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Old 04-18-2006, 10:21 PM   #1
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Great Virtually Unknown Songs by Hugely Popular Classic Rock Bands

Title says it all. What are some great songs from massively popular classic rock bands that almost no one seems to know?

For my obligatory Rush example, everyone knows YYZ, Fly By Night and Tom Sawyer, but how many people know about Show Don't Tell, Ceiling Unlimited, Where's My Thing (another great instrumental) or even Force Ten?
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:29 PM   #2
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Where's My Thing has to be one of my favorite rock instrumentals of all time, love the funkiness of it, nto to mention great bass by Lee (like usual)!

Some others that I can think of would be Mr. Banker by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trans Am by Neil Young, Ventilator Blues by The Stones and Sail Away by the Allmans.
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:28 PM   #3
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A lot of Who fans i know havent heard "The Seeker" which is the greatest.

"Demons Eye" is a great song by Deep Purple really all of "Fireball" kicks ass.People generally only have heard "Machine Head"

thats all i can think of
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:39 PM   #4
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:53 PM   #5
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:54 PM   #6
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:42 AM   #7
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Jesus Just Left Chicago - ZZ Top, it's one of their best too.
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:54 AM   #8
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I totally agree with "Jesus Just Left Chicago". I also love "Baker Street Muse" by Jethro Tull and pretty much anything by Frank Zappa. I guess Zappa's just too weird for much airplay.
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:00 AM   #9
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:58 AM   #10
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Spirit in the Night- Bruce Springsteen.

I don't know if he is hugely popular, but absolutley nobody i know knows about this song. IMO, its one of his top 20 best.
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Old 04-19-2006, 04:24 PM   #11
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There's this Led Zep song called Stairway to Heaven, it's pretty good but relatively unknown

Anywhooo, on a more serious note I agree with Ventilator Blues by the Stones, a pure classic IMO.
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Old 04-19-2006, 04:44 PM   #12
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Pretty much the whole album Obscured by Clouds by Pink Floyd is incredibly unknown/excellent
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:58 PM   #14
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Most black sabbath songs are great and unknown.
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Old 04-19-2006, 07:29 PM   #15
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Another one...Bob Dylan's Down in the Flood...great song, both on "The Basement Tapes" and the acoustic one off of "Greatest Hits II".
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:58 AM   #16
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Yer blues, performed by Lennon's "Dirty Mac"...clapton, richards, mitch mitchell, can't go wrong
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The Prophet's Song by Queen could have been a huge song if it was ever released...
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:19 PM   #19
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oh yeah and The Man who Sold The World by David Bowie all that indian stuff in their was cool
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:21 PM   #20
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The album Meddle by Pink Floyd. Other than Echoes,most songs are relatively unknown.
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