Overlooked Treasure


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.


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.’


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

  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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