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Classic Rock Orgy V

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The beast that calls itself Classic Rock Radio in 2012 is a timid, repetitive creature, a pale relative to the Side B scouting ancestor that stalked FM frequencies in the 70s. Does anyone truly need to hear “Pinball Wizard” or “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” ever again? Don’t these marquee acts have voluminous catalogs that could be mined for lesser known goodies? Apparently not in the world of commercial classic rock today.

So, in sashays Dirty Impound from time to time to lay the whammy on ya with deep cuts from artists you know alongside gems from the same 60s/70s golden era that run ably next to their better known peers. This time we’ve got a taste of Robert Palmer’s first band (Vinegar Joe), some choice covers (Karen O. knocking the stuffing out of Dylan; West Coast Revival tackling Free; Idha swaying with the Faces), bangers that defy logic that they aren’t better known from Van Morrison and the Steve Miller Band, and oodles more in this weekend-sized installment.

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Classic Rock Orgy V Track Listing

  1. Forty Days – Quicksilver Messenger Service
  2. Angel #9 – Pure Prairie League
  3. Seeds & Stems (Again) – Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
  4. Pine Box – Rossington Collins Band
  5. Giving It All To The Wind – The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
  6. Ooh La La – Idha
  7. Busted – Nazareth
  8. Further On Up The Road – Roy Buchanan
  9. Jemima Surrender – The Band
  10. Stay True To Yourself – Vinegar Joe
  11. Blind Faith – Stealers Wheel
  12. I’ll Kiss The World Goodbye – J.J. Cale
  13. I Call That True Love – Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
  14. Highway 61 Revisited – Karen O. & The Billion Dollar Bashers
  15. Isis (Live 1975) – Bob Dylan
  16. Making It On Your Own – Brian Cadd
  17. 100 Years Ago – The Rolling Stones
  18. Shootout On The Plantation – Leon Russell
  19. Temptation Took Control And I Fell – Tracy Nelson and Mother Earth
  20. All The Girls Love Alice – Elton John
  21. Jackson-Kent Blues – Steve Miller Band
  22. You’re Invited To A Party – World Party
  23. Keep On Smilin’ – Wet Willie
  24. Black-Eyed Blues – Joe Cocker
  25. I Just Want To Make Love To You (Electric Mud version) – Muddy Waters
  26. Vehicle – The Ides of March
  27. Naked In The Jungle – Van Morrison
  28. Me And Baby Brother – War
  29. Hair – Graham Central Station
  30. Feelin’ Alright – West Coast Revival