It is not necessarily a mistake for the word “classic” being in the genre of “classic rock”. With artists who laid the foundation for the entire rock genre, the timeless nature of being a classic goes far beyond a simple timestamp for an older version. Here again, even the greatest songs of the time are lost in history.
For so many great rock artists who have come out in decades past, some of their greatest tracks end up relegated to B-sides or deep-cut album tracks. These tracks may not have received the same attention as the big hits, but they all deserve the same praise and more.
While the record company is still pushing the poppy single to sell to the masses, these tracks are where the artists reveal another side of themselves that you don’t see in nature. Whether it’s telling a story through music or just searching for abstract emotional connections, these songs leave an impression on everyone who meets them.
While we may have blown up the classics of these bands countless times over the years, let’s take a look at the Lost Relics that never saw the light of day. Without any inhibitions, these records can even eclipse some of the more famous material from these acts.
As the ’60s started to take a more psychedelic direction, Creedence Clearwater Revival kept its rock and roll heart. Throughout their discography, hits like “Proud Mary” and “Up Around the Bend” embodied the pure spirit of rock and roll when the rest of the world was losing acid. While they might have been considered a “bunch of singles,” even the group’s deep cuts could hold up.
From their hit album Cosmo’s Factory, “Travelin Band” is CCR in its rawest form, with frontman John Fogerty shouting his brains out over blues blues. While previous record singles like “Lookin Out My Back Door” sounded a bit more airy, this track looks like it could have been ripped straight from Little Richard’s songbook, with the band’s relentless energy due. to something rock and roll. founders. Once you’ve had enough of the flesh of the song, the main lines that Fogerty pulls are like sonic fireworks in the band’s big show.
Psychedelia might have reigned over the airwaves, but that didn’t mean the rock and roll of yesteryear had been wiped out. Sometimes it takes just one band to figure out what made rock and roll so compelling in the first place.