As FM radio progressed from AOR to Classic Rock formats, a lot of great songs got left behind. Want to hear some Blue Öyster Cult on Classic Rock stations? Unless it’s “Don’t Fear the Reaper” or “Burning For You” you’re out of luck. You might get lucky on a ‘3-play Weekend’ and hear “Godzilla”, but you won’t hear a lot of the songs I and probably you grew up hearing. No “Cities On Flame With Rock and Roll” or “The Red and The Black”. All of this is available on YouTube and elsewhere on the Internet but you need to know where to look and what to look for.
Tis blog is intended to be part recommendations, part history and part stream-of-consciousness rambling down memory lane.
For reference, I grew up in New Jersey in the 70’s and most of what I talk about here will from that era.