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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by silkythegoat, May 8, 2011.
Definitely not under-rated - at least over here. But maybe under-appreciated by too many ... ?
They were originally from Houston and have been based in Austin since the 70s.
There are a few YouTube videos.
Great songs, guitar playing and vocals.
My friends and I referred to them as the "Austin Eagles".
Bill Browder is a killer player.
Guitarist/pedal steeler Richard Mullen went on to engineer EJ and SRV.
They released two albums, on Epic, I think.
They changed their name to Traveler (Gen. Robert E. Lee's horse) for the second album.
Shoulda' been huge, IMO.
Sorry if mentioned before but Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Known to 99.9% of people for one song.
This ain't it.
Maybe I didn't pick the best representation of the band but, still, it's a nice song.
three bands quickly come to mind - two have previously mentioned with (1) the dixie dregs and (2) pure prarie league - surprised that nobody has brought up (3) point blank - in the mid to late "70s we saw point blank open for nearly every band that toured the gulf coast - probably saw them live a dozen times and they were always rockin' -
+1 for Sutherland Brothers and Quiver. "You Got Me Anyway" is pop music gem:
And "Sailing" is one that Rod Stewart really didn't do justice to, although he probably brought the Sutherland Bros. a lot of royalty cash:
Several people have mentioned Fairport Convention. I love Fairport, but I wouldn't consider them underrated or underappreciated in any way. They were huge in England, and influenced a lot of people on both sides of the pond. Still do, as a matter of fact. As for Fotheringay, they made one great album and, IIRC, broke up before it was even released. The public didn't get much chance to appreciate them.
EDIT TO ADD: Oops, Fotheringay broke up before their second album was released. All in all, they were together for less than two years: not much to build on. Still, a little love for Fotheringay:
You gotta stay there to be there, cuz the time will pass you by...at 14 my lil brother and I were string shopping @ Sam Ash in NYC 1970...in comes a bloke they get all kinds of serious and they(S.Ash) offered us stay in 45mins or come back later...we stayed...bloke comes in pulls a LP jr brown not red...plugs into a Hiwatt 200w stack and played some riffs I didn't know existed...found out later it was Steve Marriott at the time just before "Rockin the Fillmore" good ole Humble Pie...and for the record I liked them better than with Frampton...you know I played LP jrs (red,brown,sunburst)for thirty years before switching up to Strats and then Teles...at least the Tele's been here before and after...and yea I also have a 50w Hiwatt combo I still play from 1971..its weird how things come and go...btw George Lowell and Gary Moore never left cuz their styles are still here today!! Hot and Nasty!!!
Besides growing up in Calif in the 60's..and HeeHaw Roy Clarke and the bunch...the next generation would have to be The Dregs..Mark O'Connor included...Steve Morse's Tele with 4 pickups...the beginning of shred on a technical ingenuity reign...but the Point Blank intensity is so over looked, Rusty and his lefty strung righty dropped more than jaws...I did see them their first times out with Bob Seger's virgin tour...their bass player on a huge precision bass, hair past his ass I swear he looked like cousin It...but what a band "Free Man" and "Deadly Bees"...those were some great times..thanks!!
Way cool man.
Surf ? anyone.. Radio Birdman.... carved a path through Oz pubs in the 70's...
get this into ya...
I love Crack The Sky....
I spent quite a bit of time learning pretty much their entire first album
I also Loved the Lime Spiders and The Screaming Tribesmen..!!!
Hmm... can't get the YouTube attach function to work on this site..?
I see I'm the only one who can't
man.. the Lime Spiders were mythical...
the sort of band you'd hear was in town.. only after they already played at some obscure club a few nights before ...
and if you didn't know a friend of a friend who knew the band was coming... you missed the show... they were never advertised...
totally underground for a time there... people talked about them.. but, had never seen them...
I've never been bored of their first LP, these guys knew how to rock.
I used to love that song... then I listened a little too closely to the lyrics of their other really famous song, and that was that.
Lots of great bands here. How about Bloodrock? They played the entire Blookrock 3 album which included DOA. I saw them as a warm up band for Grand Funk and they stole the show back around 1970 or so in Oklahoma City.
+infinity Little Feat