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CULT ’70s: Suicide – ‘Suicide’

Key progenitors of no-wave and synth-punk, New York duo Suicide made their confrontational and divisive appearance on the city’s underground scene 40 years ago.

CULT ’70s: Wire – ‘Pink Flag’

Seething with a creativity and artfulness that set it miles apart from British punk in 1977, Wire’s debut album ‘Pink Flag’ remains a totem for indie culture.

CULT ’70s: Kraftwerk – ‘Autobahn’

Kraftwerk are famous for many other incredible records, but arguably they never made a more influential record than 1974’s ‘Autobahn’.

CULT ’70s: Dennis Wilson – ‘Pacific Ocean Blue’

‘Pacific Ocean Blue’, the one and only solo album from Beach Boys co-founder Dennis Wilson, is a beautiful piece of ’70s West Coast psychedelia and blues-rock.

CULT ’70s: Iggy Pop – ‘The Idiot’

Iggy Pop was on the scrapheap in the mid-1970s but, with the help of his friend David Bowie, reinvented himself with his debut solo album ‘The Idiot’, which presaged the soul of post-punk.

CULT ’70s: Television – ‘Marquee Moon’

Television’s 1977 debut ‘Marquee Moon’ helped change the course of guitar music’s evolution, with its jazzy, nocturnal feel and disregard for blues tunings.