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Looking for music that sounds like men in makeup.

I like T. Rex, Queen, and the rock-opera parts of the Rocky Horror soundtrack. What other music might I like, in the same vein? I am thinking of pick slides, female backup singers, and bombastic vocals. Should I be searching generally for glam? 70s vintage is a plus, but not required.
posted by juniper on Sep 22, 2014 - 36 answers

The dusties

Name-that-song filter, hard mode (?)... vintage soul heartbreak. [more inside]
posted by naju on Sep 11, 2014 - 5 answers

I love The Spinners and Philly Soul from the 70-75 era. Lets dig deeper.

Im up here at the tip of the iceberg of Philly Soul with The Spinners, The Delfonics, Blue Magic, etc. but I want to dig deeper into this stuff and find some bands/songs/records that I might not encounter otherwise, since history has a way of remembering the big stuff and forgetting some of the amazing but less well known stuff. So help me down the rabbit hole here if you please to find even more music in that vein.
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jul 20, 2014 - 7 answers

Was the American outlook in the early 70s really that bleak?

Was the American outlook in the early 70s really that bleak or is that just what survived culturally? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Mar 25, 2014 - 45 answers

70s-themed dinner

What food items could be made for a cheesy, funny 70s themed dinner? [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on Jan 10, 2014 - 43 answers

What was this sit-in space vehicle toy I had as a kid?

The Christmas season has me thinking about a toy I had as a child in the late 70s and early 80s. I don't know what to call it -- or even what category of toy it is, so I can't search for it with Google. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Dec 29, 2013 - 10 answers

"Floating face" portrait? K-mart portrait? Deluxe glamour shot?

Is there a term for the type of portrait that contains two angles of the same person's face in the same photo? I'm thinking of this style (Will Ferrell). Another example here. These were really popular in the 70s and 80s. I want to get one of the style portraits taken but I don't even know how to describe it, or how to search for it. Does anyone know a name for this style, or even a way to explain it? Also, have you ever seen it being offered these days, and if so, where? I have seen these previous Askme's (1, 2) but they don't really help. Also my google-fu is useless except for that Will Ferrell portrait.
posted by banishedimmortal on Sep 20, 2013 - 5 answers

Most joke-dense movies of the 70s?

I'm looking for movies from the 70s that have the highest joke density. They don't have to be good jokes, they don't have to be a particular type of joke and I'm not even looking for good movies - I'm looking for quantity over quality, a dizzying number of joke attempts per hour. What should I watch? [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Aug 18, 2013 - 37 answers

Tell me the name of this children's book from its cover (1940-1970ish)

I'm trying to identify an English-language book by its cover as seen in a photo of my friend taken in 1970 when she was a year old. The original image is hard to make out, but I inverted it and made it black and white. Does anyone recognize it? [more inside]
posted by Locative on Aug 8, 2013 - 42 answers

Another another important book?

Help me find this picture book from the 70s or 80s! [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Aug 7, 2013 - 13 answers

Forgotten Toy Filter

So, today, for no readily apparent reason, I was visited by a very vivid memory of a toy I had as a kid, some time in the early 70's. They were these die cast metal planes with little plastic landing gear and cockpits, kind of futuristic looking, in jewel-tone colors, that you flew on a little zip line setup that involved a little gun like thing with a little deck for the plane to sit on until you released it. Looking on Ebay reveals nothing like I remember. Anyone know what these things were called.
posted by Kid Charlemagne on Jun 24, 2013 - 4 answers

70s Anime ID

Super Hard TV/Movie ID: I am trying to ID an animated film/tv show I saw in the 70s. I recall it having an anime look, like Speed Racer or Star Blazers, but I am reasonably certain it wasn't either of these. [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Jun 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Comprehensive histories of the Us in the 1970s?

I'm looking for the US equivalent of Dominic Sandbrook's State of Emergency: Britain 1970–1974—books that explore not just the politics, movements and 'big events' of the decade, but aspects such as pop culture and the changes in daily life and habits. [more inside]
posted by kaisemic on Apr 10, 2013 - 3 answers

Anyone Remember Dorman's Endico Cheese? Got A/V From Their TV Ads?

Hope me, hive mind; hope me find this TV ad! My buddy bet me it couldn't be done; let's prove him wrong... [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Apr 5, 2013 - 5 answers

Is there a 70's rock song with the same sentiment as Lisa Loeb's 'Stay'?

Sorry if this seems like a stupid question, but I'm not TOO familiar with many songs of that era and genre. I'm looking for a song that conveys a sentiment similar to Lisa Loeb's 'Stay' (link to lyrics here if it helps). [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on Jan 30, 2013 - 12 answers

| What's The Font |

WhatTheFont| is throwing me gibberish on this 1970's Poster Inspiration Font [more inside]
posted by TangerineGurl on Nov 27, 2012 - 10 answers

1970s animated cartoon about U.S. History (NOT schoolhouse rock)

animated 1970s tv series about U.S. History? this is NOT the schoolhouse rock episodes. the one i am remembering was more serious, working through historical situations with animated scenes. the episode i remember most vividly was about the British burning the white house. does anyone else remember this series and what the name of it was?? might have been made around the bicentennial, but not sure.
posted by cmp4Meta on Nov 27, 2012 - 9 answers

70s toy - ball glides back and forth on ropes you pull

Looking for the name of a toy I had in the 1970s that had 2 long ropes with handles on both ends, one person would pull their ropes apart and send a football shaped ball with the ropes running through it flying towards the other person. The ball on ours was red, the handles were blue - but who knows, it may have come in different colors. My sister swears it was called the Woosh, but I haven't found it via that name. I want to buy one for my niece & nephew if I can find it - and I think having the name will be the key to locating one. But if you know where I can get one, even better.
posted by cmp4Meta on Oct 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Disco font ID?

Help me ID this disco font please? It's from an old flyer I'm trying to restore, the thin lines + jpg artifacts are stumping all the auto font identifiers out there. Thanks!
posted by Tom-B on Sep 5, 2012 - 3 answers

Running in the 70s!

My husband and I need totally awesome 70's costumes. That we can run a 5K in. [more inside]
posted by jeoc on Jul 14, 2012 - 28 answers

Art Print ID needed

Looking for a link to this image and/or information about artist, please. Fantasy-like/surreal art, landscape orientation. Circa 70s - early 80s - there may have been other similar prints. Female face/eyes (large), with 2-3 small sparrow-like birds gazing up at her from the lower corners of the image. Greyish and yellowish tones throughout, "misty" feel. (I think the last name of the artist starts with F ?). Any ideas?
posted by NorthernAutumn on Jul 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Find this YA sci-fi book!

Yet another name this 70s/80s YA novel question--illustrated underground city edition! [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Jun 26, 2012 - 7 answers

What early to mid 70s (probably made for TV) sci-fi movie am I half-remembering?

What early to mid 70s (probably made for TV) sci-fi movie am I half-remembering? [more inside]
posted by kimota on Jun 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Art/Illustration style identification?

Is there a name for this style of art, very popular in the early 70s? I'd like to learn more about it, or find some of the children's books I remember with that kind of illustration, but searching's hard without a search term.
posted by JanetLand on May 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Do you know her?

I am trying to identify a woman from a cookbook. "The only thing I know about her is two pictures from a cookbook printed by the Maryland Seafood Marketing Authority (Department of Economic and Community Management) in the mid-1970s." [more inside]
posted by furiousxgeorge on May 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me identify the names of these three movies.

Please help me find the names of three vaguely recalled movies from my past: a teen flick from the 80s, a dubbed (possibly Italian) horror film from the 70s, and a scifi adventure from the 60s (maybe)? [more inside]
posted by coolxcool=rad on Apr 29, 2012 - 13 answers

No one's rushing the field.

When and why did pitch invasions/court-storming/rushing the field end in professional, american sports? I see highlights in the 70s from Hank Aaron's 715, Yankees winning their division, even the Celtics winning an NBA championship in the early 80s where the fans celebrate with the players (or try to take hats off of their heads). In my sports lifetime,(post 1992), I cannot recall a single moment of this happening in pro sports (in America).
posted by sandmanwv on Feb 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Identifying odd home artifacts and features

Antiques Metafiltershow: Can you help me identify any of these wild, weird, artsy household features? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Dec 13, 2011 - 4 answers

This record what is it

Random obscure record filter: Band was "The Delta *something*", 70s (synth?) cover album, abstract jacket. [more inside]
posted by solarion on Nov 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Why are old films supposed to be better on new formats?

I'm aware that re-releases of old films (eg, from the 70s, Star Wars I'm looking at you) are common as and when new formats become available, but what is the logic in this other than commercial? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Sep 19, 2011 - 22 answers

Trying to remember the name of a toy we played with in the 70s.

I am looking for the name of a toy that we used to play with a lot when we were growing up. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Sep 9, 2011 - 11 answers

HIV history and cultural consequences

Looking for books about the history of HIV/AIDS in North America. Wanting both clinical/ epidemiology and social narratives. Also, would love anything that touches on stage performers and the affect it had on creative fields during the 80s.
posted by asockpuppet on Jun 30, 2011 - 12 answers

What is this VERY famous song called?

songfilter: does anyone know what song this is? [more inside]
posted by tunestunes on Jun 25, 2011 - 5 answers

I'm trying to find a copy of a 70s underground publication.

I am trying to locate a actual copy(or more than one) of an underground newspaper called The Daily Blotter, which was published in the '70s in State College, PA. [more inside]
posted by sawdustbear on Jun 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Great 70s films

What great 70s films should I be adding to my movie queue? [more inside]
posted by marsha56 on Jun 3, 2011 - 61 answers

name of a movie...

Can you help with the name of this movie: From the 70s (possibly early 80s) about a teenage boy and his relationship with a psychiatrist/therapist. I think his brother had died, also, he might have been a swimmer? The therapist helps him overcome his emotional demons. I cannot remember much more than this but it was a great movie and I want to watch it again!
posted by saturn~jupiter on Apr 17, 2011 - 3 answers

Please help identify another childhood TV memory from U.K. late 70s / early 80s. Horror/drama elements.

Weird alien living-desk-lamp or exotic flower in some suburban British home. Another super-vague childhood TV memory question. U.K. late 70s/early 80s. [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Jan 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Campy, sexy late-60s romps.

Looking for recommendations for fun, campy, European softcore sex romps from the late 60s or early 70s -- in the vein of Barbarella, Danger: Diabolik, or Radley Metzger. Bonus points for instant streaming on Netflix. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2010 - 10 answers

Could I have heard 'O Siem' before 1995?

Wasn't the song 'O Siem' around before Susan Aglukark recorded it in 1995? I feel certain that I heard it in the 70s. In case it matters, I lived in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada as a child from 1971 to 1979, and it was during this period that I believe I heard the song on the radio. The Wikipedia entry for the song credits Aglukark as one of the writers and mentions no other versions. I also can't find any earlier reference on allmusic or via a Google search. Could it have been spelled differently? I think the lyrics were the same. I remember the title phrase being pronounced "oozy-em" and the inclusion of at least some of the same lines as in the chorus of the Aglukark song: "O Siem / We are all family / O Siem / We're all the same". I'm an amateur musician and have a very good music memory. If this is a false memory, it is an incredibly convincing one, and I have not previously (knowingly) experienced anything similar.
posted by dopeydad on Oct 20, 2010 - 4 answers

In which you help me create the greatest 70s SOUL COMPILATION PLAYLIST the world has ever seen!

In which you help me create the greatest 70s SOUL COMPILATION PLAYLIST the world has ever seen! [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Sep 3, 2010 - 24 answers

Do these jeans make my ass look thin?

Was everyone super-thin and super-tall back then, or is it just me? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Aug 27, 2010 - 20 answers

Iconic yacht rock movies and tv

What movies and TV shows do you associate with the genre of yacht rock? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Aug 12, 2010 - 20 answers

Unsung Heros of the 70s/80s

Who are the unsung heroes of the 70s and 80s? i.e. recommend some good non-mainstream bands from then. [more inside]
posted by fatty magoo on Jun 21, 2010 - 83 answers

Help ID easy listening-type instrumental and suggest similar tunes?

Help me ID a 70s instrumental song that sounds like a cross between "Ce-Matin La" by Air and the theme from Shaft? [more inside]
posted by Queen of Spreadable Fats on Jun 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Give me more 70s funk-soul

Suggest some 60s-70s funk-soul for a fan of Roy Ayers. Instrumental preferred but not necessary. [more inside]
posted by rubadub on May 4, 2010 - 24 answers

Twenty years before The Matrix

I'm looking for a movie: Scifi, set in space/on a spaceship, probably late 70s release, that has as a plot element humans hiding from a nefarious computer or machine that would stick a needle in the back of the person's head (possibly into a port) when person was caught.
posted by yiftach on Apr 28, 2010 - 8 answers

R-O-C-K in the U-S-A

This year I have been accidentally discovering the hard rock in the 70s that for some reason escaped me. The latest discovery is Jetliner by Steve Miller, thanks to Noah Baumbach. Despite writing about music, I am not exactly sure what I am looking for... [more inside]
posted by PinkMoose on Mar 23, 2010 - 56 answers

What are your favorite albums from the 70s or 80s that feature synthesizers or electric combo organs?

What are your favorite albums from the 70s or 80s that feature synthesizers or electric combo organs (think Farfisa or Vox)?
posted by MaryDellamorte on Mar 19, 2010 - 17 answers

Brainwashing Machine? Or what?

What is the terminal-type thing I used in a New York State elementary school in the mid- to late-70s and early 80s? [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Feb 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Give me some "vintage music that still sounds fresh" tips

I want to listen to luscious old (pre 90s) music that sounds fresh and as if it could have been recorded and released today (in terms of production values, instrumentation, orchestration, etc.) Can you recommend some? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on Jan 8, 2010 - 20 answers

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