The owner of a local CD store recently told me that the current 15 - 25 year old demographic is buying more 1970s music than the music of any other era, including contemporary bands. In fact, he said, 1970s bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd outsell all of today's bands combined! Interesting statistic, if it's true.
If the younger guys have this interest in 1970s music, then perhaps those of us who were around in the 1970s should put them on to some of that decade's better music.
Here's one contribution from me. The Who's Who's Next is one of the 10 best albums of the 1970s. As such, it should be considered one of the essential albums in any collection of 1970s music.
It's just an excellent album throughout.
For those of you who haven't heard the album, you may be familiar with one track. The CSI TV series franchise has taken tunes by The Who as the theme music for its shows. The song 'Who Are You', for example is the theme for the CSI show based in Las Vegas. CSI: NY uses a song from this album 'Baba O'Riley' as it theme music.
You know you're getting old when the music you listened to in high school becomes elevator music and the theme music for TV shows. What a depressing thought!
Bottom line: Great album. One of the 1970s best albums. If you're collecting 1970s music, this is an essential album for your collection.