Overlooked Treasure

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The votes are in.

Last week, with a €25 Golden Voucher on offer, I asked you for your favourite underrated song from the 1970s.

You answered in your hundreds (providing an ear-caressing playlist of forgotten gems, bless you all).

But, alas, there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Baby Jane By Dr Feelgood

Muchacho Gordo-Delgado writes

Dr.Feelgood only had one “successful” commercial single – Milk & Alcohol, but they had many excellent singles that just didn’t chart. They had a dedicated underground following, including young Muchacho. This is among one of their best, but all are worth seeking out. Interesting fact – guitarist Wilko Johnson, famous for his machine gun playing style, survived cancer and went on to play the part of executioner, Ser Ilyn Payne, in Game of Thrones.

Runner-up:

Words Unspoken by Supertramp.

Nicorigo writes:

‘Because the first album is criminally unknown, all the songs on this prog-rock gem (in the King Crimson sense) are the most underrated Supertramp songs,. That said Words Unspoken particularly tickles my fancy…never slackens.’

Winner:

Waitin’ Around To Die by Townes Van Zandt.

Johnny Green writes:

‘A lot of older/retirees move to Spain and Florida, we call it God’s waiting room. This is a classic underrated 70ts track from the incredible Townes Van Zandt, off the legendary James Szalapski’s documentary Heartworn Highways.’

Nick says: Thanks all!

Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

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2 thoughts on “Overlooked Treasure

  1. Ghost of Yep

    A song so underrated it was released the previous decade and covered 7, 563 times (maybe). Still a gem though.

    RIP Justin Townes Earle

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  2. Slightly Bemused

    Wonderful choice! Well done, Johnny Green. Enjoy the spoils.

    And I am sure Nick’s caddie needs a nap, now :-)

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