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!


@charliech good catch on those early Iron Maiden albums. Recently re-purchased Killers, was humming and hawing bout Number of the Beast...you've given me a nudge

The tracks that called out to me across the decades were the first two, Ides of March and Wrathchild, which i kinda think of as one track, much like Fleetwood Mac's the Chain, where one half sets the table for what follows. I love the post-punk energy, the almost space rock feel to it. Like Black Sabbath, that one has aged well

Conversely, i was dreadfully disappointed with my repurchase of Piece of Mind. The first heavy metal album i bought with my own money, aged 13

Oh dear-...children's music

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Romeo Void’s album "warm in your coat". My favorite song is #7. "A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)" No political statement intended.

@tonykay I saw Romeo Void live back in the day and it was one of the best concerts I remember seeing. The guitar, bass and drums were just locked in and could create incredible tension just with dynamics since there really wasn't any solos played by the guitarist. 

Paul Simon One Trick Pony. Title track, but very unheralded album. I think it's about Art Garfunkel. Doubt he'd admit it though.