Great bands that never got enough of a shot...

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by makeitstop, Sep 11, 2019 at 11:14 AM.

  1. makeitstop

    makeitstop Member

    Messages:
    219
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2019
    Location:
    Somewhere in New York
    I was reading the STP thread and it got me thinking about the DeLeos' project with Rich Patrick from Filter - Army of Anyone.



    Dean pulled out all the stops on this record (so many great tones), and Patrick's vocals were ridiculously good. I think they could have made a go of it, but I guess the lure of another STP album was too strong.

    And while I was never a fan of Motley Crue outside of a few songs, I actually paid cash money and bought the record they did with John Corabi.



    Crabs didn't get a fair shot here, because McGee and their label got cold feet and made them bring Vince back.

    Who else would you put on this list?
     
  2. Tahitijack

    Tahitijack Member

    Messages:
    4,084
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2002
    Location:
    San Clemente, CA
    Chris Rea has always been a head scratcher for me. He was very popular in Europe yet only one of his songs, Fool If You Think It's Over, made it to hit status in the US. Some of the problem rests with Chris. While he toured the UK and Europe he skipped America except for an occasional late night talk show. He also has had multiple health issues. I'll always be a fan.
     
  3. AA864

    AA864 Member

    Messages:
    2,832
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Cry of Love (Audley Freed). They were as good as The Black Crowes and/or Blackberry Smoke IMO.

     
    halliganjoel, Auk, cr7r9 and 13 others like this.
  4. BillyBoyFenderBender

    BillyBoyFenderBender Member

    Messages:
    15
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2018
    Agreed 100% - Chris is the reason I play guitar - his more blues stuff is sublime and the guy can play serious slide guitar when he wants to - a talented songwriter and singer too - loves his cars too !!!!!!

    always wanted a red strat because of him
     
    drlucky likes this.
  5. makeitstop

    makeitstop Member

    Messages:
    219
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2019
    Location:
    Somewhere in New York
    I worked for a US radio show for a year or so that featured music from the UK, and we featured 'Road to Hell' for a few weeks. I think I've got a real good live version of it on one of the show CDs somewhere.
     
    Tahitijack and drlucky like this.
  6. OM Flyer

    OM Flyer Member

    Messages:
    3,858
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    An island of blue in a sea of red
    Jellyfish (two albums), and their offshoot band, Imperial Drag (one). These guys could and should have been huge.



     
  7. makeitstop

    makeitstop Member

    Messages:
    219
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2019
    Location:
    Somewhere in New York
    Timing is everything, and that Jellyfish debut could not have dropped at a worse time. Sandwiched between the death throes of Hair Metal and the advent of Grunge.

    And they didn't fit anywhere. Great albums, though, both of them.

    Edit to add: Fun fact about the 'Spilt Milk' album - They begin the album on the same chord they end on, so if you put the CD player on repeat the album fades out and then fades back in again on the same chord.
     
  8. OM Flyer

    OM Flyer Member

    Messages:
    3,858
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    An island of blue in a sea of red
    Very true on all counts! The Posies were another band that made great records at that time, when no one was interested in well-crafted powerpop.
     
    drlucky, kiki_90291 and makeitstop like this.
  9. GrungeMan

    GrungeMan Supporting Member

    Messages:
    6,318
    Joined:
    May 20, 2006
    Location:
    The view from Ice Lake in The Great White North
    Maybe this fits maybe it doesn't but Badfinger was one sad story...
     
  10. makeitstop

    makeitstop Member

    Messages:
    219
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2019
    Location:
    Somewhere in New York
    This one may not apply in Europe, but here in the States The Wildhearts get a rating of 'criminally overlooked.'



    Ginger, if you're out there - US Tour, ASAP!! Thanks.
     
  11. keefsdad

    keefsdad Member

    Messages:
    2,172
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    Location:
    Toronto
  12. Tweed335

    Tweed335 Member

    Messages:
    346
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Location:
    Inland Cape (MO)
  13. Badtone

    Badtone Supporting Member

    Messages:
    550
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2011
    Location:
    Kerrville, Texas
    I have to agree with Big Star and Cry of Love, very good bands that just didn't hit like they should of. Cactus is another one; I thought they were going to be huge when their first album came out, but....
     
    menlow likes this.
  14. AA864

    AA864 Member

    Messages:
    2,832
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Trigger Hippy (the version with Jackie Greene and Joan Osborn)

    they did one great album, then JG and JO quit.

    They added new members and still use the name, but it just ain't Trigger hippy w/o Jackie and Joan IMO.

     
  15. drlucky

    drlucky Member

    Messages:
    82
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2016
    Location:
    west coast
  16. 2HBStrat

    2HBStrat Member

    Messages:
    41,128
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Location:
    East of the Rockies...
    Robbie Williams?...huge in UK, here...nothing!
     
    magdream likes this.
  17. GulfportBound

    GulfportBound Member

    Messages:
    7,516
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    Location:
    Las Vegas
  18. rickt

    rickt Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,033
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2018
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I liked this band Hammer from 1970. I could only find one album that they recorded.
     
    55goldtop likes this.
  19. rickt

    rickt Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,033
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2018
    Location:
    North Carolina
    One of the best live albums every was Poco Deliverin'. This song got my attention:
     
    SDB likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice