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1970’s

The Art of Atari

The Art of Atari

If you grew up in the ’70s or ’80s, there’s not much more iconic than the box art from classic Atari games. Authors Robert V. Conte and Tim Lapetino explore the history of videogaming’s great forefather, and the artists and creative process behind these now classic works.

The Story of “Mr. Blue Sky”

The Story of “Mr. Blue Sky”

From its wild popularity in the 1970s to its appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Electric Light Orchestra’s joyfully symphonic classic Mr. Blue Sky is an indelible part of our cultural history. Polyphonic dives into Jeff Lynne’s inspiration for the track, and how it fits into the bigger picture of Out of the Blue.

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Weird Computers of the 1970s

Weird Computers of the 1970s

The personal computing revolution didn’t reach the masses until the 1980s, but back in the 1970s, a groundswell was forming among hardcore tech nerds. LGR takes a look back at a number of the unusual computer designs that emerged in the years leading up to the PC revolution.

Freddie Mercury: Time Waits for No One

Freddie Mercury: Time Waits for No One

An amazing recording of the greatest rock vocalist of all time, captured back in 1986 as part of the 96-track Time. With the help of musician and producer Dave Clark, we now get to hear a stripped-down and cleaned up version, backed only by piano, along with HD footage of Mercury which will send chills down your spine.

Covers by Clemens Wenners

Covers by Clemens Wenners

Musician Clemens WennersYouTube channel is loaded up with impressive cover versions of tracks from the 1970s and 1980s, accompanied by perfectly selected analog synthesizers and other period-accurate instruments. Tracks include The Bee Gees Nights on Broadway, The Cars’ Drive, and Phil Collins’ In the Air Tonight.

Bulova Computron LED Watch

Bulova Computron LED Watch

The original Bulova Computron LED watch was released in the 70’s and has since become a collector’s item. Bulova is re-releasing the model this fall 2019 with a couple of upgrades, such as a dual-time feature. It will come in gold, silver, or black.

The Muppets without Muppets

The Muppets without Muppets

The guys at MetaFilter dug up this little gem that dates way back to 1976. At the close of the first season of The Muppet Show, the crew of series performed the opening song and a few skits without the Muppets or their voice actors. We had no idea the show was shot in England.

Jonathan Coulton: Some Guys

Jonathan Coulton: Some Guys

The consistently awesome musician Jonathan Coulton presents a new album loaded with some of the greatest adult contemporary and yacht rock of the 1970s, re-recorded just as they were meant to be played. The CD and vinyl editions have some awesome art.

Queen in the 70s

Queen in the 70s

Love the music of Queen? Then tune in for the next 43 minutes and enjoy this epic compilation from the official Queen YouTube channel including 11 incredible live performances from their heyday, including Killer Queen, Somebody to Love, and Don’t Stop Me Now.

My ’70s Vlog

My ’70s Vlog

After coming across his dad’s old 8mm film camera, Paul Howard Allen decided to see if he could shoot an episode using the antiquated photo gear and a cassette recorder. He was able to pull it off, but it’s clear that today’s tech is superior in every possible way.

Going Online 1979 Style

Going Online 1979 Style

FozzTexx offers a flashback to what life was like for computer users in the late 1970s. Check out the sleek styling and cutting edge monochrome screen on that TRS-80 Model II, complete with 8″ floppy drive and acoustic coupler! They left out the modem squeal, so here you go.

Ocean Alley: Baby Come Back

Ocean Alley: Baby Come Back

“All day long, wearing a mask of false bravado…” The eclectic Sydney, Australia band Ocean Alley dusts off a 1970s classic – Player’s 1977 hit Baby Come Back, making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside thanks in no small part to Baden Donegal’s soulful lead vocals.

(Don’t Fear) The Reaper: Surf Edition

(Don’t Fear) The Reaper: Surf Edition

We can say with certainty that we’ve never heard Blue Öyster Cult’s (Don’t Fear) The Reaper like this before. But we’re impressed with the surf rock treatment that musician Bruce Lindquist gave to the 1976 smash prog rock hit, even if it could use more cowbell.

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Iron & Resin X New Legend 4×4

Iron & Resin X New Legend 4×4

Outfitter Iron and Resin teamed up with 4×4 restorers New Legend to bring this classic 1972 International Scout II back to life, loading it up with a modern GM LS 5.3L engine, a leather and waxed canvas interior, modern roof racks, a swing-out motorcycle mount, and more.

DJ Cummerbund: I Will Jump

DJ Cummerbund: I Will Jump

Gloria Gaynor and David Lee Roth have a beautiful musical baby in DJ Cummerbund’s latest mashup masterpiece, which manages to blend two of the most iconic tracks of the ’70s and ’80s into an insanely wonderful disco-rock cocktail.

Computer Predictions from 1979

Computer Predictions from 1979

David Hoffman released this footage from a 1979 documentary he worked on called The Information Society. In it, privacy expert Alan Westin provided a remarkable view of what future computing might be like. Among his predictions – online review services like Yelp.

Parsons/Corden: Dust in the Wind

Parsons/Corden: Dust in the Wind

James Corden and Jim Parsons did a simultaneously amazing and hysterical job replicating the music video for Kansas’ 1977 classic Dust in the Wind. We’re pretty sure Parsons has no idea how to play the violin, but his beard more than makes up for it.

The Was

The Was

We’re not exactly sure what we just watched, but this epic music video from Soda_Jerk and The Avalanches crams in countless references to pop culture icons from the ’60s through the ’90s, from Saturday Night Fever to Seinfeld, from The Warriors to Will Smith.

Fallon & Rudd Do Styx

Fallon & Rudd Do Styx

Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd turn in a frighteningly accurate recreation of the music video for the 1981 Styx classic Too Much Time on My Hands, right down to the cheesy moustaches, Tommy Shaw’s teal jumpsuit, and every curly lock on Dennis DeYoung’s head.

Brooks Heritage Footwear

Brooks Heritage Footwear

Hey y’all, the 70’s are back – thanks to the Brooks Running Company. Their Heritage Footwear Collection features the Vanguard and Vantage, with classic style and street-smart aesthetics. Plus, they look good with tube socks.

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James Brown Soul Train Megacut

James Brown Soul Train Megacut

Put on your hot pants, get up offa that thang, and crank up your speakers for the next 45 minutes to honor The Godfather of Soul in this great compilation of all of his performances from Soul Train back in the 1970s.

American Hustle (Teaser)

American Hustle (Teaser)

This Oscar bait from David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, Three Kings) stars Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Louis C.K. in 70s period piece about two con artists.

Shogun Warriors Posters

Shogun Warriors Posters

Get your late 70’s giant robot fix on with this fun poster series from the Boiling Point Creative Group. Unlike the original toys, these pieces aren’t spring loaded and won’t smack you in the eyeball.

Daft Soul Train

Daft Soul Train

What if they played Daft Punk on Soul Train back in the 1970s? Nothing different than any other episode – so check out this perfectly timed dance mashup. Though there’s no way you could fit one of those ‘fros in a helmet.

Gag Me with a Toon 5

Gag Me with a Toon 5

60 artists re-imagine the cartoons of their youth spanning the 60’s-90’s, ranging from The Smurfs to Squiddly Diddly to South Park in the Gag Me with a Toon 5 exhibit opening 5/4/13, at LA’s WWA Gallery.

Sugarboy: Kung Fu Mom

Sugarboy: Kung Fu Mom

This episode of Above Average Network’s Sugarboy perfectly captures 1970s style as the candy-charged kid tells us the tale of a bad-ass lady and her quest to retrieve a stolen Rollie Fingers baseball card.

Dark Vessel

Dark Vessel

If Quentin Tarantino had a baby with Pixar and named Sergio Leone as the godfather, Rocky Curby’s brilliantly bloody Dark Vessel would be the result. Cartoon robot murder and revenge rules.

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