NC17 Top 75 Traxxx 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.

75. Nick Drake
"Pink Moon"  2:07
Pink Moon
Rangoon, Burma (1948)-Tanworth, England (1974)

74. Os Novos Baianos
"Besta é Tu"  4:26
Acabou Chorare
Salvador, Brazil

73. Townes Van Zandt
"Sad Cinderella"  4:41
The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
Fort Worth, TX (1944)-Smyrna, TN (1997)

72. Frank Zappa
"Your Mouth"  3:12
Baltimore, MD (1940)-Los Angeles, CA (1993)

71. Strawbs
"Queen of Dreams"  5:34
Grave New World
London, England

70. Jade Warrior
"Snake"  3:04
Last Autumn's Dream
United Kingdom

69. Hard Stuff
"Time Gambler"  6:13
United Kingdom

68. Al Green
"Old Time Lovin'"  3:16
Let's Stay Together
Forrest City, AR/Millington, TN

67. Leo Kottke
"The Song of the Swamp"  3:00
Athens, GA/Minneapolis, MN

66. Kool And The Gang
"Father Father"  5:38
Good Times
Jersey City, NJ

65. Captain Beyond
"Myopic Void"  3:31
Los Angeles, CA

64. Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell
"Dueling Banjos"  3:23
Deliverance Soundtrack
Madison, WI

63. The Temptations
"Papa Was a Rolling Stone"  11:46
All Directions
Detroit, MI

62. Agitation Free
"Khan El Khalili"  5:34
Berlin, Germany

61. Sui Generis
"Dime Quien me lo Robo"  6:29
Buenos Aires, Argentina

60. Humble Pie
"30 Days in the Hole"  3:57
Moreton, England

59. Eagles
"Witchy Woman"  4:13
Los Angeles, CA

58. Tim Buckley
"Sweet Surrender"  6:48
Greetings From L.A.
Washington, DC (1947)-Santa Monica, CA (1975)

57. Todd Rundgren
"Hello It's Me"  2:49
Upper Darby, PA

56. The Carpenters
"Hurting Each Other"  2:49
A Song For You
Downey, CA

55. Stevie Wonder
"Happier Than The Morning Sun"  5:19
Music Of My Mind
Detroit, MI

54. Cargo
"Finding Out"  5:18
Amsterdam, Netherlands

53. John Cale
"Days of Steam" 3:01
The Academy in Peril
Garnant, England/New York, NY/California

52. John Lee Hooker (w/Van Morrison)
"Never Get Out of These Blues Alive"  10:16
Never Get Out of These Blues Alive
Clarksdale, MS-Los Altos, CA (w/Belfast, N. Ireland)

51. Chick Corea
"Sometime Ago-La Fiesta"  23:14
Return to Forever
Chelsea, MA

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

Top Image by: Allison Pierce
Bottom Image by: Andy Mueller

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