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For some reason, I have always been fond of "A Quick One (While He's Away)" by The Who. I like the live version, which can be found on The Kids Are Alright. It was taken from "Rock and Roll Circus", a Rolling Stones project that seemed loosely based on an American Bandstand kind of thing (or Ready, Steady, Go! for the Brit's) where an audience sat around at random places on the set. Friends of the Stones (Jethro Tull, Marianne Faithful, Dirty Mac(Lennon/Ono/Kieth Richards/Eric Clapton/Mitch Mitchell)and Taj Mahal played. The Who stole the show. The Stones' performance was inebriated at best, so it was kind of an embarrassment to them (so I have heard.) The performance was taped in 1968, but was not released until 28 years later in 1996!

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The Beatles' "Your Mother Should Know" & "Ask Me Why"

Foreigner's "Back Where You Belong"

Queen's "Doing All Right"

Rolling Stones' "Memory Motel" & "I Am Waiting"

Yes' "To Be Over"

Goo Goo Dolls' "Close Your Eyes"

lots more......

oh, AC/DC's "(Ain't No Fun) Waiting 'round to be a Millionaire"

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My music tastes are various & expand a few decades, but these are some of my favorite song tracks, that aren?t popular, but the artists are.

Aerosmith ? Pandora?s Box

Allman Brothers - Blue Sky

Beatles - Yellow Submarine (entire album!)

Black Sabbath ? Electric Funeral

Blues Magoos - Psychedelic Lollipop (full album)

Bob Marley ? Natural Mystic (Exodus)

CCR - Have You Ever Seen the Rain

The Doors - Waiting for the Sun

The Eagles - Journey of the Sorcerer

Fleetwood Mac - Gold Dust Woman (this gets radio airplay, but it's still IMO their finest song)

Grateful Dead ? Box of Rain

Janis Joplin - Half Moon

Jimi Hendrix - I Don't Live Today

Kansas ? The Pinnacle

Led Zeppelin - Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You

Led Zeppelin - Black Country Woman

Lynyrd Skynyrd - The Ballad of Curtis Lowe

Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon

Nazareth ? Please Don?t Judas Me

Pink Floyd - Astronomy Domine

Pink Floyd - One Slip

Rolling Stones - Going Home (very long, but very good, just trust me on this & don't listen to any nay-sayers, they talk rubbish)

Rush ? Cinderella Man

Rush - Time Stand Still

Santana ? Oye Como Va

Stealers Wheel ? Benediction

Steppenwolf ? The Pusher

Steve Miller - True Fine Love

Tom Petty - A Face in the Crowd

Tom Petty - All the Wrong Reasons

Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting for the Man

The Who ? The Song is Over

Yes ? It Can Happen

AC/DC ? Have a Drink on Me

Aerosmith ? What it takes

AFI ? God Called in Sick Today

Alice in Chains ? Bleed the Freak

Alice in Chains ? Confusion

A Perfect Circle ? Magdalena

Bush ? Alien

The Clash ? Rudie Can?t Fail

Darkness ? Givin? Up

Disturbed ? Rise

Godsmack - Faceless

Guns N? Roses ? Coma

Guns N? Roses ? My Michelle

Incubus - A Crow Left of the Murder

Judas Priest ? The Hellion / Electric Eye

Kiss ? King of the Nightime World

KMFDM ? Anything from Nihil

Linkin Park ? My December

Marilyn Manson ? Dopehat

Megadeth ? Good Mourning, Black Friday

Metallica ? Trapped Under Ice

Metallica ? Leper Messiah

Motley Crue ? Don?t Go Away Mad

Nine Inch Nails ? A Warm Place

Nine Inch Nails - Sanctified

Nirvana ? Bleach (full album)

Ozzy Osbourne ? Suicide Solution

Pantera - Becoming

Pearl Jam - Release

Ramones ? Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Rancid ? St. Mary

Scorpions ? Arizona

Slayer - Postmortem

Soundgarden ? Searching With My Good Eye Closed

Skid Row ? Quicksand Jesus

Staind ? Zo Jane

Tool ? Intolerance

U2 ? Until the End of the World

Van Halen ? Atomic Punk

Velvet Revolver - Headspace

White Stripes ? Girl You Have No Faith In Medicine

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Specifics that pop into my head are (in no particular order) . . .

"Blow Up the Outside World" by Soundgarden

"Spoonman" by Soundgarden

"Animal" by Pearl Jam

"Youth of a Nation" by P.O.D.

"Molly's Chambers" by Kings of Leon

"Head Like a Hole" by Nine Inch Nails

"Hunger Strike" by Temple of the Dog

"Yankee Rose" by David Lee Roth

"Shine" by Collective Soul

"Don't Bring Me Down" by Electric Light Orchestra

"Breed" by Nirvana

"Stay Away" by Nirvana

"Drain You" by Nirvana

"Never let you go" by Third Eye Blind

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