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!


@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.


I never saw Romeo Void in concert. I caught the song years ago on one of the rock stations in the Bay Area. I bought the CD, and thought it was pretty good for an unknown group. You probably won't find them in Rolling Stone's Top 100.


One Trick Pony is a favorite, as well as Hearts and Bones. There is no question who the songwriter was in S&G. Good choice!

1983...(a Merman I Should Turn to Be)

Voodoo Chile.

Jimi Hendrix-Electric Ladyland.


@slantgut + 1 - recently got the box set of Electric Ladyland; I don't think I'd heard it since the early 70's, and I forgot how awesome that song (1983) was; Jimi's take on prog (before there was prog?)... That whole album is a masterwork.