Get Your Wings ~ Aerosmith. People love to deride Aerosmith as derivative of the Rolling Stones. Truth is that the Stones at this point in time mostly sucked.
Country Life ~ Roxy Music. I recall buying this album at the old Lake St. Station in Madison before they tore down that old house to make a Hardee's restaurant. The album was sold wrapped in opaque plastic to hide the "controversial" cover art.
Rock 'n' Roll Animal ~ Lou Reed dishes out some Velvet Underground oldies along with some Glam rock numbers. I like Reed's band better than the man himself in this phase.
Where We All Belong ~ Marshall Tucker Band. Live double album from my second favorite "Southern Rock" band. Favorites here include "Can't You See" and "24 Hours At A Time."
Bridge Of Sighs ~ Robin Trower. Forever on the search of guitar-driven power trios after the death of Jimi Hendrix, I noticed this short-lived power trio early on.
Irish Tour '74 ~ Rory Gallagher
Crime Of The Century ~ Supertramp was another band I first heard hanging around stereo shops in Madison at the time.
Not Fragile ~ Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Bad Company ~ Bad Company was a short-lived "supergroup" formed from the demise of Free, Mott The Hoople, and King Crimson.
Court And Spark ~ Joni Mitchell
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It) ~ The Rolling Stones.
Astronomy ~ Blue Öyster Cult hung around Patti Smith at this time (or vice versa). I'm thinking they could have been one of the first bands to use umlauts-a couple of years before Motörhead did. This song was from their album Secret Treaties.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised ~ Gil Scott-Heron does proto-Hip Hop.
Rebel Rebel ~ David Bowie
Killer Queen ~ Queen
Pick Up the Pieces ~ Average White Band
Rikki Don't Lose That Number ~ Steely Dan from Pretzel Logic.
I Shot the Sherif ~ Eric Clapton jumps on the Reggae bandwagon.
Already Gone ~ Eagles from On The Border.
Sundown ~ Gordon Lightfoot's most interesting song inspired by Cathy Smith, a former girlfriend who later served time for her involvement in John Belushi's death.
Take Me To the River ~ Al Green. The Talking Heads covered this later.
U.S. Blues ~ Grateful Dead from Mars Hotel.