• Some Tunes Worth a Listen (We Think)

    by  • December 2, 2011 • On Culture

    Thought we’d share some tunes that never got a lot of air time, but we think are worth a listen. Here are 20 to get us started. Give them a shot if you haven’t heard them and let us know what you think.


    Looking Into You                                                      Jackson Browne
    (A great songwriter at his best.)

    Life for the Taking                                                    Eddie Money
    (The best song Money ever did.)

    Personality Crisis                                                      New York Dolls
    (These guys did Kiss at a much higher level.)

    Soulshine                                                                    Allman Brothers
    (The late, great Duane Allman and friends shred it.)

    Central Park ‘n’ West                                                 Ian Hunter
    (This one rocks with images of New York.)

    Desperadoes Under the Eaves                               Warren Zevon
    (A genius.)

    Here Comes the Night                                             David Johansen
    (No one rips it up like Johansen.)

    Broke Down Piece of Man                                       Sam and Dave
    (Two of the best at their best.)

    Tramp the Dirt Down                                               Elvis Costello
    (Elvis in his most biting voice.)

    Discovering Japan                                                     Graham Parker
    (Parker and the Rumour – one of the most underrated bands.)

    What You Get is What You See                               Tina Turner
    (Her voice generates energy like no other.)

    It’s a Dream                                                                Neil Young
    (He draws pictures in this song.)

    City of Dreams                                                           Talking Heads
    (Sweeping, gorgeous chorus.)

    Yesterday’s Dreams                                                  Four Tops
    (The great voice of Levi Stubbs carries this lovely ballad.)

    Hard Nose the Highway                                           Van Morrison
    (Love the close on this song.)

    Get on the Right Road                                              Gary Wright
    (Known for “Dreamweaver,” but this song is better.)

    For Your Precious Love                                            Otis Redding
    (Powerful voice on a gripping ballad.)

    No More “I Love You’s”                                             Annie Lennox
    (One of the finest voices in rock.)

    My Whole World Ended (the Moment You Left)  David Ruffin
    (His intensity maxed out.)

    Run of the Mill                                                           George Harrison
    (A great one from a great album.)