NC17 Top 50 Songs of 1972

The Top 125 Songs of 1972 + Elements of Insanity and The Only Cure
Part 1: No Country for Aardvarks
Part 2: Q: Why Are Old People So God Damn Miserable?
Part 3: The Devil's Church
Part 4: Nude Grocery Shoppers
Part 5: Sleep Disorders

NC-17 SOUNDTRAXXX is being edited, revised, and published. The literature content is gradually being removed for publication or  being transferred to the upcoming site: MHQ HEADQUARTERS. The music countdowns, however, shall remain here.

In the meantime, and why I haven't posted anything in a long time... I am proud to present, the first actual book publication, a dystopian epic: The Mansion Feel free to check it out; it is self-published and fully independent.

According to the plant and animal life on Earth, which eventually unfriends the human race amidst bold accusations coming from an oddly-shaped row of trees: the concepts of government, religion, and economics were fabricated by the same sources that devised such absurdity as Black Friday sales, fashionable bowling attire, expiration dates for vaginal lube, and marketing strategies to entice specifically targeted mayonnaise consumers … and these sources obviously did not originate on the Planet Earth. From Prohibition to the dystopian future plagued with revolution, animosity towards society, and farming hippos with growth hormones, characters such as Squirrel Abraham and Jimmers Waffles (raccoon) not only challenge the status quo, but also question the entire history that created it.

Compiling 30 Sections and 68 different themes and storylines, which explore topics ranging from concepts of customer service to victimless crimes to a town in West Virginia that repeatedly becomes a ghost town; and featuring guest appearances from the likes of seahorses, dragonflies, praying mantis, chickens, and raccoon, The Mansion chronicles the plight of the human race, where Primitive Man evolved into the species known as Homo Bowler, and set out to destroy the world in a quest for decorative plates, generic shoes, and non-dairy powdered creamer.

Press play on the image below to hear this selection of songs in this exact order.

50. Manfred Mann's Earth Band
"Meat"  4:06
Glorified Magnified
London, England

49. Gary Glitter
"Rock and Roll Part Two"  3:04
Banbury, England

48. The Edgar Winter Group
"Frankenstein"  4:44
They Only Come Out at Night
Beaumont, TX

47. Big Youth
"Screaming Target"  3:36
Screaming Target
Trenchtown, Jamaica

46. Arthur Verocai
"Karina (Domingo No Grajaú)"  5:17
Arthur Verocai
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

45. Steely Dan
"Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me)" 4:21
Can't Buy a Thrill
Los Angeles, CA

44. Mott the Hoople
"All the Young Dudes"  3:33
All the Young Dudes
Hereford, England

43. Jorge Ben
"Moça"  4:59
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

42. Can
"Sing Swan Song"  4:48
Ege Bamyasi
Koln, Germany

41. Alice Cooper
"Gutter Cat vs. The Jets"  4:40
School's Out
Detroit, MI

40. Twenty Sixty Six and Then
"Butterking"  7:17
Reflections on the Future

39. Cat Stevens
"Boy With a Moon & Star on His Head"  5:58
Catch Bull at Four
London, England

38. O'Jays
"(They Call Me) Mr. Lucky"  3:20
Back Stabbers
Canton, OH

37. Back Door
"Back Door"  3:46
Redcar, England

36. Popol Vuh
"Kyrie"  5:28
Hosianna Mantra
Munich, Germany

35. Marcos Valle
"Mi Hermoza"  4:15
Vento Sul
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

34. Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges
"Nuvem Cigana"  3:00
Clube da Esquina
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

33. Yoko Ono & John Lennon
"Born in a Prison"  4:06
Some Time in New York City
Tokyo, Japan;Liverpool, England/-New York, NY

32. Neil Diamond
"Song Sung Blue" 3:16
Brooklyn, NY/Beverly Hills, CA

31. The Residents
"Aircraft Damage"  3:54
Santa Dog EP
Shreveport, LA

30. Elf
"Hoochie Koochie Lady"  5:35
New York/New Hampshire, US

29. Flower Travellin' Band
"Heaven and Hell"  3:48
Made in Japan
Tokyo, Japan

28. Tractor
"No More Lies"  5:29
Rochdale, England

27. Gilberto Gil
"O Canto da Ema" 6:23
Expresso 2222
Salvador, Brazil

26. Ennio Morricone
"Invenzione per John" 9:07
Giu' la Testa
Rome, Italy

NC-17 Soundtraxxx SONGS OF 1972: 125-101  100-76  75-51  50-26  25-#1

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