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From time to time Dirty Impound will dive head first into the warm waters of hardcore classic rock. This time it’s a two-part mega-mix that concludes next week in honor of summer’s end (the first day of Autumn is September 23rd). But instead of tunes you’ve heard a zillion times (I’m looking at you Jumping Jack Flash and Pinball Wizard!), we’re gonna burrow into the catalogues of bands whose AOR bona fides is long ago cemented and bring you under-appreciated nugs. The timidity of most commercial program directors and the indie myopia of most public radio DJs mean a lot of great music just goes unheard. We’re gonna rectify that.

Your first 25-track salvo includes double shots from two primo bands poorly served by radio (Bad Company, The Babys), a tiny taste of the vast untapped resource of forgotten 70s acts (Stray), a Beach Boys killer not written by a Wilson brother (it’s by Ricky Fataar, who some may know from The Rutles), a rare Crowes b-side and the original version of Jet Airliner that Steve Miller ripped off. Smoke ’em if you got ’em, and feel free to pass this along to anyone you think might appreciate it.

If you experience playback problems, pop over to the 8tracks mix page and it should play fine.

Classic Rock Orgy I Track Listing

  1. Heartbroken Bopper – The Guess Who
  2. Jet Airliner – Paul Pena
  3. Things I Could Be – James Gang
  4. I Need You – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  5. Empty Pages – Traffic
  6. Here She Comes – The Beach Boys
  7. Precious Time – Journey
  8. Lay It All Down – Fleetwood Mac
  9. Hangin’ Around – Edgar Winter Group
  10. Black Night – Bob Seger
  11. Please Don’t Leave Me Here – The Babys
  12. Looking For Love – The Babys
  13. What’s Next To The Moon – AC/DC
  14. Angel From The Coast – Thin Lizzy
  15. Words You Throw Away – The Black Crowes
  16. Now Look – Ronnie Wood
  17. Drivin’ Wheel – Foghat
  18. This Ain’t The Summer of Love – Blue Oyster Cult
  19. Surrender – J Geils Band
  20. Sweet Lil’ Sister – Bad Company
  21. Gone Gone Gone – Bad Company
  22. Gamblin’ Man – Eddie Money
  23. Nasty Dog & Funky Kings – ZZ Top
  24. Fire & Glass – Stray
  25. Christine Sixteen (2009 version) – Kiss