The Top 125 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.

125. Wings
"Hi Hi Hi" 3:09
Hi Hi Hi (Single)
Liverpool, England

124. Apollo 100
"Joy"  2:49
Newcastle, England

123. Wishbone Ash
"Leaf and Stream"  4:06
Torquay, England

122. America
"Sandman" 4:08
Watford, England

121. Taj Mahal
"Texas Woman Blues"  2:58
Recycling the Blues and Other Related Stuff
New York, NY

120. Nektar
"Crying in the Dark"  6:28
A Tab in the Ocean
Hamburg, Germany

119. Kraan
"M.C. Escher"  6:16
Ulm, Germany

118. Thirsty Moon
"Big City"  8:31
Thirsty Moon
Hamburg, Germany

117. PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi)
"E' Festa"  4:52
Storia di un Minuto
Milano, Italy

116. Scott Walker
"Joe Hill"  2:20
The Moviegoer
Hamilton, OH/London, England

115. Carly Simon
"You're So Vain"  4:20
No Secrets
New York, NY

114. Argent
"Hold Your Head Up"  6:18
All Together Now
Saint Albans, England

113. ZZ Top
"Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell"  6:49
Rio Grande Mud
Houston, TX

112. Miles Davis
"Vote For Miles" 8:49
On the Corner
Alton, IL (1926)-Santa Monica, CA (1991)

111. Rod Stewart
"I'd Rather Go Blind"  3:52
Never a Dull Moment
London, England

110. Looking Glass
"Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)"  3:06
Looking Glass
New Brunswick, NJ

109. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
"From The Beginning"  4:15
Bournemouth, England

108. The Flatlanders
"Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown"  2:44
Jimmie Dale and The Flatlanders
Lubbock, TX

107. Randy Newman
"Political Science"  2:02
Sail Away
Los Angeles, CA

106. Frank Zappa
"Eat That Que"  6:43
The Grand Wazoo
Baltimore, MD (1940)-Los Angeles, CA (1993)

105. Caravan
"Nothing At All, It' Coming Soon..."  10:23
Waterloo Lily
Canterbury, England

104. Manfred Mann's Earth Band
"Part Time Man"  3:04
Manfred Mann's Earth Band
London, England

103. Uriah Heep
"The Magician's Birthday"  10:34
The Magician's Birthday
London, England

102. Jethro Tull
"Thick as a Brick" (Side One)  22:37
Thick as a Brick
Luton, England

101. Genesis
"Supper's Ready"  22:51
Godalming, England

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

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