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Best bands you've never heard of

  1. Mar 19, 2003 #1
    [SOLVED] Best bands you've never heard of

    Inspired by Tom's avatar. :) My short list:

    Ryan Adams (no, not Bryan Adams, ugh)
    and Wilco, who you ought to have heard of.
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  3. Mar 19, 2003 #2
    Ryan Adams and Wilco are very popular.

    I'll add:
    Sleater Kinney,
    Abandoned Pools,
    Hot Water Music,
    Jump Little Children,
    Marvelous 3,
    Bowling for Soup,
    French Kicks,
    Ben Kweller,

    I could go on for days. Mainstream is piss poor. Lets keep this thread going!
  4. Mar 19, 2003 #3
    So's Sleater-Kinney. :) I have to admit I haven't heard many of the others, that's impressive!

    Yo La Tengo
    Elliott Smith (is he popular now, too?)

    MC Chris
    Non Phixion
    Max Tundra
    Modest Mouse
    The Eels
    Dandy Warhols
    Mazzy Star
    North Mississippi All-Stars
    Super Furry Animals
  5. Mar 19, 2003 #4


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    i am a fan of mazzy star and portishead...sleater kinney is from portland, but i have yet to hear their stuff, which everyone claims is good...

    how about the white stripes?
  6. Mar 19, 2003 #5
    Dandy Warhols, eels and modest mouse are cool!
  7. Mar 20, 2003 #6
    Whte Stripes are cool, though they hit MTV mainstream with that cool Chandy lego video. Haven't gotten into Interpol, though I'm told they're good.... BTW Kerrie, have you heard any of Hope Sandoval's (Mazzy Star chick) new solo stuff?

    I like the Eels as long as I don't listen too closely to the lyrics... those can get painful. :( Some funny indie in-joke lyrics by Beulah:
  8. Mar 20, 2003 #7

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    <--Super 400

    Seriously, this band is out of this world. They have their own sound, but they bear a resemblance to their musical "parents", Hendrix, Cream, Zeppelin.

    They have 5 mp3's to download at their website (in my sig). I encourage you to download them, and even join the message board (I am "quantumdude" over there).

    Do your ears a favor. They'll thank you for it.
  9. Mar 20, 2003 #8
    Ahhh, I could list a bunch of old blues guys that no one has ever heard of, the kinda music that moves my guts and makes me think of, oh, big and small stuff, love......
  10. Mar 20, 2003 #9

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    You're not just gonna leave us hangin, is you?
  11. Mar 20, 2003 #10
    Killing Joke
    The Embers
    Diamond Head
    Tygers of Pan Tang
    Nick Cave
    Mohagany Rush (who did "All Along the Watchtower")
    Breaking Point

    And that's all I can think of for now...
  12. Mar 21, 2003 #11
    Let's get some hard rock and industrial action going here:

    The Shizit
    Sonic Mayhem
    Full System Purge
    Pop Will Eat Itself
    Grip Inc (good cover of Stones' "Paint It Black")
    Double Drive
    End Zone
    Doll Factory
    Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society
    Corrosion of Conformity
    Earth Crisis
  13. Mar 21, 2003 #12
    I second Corrosion of Conformity and Systematic!!
  14. Mar 21, 2003 #13
    Rhett Miller
    Guano Apes
    Buffalo Tom
    Rufus Wainwright
    Sarah Harmer
    Pete Yorn

    Sleater-Kinney has become one of my favorite bands! They are so great and I highly recommend them....along with Pete Yorn.
  15. Mar 24, 2003 #14
    All You Can Eat
    Rythm Method
    Beautiful Buddass
    Madar Tists
    D.O.A. (probably heard of these guys)
    Jello Biafra (ditto)
    Hard Ass
    I Braineater
    The Ambassadors
    Sweet Dick
    Free Zone
    Mamma's Boys
  16. Mar 24, 2003 #15
    I don't think there unheard of anymore, I think they kinda made it big with a few songs they put out recently, but they used to be pretty unknown to all outside the DC area (luckily a friend of mine brought them to boise while they were still unknown so we got to hear them too) but Good Charlotte i think has some really good stuff. Like I said I really don't follow music news or anything but I think that these guys aren't unheard of anymore.
  17. Mar 25, 2003 #16
    DAT politics
    the magnetic fields
    lady tron
    lali puna
    klaus nomi
  18. Mar 25, 2003 #17
    I thought of another Great band that I forgot to list, "Ours"
  19. Mar 25, 2003 #18


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    Eels are great. I would add:

    Duncan Sheik
    Emitt Rhodes
    Sutherland Brothers and Quiver
    Aimee Mann (too well known?)
    Brian Auger

    ...and my material.
  20. Mar 26, 2003 #19
    word entropia! kraftwerk are very scary people, i saw them in january and was a bit disturbed but very impressed. ladytron are also very good ('they only want you when you're 17' *sings out loud*)

    i have to add:
    god speed you! black emperor
    ember swift

    and some good aussie ones for educational purposes;
    machine gun felatio
    the sailors
    eskimo jo
  21. Mar 26, 2003 #20
    don't know most bands

    my list:
    The Music
    And you will know us by the trail of dead
    After Forever
    Heather Nova
    I Against I
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