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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by tah1962, Feb 13, 2020.
This one was good from Marillion.
Meat Puppets, Soul Asylum and Husker Du get honorable mentions IMO.
NRBQ? I don't think they were big on the radio or on the general public's radar, but a great and influential band none the less. Might say the same of Asleep At The Wheel.
My 4 year old is OBSESSED with Gigantor after he heard the Dickies cover of the theme song. It's been a fun week.
Mr Big and Extreme. Most of the planet knows them for a ballad or two, but each band is made up of some of the best musicians around.
That one among many. I may be biased.
Steve Rothery is a phenomenal player
I'm inclined to add The Smithereens to this category.
Every band I've played in since I was 15 years old. It's ok though - I'm not bitter.
Add UFO to the list of bands criminally under-appreciated in the US
And April Wine. Long career, with many great albums. Only about 2 of those got attention in the US
I tried to see them twice. Both times they sold out before I could get tickets
The James Gang.
Monster Magnet, Overkill, Burning Brides, Cry of love, Love and Rockets and finally(?)... The Wildhearts! If you have not heard Earth Vs The Wildhearts(album) then stop what you’re doing and check it out. You’re non-conformist lifestyle will thank you...Man!
(1) The Jam were huge in the U.K. but never caught on here in the U.S.
(2) Power pop giants the Raspberries had some great songs that not only rocked but also incorporated beautiful harmonies and melodies. Their four albums are all worth owning.
An earlier post mentioned the Buzzcocks. Love 'em.
The Smithereens "Green Thoughts" albums is one of my all-time favorite albums ever. I played it so much that I wore out my first CD copy of it, so my son just bought me another CD for my birthday last year. They were a band I really wanted to like, but the rest of their stuff just never connected with me.
Hot Hot Heat
This is always a goofy topic because "underrated" can be defined different ways. The Replacements, for example, were always critical darlings and I would never consider them to be underrated. As an 80's punk/alternative kid, I actually thought the 'Mats were overrated!
Anyway, as a cop out I'm listing several British groups that never got properly appreciated in the US:
1. The Kinks -- right up there with the Beatles/Stones/Who but never got close to the recognition
2. The Jam -- basically picked up where The Kinks left off
3. Blur -- other than "Song 2" and maybe "Girls and Boys" most 'Muricans don't know what a solid catalog this band put together.
4. Pulp -- Even less known in the US than Blur but with a catalog nearly as strong.
Obviously a very different story in the UK, but again I'm copping out!
VAST, should've been bigger.
what is this under rated ?.. if they made albums and made money and were under rated then they didnt make any more albums or money so for a band to have been under rated they would have never been rated at all and not made any money or any albums to have been rated