Classic yet Obscure Rock Songs

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    Classic yet Obscure Rock Songs

    I'm homebound after surgery and passed cabin fever about a week ago. I'm trying to put together a compilation of classic rock songs that didn't receive much exposure. I'll go first:

    1)Blue Oyster Cult- She's as beautiful as a foot
    2)Thin Lizzy- Whiskey in the jar
    3)Lynrd Skynrd- Dead man walking

    Please humor me, if I have to do one more crossword puzzle I think i'll burst.

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    I can come up with obscure; How about Violent Femmes- Blister in the sun? There are a lot better ones, but thats their most popular.

    ...and I dont know why that was the first song that popped into my head.

    The Steve Miller Band had a lot of songs that fit into the obscure but classics too. You got me thinking now...

    How about good old Tommy Tutone 867-5309. But dont call that number, Jenny isnt there.
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    The Scorpions.....'Hey You'. Styx...'Miss America'. Head East...'Fly by night lady'. Saga....'Catwalk', oh geez...the list goes on! All those albums you bought for the hits in the 70's and 80's had a lot of good stuff that never made it to the popular charts. Nowadays, you'll get one whole album for a couple if hits out of 14 tunes. Part of the reasons they came out with MPł players and computer interfaces?

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    The Who's "The seeker" and "Behind blue eyes"
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    The Scorpions.....'Hey You'. Styx...'Miss America'. Head East...'Fly by night lady'. Saga....'Catwalk', oh geez...the list goes on! All those albums you bought for the hits in the 70's and 80's had a lot of good stuff that never made it to the popular charts. Nowadays, you'll get one whole album for a couple if hits out of 14 tunes. Part of the reasons they came out with MPł players and computer interfaces?
    I had forgot all about Head East, I think I had "Flat as a Pancake" on 8 track. "City of Gold" was cool!

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    Superstition -Stevie Wonder

    Have You Ever Seen The Rain? -CCR

    Question -The Moody Blues

    Truckin' -Grateful Dead

    Sympathy For The Devil -Rolling Stones
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I can come up with obscure; How about Violent Femmes- Blister in the sun? There are a lot better ones, but thats their most popular.

    ...and I dont know why that was the first song that popped into my head.

    The Steve Miller Band had a lot of songs that fit into the obscure but classics too. You got me thinking now...

    How about good old Tommy Tutone 867-5309. But dont call that number, Jenny isnt there.
    I've heard that Steve Miller started off as an excellent bluesman. Another song I thought of is Paul Rodgers of Bad Company doing "Cut loose" he played every instrument on the album as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphin View Post
    I had forgot all about Head East, I think I had "Flat as a Pancake" on 8 track. "City of Gold" was cool!

    Watch it, your showing your age!! There are probably a lot of young guys here who have never seen an 8 track, let alone threaded a reel to reel tape. Guess I just showed my age too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphin View Post
    I had forgot all about Head East, I think I had "Flat as a Pancake" on 8 track. "City of Gold" was cool!
    Well, sometimes it's hard to tell what folks term as 'classic' and what not. Also a fan of the Marshall Tucker band and Molly Hatchet back in the day. REO Speedwagon and Rainbow and a little bit of YES. I actually got to see Blue Oyster Cult in concert, and Styx, and REO Speedwagon, and Foreigner, and............................................... ..... Those were my days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Superstition -Stevie Wonder
    Great song! Every time I hear it (about once a year) I end up singing it all day. It gets into your head!
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Watch it, your showing your age!! There are probably a lot of young guys here who have never seen an 8 track, let alone threaded a reel to reel tape. Guess I just showed my age too!
    I saw an 8 track once. I think it was in a museum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    I saw an 8 track once. I think it was in a museum.
    I remember when my grandfather bought a new Town Car, he had three or four 8 tracks and was ticked when he discovered his new car had a tape deck and his 8 tracks wouldnt work. He still kept them in the car in a wooden box under the seat though.
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    How about Poco "Rose of Cimarron"

    The Eagles picked up Timothy B Schmit from Poco
    for Bass and Vocals (the long haired guy on the right)
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    Question

    Robin Trower: Bridge of Sighs. Obscure enough?

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    Well, a lot of people consider a lot of music like Motown to Erasure to be rock. IMO rock does not = hard or soft. There is hard rock (and I like a lot of it). There is soft rock (and I like a lot of it). Then there is rock. Not much music I don't like. But I just wanted to clarify, what I think rock is (if it helped at all).

    The harder part is the Obscure. I have to take this as not played very often onthe radio or sporting events.

    So I will go with Tom Petty. I won't back down.

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