Underrated Songs by your Favorite Bands

Julio_Strikes_BackJulio_Strikes_Back Headliner
edited December 2008 in History of Rock
ITT: Post (in your opinion) the most underrated songs by your favorite bands and musicians. :) Don't just post, discuss!

Mine: Led Zeppelin's "Down by the Seaside." It's such a chill and happy song. I love Page's work on this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zho0rS6m7o

Comments

  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited December 2008
    i agree 100% with "sappy". it's been one of my favorites ever since i first heard it (around 1993 or '94).
    when my best friend called me on the phone and played it nearly flawlessly on his new guitar i was jealous beyond words.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSLDkIJnNF8
    mountain goats - old college try
  • franticfishfranticfish Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
  • WhiffleBallTonyWhiffleBallTony Headliner
    edited December 2008
    "Living in the Gleam of an Unsheathed Sword" - Earth
    "Octavarium" - Dream Theater
    "The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue" - Electric Wizard
    "Sonic Titan" - Sleep
    "My Wall" - Sunn O)))
    "Absolutego" - BORIS
    "To Tame a Land" - Iron Maiden

    There's a start.
  • HammerOfTheGodsHammerOfTheGods Opening Act
    edited December 2008
    Travelin' Riverside Blues - Led Zeppelin

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxuFc-QnfK4
  • FourstringOrionFourstringOrion Opening Act
    edited December 2008
    No Leaf Clover - Metallica

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyX7yBc8BkY



    This song is one of my favorite Met songs. I wish they would have recorded a studio version.
  • CMPunkAaronCMPunkAaron Unsigned
    edited December 2008
    Big Balls - AC/DC

    Hahaha.
  • elizabeth0213elizabeth0213 Unsigned
    edited December 2008
    God of Wine by Third Eye Blind
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited December 2008
    To start out, Cinderella Man by Rush have always been one of their stronger songs. Incredibly memorable and has some of the best lyrics that Geddy did for Rush.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diUNDsP3Hns
  • thedoorsdkthedoorsdk Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    Nice pick with Down By the Seaside. I've always loved that song, one of the strongest on PG in my opinion.
    I'd say anything post-Signals by Rush is terribly overlooked.
    One album I've just now been able to appreciate after a few years of being a huge Rush fan is Hold Your Fire. "Prime Mover" is one of my favorites from that record:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1BJITyRQ8s
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited December 2008
    Take A Pebble - ELP
  • vandalizemenow00vandalizemenow00 Road Warrior
    edited December 2008
    As a fanboy of Modest Mouse take the following statement as severly slanted: Modest Mouses entire catalouge is underrated except for a few exceptions. Float On, Dashboard and Little Motel are all appreciated in the mainstream about as much as they should be and Ocean Breathes Salty and Dance Hall are overrated.

    MMMP
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited December 2008
    Is Hey, Hey What Can I Do Underrated?

    It sure is by Zeppelin, it was the B-side to Immigrint Song and could only be found there for 20 years! I love it though!
  • Xaris3514Xaris3514 Opening Act
    edited December 2008
    Does the entirety of Dream Theater's Systematic Chaos count? If not, then just "The Ministry of Lost Souls."
  • Julio_Strikes_BackJulio_Strikes_Back Headliner
    edited December 2008
    Rockbandfan23467;1658735 said:
    Is Hey, Hey What Can I Do Underrated?

    It sure is by Zeppelin, it was the B-side to Immigrint Song and could only be found there for 20 years! I love it though!
    Well, kind of. Up to the mid-nineties it was a rare B-side, but when Zep released the remastered box set (along with Traveling Riverside Blues) it became a classic rock radio staple.
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited December 2008
    I wouldn't say it's a radio staple (like just about all of the album commonly refered to as Led Zeppel;in Four) because it gets less play than others.

    But then again, I never hear Iron Maiden on the radio and A21 hears them all the time, go figure.
  • Xaris3514Xaris3514 Opening Act
    edited December 2008
    Rockbandfan23467;1658896 said:
    But then again, I never hear Iron Maiden on the radio and A21 hears them all the time, go figure.
    Seconded, hell, I rarely hear Sabbath, Dio and Ozzy on the radio.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited December 2008
    Xaris3514;1658951 said:
    Seconded, hell, I rarely hear Sabbath, Dio and Ozzy on the radio.
    really? i used to hear Crazy Train about 5 times a day on 97.9 FM in Chicago, and all the radio stations here play Sabbath and Dio as well
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited December 2008
    I hear plenty of Ozzy here. Flying High Again, No More Tears, Mama I'm Coming Home, Mr. Crowly, Suicide Solution, and more!
  • MdrnDayWarriorMdrnDayWarrior Rising Star
    edited December 2008
    vandalizemenow00;1658429 said:
    As a fanboy of Modest Mouse take the following statement as severly slanted: Modest Mouses entire catalouge is underrated except for a few exceptions. Float On, Dashboard and Little Motel are all appreciated in the mainstream about as much as they should be and Ocean Breathes Salty and Dance Hall are overrated.

    MMMP
    The whole Moon & Antarctica album is pretty underrated.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited December 2008
    MdrnDayWarrior;1659319 said:
    The whole Moon & Antarctica album is pretty underrated.
    definitely.

    their previous albums are hit and miss for me, but moon & antarctica is basically the reason i consider myself a modest mouse fan.

    everything afterwards ranges from okay to terrible for me.
  • spongemonkey95spongemonkey95 Unsigned
    edited December 2008
    Agreed on Out On The Tiles

    It's Late - Queen

    Liar - Queen

    Bitch - The Rolling Stones

    All Down The Line - The Rolling Stones

    Evil Woman - Black Sabbath

    Sanctuary - Iron Maiden

    Bloodstone - Judas Priest

    Chase the Ace - AC/DC

    Evil Walks - AC/DC

    The Real Me - The Who
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited December 2008
    how about any Three Dog Night song outside of One and Joy to the World?
  • DjancoDjanco Unsigned
    edited December 2008
    WhiffleBallTony;1657327 said:
    "Living in the Gleam of an Unsheathed Sword" - Earth
    "Octavarium" - Dream Theater
    "The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue" - Electric Wizard
    "Sonic Titan" - Sleep
    "My Wall" - Sunn O)))
    "Absolutego" - BORIS
    "To Tame a Land" - Iron Maiden

    There's a start.
    Okay, NOTHING by Sunn O))) needs to be on any list, except for music that sounds like broken refrigerators.
  • a7xforlifea7xforlife Opening Act
    edited December 2008
    Whispers in The Dark- Skillet
    I Won't See You Tonight- Avenged Sevenfold
    When Two Become One- Atreyu
    Eye Of The Storm- Bullet For My Valentine
    Call of Ktulu- Metallica
    Follow The Wolves- Demon Hunter
    The Root Of All Evil- Dream Theater
    Burnt Ice- Megadeth
    MF of the year- Motley Crue

    just to name a few
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited December 2008
    Djanco;1663113 said:
    Okay, NOTHING by Sunn O))) needs to be on any list, except for music that sounds like broken refrigerators.
    though i value the function my fridge is currently serving, i'd consider making a trade for one that blared sunn 0))) on command, particularly if it focused on "black one" and "domkirke".
  • Gargoyle2500Gargoyle2500 Opening Act
    edited December 2008
    I'm going to say most of The Presidents of the United States of America's work. Outside of their first album nobody seems to know they exist and as a big fan it gets old hearing people only referring to Lump, Peaches, Kitty, Dune Buggy and Feather Pluckin' when I mention The Presidents. They have five studio albums, people. Pay them respect and listen outside of their first album, You'll be glad you did. The name of this song is Some Postman. Turn your volume up and enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5LBZIai2O0&feature=channel_page
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited December 2008
    The B-52s - Devil In My Car
    Prince - Everything that isn't When Doves Cry or Purple Rain.
    The Smiths - Ask
    Morrissey - I Don't Mind
    The Cure - Lullaby
    A Flock Of Seagulls - Everything that isn't I Ran.
    R.E.M. - Finest Worksong
    INXS - Don't Change
    Depeche Mode - See You
    Daft Punk - Digital Love
    Men At Work - Overkill
    Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny Come Home
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited December 2008
    Runesmith;1670892 said:

    Prince - Everything that isn't When Doves Cry or Purple Rain.
    or little red corvette or when u were mine
    Runesmith;1670892 said:

    A Flock Of Seagulls - Everything that isn't I Ran.
    or space age love song
  • Gargoyle2500Gargoyle2500 Opening Act
    edited December 2008
    Runesmith, Now we're talking! Devil In My Car by The B-52's? I would have mentioned some B's tracks but I didn't want to mention more than one band at the time! And you said A Flock of Seagulls? YES! you have no idea how annoying it can be when I mention any band I like and people start singing one of their best known tracks, It gets old! Ha! May I please add you to my friends list on here?
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited December 2008
    When I Was Young - The Animals
    Who D' King - Cheap Trick
    Jet - Wings
    Shell Shock - Heart
    Girlfriend Is Better, Heaven - Talking Heads
    Tears In My Eyes, Seven Stars, Pilgrim, Circus - Uriah Heep
    Cat Food, Easy Money - King Crimson
    Ice, Freefall - Camel
    Girl With No Eyes - It's A Beautiful Day
    The Sheriff, The Barbarian, The Great Gates of Kiev, Bitches Crystal - ELP
    What's Next to the Moon, Gone Shootin', Ride On - AC/DC
    You're Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned, Damned If I Do, Hyper-Gamma-Spaces, Breakdown, Old and Wise, Cask of Amontillado - Alan Parsons Project
    Silver Blue & Gold, Simple Man, Movin' On, Clearwater Highway, Judas My Brother, Company of Strangers, Seagull - Bad Company
    Ashtonpark - James Gang
    Gator Country, Fall of the Peacemakers - Molly Hatchet
    Sheep, Bike, Interstellar Overdrive, Lucifer Sam, See Emily Play, Arnold Layne, Jugband Blues, High Hopes, Another Brick In the Wall Parts I & III - Pink Floyd
    Samba Pa Ti, Mother's Daughter, Open Invitation, Put Your Lights On - Santana
    the album Kiss My Axe - Al Di Meola
    World Turning, Albatross, Second Hand News - Fleetwood Mac
    Teacher, My God, Witch's Promise, Pibroch (Cap In Hand), A Passion Play, Dharma For One, Velvet Green, Sweet Dream, With You There To Help Me - Jethro Tull
    Bastille Day - Rush
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