20 Great Classic Rock Deep Cuts

I’m sure this list could never end…but I’m just listing some of my favorite classic rock deep cuts.  These are songs that got some airplay but weren’t the biggest hits by those artists.  Do yourself a favor and type some of these songs into youtube and enjoy. What a lot of these songs have in common is that they are great jams but are not too fast and not too slow — Arc of a Diver, Since You’re Gone, Squonk, Any Major Dude…but no description can do them justice.  With groups like Van Halen or the Police, I could have picked virtually any of their songs that weren’t big hits and they would still all be great.
  1. Steve Winwood – Arc of a Diver
  2. Cars – Since You’re Gone, Dangerous Type (tie)
  3. U2 – Red Hill Mining Town
  4. Cure – Charlotte Sometimes
  5. Genesis – Squonk
  6. Pink Floyd – Vera
  7. REM – Texarkana, Cuyahoga (tie)
  8. Steely Dan – Any Major Dude
  9. Kinks – Rock N Roll Fantasy
  10. Led Zeppelin – Rain Song
  11. Rolling Stones – Lady Jane
  12. Police – Next to You
  13. Rush – Trees
  14. Bruce Springsteen – No Surrender
  15. April Wine – I Like to Rock
  16. Grateful Dead – Franklin’s Tower
  17. Van Halen – Light up the sky
  18. Eagles – Sad Cafe
  19. Fleetwood Mac – Silver Springs
  20. Doors – Waiting for the Sun

Also, I’d have to say “April Wine” is the greatest name I’ve ever heard for a rock band.

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