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Favorite rockers that didn't become the star you expected them to become...

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by rjtwangs, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2010
    Decatur, GA
    You basically described my entire record collection. If I have to pick one (and someone already mentioned The Replacements), make it The Long Ryders...

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  2. Johnson johnson

    Johnson johnson Tele-Holic

    Dec 30, 2016

    House of Large Sizes.
    The floor of Gabe's Oasis in I.C. IA would bounce up and down, freaked me out and was Awesome!

  3. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    Yep. Audley is about as down to earth and nice as anyone you’d ever want to meet. Just a super nice guy.

    There was a time after I learned that he had moved here to Nashville that I tried to find contact information and maybe take a lesson or two from him. I did that with Jack Pearson... a single 30 min lesson. Very cool.

    But I was never able to find any contact info on Audley, and in the mean time, I watched enough videos of him on YouTube to figure him out. That’s not to say that I can play all his stuff by any means... but he really discusses his style and licks very in-depth on several videos.

  4. LeicaBoss

    LeicaBoss Tele-Meister

    Oct 16, 2015
    New Jersey
    I'm seeing a lot of really successful folks mentioned here.

    I couldn't imagine having a few hundred stadium shows under my belt and seeing people wondering why I never made it big.
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  5. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    I'd forgotten about that!

  6. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    I met him at a local Chic-Fil-A just a couple of months ago.

    True story. We talked football and guitars. Super guy.
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  7. soul-o

    soul-o Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 29, 2007
    This may be super obvious to some, but for those mentioning Chris Whitley, DEFINITELY check out the Black Dub album from a few years back with Chris’ daughter Dixie on lead vocals, Brian Blade (amazing jazz drummer) and Daniel Lanois on super cool Les Paul w/ Bigsby.
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  8. Teisco San

    Teisco San TDPRI Member

    Nov 9, 2017
    Bay Area
    Life happens. Soooo much talent. In my next incarnation I will make a point of hooking up with a bass playing female who pogos all over the stage. I am not worthy.

  9. TimTam

    TimTam Tele-Meister

    Jun 4, 2010

  10. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Tommy Bolin
    Death & drugs saw to that...easily one of unsung, should-have-beens & such a monsterous talent!
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  11. Daddy Hojo

    Daddy Hojo Friend of Leo's

    Feb 25, 2011
    Didn't he have a song about Tiger Woods?

  12. MDMachiavelli

    MDMachiavelli Tele-Afflicted

    A guy named Steve Blaze

    Founder and Guitarist for a band called Lillian Axe.

    Great guy, still talk to him every now and then.

    Coincidentally his brother, who was a kid at the time, ended up being a little more well known than Steve.

    His name is Craig Nunenmacher and he was the Drummer for Zakk Wylde's BLS.

  13. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

    Oct 21, 2014

  14. DougM

    DougM Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    Kim Simmonds from Savoy Brown. He should be ranked right up there with Clapton, Beck, Page, Johnny Winter, Peter Green, Duane Allman, and the rest of the legends. Rusty Young and Paul Cotton of Poco, the country rock band that the Eagles could only dream of being. The Radiators from New Orleans, a true American Treasure. There are so many others, but this is a few I think deserved more recognition than they received.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2017
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  15. CK Dexter Haven

    CK Dexter Haven Friend of Leo's

    Jun 7, 2017
    The other band that was big in Baltimore and "going places" was Face Dancer. The polar opposite of CTS, they were much more of a pop band but not without wit.. I mean who puts "modulation " in the lyrics and then modulates? First record had a strong single and a couple of other good tunes, & then nowheresvile the second record tanked (I believe there were distribution problems) and they faded rapidly. I saw them at UMd right after the second record. They were stuffed in a small room in a dining hall, maybe a dozen people there...

  16. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    I’m with you regarding the Poco boys & the Radiators, but that first one’s quite a stretch!

  17. mngsp

    mngsp Tele-Meister

    Jul 30, 2009
    Mandan, ND
    Two bands that come to mind for me were both victims of the backlash to 80's glam scene. They came along in the late 80's/early 90's and even though they are just great R&R bands they just couldn't get any traction due to the rise of grunge and the resulting backlash against anything considered remotely 80's music.

    I never tire of listening to these bands

    Australian band Kings of the Sun

    Seattle band War Babies led by Brad Sinsel
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2017

  18. Pickin N Grinin

    Pickin N Grinin Tele-Meister

    Mar 9, 2008
    New Jersey U.S.A.
    These guys. Really liked the album but they never went big as I thought they would.

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  19. fenderese

    fenderese Tele-Holic

    Two ladies on my list, Carolyn Wonderland and Mary Cutrufello.
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  20. Tonetele

    Tonetele Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    Dave Edmunds- thought he'd go further than "I hear You Knockin' " and ' Girl's Talk". The guy can play!
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