Gold Supporting Member
Trapeze. Anyone remember them? NRBQ Sons Of Champlin XTC Rockpile
As much as I love the Melvins, they were always way too weird for huge mainstream success. But bands like Nirvana acknowledged their influence, not to mention every sludge band on the planet - and that has given them a lot of credibility.Melvins. Damn if they don’t put out some beautiful stuff and get no respect.
I forgot to add these guys - Mother's Finest.
My whole life I've always been stunned how few people know about Mother's Finest, especially here in the South.
Side story: I’m sitting in the local shop playing various guitars and the current guitarist for Mother’s Finest, John Hayes, walks in with his ‘59 Strat that he wanted repaired. I got up and looked at the guitar, had a little conversation with the man and then went back to my random noodling at the other end of the shop. After a while, he wandered over to me and asked “Are you a songwriter?“ “Yes” I replied. He said “You play like a song writer.” and walked away. Don’t know what he meant or if it was good or bad. Back to you......Yeah, I saw them play when I was about 14, and was totally blown away. I think that they were ahead of their time - major radio wasn't ready for funk-rock yet.
I was visiting a cousin in Detroit in 1990 and they opened for Rick Derringer and Edgar Winter and they came out afterwards and hung out,took pics, talked with anyone who wanted to speak with them and were very very cool. I wish they had gotten bigger as wellI always thought these guys deserved more recognition than they got. They just came on the scene at the wrong time.