The Human Race :: An AOR Mixtape

Whatever happened to the human race? This mix explores the darker sides of the much maligned “AOR” genre, typically associated with 1970’s overly-produced pop excess, while embracing it’s playful and uplifting side. From Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott’s lamenting a “Fatalistic Attitude” to the Monkees’ Michael Nesmith’s time capsule to “People A Hundred Years From Now”, from Emitt Rhodes lamentable solo swan song “Farewell To Paradise” to true FM radio classic jam Starbuck’s “Moonlight Feels Right”, here The Human Race is represented in all it’s conflicted glory.

1. Jeff Johnson “Whatever Happened To The Human Race?” 2. Andy Pratt “Low Tide Island” 3. The Writers “A Shift In The Wind” 4. The Buckeye Politicians “Lonely Stranger” 5. The Ghostriders “Sea Rider” 6. Peddler “Use Them All” 7. Crosby, Stills & Nash “Dark Star” 8. Jaki Whittren + John Cartwright “That Will Be That”9. Leah Kunkel “Under The Jamaican Moon” 10. Valerie Carter “What’s Become Of Us” 11. Starbuck “Moonlight Feels Right” 12. Powerful People “(Little Girl) Say Yes” 13. Mike Pinera “Can’t You Believe” 14. Adrian Gurvitz “Drifting Star” 15. Gypsy “Cuz It’s You Girl”16. Savanna Silver Band “Foolish People” 17. Jim Capaldi “Daughter Of The Night” 18. Metro “Criminal World”19. The Tarney/Spencer Band “Live Again” 20. Michael Nesmith “Capsule (Hello People A Hundred Years From Now)” 21. Climax Blues Band “Couldn’t Get It Right” 22. Ivory “Warm Love” 23. Rupert Holmes “So Beautiful It Hurts” 24. Lesley Duncan “I Can See Where I’m Going” 25. Philip Lynott “Fatalistic Attitude” 26. Iguana “Dream Song” 27. Emitt Rhodes “Farewell To Paradise” 28. Wild Blue Yonder “Prelude to Paradise/Paradise” | compiled by Patrick Billard, LA, Calif.

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