OT: Favorite Obscure Song from Great Band

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  1. tzznandrew

    tzznandrew Some dude

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    I'm thinking of bands well known, and a song people who owned an album likely skipped over.

    There are a bunch, but I don't really know anyone else who loves "Long, Long, Long" by The Beatles as much as I do.

    Not my favorite Beatles song, to be clear, just one I find most people aren't as interested in.
     
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  2. Jay-Bone

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    Viola Lee Blues, Mason's Children, They Love Each Other....so many so I guess I ruined the favorite part.
     
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    Nah. This works.

    "Lounge Act" by Nirvana is another for me.
    EDIT: Adding "Venice Queen" by the Chili Peppers. Great might be a stretch in defining them, but I like a bunch of their stuff.
     
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    8893 Curiouser

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    Now you do. Love the slow build. Listened to it just the other day.

    Long story less long: my Mom died when I was three and when I was eight my Dad remarried to a woman whose first husband had died. They had seven kids between them (plus one they would add). My father sold our old house for a profit and gave each of the then-seven of us kids $100 with which to do whatever we wanted. Eight year old me bought the White Album and put the rest in the bank. My life was never the same.

    There is no album I know better.
     
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    tzznandrew Some dude

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    That's quite the memory of an introduction to the Beatles.

    Mine took much longer. My father was 40 when I was born, and the Beatles were young people's to him (a fan of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, MoTown, etc.); my mother was 19 when I was born, and her music was late 70s and early 80s crap. Neither had an affinity for the Beatles, and growing up in Waterbury, most kids weren't at all interested either.

    Revolver was that album for me. It just struck a chord for a freshman in college who was disenchanted with mainstream rock (Linkin Park and Nickelback) and looking for something new. Similarly--once I heard them, really heard them, nothing was the same.
     
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    Your Saving Grace and Kow Kow Calculator by Steve Miller

    Your Time is Gonna Come by Led Zeppelin

    Jigsaw Puzzle and Slave by the Stones

    Drowned by the Who
     
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  7. Jay-Bone

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    I loved that last song on Revolver where they used a tape recorder....Relax your mind and float down stream.

    Shot out to the Buries. Southbury born myself.
     
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    There are few albums that I love every song. The Beatles have two: Revolver and Abbey Road...and Let it Be, Rubber Soul, and Sgt. Pepper's are albums that come damn close.

    I'll get rightful **** for this, but Third Eye Blind's self-titled album hits that threshold too. Everybody has that band they have an irrational love for (tied to time of life and memories, but deeply believed to be merit), and they're mine.
     
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    Chin Diesel Power of Love

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    Why Does love Have To Be So Sad - Derek and the Dominoes

    The Core- Eric Clapton

    Can't You Here Me Knocking- Stones
     
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    I can tolerate Semi-charmed and How's it gonna be. Doo, doo, doo.doo, doo, doo. For me, that beginning to end album is U2 - Achtung Baby. So, another nomination is U2 - So Cruel. I played that a number of times after a few bad breakups.
     
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    To be fair, "Semi-Charmed Life" is among my least favorite songs on that album. I get the hate for that song, and sort of hate-love it.
     
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    Stones...Stray Cat Blues the version on Get Yer Ya Yas Out and Spider and the Fly
     
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    Two for me. Love them both.

    Winter Time by the Steve Miller Band.

    Come Down In Time by Elton John.
     
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    This is in my wheelhouse

    Good Time - Counting Crows
    Moment of Surrender - U2
    The Golden Age - Beck
    Two Suns in the Sunset - Floyd
    Holding on for Life - Broken Bells
    Suffering - War on Drugs (maybe not great yet but coming)
    83 - John Mayer
    Lucky Man - The Verve
    Dramamine - Modest Mouse
    Adams Song - Blink 182 (probably not so obscure)
    Bullet and a Target - Citizen Cope
    In my Life - Beatles (probably not so obscure)
    Where Did You Sleep Last Night - Nirvana

    Lots of emotion in them
     
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    Chin Diesel Power of Love

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    Serenade- Steve Miller Band
     
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    Mercenary Territory - Little Feat
     
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    Here goes:

    Pink Floyd - San Tropez
    The Doors - The Crystal Ship
    Grateful Dead - New Speedway Boogie
    U2 - Van Dieman's Land
    Nirvana - No Recess
    Rolling Stones - Country Honk
    The Who - A Quick One (While He's Away)
    Jethro Tull - Song for Geoffrey
    Traffic - Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring?
    Neil Young - Cortez the Killer
    Donovan - Season of the Witch
    White Stripes - I Think We're Gonna Be Friends
    Beastie Boys - Gratitude
    G-Love & Special Sauce - Garbage Man
    Led Zeppelin - Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
    Bob Dylan - Don't Worry Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
    Allman Brothers Band - Dreams
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - The Ballad of Curtis Loew
    Cracker - Another Song About the Rain
    REM - Superman
    Santana - Soul Sacrifice
    The Beatles - You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)

    Just to name a few...
     
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    I always found myself liking the less radio played tracks on albums and wondering why they weren't more popular. For the life of me I can't think of any now except one. I went through a Police phase and always like this one No Time This Time from Reggatta de Blanc.
     
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    Are you me?
     
  20. intlzncster

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    I don't know about irrational. It might not be 'classic', but that's a damn good album.
     
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    intlzncster i fart in your general direction

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    I can never think of any of these things when asked, but going on a couple bands here:

    Man in a Suit Case - The Police (never understood why this wasn't a bigger song)

    Wasting Time - Blink182

    ....and I'm blanking again.
     
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    Why Does Love Have to Be So Sad is a fantastic record. One of my all time favorites. I have a live bootleg version somewhere that is about 15 minutes long that I play all the time on my boat.
     
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    All for Leyna - Billy Joel
     
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    There are many that I like, but this one came to mind:

    Styx-man in the wilderness
     
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    Some rockabilly from "In through the out door"....

     
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    I still remember hearing this for the first time at a party in '81.....what a killer riff...great organ by Billy Preston and sax solo by jazz legend Sonny Rollins.

     
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    Agreed! For some reason it's one that I often found myself putting on at parties at around 3:00 a.m., at full volume. Twice the cops came because of neighbor complaints.
     
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    My buddy had that record. Played all the time in the dorm. Calling it fantastic might not be strong enough.
     
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