For every rock act that breaks the mold and achieves widespread success, there are countless others that remain mere footnotes in the annals of the genre’s illustrious history. Many of the rock soldier casualties ultimately took the road less traveled to become prominent with other bands, while others became disenfranchised and moved on to completely different endeavors. Doug Ellison, once the frontman for revered southern California rockers, SNOW, identifies as the latter.
Today I am highlighting the blue-collar workers of some of your favorite bands. These stalwart workhorses of Rock music have created many of the most memorable songs in history. Their impact may be low ley on the surface, but their legacy is larger than life.