That is, songs that should be staples of rock radio and likely are in Narnia or some other damn parallel universe where people have taste.
1.) 1977: Blue Oyster Cult, “The Golden Age of Leather.” Terrific (as always) Buck Dharma melody/vocal and an incredibly accomplished lyric, even by BOC standards.
2.) 1975: Scorpions, “Robot Man.” If you’ve never heard it, please seek this one out; you. Will. Thank me. Catchiest thing these soon to be hair metal German poofters ever stumbled across. Would love to hear someone like Lenny Kravitz do it today, with his ultra cool analog-is-king production sound.