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Most underappreciated song by ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Versatile, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member


    1. One fucking song per artist. That's all you get to pick.
    2. No singles. Nothing that gets regular radio play. We're talking about album tracks and B-sides and demo tracks.
    3. Nothing off the group's most famous album(s). So for Bruce Springsteen, a track of The River or Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. or even Darkness on the Edge of Town would be OK. But we all know every track on Born to Run and Born in the USA.

    Bands and artists (feel free to add your own, as this list is just whoever came to my head):

    The Beatles: (We'll waive the third rule here, since every Beatles album is seminal.)
    The Beatles' solo work:
    The Rolling Stones:
    Led Zeppelin:
    The Who:
    Bruce Springsteen:
    Bob Dylan:
    Simon and/or Garfunkel:
    Pearl Jam:
    Elton John:
    Billy Joel:
    Pink Floyd:
    Tom Petty:
    Elvis Costello:

    Also, links would be appreciated if you're so inclined.
  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Springsteen: "Point Blank."

  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Beatles: "This Boy." Thrown away on the B side of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in the UK, it didn't even rate a North American release, being replaced on the flip side by "I Saw Her Standing There." A very simple and even cliched song, it's often easily dismissed. But I find it compulsively listenable thanks to the lovely three-part harmony and John's desperate, pleading lead on the bridge.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The Beatles: Does "Tomorrow Never Knows" qualify? Otherwise, maybe "Two of Us."
    The Beatles' solo work: "Sue Me, Sue You Blues"
    The Rolling Stones: "100 Years Ago." Tough call. Besides Dylan, their catalogue has the deepest bench in history.
    Bruce Springsteen: Is "Ghost of Tom Joad" obscure enough?
    Bob Dylan: "Changing of the Guard"
    Pearl Jam: "Red Mosquito"
    Nirvana: Tough, since much of their short body of work is considered seminal. "Oh, Me" is somewhat buried on "Unplugged," and wonderful. I'll pick that one.
    Elton John: "Country Comfort"
    Tom Petty: "The Apartment Song"

    White Stripes: "Jimmy the Exploder"
    U2: "Love is Blindness" (that is, if "Achtung Baby" qualifies as not being their most famous album.) Otherwise ... "New York" maybe?
    Dave Matthews Band: "Two Step." THey open a lot of shows with it, so maybe that's disqualifying. OK. "Grey Street."
    The Black Crowes: "Virtue and Vice"
    R.E.M.: "These Days"
  5. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    The Beatles: In My Life
    Beatles Solo: Working Class Hero
    The Rolling Stones: Soul Survivor
    Led Zeppelin: Gallow's Pole
    The Who: Pictures Of Lily
    Bruce Springsteen: Ramrod
    Bob Dylan: Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
    Simon and Garfunkel: I Am A Rock
    Allman Brothers Band: You Don't Love Me
    Grateful Dead: New Speedway Boogie
    Pearl Jam: Not For You
    Pink Floyd: Echoes
    Tom Petty: Yer So Bad
    Jimi Hendrix: Machine Gun
    The Doors: Moonlight Drive
    AC/DC: Rock & Roll Ain't Noise Pollution
    Neil Young: Danger Bird
    ZZ Top: Mexican Blackbird
    R.E.M.: Perfect Circle
    Jethro Tull: Fat Man
    Jefferson Airplane: Good Shepherd
    Cream: Deserted Cities Of The Heart
    Yes: South Side Of The Sky
  6. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    It's funny seeing them next to each other since Jack White did a cover a Love is Blindness last year that completely blows away the original. Then again, I'm not a big fan of the original.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Led Zeppelin: White Summer, Black Mountainside
    Metallica: Orion
    White Stripes: Jolene
  8. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    I went late-period career songs.

    Johnny Cash's The Man Comes Around, Bob Dylan's Cold Irons Bound, U2's City of Blinding Lights, Springsteen's Girls In Their Summer Clothes, The Who's Tea and Theater, Bruce Hornsby's Invisible, John Lennon's Nobody Told Me and R.E.M.'s Imitation of Life and Supernatural Superserious are some that stick out to me.
  9. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    The Jack White version fucking JAMS.
  10. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    It does indeed. It might be my favorite song by either White solo or The White Stripes, and I don't say that lightly.
  11. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    And my picks:

    The Beatles: I'm So Tired
    The Rolling Stones: Let it Loose
    Led Zeppelin: Trampled Underfoot
    The Who: Tattoo
    Bruce Springsteen: Johnny 99
    Bob Dylan: Mozambique
    Pearl Jam: You Are
    Elton John: Sixty Years On
    Queen: Drowse
    Pink Floyd: Summer '68
    Tom Petty: Angel Dream No. 2
    R.E.M.: Green Grow the Rushes
    Black Crowes: High Head Blues
    White Stripes: Apple Blossom
    Wilco: Say You Miss Me

    Johnny Cash: Tear Stained Letter
    CCR: The Midnight Special
    David Bowie: The Bewlay Brothers
    Simon & Garfunkel: Patterns
    Grateful Dead: China Cat Sunflower
    Ryan Adams: Trains
  12. Pearl Jam: Long Road
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