Bands that didn’t get the recognition they deserved

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  1. Scottish0177

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    Hey,
    Had a day off work today and was going through cd collection.Rediscovered some great bands who never quite received the recognition they deserved. Thought I would see what you good folks could come up with. Doesn’t matter genre, country or anything else.if they have an album worth mentioning then feel free to let us all know too

    I’ll kick things off with 2 bands

    1/ the adventures (been listening to this band for hours),album...the sea of love
    2/ Storyville, album live at Antones

    Over to you
     
  2. monty

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    The Tragically Hip. Huge in Canada, a following other places but that is it.
     
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    First one that comes to mind for me (edit - also Canadian), Coney Hatch...

     
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    Thanks for jumping in.
    Great musicians right there
     
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    Cheers for getting on board

    Loved it
     
  7. USMarine75

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    Mr Big for everything they did besides To Be With You:


    Warrant for everything they did besides Cherry Pie:


    Savatage - they were the original Dream Theater and Jon Oliva was a beast.


    Ice Nine Kills - horrorcore band that tells (and retells) horror stories.
     
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    Been on board since the first record, back in the day. It was recommended to me by the record store that I frequented. Have the first 3 on vinyl. Just picked up the remastered Friction on CD. :D
     
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    I would say a band from the early EVH era called Stormer.

    The bands guitarist Jimi Bates was so good that EVH supposedly went to all
    his shows to try and learn his licks.

    Also, an early George Lynch band called X-Citer was really good.


     
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    Hard to say "didn't get" recognition because that's past tense, and they still exist after more than 50 years and various personnel changes, but:

    NRBQ.
     
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    my go-to answer, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (mid/late 90s, early 00s). every rockin' boomer in the joint should dig this album:



    kicking *** in 2013:

     
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    Oh this will fit right in :

    Killing Joke
     
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    Living Colour had a couple of hot years so they got some recognition, but I think they deserve a little more. Amazing band.
     
  16. I Am Misery

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    my other go-to answer, the Flamin' Groovies (late 60s, early 70s). they never really had their own identity, but could easily clone the style of two dozen bands. amazing:



     
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    I've thought Rx Bandits should have been bigger than they were/are. I'm not sure what sales were like for their various albums but some of them charted alright I guess. I wonder if part of it had to do with not having enough marketing or push behind their music, but then again maybe they didn't want or care about that as much either. Maybe being classified as a "ska punk" band did them a bit of disservice too, when they're really more of a punk or alt-rock band with horns, along with some prog-like tendencies.

    Maybe just the music itself and/or the social commentary didn't really click for a lot of people too though.

    Something kind of cool is that, at least for some albums, they've prioritized live recording, with limited takes and limited overdubs and no punching in.


    Some playlists I found (guess the second is just one video with all of that album's tracks):










     
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    POCO during the Richie Furay yrs. Los Lobos. Everyone has heard of them but beyond La Bamba most folks don't know much about them.
     
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    Never liked them. I always thought 54-40 was a better band and deserving of more success than they had.
     
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    Jackie Greene, he still has time though.
     

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