Obscure albums you stumbled onto that you still love today?

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  1. jbmando

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    Obscure to me at the time, “Souvenirs” by Dan Fogelberg. Great album.
     
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    I think BP formed in San Antonio.
    There are several YT videos of their reunion shows at the Saxon.
     
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    I've seen those videos...well partly.

    It was cool to hear they were still at it in one form or another!
     
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    I love this album. My dad had it when I was first getting into music as a young teen and the guitar playing blew my mind. I wish I would’ve bought a copy at $30 because it’s out of my price range now.
     
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    HAH! That's a great title.


     
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    1. My older sister introduced me to Judas Priest, around the time Turbo came out. Preteen taste being what it is, I thought it was pretty good and wanted more. So when I found a used copy of Sad Wings of Destiny, it absolutely blew my mind. But the culture of the area I grew up in, such as it was, was all about hair metal and/or country, so no one knew why I was raving about this decade old album.

    2. In the early 90s, I had the great opportunity to leave my provincial little town and go to Melbourne, Australia as an exchange student. While there, Metallica came to town, and a band named Kyuss opened up for them. They were so good that I had to get their album, and that's how I discovered Blues for the Red Sun.

    3. In the early 2000s, I had another great opportunity - to stop working as a mover and go back to college. My part time job at Radio Shack barely covered my bills, but I had recently gotten access to high speed internet and discovered a certain file sharing protocol that resulted in torrents of new music. One group I downloaded as an experiment and randomly clicked on a song with a funny title. That's how I discovered Venetian Snares and how aggressive electronic music could be. The song title in question isn't appropriate for a family site like TDPRI but it is about a town in Canada called Winnipeg.
     
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    "Battle of the Field", Albion Country Band.

    An all-star collection of ex-Fairfield and ex-Steeleye and future Steeleye members do a collection of electric folk songs and murder ballads, and a couple of Richard Thompson covers.

     
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    one of my favorite albums. I keep it on a thumbdrive in the truck. The green record with to the morning is good too...

    among my favorite songs to play in a band is as the raven flies..
     
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    With the late great Charlie Watts bashing the pagan skins on that tune!
     
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    Commander Cody and his Los Planet Airmen CommanderCody.jpg
     
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    Michael Lee Firkins, I still love his first album
     
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    I don't know if this is 'obscure' in the US, given the folks who appear on it. It was written by an Englishman, apparently...

    But, in the UK in the late 70s and in especially in my world at that time, this is much more than obscure. I was in a record store and I heard this track, and walked out with the album!

    I still don't actually know anyone other than me that has even heard of it.

    I still listen to it, and it's the ONLY 'country' album I've ever owned.

    White Mansions..
     
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    changed a lot of things about me and my harmonic/timbral aesthetic.



    this one too. got me into a lot of electronic music.

     
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    Another album and band my older brother turned me onto. I was very fortunate that he sought out and got into the underground and/or obscure stuff at the time.


     
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    Obscure in the US: Tolonen!, Jukka Tolonen’s first solo album. Some smokin’ 335 playing on side 1. Side 2 is more moody and mellow but ends with a sick live jam.
     
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    Brian Protheroe had a minor UK chart hit with the single "Pinball" lifted from this album. (Side 1 track 6.) Great songwriter in my opinion, but definitely "obscure".

     
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    Autobahn by Kraftwerk. Not so obscure now.
     
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    The benefit of living overseas (Europe) during part of one's formative years is that one gets exposed to a lot of music that often doesn't cross the Atlantic. Such is the case with The Groundhogs: Thank Christ For The Bomb. Tony McPhee had some real success in England, but that didn't translate to the U. S.

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    On the domestic front, I was hooked the first time I heard the Sons of Champlin (named for Bill Champlin, who would go on to sing for Chicago). Their debut double album Loosen Up Naturally still gets a lot of play time (I also later purchased it on CD).

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    Another obscure two-record set I bought is called "Word of Mouth," a "super jam" featuring Neil Merryweather, Steve Miller, Dave Mason, Barry Goldberg, Charlie Musselwhite, and Howard Roberts, as well as others.

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    The Saints, from their 1986 album, "All Fools Day." I still have the cassette around somewhere.


     
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