Don’t forget “Dirty Work,” “Kid Charlemagne,” and “Deacon Blues.”

I haven’t listened to classic rock radio regularly for a long time, but I seem to remember wondering in years past why programmers had shied away from the more accessible tunes from eccentric 70s rockers.

Why did they not play:

  • Velvet Underground, “Sweet Jane” and “Rock & Roll”
  • Big Star, “September Gurls”
  • Blue Cheer, “Summertime Blues”

I would rather hear any of these tunes than “Aqualung.”