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Great Songs (underrated and long-forgotten category)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by deadliner, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Disneyland Grad Night, June of 1983. Someone at the House O' Mouse got the idea to book Berlin to play Grad Night.

    Berlin is playing out on Tom Sawyer's Island on the stage facing the Haunted Mansion. And Terri Nunn is bombed off her very cute ass. What limited bits of this that I saw involved Nunn flouncing around the stage, babbling like Paula Abdul on too many meds and nearly pulling a header into the water.

    I'm thinking that someone at the House O' Mouse wasn't booking acts very much longer after this.
  2. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member

    Here's a bunch more after having the iPod on shuffle in the office tonight:

    "Stand or Fall" - The Fixx
    "Long Cool Woman (in a Black Dress)" - The Hollies
    "That's Entertainment" - The Jam
    "Pure and Simple" - Lightning Seeds
    "Overkill" - Men at Work
    "Tuesday Afternoon" - Moody Blues
    "Change Your Mind" - Neil Young
    "Standing Outside a Phone Booth with Money In My Hand" - The Primative Radio Gods
    "Here's Where the Story Ends" - The Sundays
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Sex (I'm a...) is prime Disneyland fare. ::)
  4. zaphod

    zaphod New Member

    "Long Cool Woman . . " got me thinking about these:

    "Hold Your Head Up," Argent
    "Stuck in the Middle With You," Stealers Wheel
    . . . both hits in their day, but rarely heard any more

    Some others:
    "On the Road," Flash and the Pan
    "Rockit," Herbie Hancock
    "My Number Two," Joe Jackson (live)
    "Lake Marie," John Prine (live)
    "In the Lap of the Gods," Alan Parsons Project
    "All Around the World (Myth of Fingerprints)," Paul Simon
    "Love Spreads," Stone Roses
    "Everybody Out of the Water," Wallflowers
    "Dusty Turnaround," Lizzie West (several versions of this . . . I can't track down the one XM plays, but the others are good, too)
    "Sunflowers in Your Room," Everclear
    "Teenage Nervous Breakdown," Little Feat
    "Godwhacker," Steely Dan
    "Bombs Away," The Police
    "Take Me in Your Arms," Doobie Brothers (never underrated, but now forgotten)
    "Silver Thunderbird," Mark Cohn
  5. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Here, here for "Bombs Away", Zaphod

    And, to bring the occasional Billy Joel song back to the forefront, I'm a big fan of "Honesty" and "A Matter of Trust"
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    --Driver's Seat, Sniff and the Tears
    --Hot and Cold, Marc Tanner Band
    --Playing My Day Away, Disneyland After Dark
    --Might Have Been Love, Benny Mardones
  7. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Another outstanding Billy track I heard while listening to "52nd Street" last night: Stiletto
  8. zaphod

    zaphod New Member

    ok, since it seems a Billy Joel nomination has become de rigeur on this thread: "Allentown."
  9. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Cape, I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this before on here. But you MUST get a copy of Colin Hay's acoustic version of "Overkill." It's one of the best performances I've ever heard. Back when I was burning mix CDs, this song was making its way onto about half of them.
  10. Duane Postum

    Duane Postum Member

    "Cleaning Windows" -- Van Morrison
    "Blue Money" -- VM
    "Whenever God Shines His Light -- VM and Cliff Richard
    "She Don't Love Nobody" -- Nick Lowe
    "Memphis in the Meantime" -- John Hiatt
    "A New England" -- Kirsty Maccoll
    "Teenage Nervous Breakdown" -- Little Feat
    "The Lantern" -- Stones
    "Dandelion" -- Stones
  11. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    Coming Into Los Angeles - great song.

    When Geraldo had his first show on ABC he used Steve Goodman's song The City of New Orleans. Love that song. Pisses me off that every time I hear it Geraldo comes to mind.
  12. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Might have missed these, but since Billy Joel is so big here, here are my two:


    Root Beer Rag

    both from Streetlife Serenade
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