Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Laketta, Jan 1, 2019.
would like to see clips if you can. I love discovering new talent.
Caveat - there are different levels of “making it”.
If you saw these guys live in the mid 2000’s you know what I’m talking about.
Splender from the late 90s. Jellyfish wrote the best pop songs ever.I dont know why anyone else would bother.
I’m from Chicago and thought Local H and Off Broadway were definitely going to “make it “.
They were quite good.
My garage band in the eighth grade! The White Knights!
Lots of great local modern rock bands in the 90’s that might have made it if the record industry didn’t restructure and drop a bunch of artists in development.
Produced by Todd Rundgren no less.
Regional bands from the south that were pretty big back in the late 70s.
I thought at first that these guys would make it; they were arguably the best blue-eyed soul band of the 1970s . . .
I've posted these guys before but they made an awesome first record(early 90s) and then just kinda disappeared(basically). Got to see em once or twice and they were great live as well. They just passed around a ton of bottles of Bushmills lol got the whole place hammered.
I always thought Storyville should have been much bigger.
in that vein,
Speaking of Jellyfish, they're my pick for this thread. Loved, loved their first album(Bellybutton). It seemed like an eternity until their second album came out(Spilt Milk). Loved Spilt Milk. Two great records, but they never really hit it big. They made a few videos that seemed to end up the "bands on the rise to watch for" category on MTV and elsewhere from what I remember, then they broke up.
Oh yeah, I forgot: two Jellyfish vids I remember from back then:
I don't know how to post clips...
( but if a fellow fan can, please do!)
but I always thought New York's ( Long Island?) Good Rats ( late '70's>on...) would become as big as any other hard -rocking band of the day...
Got to see them in Rochester a few times ( my soon to be wife from there was a fan) and between the singer Peppi Marchello's amazing vocal power and two great guitars ( brother Mickey) and John Gatto- I thought these guys would become household names in rock.
Songs like " Fireball Express," " Injun' Joe, " "Takin' it To Detroit" , and the smooth " Tasty" are some of their best ( we had all the Good Rats albums!)
Totally agree on Southside Johnny.
Thought X should have been huge as well as Graham Parker & The Rumour