ROCK EUROPE 70s
In the early 70s, the European rock scene was dominated by hard-rock and psychedelic rock.
Ironically called Krautrock, German psychedelic rock got started in 1967 in München and emerged as a major avant-garde trend, as exemplified by the songs ‘Mother sky’ (1970 Can), Halleluwah (1971 Can) and ‘It's a rainy day’ (1972 Faust). Notably, Krautrock also gave birth to the electronic ambient music genre with its frontrunner Klaus Schulze delivering 11 LP albums in 1972-1979 which include the mythical 'Irrlicht' (1972), 'Timewind' (1975), 'Moondawn' (1976) and 'Mirage/Crystal lake' (1977). The other leading electronic ambient music artist during the decade was Frenchman Jean-Michel Jarre.
As to other emerging styles, punk rock is drafted in the song ‘Macht kaputt was euch kaputt macht’ (1971, Ton Steine Scherben) while gothic rock and new wave are sketched in the 1978/79 songs ‘Rosario toca el pito’ (Kaka de Luxe, Spain), ‘Naturträne’ (Nina Hagen, Germany), ‘Fegato Fegato Spappolato’ (Vasco Rossi Italy) and ‘Quand t’es dans le désert’ (Jean-Patrick Capdevielle, France). The decade of the 70s also delivered its share of evergreen classics, e.g. with the world hits:
∙ 1970 ∙ Kobaïa (Magma, France) ∙ Mystic sister, magic brother (Gong) ∙ Todo tiene su fin (Módulos, Spain) ∙ Mother sky (12') (Can, Germany) ∙ Between the eyes (Amon Düül II, Germany) ∙ Dream part IV (Popol Vuh, Germany) ∙ In a simple way (Pan, Denmark) ∙ If You Ask Me (Day Of Phoenix, Denmark) ∙ 1971 ∙ It's a rainy day (Faust, Germany) ∙ Spoon / Halleluwah (Can, Germany) ∙ Der Hund von Baskerville (orig. 'Paranoid' 1970 Black Sabbath) (Cindy & Bert, Germany) ∙ Ride in the sky (Lucifer's Friend, Germany) ∙ Macht kaputt was Euch kaputt macht (Ton Steine Scherben, Germany) ∙ Herfra hvor vi står (Niels Skousen & Peter Ingemann, Denmark) ∙ Fra dag til dag (Gasolin ft Kim Larsen, Denmark) ∙ Je m'éclate au Sénéral (Martin Circus) ∙
∙ 1972 ∙ Woman (Barrabás, Spain) ∙ Jesahel (Ivano Fossati & Delirium, Italy) ∙ Vertigine (RAM Reale Accademia di Musica, Italy) ∙ Milano calibro 9 (Variazione I) (Osanna, Italy) ∙ I'm goin' mad (The Scorpions, Germany) ∙ Oxymoron (Guru Guru, Germany) ∙ Hallagallo (Neu!, Germany) ∙ 1973 ∙ Radar love (Golden Earring, Netherlands) ∙ Della natura (Museo Rosenbach, Italy) ∙ Andrea Doria (Udo Lindenberg, Germany) ∙ 1974 ∙ Waterloo (Abba, Sweden) ∙ Tutto a posto (Nomadi, Italy) ∙ È festa (Celebration) (PFM Premiata Forneria Marconi, Italy) ∙ Les longues nuits d'Isaac (Ange) ∙ Quasarsphere (Ash Ra Tempel, Germany) ∙ Phaedra (Tangerine Dream, Germany) ∙ Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen (Nina Hagen, East Germany/GDR) ∙ 1975 ∙ En el lago (Triana, Spain) ∙ Taximann (Marius Müller-Westernhagen, Germany) ∙
∙ 1976 ∙ Oxygène (23', Jean-Michel Jarre, France) ∙ Twilight birds (Gasolin ft Kim Larsen, Denmark) ∙ 1977 ∙ Ça plane pour moi (Plastic Bertrand , France) ∙ Ma perchè (Matia Bazar, Italy) ∙ Crystal lake (Klaus Schulze, Germany) ∙ 1978 ∙ Das Model (Kraftwerk, Germany) ∙ Naturträne (Nina Hagen , Germany) ∙ On the road again (The Rockets, France) ∙ Rosario toca el pito (Kaka de Luxe (ft Alaska), Spain) ∙ Días de escuela (Asfalto, Spain) ∙ Fegato Fegato Spappolato (Vasco Rossi, Italy) ∙ 1979 ∙ Born to be alive (Patrick Hernandez, France) ∙ Quand t'es dans le désert (Jean-Patrick Capdevielle , France) ∙ Si supieras (Medina Azahara, Spain) ∙