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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:29 pm
by Silverfoot
I should add The Law did produce one decent hit...just not for them. "Miss You in a Heartbeat" rode the charts for a while-for Def Leppard.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:40 am
by The Recognition
neanderpaul wrote:Thinking fellars union local 282, The pixies, and Fugazi come to mind.
The pixies and Fugazi are not obscure, but bands with large followings over decades. Frank Black of the pixies still tours extensively, and Fugazi is breaking for sake of kids. I think of obscure as fast one hit wonders, that made you wonder why they came and didn't wonder why they left so fast.......

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:52 pm
by vanderkalin
no means no, vancouvers finest, or victoria depending on the era, these guys are an anomoly, a punk band with musical skill.

obscure?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:58 pm
by Funkhornsinger
How about Gnidrolog, they had two albums in the early 70's, the first was In spite of harrys toenail and Lady Lake, or what about Zarathustra, Italian 70's prog masterpiece, i could go on and on :P

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:30 pm
by Powergroove75
Metal band from the 90's - Fudge Tunnel

- Mr. Bungle
- Black Light Syndrome (although they weren't really a touring band)
- Mad Season (One of Layne Staley from 'Alice in Chains' projects)


Can't think of any more right now.... I'm at work.. lol

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:35 pm
by Andragon
Mad Season + Temple of the Dog = the best of the 90s, imo.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:38 pm
by ted_lord
awww poopie I'm supposed to know an obscure artist....does they might be giants count as obscure, I've heard some of their stuff on the radio, instanbul I wanna say is the name of the song....

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:00 pm
by repressthecadence
Sort of. I've definitely heard their stuff around here and there over the years. And I have lots of their albums, but I listen to a lot of stuff.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:22 pm
by ratsass
Cary Smith wrote:Bob Welch - "Ebony Eyes" & "Sentimental Lady" would have been a good one for that list.


Yeah, Bob Welch album "French Kiss" had those tumes, but my fav off of that was "Outskirts".

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:28 pm
by ratsass
jw123 wrote:One of the biggest club bands in the Memphis area during the late 70s was called Creed, no relation to Scott Stapp and crew. The Creed I knew had a great album out, I think the single was called FireCracker.

Another local group was Target, Their singer was Jimmy Jamison who went on to sing with Survivor.


Man, I grew up outside of Memphis during that time. We used to go see both those bands. Actually they were called "Southern Creed" but when they did the album they shortened it to just "Creed".
Target was managed by Butch Stone who also managed Survivor and Black Oak Arkansas. When Survivor needed a new singer, he gave them Jimmy Jamison and let Target go to hell.
In '84, when I moved here to Ozark, AR. I started with a band, Average Citizen and we had just two weeks to get ready for a gig in Bald Knob, AR called the Rockansas Jam. The headliners were "Creed" from Memphis and they rocked the house down!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:32 pm
by ratsass
philbymon wrote:"Savoy Brown" - '70's west coast USA


Yeah, three of the members quit and started "Foghat". I loved Savoy Brown's "Street Corner Talkin'" especially the song "Tell Mama". Would like to do a remake of that one.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:39 pm
by ratsass
philbymon wrote:The Amazing World of Arthur Brown (he's on utube too singing "Fire"- "I am the god of hellfire!" - wadda riot!)


Anyone ever listen to Alan Parson's Project album "Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Alan Poe"? Arthur Brown sung on one of the songs on there, I think it was "The Telltale Heart".

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:50 pm
by HowlinJ
ted_lord wrote:awww poopie I'm supposed to know an obscure artist....does they might be giants count as obscure, I've heard some of their stuff on the radio, instanbul I wanna say is the name of the song....


Ted,
I heard a Might be Giants song on one of our better radio stations this past weekend. It was "Particle Man! (havent heard that one in awhile, but it seems that what were callin' "obscure" is a mater of degrees.
later,
HJ

PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:58 am
by philbymon
Yo, ratsass - The Flamingo Road Band's been playing "Tell Mama" for 10 years, & we ain't done it right once! I kinda like our version, but would like it better if we combined our's more with the the original. As it stands, it's hardly the same tune, but man it rocks the house! Wish I had a recorded copy of it!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:25 am
by repressthecadence
Particle Man's a pretty funny song. I think it was also in an episode of Malcolm in the Middle a while ago. And there was definitely a DBZ spoof of it that I found quite hilarious.

If I haven't yet mentioned it, The Reign of Kindo is obviously pretty obscure, because no one posted in that thread I made earlier lol