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

makeitstop

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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?
 

Tahitijack

Member
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.
 
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.
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
 

makeitstop

Member
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.
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.
 

makeitstop

Member
Jellyfish (two albums), and their offshoot band, Imperial Drag (one). These guys could and should have been huge.


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.
 

OM Flyer

Supporting Member
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.
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.
 

makeitstop

Member
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.
 

Badtone

Silver Supporting Member
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....
 


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