: Deep Cuts

11-30-09, 09:23 PM
Deep Cut: (1)A radio programing term for song tracks that are rarely played or promoted by commercial radio stations. (2)Song tracks that were never released as a single, or never made it on the top 40 charts. (3)Tracks previously unreleased to the general public; basement tapes. (4)Taken from the fact that the "Hit Single" songs prompted by the record companies are usually early on the album and the lesser known songs are buried "deep" on the record.


Black Sabbath originated in 1968 as blues band called "Earth." This cut is off Earth's 1969 demo tape.


"Dazed and Confused" was written by American folk singer Jake Holmes and then covered by The Yardbirds in 1967. When the Yardbirds broke up in '68, Jimmy Page joined Led Zeppelin and reworked "Dazed and Confused" again, changing the melody and lyrics to avoid a plagiarism lawsuit. It was released in 1969 as the centerpiece to Zeppelin's debut album.

12-02-09, 07:48 PM
Here's some rare Hendrix:


Hendrix got his start in England, so his first take on the National Anthem was "God Save the Queen."

Here is the American version:


Know of some good, deep cuts; post them.

12-02-09, 11:53 PM
I had a deep cut on my leg once. I cleaned and irrigated it out really good, stopped the bleeding by holding pressure, and closed the wound with super glue. You can barely see the scar.


12-04-09, 12:12 PM
If you Google "deep cut tracks" you will get several hits

01-08-10, 08:01 PM
Here's a good cut from a band called Living Colour.


This song won a Grammy Award in 1990.

01-08-10, 08:21 PM
Anything obscure by Steely Dan, or its enigmatic leader, Donald ***en (pronounced Fay-ginn). (Sensitive filter!)

I'd love to unearth some rare, vintage 'Dan.

(As a jazz pianist, I wholly appreciate the intriguing and peculiar chord and modal structures brought to life by the irrepressible Donald ***en, {again, pronounced Fay-ginn}.)

01-08-10, 08:30 PM
You asked for it.


01-08-10, 08:54 PM
You asked for it.


Great find! Thanks!

01-08-10, 09:06 PM
Hmm... that's a pretty good song. Does Steely Dan normally have that sound? I like that, honestly.

01-09-10, 09:48 AM
No, the funk sound you hear there was heard mainly on 1974's "Pretzel Logic". By 1976, they were more guitar oriented, 1977 was the year their most popular album was released (Aja) and by '80 they were big into synthesizers.

Here's my favorite Steely Dan deep cut. 1976's "Haitian Divorce". Listen closely to the bass line....it's very addicting.

I love Steely Dan. I started listening to their stuff this fall and got their box set last month and got addicted. F@gen and Becker were so such awesome songwriters...their lyrics are so smart and cynical, usually takes a few listens to understand what they actually mean, and they were wonderful musicians too...very meticulous about each and every note and the way it sounded.

My favorite Steely Dan songs:
Hey Nineteen
Haitian Divorce
Glamour Profession
Kid Charlemagne
My Old School

And lastly, who can forget Deacon Blues

Otherwise, other deep cuts I really like from other bands: (in alphabetical order)

Beach Boys: Caroline No (Pet Sounds, 1966)

Maxwell's Silver Hammer (Abbey Road, 1969)
I Want You (She's So Heavy) (Abbey Road, 1969)
Happiness Is A Warm Gun (The White Album, 1968)
Revolution 9 (The White Album, 1968)
One After 909 (Let It Be, 1970)
Tomorrow Never Knows (Revolver, 1966)
Lovely Rita (Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967)

Billy Joel: Scenes From An Italian Restaurant (The Stranger, 1977)

Bob Dylan: Hurricane (Desire, 1976)

Bruce Springsteen:
Downbound Train (Born In The USA, 1984)
Backstreets (Born To Run, 1975)
Racing In The Street (Darkness On The Edge Of Town, 1978)
Highway Patrolman (Nebraska, 1982)
The River (The River, 1980)
Incident On 57th Street (The Wild, The Innocent & The E-Street Shuffle, 1973)

David Bowie:
Heroes (Heroes, 1977)
Life On Mars? (Hunky Dory, 1971)
Station To Station (Station To Station, 1976)
Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (Let's Dance, 1983)

Dire Straits:
Telegraph Road (Love Over Gold, 1982)
Industrial Disease (Love Over Gold, 1982)

Elton John:
Madman Across The Water (Tumbleweed Connection & Madman Across The Water, 1971)
Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding (Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 1973)

Guns N' Roses:
Coma (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
Civil War (Use Your Illusion II, 1991)
Estranged (Use Your Illusion II, 1991)

Jethro Tull:
My God (Aqualung, 1971)
Wind Up (Aqualung, 1971)

Led Zeppelin:
Tangerine (III, 1970)
Gallows Pole (III, 1970)
Hot Dog (In Through The Out Door, 1979)
In My Time Of Dying (Physical Graffiti, 1975)
Achilles Last Stand (Presence, 1976)
Tea For One (Presence, 1976)

Pink Floyd:
Basically the entire Animals album, 1977
Echoes (Meddle, 1971)
Vera (The Wall, 1979)
The Trial (The Wall, 1979)

01-09-10, 10:53 PM
And here I thought deep cuts were something only the emo kids were into...

01-09-10, 10:55 PM
Haha bill. That's a good one. :)

01-10-10, 05:44 PM
Here are some tracks for those of us still sprotin a mullet and waving the old Stars and Bars.


The Band: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down


Lynyrd Skynyrd: Whiskey rock a roller


Charlie Daniels: South's Gonna Do It Again


Marshall Tucker Band: Take The Highway