In an era that many consider being the best in music history, 1975 is a rare case when the zeitgeist veered off course. The halfway was an anomaly, situated between the waning moments of rock and folk and first flames of punk and disco, as musicians appeared confused where to go next. Below are the The 10 Most Underrated Songs Of 1975:
10. ‘Water Get No Enemy’ – Fela Kuti
Most individuals who have followed Kuti agree that, in addition to being a flamboyant figure, he is an extraordinarily brilliant musician. However, he is not the most accessible musical maestro. His untamed manner can frequently yield crazy outcomes that befuddle rather than enchant.
9. ‘The Next Big Thing’ – The Dictators
The proto-punk anthem that follows is a barrage of fire that brings youth back into the mix of music. It’s rough and sloppy, and it can’t even pass any musicological aesthetic standards, but it offered up something that punk did brilliantly: it felt like such a group of people having fun.
8. ‘Take Yo’ Praise’ – Camille Yarbrough
Experiencing a song in its original state has a unique quality. Instantly, a familiar theme is altered, and when it came to ‘Take Yo’ Praise,’ it is transitioned beyond limit. In fact, it gives a whole new meaning to Fatboy Slim’s famous rework.
7. ‘I Can Help’ – Billy Swan
Swan’s odd approach has a transcendence to it, with a nostalgic rockabilly mood to the 1950s and that same’somebody has fallen down on the Hammond Organ’ vibe that typified some soft rock societies in the early 1960s. Finally, the whole affair is far too appealing to skip.
6. ‘Squire’ – Alan Hull
In a recent BBC documentary, his songwriting was equated to Bob Dylan, and he had a few singles with Lindisfarne, but Hull’s solo stuff merely hasn’t garnered the recognition it deserved. Whether it was too eccentric, maybe it simply doesn’t fit in the correct record shelves, or rather the absurdity of his complex characters was overlooked?
5. ‘When An Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease’ – Roy Harper
Carrying beyond this feeling of English spirit, Harper’s famous ‘When An Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease’ is the epitome of ‘greenfield mentality.’ It’s an attention-grabbing title—how wonderful it is to interrupt up the constant flow of love songs with a magnificent piece of literature about the cleanest sport there is.
4. ‘Only You Know’ – Dion
His former work with The Belmonts had largely been superseded by a more sober and deliberate manner by this point, but the old pop instincts of beat and theatrical bravura remained. This results in a distinct sound that is difficult to locate in the proper manner.
3. ‘At Seventeen’ – Janis Ian
Far from being childish, the track has a unique touch to it, giving it a crutch for any generation to lean on when their ego is diminishing. The song’s unvarnished authenticity stems from this attitude of fragility.
2. ‘Diamonds & Rust’ – Joan Baez
As Bob Dylan famously exclaimed on stage: “Joan Baez is as tough-minded as they come. A truly independent spirit, nobody can tell her what to do if she doesn’t want to do it. I learned a lot of things from her. For her kind of love and devotion, I could never repay that back.” This is what elevates ‘Diamonds and Rust’ above the temple of sonnets and heartbreaks that music has to offer.
1. ‘Khala My Friend’ – Amanaz
A cultural revolution was established throughout the middle of Zambian liberation, and a particular handful of miners and former colonial rebel warriors formed a band named Amanaz. Amanaz would release a song titled ‘Khala My Friend,’ which is, to be honest, one of the ffavorite songs from the continent. Unfortunately, it is also a song that reflects the unpleasant truth of the setting itself.