Silver Supporting Member
We should be grateful that the era of the big record label is ending.I had a friend who worked in Atlantic Records. I went to a party full of record execs. At the height of Kings X popularity, I was told that they would disappear. I thought bands were big because they were popular. Exec said nope. If they decide a band goes away, it goes away.
Agreed. Saw them once in the mid-90's and they were awesome. Same with Big Wreck. Some initial airplay, then nothing.It's a crime that The Tragically Hip never got bigger beyond Canada and a handful of border states..They have a rapid following of die-hards.
I took my then 23 year old niece to an outdoor summer concert, maybe 2 years before he was diagnosed and Gord Downie (RIP) was just "ON" that night with his showmanship. As well, the energy and crowd was fantastic..After the show, my niece, in one of those after concert trances, said to me "I've just been Tragically Hipped." She became a fan afterwards.
I love me some Pixies, but they’re not underrated. They’re pretty much considered one of the original alternative bands that influenced prominent artists like Nirvana.Pixies
It’s funny that the only reason Schon joined the band was because he was dating Johnny & Joey Gioeli’s sister Dina whom he later married.I bought the Hardline CD when it came out. Hot Cherie is a great song!
THE GOOD RATS ( in the late '70's, out of Long Island, I think)
We saw them a few times in Rochester in '79 and '80, and they were an incredibly powerful, talented hard rock band.
Amazing singer Peppe ( Pepe?) Marcello on vocals, brother Mickey on guitar and John Gatto on lead.
Never understood how they did not become huge. To me their musical talent was much better than the 'hair bands' or hard rockers that made it big.
Now, this could be internet folklore, but maybe true as we are talking about the lowly Good Rats, vs. Van Halen, or GNR ( I'm just referencing huge bands, as example),I hadn't heard of these guys but checked them out because you said they're from Long Island, love it, as I expected I would.
IDK what it is about that region, but a disproportionate amount of acts I absolutely love hail from the same area.
Oh my god, saw them at a festival in a football stadium after Blackwater came out and they sounded MASSIVE.To that end, you could argue the Meat Puppets. I saw the band literally several feet away from a small stage two years ago - I’m guessing nobody remembered how great they were.