Author Topic: Great bands no-one talks about (Not a List Thread)  (Read 3671 times)

purlieu

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Re: Great bands no-one talks about (Not a List Thread)
« Reply #120 on: March 08, 2019, 10:31:03 PM »
You know songs that aren't memorable as soon as they've ended?  Songs you couldn't hum the tune of once they'd finished?  I couldn't tell you how any of those songs went while they were playing.
Heh, one of the things I love most about them is just how memorably melodic they are, even the earlier, punkier stuff. Funny how different people hear stuff.

The R.E.M. comparisons are somewhat justified, I think, in their style.

Re: Great bands no-one talks about (Not a List Thread)
« Reply #121 on: March 09, 2019, 07:35:14 AM »
That's very nice.


In a similar vein:

Magna Carta: Formed in London in April 1969, after their self-titled debut in 1969, they went onto a long career that lasted to the early 80s. This is from their debut:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgjoHy-8krI

MiddleRabbit

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Re: Great bands no-one talks about (Not a List Thread)
« Reply #122 on: March 09, 2019, 10:54:37 AM »

In a similar vein:

Magna Carta: Formed in London in April 1969, after their self-titled debut in 1969, they went onto a long career that lasted to the early 80s. This is from their debut:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgjoHy-8krI

Both lovely. There was a slew of folky compilations ten to fifteen years ago hat introduced me to a lot of that kind of thing: Gather In The Mushrooms, put together by Bob Stanley was great, as was Garden of Delights, summat.

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Garden-Of-Delights-Big-Chill-Folk-Album/release/994853

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Gather-In-The-Mushrooms-The-British-Acid-Folk-Underground-1968-1974/release/773258

Oddly enough, I've been talking to a mate about Journey by Duncan Browne which he stumbled across today.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AS1bvFmwtsA

From that, I'm trying to encourage him to get into Donovan. Not an artist anybody could ever say that nobody talks about because Donovan's always talking about himself and how he invented everything.  Nevertheless, he made some great records.


Re: Great bands no-one talks about (Not a List Thread)
« Reply #123 on: March 09, 2019, 10:59:25 PM »
Both lovely. There was a slew of folky compilations ten to fifteen years ago hat introduced me to a lot of that kind of thing: Gather In The Mushrooms, put together by Bob Stanley was great, as was Garden of Delights, summat.

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Garden-Of-Delights-Big-Chill-Folk-Album/release/994853

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Gather-In-The-Mushrooms-The-British-Acid-Folk-Underground-1968-1974/release/773258

Oddly enough, I've been talking to a mate about Journey by Duncan Browne which he stumbled across today.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AS1bvFmwtsA

From that, I'm trying to encourage him to get into Donovan. Not an artist anybody could ever say that nobody talks about because Donovan's always talking about himself and how he invented everything.  Nevertheless, he made some great records.

yes, that's my story too, those compilations opened up a whole new world for me, or should I say a forgotten world because as I explored and listened I realised that this was the kind of music that soundtracked my earliest years, through TV themes, adverts, school music, etc - it was the prevailing style of the time as so carries a real Proustian euphoria for me.


Anyhow, here's another:

The Eighth Day : Just the one album from 1968 but it's a cracker.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra_7B44pr4Q


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDqZatYMAz8



MiddleRabbit

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Re: Great bands no-one talks about (Not a List Thread)
« Reply #124 on: March 10, 2019, 10:17:38 AM »
yes, that's my story too, those compilations opened up a whole new world for me, or should I say a forgotten world because as I explored and listened I realised that this was the kind of music that soundtracked my earliest years, through TV themes, adverts, school music, etc - it was the prevailing style of the time as so carries a real Proustian euphoria for me.


Anyhow, here's another:

The Eighth Day : Just the one album from 1968 but it's a cracker.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra_7B44pr4Q


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDqZatYMAz8

Very much so - I was born in 1971.  I saw some illustrations from The Tiger That Came To Tea online the other day and, apart from the fact they were drawings, the resembled the world I remember from being a little kid.  Hence a for bit of the hauntology, public information films too.

Re: Great bands no-one talks about (Not a List Thread)
« Reply #125 on: March 18, 2019, 08:29:10 PM »
Tenacious D. When was the last time anyone talked about Tenacious D after the Pick of Destiny?

They released Rize of the Fenix which was fun and their latest one from last year I didn't even know about but it gave me a good chuckle!

Re: Great bands no-one talks about (Not a List Thread)
« Reply #126 on: March 18, 2019, 08:49:28 PM »
The Roches. I have been listening to Hammond Song regularly since I first heard it a while ago and it never fails to send a tingle down my spine when the harmonies go through the roof

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09ypwCN9FDc

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Re: Great bands no-one talks about (Not a List Thread)
« Reply #127 on: Yesterday at 02:19:21 PM »
Cartoon.



Rock In Opposition / avant proggy band from the USA, active between 1978 and 1984. They released two albums of playful instrumental music that I'm extremely fond of... Although they did support stints for artists like Snakefinger, Fred Frith, Flock Of Seagulls and Jon Anderson, they never achieved the breakthrough they deserved.

They called it a day after their equipment got nicked in France in 1984.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8ON5wzK05M

Re: Great bands no-one talks about (Not a List Thread)
« Reply #128 on: Yesterday at 10:15:38 PM »
Persons - a great band no one talk(ed)s about, on a great label no one talks about, Blackbean & Placenta. The label used to toss off single sided LPs wrapped in photocopied bits of paper apologising for not having had time to do any artwork, and CDs with random magazine pages stuffed into the packaging. Great times. Persons, then, got a nice sort of post punk cheap keyboards vibe to them.

Batgirl - from their album "The Lainmeyers Are Persons", which is nearly 20 years old now, fuck.

Re: Great bands no-one talks about (Not a List Thread)
« Reply #129 on: Yesterday at 10:52:39 PM »
Gah. Here I am, drunk, ready to inject some red hot Wingtip Sloat into this thread and Youtube doesn't have anything off their best releases (the first 3 singles they did, one of which came in a paper bag). DAMMUT.
Take my word for it - they were by far the best of the "lo-fi" early 90s shitty beer weirdo bands - much better than Pavement or Trumans Water.

Re: Great bands no-one talks about (Not a List Thread)
« Reply #130 on: Yesterday at 10:56:35 PM »
...Actually fuck that (edits post you can't see, sucker)

Remember Miss Black America? They were all over the Steve Lamacq/John Peel  Roadshow 15 years ago when you were still trying to cut your dick off in the bath and shitting everywhere like a bird trapped in a Ford Cortina.

Human Punk - get that down yer.
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