Rock Revisited

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There are some songs that will never get old. The songs everyone knows, the songs you can’t escape. These are the songs you hear at the grocery store or your favorite shop, that radio station you put on sometimes, records you grew up listening to. These songs have rich history. They’re what your grandparents sing absentmindedly. The sounds that would set the tone for the great music to come, and inspire generations. These songs change from person to person, as Sly and the Family Stone sing, “different strokes for different folks”. That being said, there are numerous classics. Take “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix, “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana, to name a few.

Many may know those songs like the back of their hands, but what you may not know are the unsung heroes of these same albums that perhaps didn’t make the radio. These are arguably just as good as the fabulously famous ones, but somehow aren’t constantly playing. Here are a few songs you may want to take a closer look at.

 

Title: “Lost In The Supermarket”
Artist: The Clash
Album: London Calling
Release Date: 1979
Hits: “London Calling”, “Train in Vain”

"Lost In The Supermarket" is catchy, melodic, and follows the trend of the album with its blunt social commentary. The song is refreshing in its relatability, all the while providing a great head-nod song.

Title: “Seaside Rendezvous”
Artist: Queen
Album: A Night At The Opera
Release Date: 1975
Hits: “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “You’re My Best Friend” 

"Seaside Rendezvous" adds to the sense of escape, nostalgia, and beauty on A Night At The Opera. It has all the bells and whistles of "Bohemian Rhapsody", with lyrical themes of long lost loves and wishful thinking.  

Title: “Song Of A Baker”
Artist: Small Faces
Album: Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake
Release Date: 1968
Hits: “Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake”, “Afterglow” 

"Song Of A Baker" is a textbook example of Small Faces' English charm. The song embodies the rolling wheat fields of the English countryside, as well as a rock star cooking up his love.

Title: “Vegetables”
Artist: The Beach Boys
Album: Smiley Smile
Release Date: 1967
Hits: “Good Vibrations” 

"Vegetables" isn't your typical Beach Boys song, but that doesn't mean it's not worth your time. The lyrics are playful and childlike, with hair-raising harmonies. This snack of a song will leave you wanting more. 

 

 


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