I always think the seventies was the decade that didn't take itself too seriously. There was glam rock and all kinds of weird and wonderful super groups recording tracks so long they took up the whole side of an album. There were concept albums and album covers that were so incredibly artistic you could buy the album for the cover, even if you couldn't stand the music.
But that decade also produced some really cool bands and Mink DeVille had to be one of the coolest. Sadly Willy DeVille is no longer with us, but his music lives on. Famous primarily for the wonderful Spanish Stroll here is my favourite Mink DeVille track, Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl: