How should I start getting into classic rock?

I really want to start getting into classic rock but there’s so many bands and songs that it’s really overwhelming and I don’t really know where to start. How should I start finding songs to listen to? I’d like to get into Zeppelin and Pink Floyd and stuff but I just don’t know where to start, what do you suggest?

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17 Responses to “How should I start getting into classic rock?”

  1. paintedhorse30 said:

    Find a classic rock radio station in your area and listen to it. You will find what you like.

  2. monkeydamour said:

    Start by checking out an iMix on iTunes. This one looks great!

  3. Rock Addict said:

    Here’s a radio station that plays nothing but Classic Rock, you can listen to it live online.

    http://www.thebayonline.com/index.shtml

  4. John D said:

    try listening to the allman brothers band, bob dylan, zeppelin, pink floyd, yes, cat stevens, tom petty, stones, beatles, etc.

  5. Peace Frog? said:

    The Doors-
    “Break On Through” *
    “Light My Fire”
    “Peace Frog” *
    “People Are Strange” *
    “Riders On the Storm”
    “LA Woman”
    “Roadhouse Blues”
    “Touch Me” *
    “Love Me Two Times”
    “Soul Kitchen”
    “The Crystal Ship”

    The Who-
    “Baba O’Riley”
    “My Generation” *
    “Pinball Wizard”
    “Won’t Get Fooled Again”
    “Behind Blue Eyes”
    “Who Are You” *

    Jefferson Airplane-
    “White Rabbit”
    “Greasy Heart”
    “Somebody to Love” *

    Janis Joplin-
    “Me and Bobby McGee”
    “Piece of My Heart”
    “Cry Baby”
    “Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)”
    “Down On Me”
    “Ball and Chain”
    “Summertime”

    Cream-
    “White Room”
    “Sunshine of Your Love” *
    “I Feel Free”
    “Wrapping Paper”

    The Velvet Underground-
    “Sweet Jane” *
    “Heroin”
    “Venus In Furs”
    “Pale Blue Eyes”

    The Beatles-
    “Here Comes the Sun” *
    “I Am the Walrus”
    “Strawberry Fields Forever”
    “Yesterday”
    “Let It Be” *

    The Rolling Stones-
    “19th Nervous Breakdown” *
    “Wild Horses”
    “Gimme Shelter”
    “Paint It Black” *
    “Satisfaction” *
    “You Cant Always Get What You Want”

    Led Zeppelin-
    “Kashmir” *
    “In My Time of Dying”
    “Heartbreaker” *
    “Stairway to Heaven”
    “Dazed and Confused”

    Bob Dylan-
    “Like A Rolling Stone”
    “Hurricane”
    “Knockin On Heaven’s Door”
    “Mr. Tambourine Man”
    “Forever Young”

    Pink Floyd-
    “Money” *
    “Comfortably Numb”
    “Time”
    “Wish You Were Here”
    “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”
    “Arnold Layne”
    “Another Brick In the Wall”

    David Bowie-
    “Changes”
    “Ziggy Stardust” *
    “Modern Love”
    “Rebel Rebel”
    “Oh! You Pretty Things”

  6. Funnel said:

    Not sure but I think youre supposed to start listening to classic rock or something.

  7. Comic Book Guy said:

    Start with the most common ones

    Rolling Stones
    Little Richard
    The Beatles
    Pink Floyd(sucks imo)
    Led Zeppelin
    Aerosmith

    Then start listening to the artist they influence

  8. racinggod2010 said:

    Find a classic rock radio station.

  9. Music Man said:

    Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac to start, mate. Progress to bands like Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rush. from there go to Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, KISS, etc.

  10. nLove wit Slash said:

    Start with one thing, and everything flows from there. I, personally, would start with the Beatles. Then after you knwo enough of them and there music, go along the timeline. Next, Rolling Stones, then the Who, then Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, etc. It works a lot better if you do it chronologically.

  11. Ace Explosion [Krokodile Shears] said:

    Start with the Basics. Here are some albums and songs to help
    Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy, songs Over the Hills and Far Away, The Crunge, Dyer Maker, No Quarter, The Ocean
    Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon, songs the whole album
    Black Sabbath – Sabotage, or Paranoid, songs both pretty good, what you like is mostly prefrance
    The Beatles – Sgt. Peppers, Magical Mystery Tour,…..
    Judas Priest – British Steel songs- The whole album
    Iron Maiden – Anything after Bruce Dickenson took over
    Van Halen – I, II, Fair Warning
    Deep Purple – Burn
    KISS- Creatures of the Night, Destroyer, Hotter than Hell

    This should be enough to start you out

  12. Clockwork said:

    Velvet Underground.

  13. americanguitarist848 said:

    Here’s an idea: check out Badfinger.

    They were a great band and one of the most underrated bands of all time…not to mention that they had what is probably the most tragic story in rock history.

  14. She. said:

    i don’t really think theirs a “how to” guide if you like it, i guess it comes natural here’s some bands i recommend

    the who
    ac/dc
    zeppelin
    aerosmith
    def leppard
    queen <3
    mott the hoople
    the doors
    joy division
    patti smith
    jimi hendrix
    pink floyd
    john lennon
    the troggs (best know for wild thing)
    van halen
    guns n’ roses
    rolling stones
    new york dolls
    motley crue
    the stooges
    the beatles
    the kinks
    neil young
    the clash
    the ramones
    billy idol

    start by maybe getting to know the history of the bands and albums and stuff like that

  15. Hoagie said:

    Allman Brothers Band- Jessica, Seven Turns, Crazy Love

    Bob Dylan- Blowing In the Wind, Like a Rolling Stone, Mr. Tambourine Man

    Gov’t Mule- Soulshine, Fool’s Moon, Down and Out In New York City, Worried Down With the Blues, Same Price

    Stevie Ray Vaughan- Pride and Joy, Cold Shot, Leave My Girl Alone, Tightrope, Crossfire, If the House Is Rockin

    Led Zeppelin- Kashmir, Over the Hills and Far Away, Going To California, Whole Lotta Love, Dazed and Confused, Babe I’m Gonna Leave You

    Tower of Power- Down To the Night Club, What Is Hip?

    Blue Oyster Cult- Don’t Fear the Reaper, Burnin’ For You

    Buddy Guy- Damn Right I’ve Got the Blues

    I have more in mind. If you like the list so far, please feel free to e-mail me and I’d be glad to give you some more. Hope I helped!!!

  16. Jackal said:

    Start out by listening to some old 50’s rock music then 60’s,70’s and 80’s.
    I think you would appreciate and respect the music more as you listen.That’s actually How i started and i do respect classic rock the bands and the songs they written.

  17. sploosh said:

    listen to the album Back in Black by AC/DC.that’s how i started. :)




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