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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Colo Springs E, Nov 1, 2018.
Tie between "Brown Eyed Girl" and "Mustang Sally"
I didn't see Bob Seger mentioned,
No More, No More. Aerosmith. I sometimes listen to it twice in a row. Love the guitar in it. Gotta be a Telecaster.
You Got That Right - Skynyrd (Street Survivors). It rocks and it *swings*. Great solos but not indulgent, terrific slide, BP wailing on the piano, never want it to end.
Beatles Twist and Shout, Stones Satisfaction. Period.
What I loved, I would hate, what I hated, I would despise. Nothing is spared if it can be sold, or used to sell.
But I'll still listen to Hendrix doing All Along The Watchtower.
Some greats that I will always listen to: (And hey, by the way, where are all you Animals and Kinks fans?)
It’s My Life...Animals
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood...Animals
I’m Not Like Everybody Else...Kinks
Till The End Of The Day...Kinks
No Time...Guess Who
Mott The Hoople...All The Young Dudes
Zombies...Tell Her No
Locomotive Breath...Jethro Tull
Easy Livin’...Uriah Heep
The Voice...Alan Parsons Project
School’s Out....Alice Cooper
I’m Eighteen...Alice Cooper
Blinded By The Light....Manfred Mann
For Yasgur’s Farm...Mountain
Bell Bottom Blues...Derick & The Dominos
Turn To Stone...Joe Walsh
I’d Love To Change The World...Ten Years After
There are hundreds more, so I better stop while I’m ahead.
Kim Mitchell’s Go For A Soda is a good’n!
Honkey Tonk Women- Greatest rock song ever
Yes! This band had so much energy, it was unbelievable. I remember hearing this song for the first time as a HS sophomore, and loving it even more when a local band did a half-decent cover of it at a party. Thank you for that, Canada!
Or gimme shelter.
Diamond dogs ranks up there too.
Before reading this thread, my inclination was to ask the OP to…
Define “Classic.” '50s? '60s-'70s? ??
Define “Rock.” Some songs came to mind that are mellower, some are more bluesy, etc.
But after seeing the replies here, I'll just dive in. IMHO, the following songs aren't overplayed.
"Looking Out My Back Door," "Wrote a Song for Everyone" and "Lodi" by CCR.
I agree with the earlier mention of "No Time" by the Guess Who as a classic that's not overplayed.
"I've Just Seen a Face" by McCartney/The Beatles.
"That'll Be the Day" by Buddy Holly.
"Bye, Bye Love" and "Wake Up, Little Susie" the Everly Brothers.
Counting Folk Rock, "I Am A Rock," S&G. "Moon Shadow" and "Wild World" by Cat Stevens. "Operator" by Jim Croce.
I could go on. (I do go on, don't I? )
In the category of songs that can't be overplayed...most of The Beatles collection (though admittedly not all). Maybe all of their major hits have been played too much for some, but those songs never cease to transport me through time and get me to singing along.
Stones: Get off my Cloud. The drums and guitar have to be in synch for the ending roll on each verse. Absolute killler song. Also Sympathy for the Devil.
The Who: Can’t Explain. Nail that rhythm guitar on the verses.
BTO: Hey You. Cool intro chord progression with a phase 90 on low speed and a nice choppy cleanish rhythm over the verses and chorus.
Beatles: Ticket to Ride, Better Slow Down and Bulldog. Not hard to play and get things jumping.
The Sweet: Pretty much anything they did that hit the radio is fun. Solid Gold Brass, Set me Free, Sweet FA, Action and of course Ballroom Blitz which you need to be super tight on the rhythm for, otherwise it’s just noise.
And the sweet of course also did the mighty ‘fox on the run’
As jethro tull has been brought up, just listen to the aqualung album. (If you’ve overheard locomotive breath, skip it). Otherwise it is majestic.
Many, many listed here are among my LEAST favorite classic rock songs haha
I don't know if it was mentioned in this thread, but I still like "Twilight Zone" by Golden Earring. (can't stand Radar Love though)
Louie,Louie Spirit in the Sky
Which ones have you liked?
That have been mentioned here? Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy; Surrender by Cheap Trick; and Comfortably Numb by Floyd are a few. To be clear, I like a lot of songs from this era, but most of the ones I liked are probably not radio staples.
I think it's mostly the overplayed factor that makes me not like most classic rock. But Takin Care of Business, Carry On My Wayward Son, Old Time Rock n Roll, Born To Be Wild, and a 1000 others I did not like upon first listen.