What are your favourite lesser-known rock songs?
Transfusion, Nervous Norvus
Montrose - Starliner. Wore out my cut of this.
Season of the Witch
Pearl Harbour, from her album Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost Too:
(Warning: MySpace link)
Gruppo Sportivo Dreamin’
I’m pretty sure that was a popular song that charted back in the day. The album it came from was a smash hit, so the song got wide play.
Ed Hall Jungle Labototany (trust me, the youtube vid has the title wrong, I own the album)
13 Women, Bill Haley & The Comets. It was the B side for Rock Around The Clock, as I recall.
Danm, don’t how I haven’t heard that one, thanks!
A great surf tune in the Dick Dale tradition:
The Red Elvises - El Niño
I’m linking to it because of Them Changes, but his version of Dreams is pretty great too. I shouldn’t temp fate, but I haven’t heard a version of Dreams I didn’t love. Plus, enjoy Hef’s early 70’s Playboy lifestyle.
Buddy Miles - Them Changes
Edit: not rare tunes, per se, but I haven’t heard anyone ever mention Miles’ versions.
That song was a big hit around the time that I graduated from high school.
Here are a few others most, if not all, of you have probably never heard.
“The Voyager” - Gamma
“Anagram (for Mongo)” - Rush
“The Daily Planet” - Love
“Combed Earth” - Drasbury
Trivia note: this song appeared in an episode of Leave It to Beaver. Sort of. Lumpy Rutherford was seen singing the “Zoom, zoom, zooma-zooma-zooma-zooma” refrain to himself while waiting in a car.
Like that’ll ever happen.
“Desperados Under The Eaves”-Warren Zevon
Mink De Ville - She’s So Tough http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOjH_lT2jKI
A completely tight piece of rock and fairly obscure.
Mobile link to Don Dixon - Praying Mantis. Mid’80’s song by a guy who was one of the first producers for R.E.M. Sounds a bit like Joe Jackson’s Is She Really Going Out with Him, with fun lyrics about how the guy can tell that this girl he met eyes him the way a PM would.
First song that came to mind - but there are so many…
Jimi Hendrix - Remember
Rush - Analog Kid
U2 - Day Without Me
Who - I’ve Known No War