My Ten Best Rock Songs then, now and for ever
Does any of these songs figure in yours?
Another list of mine to talk about ten best rock songs of all time. You may not agree with some, some songs may surprise you that they are there at all, some may make you outrageous like one song here made my friend Joe Hazaria. I have always been neck-deep in rock and other songs and have zeroed in on the songs that have/had stayed with me for a long time after I first heard them and had hunted for the record through heaven and earth (those were the days of vinyl records and the bed type tape recorders accompanied by the compact little cassettes were making us gawk in awe) or otherwise sat with the transistor radio to the ears, waiting for a Frank Zappa or a Little Richard come on line and do his thing. Guitar simply was God and we had all turned into idol worshippers. Grateful Dead were always on mind and Jerry Garcia, complete with his pot belly and graying, unkempt hair, was the object of love. The praise he is showered upon today in the youtube space by Justin Beiber generation gives such a pleasure to deadheads like me. I am proud as though the praise somehow includes me. I was the first then to be surprised that none of GD songs, Uncle John's Band or Scarlet Begonia or any other song is not in my list of Ten Best Rock Songs of all Time. Fair is fair, right? Anyway, here goes the list . I left the names of the singers/ songwriters out for, I know you would feel insulted if i did. Thanks for reading.
1. Johnny B. Goode
2. No Satisfaction
3. Jailhouse Rock
4. My Generation
5. You were Wonderful Tonight
6. Long Cool Women in a Black Dress
7. Sweet Home Alabama
8. I heard it through the grapevine
9. Hotel California
10. Nights in White satin