*This American band's first album came out in 1972 and the track we'll enjoy was also the band's very first single. It turned into a huge hit in both the U.S. and U.K. and earned the group some great press coverage. The band's sound was very unusual to anything else released around the time and when asked to describe it, they called it 'smart rock'. The song didn't seem to make literal sense, but was known for creating an undeniable groove, a mood, a vibe. Name the band...
*This artist's album that preceded his 1977 album that we'll dip into acknowledged a certain creative desperation that probably narrowed his commercial appeal. So on the next album, he wrote and recorded more of a concept album about being on the road, an effort that actually did raise the appeal factor. Some of the songs were actually recorded on the road stages and some even recorded on the bus or in the hotel. Born to a father in the service in Heidelberg, Germany, the family then moved to California, the state this artist claims as home. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the album...
*We all remember the movie, Good Morning Vietnam, based on the life of Adrian Cronauer. The most requested song on Armed Forces Radio when he was in Vietnam came from this band which was released in 1965,
Name the song and the British band that recorded it.
*Abandoning overt progressive sound...thereby leaving behind the operas and extended instrumental section, but not the organ solos, this band became a mainstream rock band with the release of their 4th album in 1977. Despite his efforts to democratize the group, (he invited all of the bandmembers to write and sing throughout the album), this band still feels very much like the frontman's baby...primarily because the songs that really truly work on the album are the ones that he wrote and sang. Name the American band that was formed in 1973 and extra credit for the name of the founder...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
September by Earth, Wind & Fire vs Work To Do by Average White Band
1. Steely Dan
2. Jackson Browne
3. We Gotta Get Out of This Place, The Animals
4. Utopia, Todd Rungren
Earth, Wind & Fire won the battle with 54% of the votes