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Thread: Lesser known bands
08-09-2012, 06:06 AM #1
Lesser known bands
post up a lesser known band that you love. anything you think that not many people have heard.
i'll start with Pere Ubu. i discovered their album Cloudland somehow back in the late 80s. the singer has an odd voice and the music is new wave-ish and eclectic but at the same time is very straight forward and conventional. i just love their sound.
08-09-2012, 06:57 AM #2
Mike Reilly Band ...see these guys, if you can. THEY GET IT DONE!
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08-09-2012, 07:49 AM #3
08-09-2012, 08:19 AM #4
Polvo, a cross between Sonic Youth ,the ABB with some Asian spices added .
another freak, in the freak kingdom.
08-09-2012, 08:31 AM #5
Pere Ubu was great.
I used to play the fuck out of my APB cassette.
08-09-2012, 08:53 AM #6
I've fallen in love with Anna Calvi in the last couple of days. Easy on the eyes, cool songs, and man can she tickle the cat-gut:
08-09-2012, 11:30 AM #7
Loved Pere Ubu in the day saw them booed off a stage in Portland for playing an anvil and saw some screeeeeeamer shows at the Moore in Seattle.
Other ones: Massacre :
and all those weird slamjazz rock bands Fred Frith played in: Skeleton Crew (with Tom Cora).
The Laswell bands like Material and Praxis (though now w/Buckethead it's more mainstream) not to mention Henry Cow and the Art Bears:
Henry Kaiser did so much cool stuff.
Soft Machine and Gong never got much notice in the USA:
Later Soft Machine: .
Neither did Caravan.
Zony Mash, A Wayne Horvitz band:
Caveman Shoestore, (college pals Fred Chalenor bass, Henry Franzoni drums, Elaine Defalco keys & voice) :
Tone Dogs (Amy Denio & Fred Chalenor):
Franzoni and Chalenor were in thsi mad punk jazz band called Face Ditch circa 1983 with other guys like Craig Flory, Myles Boisen and Randy Neal when the scene was really hot in Seattle. There's some tapes around but not much else. Crazy good music.
This is really Caveman Shoestore despite the Face Ditch labelling: http://www.amazon.com/Supersale/dp/B...SY/ref=mb_oe_o
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08-10-2012, 01:13 AM #8
solid pics so far! i had only heard of a couple of those.
here's a couple more...
captain beyond. a guy called rhino on guitar. solid heavy psychedelic guitar rock.
edit: aw man, just looked him up on wiki, he died in january 2012.
bigelf. these guys just ooze talent imho. modern band playing 70s style prog rock. sounds like pink floyd at times.
08-10-2012, 08:01 PM #9
YEAH shredgnar, love the Murder City Devils! They rock
this always did it for me
stay outta my line
08-14-2012, 10:12 PM #10
have only heard one of their albums, Best Laid Plans
definitely a Grateful Dead, Little Feat, Bruce Hornsby influence there"if it's called tourist season, why can't we just shoot them?"
08-15-2012, 10:14 AM #11
For some reason this song's been in my head for the last couple weeks even though I don't think I've heard it recently. Great band:
08-16-2012, 10:43 AM #12
A small sampling of what's been playing on my iPod lately. If lesser known=not on the radio, then I think these all qualify.
Originally Posted by JoeStrummer
08-16-2012, 12:15 PM #13
The Be Good Tanyas.
Old-timey,folky. I just love their sound."fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
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08-16-2012, 01:08 PM #14
Indigenous, although their singer/guitarist is rather well known, at least in the guitar world (Mato Nanji.)
08-16-2012, 06:17 PM #15Registered User
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My GF is Quebecoise so I'm exposed to a lot of French language music.
My favourite is Malajube.
Les Cowboys Fringants are also great
Also of note Coeur de Pirate and Les Trois Accords as well as Brigitte from France.