. Barracuda […]

Happy the Man ‎– Happy the Man (1977)

Happy the Man is the 1977 debut album by the American quintet of the same name. A primarily instrumental affair, the music ranges from lucid and pastoral to punctual and frenzied. Tracklist: A1. Starborne A2. Stumpy Meets the Firecracker in Stencil Forest A3. Upon the Rainbow (Befrost) A4. Mr. Mirror’s Reflection on Dreams A5. Carousel […]

Café Jacques ‎– Round the Back (1977)

Round the Back is the first of two albums by Scottish art pop/soul trio Café Jacques, released in 1977 on Epic/Columbia and produced by then-Quantum Jump keyboardist Rupert Hine. Genesis/Brand X drummer Phil Collins guests on four cuts. The album consists of nine originals plus a cover of “Ain’t No Love in the Heart of […]

Major Surgery

Major Surgery were an English instrumental quartet that was active during the late 1970s. Members: Jimmy Roche (guitar), Bruce Collcutt (bass), Don Weller (tenor sax), Tony Marsh (drums) Roche and Weller had both played with East of Eden amidst assorted other credits. The quartet issued The First Cut on their self-financed Next! imprint in 1977. […]

Camel – Rain Dances (1977)

Rain Dances is the fifth album by English jazz-rock/space-rock quartet Camel, released in 1977 on Gama/Decca. Tracklist: A1. “First Light” (5:00) A2. “Metrognome” (4:19) A3. “Tell Me” (4:07) A4. “Highways of the Sun” (4:30) B1. “Unevensong” (5:35) B2. “One of These Days I’ll Get an Early Night” (5:54) B3. “Elke” (4:29) B4. “Skylines” (4:28) B5. […]

Charlie – No Second Chance (1977)

No Second Chance is the sophomoric longplayer by English rock band Charlie, released in 1977 on Janus. Tracklist: A1. “Johnny Hold Back” (4:18) A2. “Turning to You” (3:03) A3. “Don’t Look Back” (4:29) A4. “Pressure Point” (3:40) A5. “Thirteen” (6:18) B1. “No Second Chance” (4:44) B2. “Lovers” (6:27) B3. “Love Is Alright” (3:57) B4. “Guitar […]

Colosseum II – Electric Savage (1977)

Electric Savage is the second album by English jazz-rock/hard-rock quartet Colosseum II, released in 1977 on MCA. Tracklist: A1. Put It This Way (4:54) A2. All Skin & Bone (3:49) A3. Rivers (5:48) A4. The Scorch (6:02) B1. Lament (4:38) B2. Desperado (5:58) B3. Am I (4:15) B4. Intergalactic Strut (6:00) Credits: Bass – John […]

Major Surgery – The First Cut (1977)

The First Cut is an album by English jazz-rock combo Major Surgery, self-released in 1977 on the band’s own Next! imprint. Tracklist: A1. “Dog and Bull Fight” (8:13) A2. “Foul Group Practices” (7:07) A3. “Jubileevit” (5:36) B1. “Hoe Down Up” (7:55) B2. “Shrimp Boats” (8:35) Credits: Bass Guitar – Bruce Collcutt Tenor Saxophone – Don Weller […]

Omaha Sheriff – Come Hell or Waters High (1977)

Come Hell or Waters High is the singular album by English art-rock band Omaha Sheriff, produced by Tony Visconti and released in 1977 on Good Earth/RCA.   Tracklist: A1. “Quiet Please” (7:25) A2. “Come Hell or Waters High” (3:12) A3. “You Give Me Love” (2:58) A4. “Me and Bob Seymour” (4:44) A5. “Miss Annie” (4:11) […]

Hermeto Pascoal – Slaves Mass (1977)

Slaves Mass is the third headlining studio album by Brazilian samba-jazz keyboardist/composer Hermeto Pascoal, released in 1977 on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Mixing Pot (Tacho)” (9:20) A2. “Slaves Mass (Missa dos escravos)” (4:17) A3. “Little Cry for Him (Chorinho pra ele)” (2:20) A4. “Cannon (Dedicated to Cannonball Adderley)” (5:13) B1. “Just Listen (Escuta meu piano)” […]

Novalis – Brandung (1977)

Brandung is the fourth album by German symphonic-rock band Novalis, released in 1977 on Brain. Tracklist: A1. “Irgendwo, irgendwann” (4:35) A2. “Wenn nicht mehr Zahlen und Figuren” (3:03) A3. “Astralis” (8:50) B1. Sonnenwende –a. “Brandung” (3:42) –b. “Feuer bricht in die Zeit” (3:56) –c. “Sonnenfinsternis” (3:30) –d. “Dämmerung” (5:48) Credits: Bass, Vocals – Heino Schünzel Drums, […]

Little Feat – Time Loves a Hero (1977)

Time Loves a Hero is the sixth album by American country/funk-rock band Little Feat, released in 1977 on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Hi Roller” (3:35) A2. “Time Loves a Hero” (3:47) A3. “Rocket in My Pocket” (3:25) A4. “Day at the Dog Races” (6:27) B1. “Old Folks Boogie” (3:31) B2. “Red Streamliner” (4:44) B3. “New […]

Univers Zéro – Univers Zéro (1977)

Univers Zéro is the debut album by the namesake Belgian chamber-rock/Zeuhl ensemble, self-released in 1977 with catalogue number EF 1313 and reissued the following year on Atem. Subsequent vinyl and CD reissues of the album have alternately bore the title 1313. Tracklist: A1. “Ronde” (14:45) A2. “Carabosse” (3:40) B1. “Docteur Petiot” (7:25) B2. “Malaise” (7:42) […]

Wanderléa – Vamos que eu já vou (1977)

Vamos que eu já Vou is an album by Brazilian samba-jazz/pop vocalist Wanderléa, released in 1977 on Odeon. Tracklist: A1. “A terceira força” (2:50) A2. “Poema para Léa” (3:10) A3. “Antes que a cidade durma” (3:00) A4. “Calypso” (2:05) A5. “Coisas da vida” (3:02) A6. “Café” (3:20) B1. “Vamos que eu já vou” (3:40) B2. […]

Various Artists – Saturday Night Fever [OST] (1977)

Saturday Night Fever is the soundtrack album to the dramatic motion-picture of the same name, originally released in November 1977 as a two-LP set on RSO. The first side consists of songs the Bee Gees had recorded for a half-finished followup album to Children of the World. One of these songs, “If I Can’t Have […]

Chico Freeman – Kings of Mali (1977)

Kings of Mali is an album by American avant-garde/post-bop saxophonist Chico Freeman, released in 1977 on India Navigation. Tracklist: A1. “Look Up” (11:28) A2. “Minstrel’s Sun Dance” (7:53) B1. “Kings of Mali” (9:56) B2. “Illas” (11:04) Credits: Chico Freeman — tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, balaphone Jay Hoggard — vibraphone, balaphone Anthony Davis — piano […]

Companyia Elèctrica Dharma – Tramuntana (1977)

Tramuntana is the third album by Spanish jazz-rock combo Companyia Elèctrica Dharma, released in 1977 on Edigsa. Tracklist: A1. “Tiru-Tiru-Ritu (Marxa)” (1:20) A2. “Focs de Sant Joan” (5:24) A3. “Moixeranga del Diable” (10:03 — 5:54-10:00) A4. “La Mediterrània se’ns mor…” (4:51) B1. “Tramuntana” (10:48) B2. “Les bruixes del Maresme” (3:25) B3. “Festejada (de timbals)” (6:16) Credits: […]