Hidden Gems in Classic Rock Albums

Please share songs you love that get overlooked on classic albums that most consider among the best ever--for example, those that regularly appear on the Rolling Stone top 100 list. Last weekend I played "Hotel California" all the way through and was really digging "Try and Love Again". Can't get it out of my head. Oddly, a Randy Meisner tune with great bass guitar and unique bass drum work by Don Henley--pumping it twice rather than once not sure why. There is some really great stabbing guitar lines, awesome rhythm guitar licks and a nice lead guitar. As always, great harmony vocals to boot. A really great song that seems to fly under the radar because it is on an LP that has so many "hits" and really great songs. 

Share yours!


Rickie Lee Jones - Night Train from self-titled album, more of a slow jazz feeling unexpected
Led Zeppelin - Ten Years Gone from Physical Graffiti, such great 12 string work here 
John Mellecamp - Last Chance from Whenever We Wanted, moody with good guitar licks

and shout out for Cowboy Song

Van Halen: Little Guitars, Cathedral, Secrets, Big Bad Bill (all from Diver Down!)

AC/DC - Shake a Leg (Back in Black)

Rush - Lessons (2112); Beneath, Between & Behind (Fly By Night)

Steely Dan - I Got the News (Aja)



I’m totally with you on Holland. Sail On Sailor and California on side one. Side two is a classic. The Trader, Funky Pretty, Leaving This Town, all fantastic. The vinyl version I have is poorly recorded. 

Storyville-A Piece of Your Soul is really good to my ears, Don't Make Me Cry, Cynical, Share That Smile are standouts even thought the entire album is great.