Mining the back catalogs for classic rock that doesn't suck
June 19, 2012 10:25 AM Subscribe
Classic Rock recommendations: I'm looking to go deep into the back catalogs of some of the more well-known names in classic rock (read: tired, overplayed, worn out, trite) to find rock that really rocks.
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Elton John generally sucks, except for Mad Man Across the Water, Gray Seal, etc.
Rod Stewart generally sucks, except for Every Picture Tells a Story (which might be one of the great albums in rock history).
Chicago generally sucks hard, except for their first album, Chicago Transit Authority.
Genesis without Peter Gabriel: sucks; Genesis with Peter Gabriel: awesome.
Eric Clapton: sucks; Cream: awesome.
Van Morrison: kinda sucky, but I'm sure there is some awesomeness hidden somewhere.
So, what are you recommendations for tired, worn out classic rock acts that have some surprising gems in their back catalog?