This is my first post here so I hope this is ok. I just read all 24 pages of this thread and I am so blown away that I'm not the only one that feels how important these songs are. They should have all been huge hits. I'm an old radio guy and managers and consultants used to tell me that all these songs were too deep and "unfamiliar" to play. I wasn't aware of ClassX but have been listening to their stream this week. It's a shame more corporations won't bring back the old AOR format. If they only knew how loyal we would be.
I've seen a lot of you here that are into classic rock that "really rocks" and I would be honored if you checked out my station. DC Rock has been a hobby and passion of mine for the past 7 years. It's actually a tribute to some of the AOR stations I grew up listening to as a kid outside of Tampa. In a nutshell, it's all the really cool rock songs that aren't on the radio anymore, very much like the songs in this thread.
You all seem like very nice people and certainly open minded. Try to listen when you have more than just 5 or 10 minutes...the songs rotate thru different time periods and styles. For the most part it's an uptempo and energetic format...most all the songs are very guitar oriented. What you WON'T hear are the same burned-out hits over and over.
This is the soundtrack of my life, and hopefully yours. There's forgotten classic songs from the groups we all know like Aerosmith, Rush, Deep Purple and AC/DC. Then there's stuff from guitar greats like Robin Trower, Pat Travers, Yngwie Malmsteen and Jeff Beck...killer 70's classics from UFO, Frank Marino, Humble Pie, Jerry Doucette, Savoy Brown, Vandenburg, Starz, Moon Martin, Nils Lofgren, Touch, Uriah Heep, The Inmates, Angel...awesome 80's tracks from bands like 707, Shooting Star, Planet P Project, Taxii, Michael Stanley Band, XYZ, Rainbow, Van Zant...there's heavy hitters from Priest, Sabbath, Saxon, Slaughter, Crue, Krokus, Iron Maiden, Kingdom Come...and then some early 90's mixed in from time to time with groups like Brother Cane, Extreme, Black Crowes and Chris Rea.
You can listen free anytime and no login is required. You can also listen on your iphone...just download the free app called Live365, then search for DC Rock and add it as a preset. I hope you like what you hear...
I'm sorry this was so long and I hope it doesn't get me banned. No one has posted in this thread in about a month and I wanted to tell you guys about my stream before this got locked. Really nice to meet you all,