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Favorite Band no one else knows about


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It seems everyone loves a band who most people don't know about - mine would be Hookfoot - they were Elton John's first studio band and went out on their own and recorded 3 or 4 albums.

 

 

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Redeye, a LA band from late 60's - early 70's, they had regional success, and a few minor hits.

 

I bought this 45 when I was like 11 (still have it) , great vocals in this....

 

 

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omg - someone else besides me who still has the little records with the big holes......I notice Al Schmitt produced Redeye - he is an amazing producer and released a memoir last year... a good read...

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The Hookfoot is really good, nice sound ! Stylistically similar to RedEye :)

 

 

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check out their version of Bluebird....speaking of Bluebird - I wonder how many average listeners have heard of Buffalo Springfield and how much they influenced music.

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So many bands were influenced by Buffalo Springfield / Crosby, Stills, Nash

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and on and on and on...Poco, Loggins & Messina......

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How about the Polish Progressive Rock band "Riverside?"  I think they are amazing, and Mariusz Duda, their lead vocalist, is awesome.

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Totes realize this post is gettin on but Ill throw one in too.  Shapes and Sizes.  They are a Canadian indie folk(???)  They have some n8ce songs.  The most(a loose most) popular song is "Too Late for Dancing"

 

Also the late sixties early seventies rock musician Lee Michaels.

 

Oh and if its a forum faux pas to raise from the dead an old post,  oops and sry?

 

*social distance blow kiss*

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1 hour ago, miichii said:

Oh and if its a forum faux pas to raise from the dead an old post,  oops and sry?

 @miichii  No its never in bad form to add your thoughts to a post!   Please continue!!

 

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Recently got into Pram. Amazing stuff! I think I'd heard of them as just "Stereolab imitators," but they're not that at all. If anything, it's the other way around, but definitely essential for any fan of Stereolab.

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They already have large following, however my sweetie recently turned me on to this band, and wow have to say that  Vulfpeck rocks ?

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2 hours ago, Jani said:

Acoustic Alchemy.

They're really good ?

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Yes Acoustic Alchemy started out as duo playing on airplane flights and got signed. So glad they did.. Also really like Shadowfax and Dreams of the children or something like that.

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Acoustic Alchemy, that sounds very familiar. I think that may be one my mom was really into at one point.

 

I often feel like most of the music I like is obscure, or at least on the fringes ?  So I have a few just off the top of my head.

 

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult (aka Thrill Kill Kult or just TKK). They started out on the same industrial music label that launched names like Nine Inch Nails and KMFDM, but they also dabble in a lot of other genres. I'm always amazed by their musical originality and quality. And for as varied as their albums are in terms of genre, it's all still uniquely TKK, tied together by an overall theme that I'd derscribe as a cheesy toungue in cheek b-movie, wrong side of the tracks, celebration of all who are non-mainstream. Their "freak flag" flies high and proud. One of my (many) favorite songs of theirs incorporates sound bites from the old 1968 drag documentary "The Queen".

 

Trance Atlantic Air Waves, a one-album side project involving one of the members of Enigma (I was pretty big on Enigma back in college). It's mostly covers, but they're well done and well chosen. And they're not, for the most part, songs you'd necessarily expect to see covers of. I found it to be a great road trip album. It got a lot of play back during my home/college trips between Cleveland and Toledo.

 

Kotoko, a Japanese singer with a fantastic voice and mostly electronic instrumentation. I love her stuff, I've gone for literally months at a time listening in my car to nothing but her "Epsilon no Fune" and "Garasu no Kaze" (Wind of Glass) albums on repeat.

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Interesting - thanks I need to check these out.

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A couple others I recently remembered I liked were Blodwyn Pig, Sweet Thursday and Capability Brown.

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One disclaimer about TKK though, a lot of their stuff can be rather non-PC and NSFW. But if you follow their subtext, the only group they ever really actually ridicule are people who are closed-minded and judgemental.

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Not a problem from this gal. Any music done well is worth listening to - I'm not much of a cop rap kind of person but most other forms of music if done with it's characteristics well executed is fine.

 

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Growing up in El Paso Tx one of the very popular groups there was The MoonPie Dance band they were a rockabilly band and they opened for a lot of the big shows that would come to the area.

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Love the name

There is a band my guitarist knows that tours a lot called Two Cow Garage.

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Speaking of local bands, there's a really good contemporary jazz band here in Cleveland called Forecast: musicbyforecast.com

 

Their sound is very similar to Spyro Gyra.

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