Your Favorite Underrated Bands and/or Artists

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  1. camerakid

    camerakid Active Member

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    Just as the title says- what are your favorite underrated bands and/or artists? Any genres are welcome.

    My favorite is a band called Alpha Rev.
     
  2. ETLS

    ETLS metacarpophalangealcranium Subscriber

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    Crack The Sky
     
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    John Zorn's Dreamers.
     
  4. loopstick

    loopstick AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Hmm ... I can think of several who are not widely known. Underrated (but widely known) would be Alice Cooper and the B-52's.
     
  5. noogies

    noogies My Favorite Woofers. Subscriber

    I just discovered this obscure little quartet who call themselves The Beatles. They seem quite talented.
     
  6. crazy-in-az

    crazy-in-az "Dinsdale!" Subscriber

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    I would say Savoy Brown. Well known sure, but not as well known as Foghat. The only people I know of who like them as much as I do are fellow AK members.

    Another one would be Budgie. I have never heard a single song of theirs on the radio, and I didn't even hear of them 'til a little over a year ago.

    For a newer band I'd say Volbeat doesn't get the recognition it deserves.
     
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  7. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    Volbeat is good stuff.

    I always respond to threads like this with the same names.

    The Sea Hags. Great late '80's sleaze band.
    Faster Pussycat's debut. Brilliant.
    The Big F
    Shelby Lynne
    Red House Painters
     
  8. loopstick

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    As early rockers and inventors of the "Beat" sound they are indeed under-appreciated and under-rated.
     
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  9. hi*ball

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    Ha! Was just listening to Red House Painters.
     
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  10. hi*ball

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    My contribution to the list would be:

    AA Bondy
    Film School
    Galaxy 500
    Slowdive
    The Magic Bullets
     
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  11. BLAH BLAH

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    The Magic Numbers
     
  12. noogies

    noogies My Favorite Woofers. Subscriber

    Oh, I was only being mildly tongue-in-cheek. I honestly don't think people really appreciate how far ahead of their time those guys were, and in how many ways.
     
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    Gerry Rafferty - did some real nice albums, 'City to City', 'Night Owl', 'Sleepwalking'...
     
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    Tina Dico is fairly well revered in Denmark, but not so much everywhere else. She is one of the most talented singers, songwriters, musicians, artists to my ears & heart.
     
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    Byzantine! One of my all-time favorite metal bands, and one that's practically synonymous with the word "underrated" in that scene.
     
  16. Johnno_Oz

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    For me

    Ed Kuepper
    Powderfinger (In the USA)
    Brian Jonestown Massacre
    Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark
    Icehouse
     
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  17. Outta Ammo

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    The Cult.

    I never understood why they don't have a larger following.
     
  18. loopstick

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    One good thing about modern production / distribution technology is that The Suits no longer have a stranglehold on the creative side of the music industry. Today's bands thru local gigging and YouTube, College Radio, etc., can quickly find their audience, and vice-versa. So it's difficult to find any bands over the past ten years who are truly "underrated". In fact it's almost a buzzkill to learn that one of your favorite bands appeared on Letterman, etc.
     
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  19. noogies

    noogies My Favorite Woofers. Subscriber

    They have a Cult following.
     
  20. Outta Ammo

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    Ha!

    Well, by that rationale....Mission Accomplished!
     
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