Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Baker's Dozen Of Great Old Songs

Recently, on the Book of Faces, Kabuki Katze posted the following message :
I'm on a mission to find 60's-70's rock tunes for [the Koala], any suggestions of your faves? Either side of the Atlantic is fair game.
Well, that time period and genre is right up my musical alley. There was, however, the slight hitch that Kabu is a lot more versed in the so-called "classic rock" period than your average 20-something female in 2010. I mean, we met through a mutual love of Blue Öyster Cult, and she has an undisguised affection for bands like Traffic and Uriah Heep. So to find rock tunes from that era that were new to her, I would have to dig a little deeper into the vaults of my mind.

I wound up posting nine songs, guessing that at least some would fit the bill. Afterward, I started musing that this would be a great list to put on the blog, too. To spice things up, I added four "bonus tracks" that were not in my original suggestions. That is entirely due to the fact that I did not think of them at the time.

This is by no means a complete or ordered list of anything, and I reserve the right to discuss any of these in the future. But for now, here are 13 cool songs you should check out!


  1. Very nice! I like the additional picks. These made a nice quick playlist for making dinner. :D

    You should really dig into playlists more often!

  2. I figured Nick Lowe and Spirit would be the kind of things you would enjoy, if you only knew of them. Grand Funk is better known, but that song is my favorite of their lesser-known hits.

    Y'know, I have dabbled in it in the past, but I've never made a concerted effort. Definitely an idea!