There was a brilliant set of albums (later CDs) released originally in the early 70s called Nuggets. The 2-LP set featured songs by "garage rock" bands, basically one-hit or no-hit wonders who played rock and roll because they loved it (all hoping to cash in, which for most never happened). You got songs by the Amboy Dukes (Ted Nugent's former band), the Count Five with their Punk forerunner chestnut "Psychotic Reaction", even a song ("Fight Fire") by a then obscure band the Golliwogs - later to gain fame and fortune as Creedence Clearwater Revival.
My comment is this: There was more rock and roll on any one of those songs then there was on the entire catalog of James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, and Joni Mitchell. (INMHO)