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Living in the 70s

10 Jul 2021

The long and the short of it

History, Society & Culture

The long and the short of it
The Seventies was the decade of the super long song. While the 50s and 60s was spent honing the short, tight, radio friendly pop song, the 1970s saw bands exploring concept albums, concept tracks, more free form styles and longer story telling and in the process creating some  very long songs indeed. Often this necessitated the release of several versions of the same song – a cut down single version for radio and a longer album version. At the same time, punk came along with it’s short, sharp style, and shorter pop songs were still to be found. In this week’s show, Marty and Venetia explore both forms of perfection, playing some of their fave long and short songs from the 1970s.
Living in the Seventies is brought to you by JOY 94.9, Australia’s only LGBTIQA+ radio station and community media organisation. Find out more at joy.org.au. And visit our  Facebook page at facebook.com/LivingInThe70s. Listeners in Australia can stream the original podcast on the JOY website, or from iTunes or any podcast provider who uses the Apple podcast feed. Listeners outside of Australia can find an adapted podcast on Spotify – search for ‘Living in the 70s podcast’.  We would love it if you could rate us and leave a review so that other people can find us.

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