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!


Spirit - Street Worm (from 12 Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus)

Danny O'Keefe - Quits (So Long Harry Truman)

P. Floyd - San Tropez (Meddle)

James Gang - Woman (Rides Again)

Zappa & the Mothers - Trouble Every Day (Freak Out)

Savoy Brown - I'll Make Everything Alright (Hellbound Train)

ELO - Can't Get it Out of My Head (Eldorado)

Elvis Costello - Mystery Dance (My Aim Is True)

Los Lobos - Lil' King of Everything (Will the Wolf Survive)

Thirteenth Floor Elevators - Slip Inside This House (Easter Everywhere)

The Kinks - Acute Schizophrenia Paranoid Blues (Muswell Hillbillies)

It's a Beautiful Day - Wasted Union Blues

Graham Parker & the Rumour - Love Gets You Twisted (Shooting Out Sparks)

Mott the Hoople - I Wish I Was Your Mother (Mott)

Gregg Allman - Don't Mess Up a Good Thing (Laid Back)

Creedence - Before You Accuse Me (Cosmo's Factory)

Iron Butterfly - Stone Believer/Soldier in Our Town  (Metamorphosis)

Pete Townsend - (Nothing is Everything) Lets See Action (Who Came First)

Tommy Bolin - Shake the Devil (Private Eyes)

There are so many more.......!!












Warren Zevon: "Desperados under the Eaves" - Warren Zevon

"Tenderness on the Block" - Excitable Boy

The Kinks: The entire Face to Face album gets overlooked compared to the Pye/Reprise albums that follow it, but it has always been my favorite.

Carly Simon: "Embrace Me, You Child" - No Secrets