Bands that don't/didn't get proper recognition today

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  1. wrxplayer

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    I listened to the Jefferson Airplane anthology on the train today. I think they were great: unique; musical; melodic; and excellent musicianship. IMO the historical equal of several bands from that period that seem to get more accolades today (the Doors come to mind). Others?
     
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    From that same era: Moby Grape and Love.
     
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    Although they definitely get their fair share of respect, I still say The Kinks are underrated.
     
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    I have always been a fan of some bands that get little recognition some that come to mind are:

    Uriah Heep - simple but great songs, very good guitar tones

    Big Star - I cannot say enough about these guys, excellent writing and playing great production, seriously timeless songs, unfortunately plagued by distribution problems
     
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    Good call with Big Star.:agree
     
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    :agree:agree:agree:agree:agreeSkip Spence (MG) & Arthur Lee (L) were way ahead of the curve!
     
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    All above are great examples, I add these;

    Scorpions, Uli Roth era
    CDB, Tommy Crain era
    Siouxsie and The Banshees
    Cheap Trick
    Concrete Blonde
    Marshall Tucker Band
    Blackfoot
    T Rex
    The Sweet
    Suzi Quatro
    Slade

    I could go on...
     
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    The Replacements
    And here in the U.S. Paul Weller
     
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    yes!
     
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    How about:

    Little Feet
    Delany and Bonnie
     
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    Agreed. Love Paul Weller - Style Council was great, as have been most of his efforts.

    More recently, I don't think Gin Blossoms gets the recognition they should.

    Currently, The Hold Steady don't get much respect.
     
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    Spin Doctors

    Check out any of their shows circa 91 or a bit later ... damn, they had it goin' on :)
     
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    Absolutely.

    I'll add Long Ryders.
     
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    From the USA although they have always been critically acclaimed I don't think 70's Little Feat with Lowell George got the public recognition they deserved. From the UK the Scottish band Stone the Crows had it all, a great singer in Maggie Bell and a great lead guitar in Les Harvey the young brother of Alex Harvey. Unfortunately Les got electrocuted on stage when his guitar shorted on a mic stand and the band broke up but all the remaining members became successful in their later careers.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_the_Crows
     
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    The Faces
    Humble Pie
    T Rex
     

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