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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 08:01 PM
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Favorite obscure band. My latest is: Telefon Tel Aviv
Edited on Mon Jun-18-07 08:02 PM by bif
And "Do Make Say Tthink". Let's hear yours.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 09:20 PM
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1. Thanks for bringing back the thread... I missed saying Kevin Gilbert.
How could one person be so talented at everything he did? Amazing.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 09:27 PM
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5. Never heard of him
Is he a singer/songwriter or did he have a band?
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 09:38 PM
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6. Both and more. Please to Google.
I believe that there is a .com site in his name.
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:15 AM
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9. I second that.
The fact that Kevin Gilbert is a) obscure and b) dead, while Sheryl Crow continues to put out her crap saddens me.
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:15 AM
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10. I second that.
The fact that Kevin Gilbert is a) obscure and b) dead, while Sheryl Crow continues to put out her crap saddens me.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 09:24 PM
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2. Most of the bands I love are obscure.
Edited on Mon Jun-18-07 09:32 PM by primate1
So I guess it'd be my favourite band in general: Refused.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8MkVIe9xGc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IQGW4F4-b4

Or if you want even more obscure...

http://www.myspace.com/geinusband
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 09:25 PM
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3. Not sure how obscure they are
but I am digging Plain White T's
Hey there Delilah


lost
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 09:25 PM
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4. Brilliant Sins.
Good luck finding them.
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-18-07 09:40 PM
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7. Simply Saucer
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:05 PM
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18. Nice choice! Did you ever see this thread from two years ago?
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electricmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:00 AM
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8. Hitch
Not as obscure in Europe as they are in the states but still pretty underground.

Their newest video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2QpBOvoVkE
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:23 AM
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11. Depends on how you define "obscure": Status Quo, TISM, Stuart Davis, Jim Boggia
Status Quo is huge everywhere in the world except the US, where pretty much nobody knows who they are. Which is odd, because their music is blues-based and repetitive, which I would think would be more appealing to Americans.

TISM is big in Australia, but nowhere else. Performers of the legendary "(He'll Never Be An) Ol' Man River," with the classic refrain of "I'm on the drug, I'm on the drug, I'm on the drug that killed River Phoenix."

Stuart Davis is one of the greatest singer/songwriters ever. Sort of an acoustic punk/folk/Buddhism kind of thing. www.stuartdavis.com

Same with Jim Boggia. Very clever, and when playing live, seems to know EVERY pop song ever written. www.jimboggia.com
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hellbound-liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:35 AM
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12. I remember Status Quo from 1975!
I had this album when it first came out



They are still going strong after all these years. Unfortunately, most Americans have never heard of them. I was lucky to have a progressive music seller in high school and she introduced me to a lot of good, lesser known bands.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:54 AM
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13. Starbuck. They were a one-hit wonder in the '70s
with "Moonlight Feels Right."
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 07:01 AM
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14. The marimba solo in that tune ROCKS!
Seriously!

mikey_the_rat
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qdemn7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 07:13 AM
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15. Klaatu
Albums:

Klaatu -- great
Hope -- superb
Sir Army Suit -- not so good


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hellbound-liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 12:13 PM
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16. Elf with Ronnie James Dio
I found a compilation CD on half.com last year and I'm really glad I did. It combines the music of two previous albums, Carolina County Ball and Trying to Burn the Sun, both of which I owned in the late 70s. The members formed the nucleus of Blackmore's Rainbow on their first album.



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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 12:37 PM
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17. Don't know about my favorite,but I'm listening to the new Oxbow CD right now.
They're pretty obscure and pretty damn cool!

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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:06 PM
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19. 76% Uncertain, Due Process, Soixante Etages, Senator Flux.....
Do you have all day?
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