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  • 5 most UNDERATED Bands of all time

    We have talked a lot about who we feel get too much praise.....now lets discuss.....

    Which bands or artists you feel don't or never got the recognition they deserved for what they brought to music....


  • #2
    Spirit
    The Byrds
    Manassas
    Mountain
    Poco
    Professor Tom

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    • ratcher
      ratcher commented
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      So may bands, so little time

      Moby Grape -great guitar band still gigging

       

      The Buckinghams - before their produced bailed to start Chicago, they were a hit machine from the Second City


      J Geils - they defined the genre when they were on top - just ask faye dunawaye...


      Little Feat - took a NOLA beat and crossed it with slide guitar blues - I still tear up when I hear Lowell George really scorch a song either live or in the studio


      Booker T and The MGs - listen to anything that came out of Memphis in  the 60s and  70s and hear the rhythm section and you'll get an idea of the power and influence of these guys. Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Irma thomas, just to name a couple...

      We now have the (Way overdue) Standing in the Shadows of Motown which FINALLY gives these guys the credit they deserve as hit makers.  And the upcoming documentary on Muscle Shoals we get a glimpse oof how they contributed to black and music in that time in our history. We need one to complete the circuit of what these guys in hythm and blues contributed the white catalog of music.

      We need to document the enormous contriburtion that black composers, musicians and record labels did to advance their music and its forms, especiallly as those folks are dying of now and treir stories will never be told.

       

       

       

       


  • #3
    King's X - always just under the mainstream, but popular and influential.

    It's hard to answer this question, though. Just because I love a band doesn't mean they should be on the cover of Rolling Stone.
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    • #4
      The Clams
      The Four Skins
      Ticklebox

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      • vanzant38
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        Late 80s early 90s BAD COMPANY. Pirates of the Mississippi.

    • #5

      Some bands I think are great that (curiously to me, at least) almost never get mention:

      • Badger
      • Blowyn Pig
      • Captain Beyond
      • Atomic Rooster
      • The Move

       

       

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      • lefort_1
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        JRicoC wrote:

        Some bands I think are great that (curiously to me, at least) almost never get mention:

        • Badger
        • Blowyn Pig
        • Captain Beyond
        • Atomic Rooster
        • The Move

         

         


        I'll see your "The Move" and raise you an "everything ever done by Ron Wood".

        ....can I get a Words of Aron?...

         


    • #6
      Flipper, Melvins , Husker Du
      I am blessed with a tin ear, I love poorly made cheap guitars,and terrible sounding amps though I do prefer solid state amps over tubes.

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      • #7
        Flipper, Melvins, Husker Du.
        I am blessed with a tin ear, I love poorly made cheap guitars,and terrible sounding amps though I do prefer solid state amps over tubes.

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        • #8
          I thought about Husker Du also
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          • #9
            The sword
            Electric wizard
            Acid king
            Sleep
            OM
            Big rocks got stacked on top of each other. Is this proof of alien life? Yes it is

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            • #10
              Big Star
              White Denim
              The Whigs
              Sea Level
              Faith No More

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              • #11

                http:/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlKzlfqmzpQ

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                • Dr. Scottie C
                  Dr. Scottie C commented
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                  These bands had success, but I think with better marketing & management had the ability/talent to be much bigger.

                  1) Little River Band

                  2) INXS

                  3) Jon Cleary


              • #12
                Kamelot? How have I not heard of them? I listen to a lot of prog, and they have never come on my Pandora station. I shall look them up...
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                • joy-z
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                  Kinks

                  Beau Brummels

                  Smithereens

                  Dandy Warhols

                  Eagles of Death Metal


                • Sauntman
                  Sauntman commented
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                  Kamelot is mainly symphonic power metal but sort of prog at times. Their albums The Black Halo, Epica and Karma are a good place to start though they have eight or nine albums by now.

              • #13

                +1 Jellyfish.

                They brought a lot of influences together from the past, Queen, The Beach Boys, XTC, etc...and crafted them exceedingly well into a completely modern sound. Extended lush harmonies, disonance, mayhem at times and superb tones (JJP)

                Only two albums....dang...I loved 'em.

                88 keys

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                • ceebee2232
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                  cocteaeu twins

                  man

                  east of eden

                  groundhog

                  mott the hoople

                   

                   


              • #14

                Spirit

                Focus

                Rare Bird

                Curved Air *

                New Musik *

                *The last two because they both created a sound which remains unique to them  to this day.

                Honorable mention to Skin Alley

                 

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                • #15
                  A lot depends on where and when, as others have noted (e.g. the Kinks were HUGE where I grew up). That being said, any band in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, or earned a Grammy, or any number of notable achievements can be eliminated from this discussion. And there are so, so many who flew/continue-to-fly under the radar. I must agree with some others (Mott the Hoople, Small Faces), and I'll also suggest: Boomers YYZ (talented, tasteful, dare-I-say "classy" Canadians) Climax Blues Band (long before they turned pop) Dwight Twilley Band (jerked around by "the man" but quite talented; ask Tom Petty) The Jam (revered in the U.K. yet booed off stage in Indiana opening up for "the Nuge") Soft Boys (Robyn Hitchcock's punk brilliance, amazing to this day) I'll guess some of these were also quite successful, elsewhere ...

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                  • docjeffrey
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                    Big Star

                    Fear Factory

                    Mastadon

                    Machine Head

                    Outside of metal circles, few have heard of Machine Head. They think they have becuase of Deep Purple's 1971 album of the same name, or they get them confused with Motorhead. Machine Head is my 2nd favorite metal band behind the Deftones. Love those guys.

                     

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