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Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

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Re: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

Post by Chuck Davies » Thu May 09, 2019 9:25 pm

Mark King wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 8:27 pm
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida from Iron Butterfly
That one goes way back to 1968.


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Re: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

Post by Musicrewired » Thu May 09, 2019 10:00 pm

(Great choices btw, Windsor!)

"Lady On The Rock" - Joe Vitale
"Voices" - Russ Ballard
"Catch Me Now I'm Falling", "Low Budget", "Attitude"
and "A Gallon Of Gas" , all by The Kinks
"You Might Recall" - Genesis
"Swept Away" - Sammy Hagar
"Don't Turn Your Back" - Blue Oyster Cult (I don't understand why radio never caught on to this one)
"Jealousys" - Eddie Money (same thing)

I'd also forgotten Touch's "Don't You Know What Love Is"...good call.



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Re: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

Post by Mark King » Thu May 09, 2019 10:17 pm

"Shapes Of Things" and "For Your Love" both by The Yardbirds.


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Re: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

Post by Mega Hertz » Thu May 09, 2019 11:23 pm

Aerosmith "Rats in the Cellar"
Alcatrazz "Island in the Sun"
Alice Cooper "Ballad of Dwight Frye"
Angel "Don't Leave Me Lonely"
Black Sabbath "Hole in the Sky"
The Cars "Candy O"
David Bowie "Suffragette City" (This just jams!)
Eric Clapton "The Core"
The Firm "Satisfaction Guaranteed"
Bad Company "Rock Steady"
Iron Maiden "Can I Play With Madness"
J. Geils Band "Detroit Breakdown" (I prefer the studio version, but come on...live Geils!)
Jeff Beck/Rod Stewart "People Get Ready"
Hendrix "Stone Free"
Kiss "Shock Me"
Kingdom Come "Living Out of Touch"
Led Zeppelin "Wanton Song"
Lynyrd Skynyrd "I Ain't the One"
Mama's Boys "If the Kids Are United"
Montrose "Rock Candy"
The Move "Do Ya"
Rush "The Trees"
Savatage "Strange Wings"
Nugent "Workin Hard Playin Hard"
Van Halen "Mean Street"

YMMV. I was just cruising through some of my iTunes.


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Re: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

Post by matt1 » Fri May 10, 2019 12:01 am

Genesis "Like It Or Not" (from 1981 "Abacab") Yes, 98.7 WLLZ played that song when they first played that song which just came out in September of 1981!!



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Re: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

Post by workinghands69 » Fri May 10, 2019 6:38 am

Cheap thrill looks-- The Almighty strut,



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Re: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

Post by Y M Ionhere » Fri May 10, 2019 8:30 am

windsor wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 8:55 pm
Train Train by Blackfoot
Lightning Strikes by Aerosmith
Breakout- Shooting Star
Beer Drinkers and hell raisers- ZZ top
Monkey on my back--Aldo nova
Sign of the Gypsy Queen--April Wine
goin Down--Jeff Beck
Sin City--ACDC
Highway Song --Blackfoot
Love is like a rock--Donnie Iris
Tall cool one--Robert Plant
Too rolling Stoned--Robin Trower
Fight Fire With Fire--Kansas
RocknRoll party in the Streets--Axe
First I look at the purse LIVE--J Geils
Take your Whisky Home--VH
Arrested For driving while blind--ZZtop
Without you--Motely Crue
Gmme back my bullets--Skynard
Eat the Rich--Aerosmith
Remedy--BlackCrows
Power--Rainbow
Jealous Lover--Rainbow
Green Malisihi--Priest
Desire--Rockets
I dont need no Doctor--Humble Pie
Never Surrender-Triumph
Head First --The Babys
WhiskyMan--MollyHatchet


Whew!!!!!
"Im Going Down" is oneI forgot. I used to hear it occasionally but its been awhile.
I used to hear several April Wine" songs on " The Rock" before they switched formats. Not a lot ofthat " CanCon" album rock is gone.



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Re: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

Post by szmigiel » Fri May 10, 2019 10:10 am

A few more picks I would love to hear although I might be going outside of WLLZ wheelhouse a bit too much.

Local and Regional
“Raw Power” or “Lust for Life” The Stooges
“Kick out the Jams“ or “Rambling Rose” MC5
“What I like about You” or “Talking in Your Sleep” Romantics
“Good Times Roll” or “My Best Friends Girl” The Cars
“I Want You to Want Me” or “Dream Police” Cheap Trick
“Love Stinks” or “Ain’t Nothin’ But a House Party” or “Centerfold” or “Freeze-Frame” The J. Geils Band (Really Anything J. Geils)
"96 Beers" The Dick the Bruiser Band (It would be great if they had access to some of the parody songs WLLZ made)

Some Prog Rock Deep Cuts
“Welcome to the Machine” or “Money” Pink Floyd (So many Pink Floyd Deep Cuts to choice from)
“Owner of a Lonely Heart” or “I’ve Seen All Good People” Yes
“Solsbury Hill” or “Games Without Frontiers” Peter Gabriel
“Come Sail Away” Styx
“Another One Bites the Dust” Queen (With a mention that is was the unofficial theme song of the Lions at the beginning of their 1980 season)

Some More Borderline Rock Hits
“Der Kommissar” Falco
“Silent Running” Mike and the Mechanics
“Stand or Fall” or “Red Skies” The Fixx
“Stray Cat Strut” or “Rock This Town” Stray Cats
“She’s a Beauty” The Tubes



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Re: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

Post by Musicrewired » Fri May 10, 2019 10:56 am

Yeah, "Like It Or Not" was one that disappeared quickly, but it's still a great song. I played "You Might Recall" on a station once (off playlist) and although some of the staff gave it a thumbs up, the CD started skipping, so my foray beyond Selector Land was cut short.

How about something from the old WLLZ Motor City Rocks albums? Didn't Artist win a national contest with "Out On The Road Again" over Bon Jovi?

"Secrets" - Van Halen
"Do You Compute" - Donnie Iris
"Love Alive" - Heart
"Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" - Electric Light Orchestra
"Need Your Loving Tonight" - Queen
"Wild Man" - J. Geils Band
"The Dangerous Type" - The Cars
"Love Has Taken Its Toll" - Foreigner
"Line Of Fire" - Journey
"People Of The Southwind" - Kansas
"Miss America" - Styx
"Rumours In The Air" - Night Ranger
"All The Young Heroes" - Gary O.
"Sunday Papers" - Joe Jackson
"Why Me" - Planet P Project
"She Was Hot" - Rolling Stones
(and a lost song in tribute to John Lennon - "Lullaby", by Zebra)



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Re: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

Post by HD74 » Fri May 10, 2019 11:48 am

"Fool for a Pretty Face" - Humble Pie
"Big Boy" - Nazareth
"Where's the Party" - Eddie Money
"Knockin at Your Back Door" - Deep Purple


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Re: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

Post by markmiester01 » Fri May 10, 2019 12:33 pm

This is the best thread ever! How can I listen to all these songs in one afternoon?!?! - all great choices and few I have heard on WLLZ's 420 deep cut of the day in the last week or so.

A few more and I apologize if they were already mentioned:

SUCH A WOMAN - TYCOON
BACK ON THE ROAD AGAIN - REO SPEEDWAGON
MAMA LET HIM PLAY - DOUCETTE (still a staple in Canada but haven't heard it on an American station since the 80's)
TIGHTROPE - ELO
HOMICIDE - 999
LOCAL GIRLS - GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR



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Re: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

Post by szmigiel » Fri May 10, 2019 5:11 pm

This isn't really a deep cut thing, but why does WLLZ not have any Iron Maiden in their rotation. I have only heard "Run to the Hills" played as a 420 deep cut on the station. Never heard another song, or seen one on the recently played list. I see almost every other Heavy Metal act be part of the rotation, but not Iron Maiden. It isn't like they only had one popular album or one hit. It is just so odd that both J. Geils Band and Iron Maiden are not part of any rotation, both played heavily in the late 70's and early 80's on Detroit radio, is the program director holding a grudge against these groups?



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Re: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

Post by sfpcc » Fri May 10, 2019 5:27 pm

I've never really heard Iron Maiden on any Detroit Radio station. I always thought the success came through a lot of touring and MTV.



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Re: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

Post by Musicrewired » Fri May 10, 2019 5:37 pm

I had thought of "Tightrope" earlier today...good call!

I also like Doucette's song - how about Kim Mitchell's "Lager And Ale", the underplayed "Fits Ya Good" by Bryan Adams, mentioned in the WLLZ thread, "All Over Town" by April Wine, and "Feel It Again" by Honeymoon Suite?

I used to catch Good Rockin' Tonite on CBC and see their CanCon videos, as well as whatever Laser Rock OM Fm or CKLW AM might sneak in, CK's show being "On The Edge", where they'd run 2 minutes of a song (just enough to get the CanCon credit, I guess) and move on.

Nazareth's "Big Boy" and Deep Purple's "Knockin'..." should be brought out now and again - excellent choices.
"Holiday" and "Perfect Strangers" from the same albums are also welcome.

"When The Lady Smiles" - Golden Earring
"Midnite Maniac" - Krokus
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding - Elvis Costello.



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Re: Lost Classic Rock Songs - Detroit version

Post by mike.thompson.86 » Fri May 10, 2019 6:14 pm

Musicrewired wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:16 pm
"No Time To Lose" - The Tarney/Spencer Band
"Run Runaway" - Slade
"We Ride Tonight" - The Sherbs (Daft Punk sampled this one in their song "Contact", and did it well)
"People Who Died" - The Jim Carroll Band
I liked "Saturday Night" by Herman Brood & His Wild Romance, but that may not have crossed into Classic Rock territory.

I asked one of the guys in Rhythm Corps about the group's previous name, Rhythm Method - he looked embarrassed, but didn't say much about it.
Did not know that "Contact" sampled this song, thanks for that bit of trivia!



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