Buzzcocks began 1977 with the release of their landmark Spiral Scratch EP – opening the door for a wave of indie punk labels. (more…)

The Stranglers – Grip

12th January 2022 · 1970s, 1977, Music, Punk

It’s the beginning of 1977 and punk is going overground. The Stranglers start the year with a bang, releasing their debut single Grip / London Lady. (more…)

As winter draws in, what better to chase away that chilly wind than a sunny slice of reggae from Jamaica. 

Jackson Browne – Stay

5th November 2021 · 1970s, 1977, Doo Wop, Music

Jackson Browne was not the first to record Stay, still the shortest single ever to top the charts, but he made it his own when he covered the doo-wop oldie in 1977.


Parliament-Funkadelic whip up a fiery furnace of funk on this live version of Flash Light lasting almost half an hour. (more…)

The Gladiators were one of the best of Jamaica’s rich history of vocal harmony trios. Pocket Money was one of their finest tunes, with a wise message.


Freddie McGregor’s perfectly produced tune soothes the senses like the musical equivalent of sinking back into a nice hot bath for a long soak. (more…)

Matumbi – Guide Us

29th September 1977 · 1970s, 1977, Music, Reggae, UK Reggae

Matumbi were one of the leading UK Reggae bands of the Seventies, formed by dub master Dennis Bovell, who went on to have a stellar production career. (more…)

George Faith – Diana

29th September 1977 · 1970s, 1977, Music, Reggae

George Faith teamed up with Lee Perry on a selection of reggaefied versions of soul classics showcasing his sweet voice and Scratch’s experimental production. (more…)

Doctor Alimentado’s signature song Born For A Purpose, based on the true story of his near-death experience, is another of the quintessential reggae tunes. (more…)