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My current top 13 classic rock songs (not in order)

 

Loverboy---The Kid is Hot Tonite

David Bowie----Suffragette City

Styx----Blue Collar Man

Rod Stewart----Every Picture Tells a Story

Harry Nilsson-----Jump Into the Fire

Tom Petty-----Runnin' Down a Dream

Rolling Stones----****

Genesis----Turn it on Again

Jimi Hendrix---Stone Free

ZZ Top===Got Me Under Pressure

Bon Jovi---Runaway

Van Halen-----Panama

Rush-----Subdivisions

 

How about yours?

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Your list reminds me of the disparity I've long felt "classic rock" radio stations have always had.

 

Several of the artists on your list have certainly had much better songs in their body of work that might wind up being played on most of those stations.

 

for example, on the "classic rock" station in MY area, for several years, whenever they'd play a song by the Guess Who, it was usually "No Sugar Tonight", which while not that bad a tune, was FAR from their best or most popular.  Same with the group SPIRIT which the song by THAT GROUP the station would play was "Nature's Way".

 

I'll try to make a list.  You might see one or TWO from yours, but don't count on much more---

 

 

"My Generation"--Who

 

"I Am The WAlrus"--The Beatles

 

"****/Jumpin' Jack Flash"---The Rolling Stones

 

"Oh, Well(Pts 1 & 2)"  Fleetwood Mac

 

"Ride, Captain Ride"---Blues Image

 

"Sufferagette City"---David Bowie

 

 

"Fresh Garbage"/ "Mechanical World"---Spirit

 

"Saskatoon"/ "Albert Flasher"---Guess Who

 

 

"LA Woman"/ "Roadhouse Blues"---The Doors

 

"Voodoo Child(Slight return)"---Jimi Hendrix

 

"Don't Eat the Yellow Snow"--Frank Zappa

 

"Starship Trooper"/ "Heart Of the Sunrise"---Yes

 

"Karn Evil 9"---Emerson Lake and Palmer

 

"Eleventh Earl of Mar"---Genesis

 

 

 

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Your list reminds me of the disparity I've long felt "classic rock" radio stations have always had.

 

Several of the artists on your list have certainly had much better songs in their body of work that might wind up being played on most of those stations.

 

for example, on the "classic rock" station in MY area, for several years, whenever they'd play a song by the Guess Who, it was usually "No Sugar Tonight", which while not that bad a tune, was FAR from their best or most popular.  Same with the group SPIRIT which the song by THAT GROUP the station would play was "Nature's Way".

 

I'll try to make a list.  You might see one or TWO from yours, but don't count on much more---

 

 

"My Generation"--Who

 

"I Am The WAlrus"--The Beatles

 

"****/Jumpin' Jack Flash"---The Rolling Stones

 

"Oh, Well(Pts 1 & 2)"  Fleetwood Mac

 

"Ride, Captain Ride"---Blues Image

 

"Sufferagette City"---David Bowie

 

 

"Fresh Garbage"/ "Mechanical World"---Spirit

 

"Saskatoon"/ "Albert Flasher"---Guess Who

 

 

"LA Woman"/ "Roadhouse Blues"---The Doors

 

"Voodoo Child(Slight return)"---Jimi Hendrix

 

"Don't Eat the Yellow Snow"--Frank Zappa

 

"Starship Trooper"/ "Heart Of the Sunrise"---Yes

 

"Karn Evil 9"---Emerson Lake and Palmer

 

"Eleventh Earl of Mar"---Genesis

 

 

 

Sepiatone

"L.A. WOMAN" used to be a top favorite of mine,but it's been on the downswing lately.

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Your list reminds me of the disparity I've long felt "classic rock" radio stations have always had.

 

Several of the artists on your list have certainly had much better songs in their body of work that might wind up being played on most of those stations.

 

for example, on the "classic rock" station in MY area, for several years, whenever they'd play a song by the Guess Who, it was usually "No Sugar Tonight", which while not that bad a tune, was FAR from their best or most popular.  Same with the group SPIRIT which the song by THAT GROUP the station would play was "Nature's Way".

 

I'll try to make a list.  You might see one or TWO from yours, but don't count on much more---

 

 

"My Generation"--Who

 

"I Am The WAlrus"--The Beatles

 

"****/Jumpin' Jack Flash"---The Rolling Stones

 

"Oh, Well(Pts 1 & 2)"  Fleetwood Mac

 

"Ride, Captain Ride"---Blues Image

 

"Sufferagette City"---David Bowie

 

 

"Fresh Garbage"/ "Mechanical World"---Spirit

 

"Saskatoon"/ "Albert Flasher"---Guess Who

 

 

"LA Woman"/ "Roadhouse Blues"---The Doors

 

"Voodoo Child(Slight return)"---Jimi Hendrix

 

"Don't Eat the Yellow Snow"--Frank Zappa

 

"Starship Trooper"/ "Heart Of the Sunrise"---Yes

 

"Karn Evil 9"---Emerson Lake and Palmer

 

"Eleventh Earl of Mar"---Genesis

 

 

 

Sepiatone

For two people of very different tastes both to have selected "Suffragette City" and "****" is an indication of their excellence.

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For two people of very different tastes both to have selected "Suffragette City" and "****" is an indication of their excellence.

Hee-hee!

 

Do you mean the SONG'S excellence, or OURS? :lol:

 

Also....Thin Lizzy did a song called "Showdown" that I have trouble locating anywhere.  I liked it better than the two mentioned, and I liked THOSE a LOT!

 

A disturbing aside:

 

I once( about five years or so ago) called the local "classic rock" station around here( WCSX) and asked the "request hotline" guy, "Just play anything by MOBY GRAPE!"   HE replied, "Ummm....er, I don't think we HAVE any recordings by MOBY here....he's too new!"

 

I repeated, "Not MOBY, Einstein, MOBY GRAPE!"  To which he sadly, and depressingly replied, "I'm not sure WHO you MEAN, sir!"

 

I just hung up without saying anything..... :huh:

 

 

Sepiatone

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That first album by Moby Grape was simply outstanding.

 

What a tragically-managed group.

I agree.

 

And NOW, I'm on a search for the "Par-excellence"   "Grape Jam" LP( or hopefully, there's a CD re-issue!)

 

 

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