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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:09 pm
by t-Roy and The Smoking Section
kev101594 wrote:Since when have Killing Joke been obscure??



who???

:?: :roll:





Trapeze gets my vote. They were famous around my area in Southeast Texas but it's rare to find people who still remember them.

Their members went on to be in bands like Judas Priest, Whitesnake, and Deep Purple.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:39 am
by t-Roy and The Smoking Section
todd578042 wrote:how about Kings X ?
I am surprised that amount of people that HAVE NOT heard about them !!




My rock band in the 80s did a label showcase only once. We had done a great set and I was feeling good about our chances...then Kings X played. They got the deal.

Today, their producer (Sam Taylor) is a neighbor of mine. Cool guy...also produced Galactic Cowboys and a CD by Third Day.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:10 pm
by zar535135
American Noise
U.K.
Cindy Buelins
Whitford/St.Holmes
Benny Mardonis

PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:27 pm
by T2071
Angel

The Left Banke ["Pretty Ballerina", "Walk Away Rene" songs]

Stillwater, ["Mind Bender" song]

Badlands [had Eric Singer of KISS and Jake E Lee who played with Ozzy)

Hawkwind [Lemmy pre-Motorhead for awhile]

Elf [Ronnie James Dio band, also all of final line up other then guitarist became the 1st line up of Rainbow with Richie Blackmore]

Re: Can You Name An Obscure Band?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:43 am
by t-Roy and The Smoking Section
"Death"


The first punk band was a black trio of brothers from Detroit in the early 70s

Re: Can You Name An Obscure Band?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:23 pm
by Surfcat Art
This post is pretty long. Has anyone mentioned "The Michael Stanley Band"? I know Michael does some stuff on his own these days.

Re: Can You Name An Obscure Band?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:44 pm
by schmedidiah
My brother introduced me to Poi Dog in '90, about the time he was getting into the Grateful Dead, but I was still all classic rock and metal. I really don't remember much about them. I'll add them to my list of bands to check out on youboob.

My obscure bands (at least the 2 I'm thinking about at the moment);

Expanding Man - released one album, '96. I saw them open for Stone Temple Pilots that year.
I just got back into their album, Head To The Ground. The music is post-grunge MOR /AOR, but the vocals are amazing. This guy had the best pipes of any band of that era. They just didn't catch on.

Mona Lisa Overdrive - a duo of studio musicians (one worked for Frank Zappa for years) make Ministry / Nine Inch Nails type music, but on their only album (self titled, 7 songs, 32 minutes), they go through several genres of music, even in the same song. I saw them live at a radio station festival.

Ironically, both of these defunct bands have had their names hijacked by younger acts that I've seen on YouTube. :roll:

Re: Can You Name An Obscure Band?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:44 pm
by Linc
SRC (Scott Richards Case) had a couple of albums in the 60's most famous song is "Black Sheep". Band was from Michigan.