Gibson’s 10 Classic Rock Bands That Deserve Another Look shows how reductivist corporate radio has denied us some fantastic music.
All of these bands used to be mainstays on the radio – but sadly are now rarely heard at all.
Chicago created a revolution. Three Dog Night were massive. Rare Earth were fantastic musicians who cranked out monster hits. Spirit were regarded as geniuses. Everyone loved Steppenwolf. The music has aged well. So how come no airplay? It’s a mystery.
What strikes me most about the list is the range of musical styles covered, and the fact that you could hear of of these bands on the same station in the same afternoon - a happy reflection of the time when these bands thrived, and perhaps another sad reflection of today’s radio.
Thanks for the reminder, Gibson. Luckily, I have most of this music on my iPod. Time to go have a listen.