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25 posted 10-09-2002 06:29 PM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

What is unsucessful? I listen to a few bands that have three or four albums and still haven't broken through in American but whom are happy to with their sales in the rest of the world, then I know a couple of bands just starting out who deem themselves sucessful as they get to play a few local concert halls. Being unsucessful is relative to the band's goals obviously your talking about commercial success and sales but sales are not everything.

British Bands who deserve commercial success in America.

Ash, Feeder, Muse, Elbow, Doves, The Cooper Temple Clause and maybe My Vitriol.

How many will get it, probably maybe two which is a shame as they all make great music.
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26 posted 10-09-2002 08:04 PM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfire

Dude, as far as I know, CTC is pretty big here.

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"Being unsucessful is relative to the band's goals"

Andrew, well said. When I use the term unsuccessful, yes, I'm using it to define a lack of commercial sales. The reason I'm wording it that way (and, while I'm most familiar with American sales, I'm intruged by sales worldwirde), is because I'm interested in those bands which lacking commercial success are still a talented group of musicians. Music being a passion of mine, finding bands with some high level of commercial success, and maybe even a bit less, isn't hard to do, and I do it. Finding the bands that aren't easily accessable is what I'm looking to do, and doing so by picking the brains of music lovers here on pip, and if I'm inspired to buy them, I can henceforth (correct word, right? lol) decide if they're to my liking.  

In America, Savage Garden was pretty successful. I don't know numbers, but their mainstream level of... what's the word I'm looking for? Their were decently known. Their biggest song to me (I've heard it a lot, even post breakup) was "Truly Madly Deeply."  

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The Used.
Authority Zero is working it's way up...and Seether... they popular yet?

Why is it that we are at our most ingenius only when trying to destroy the things that keep us alive and thriving?

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Authority Zero!!! My sister worked, for a while, with a frind of the bands. I got a copy of their cd before it hit stores. I honestly don't know if it has hit stores yet. I was stoked. They have a funny video on Much Music's rotation right now.

I've heard of Seether. I think I saw their video on Much Music.

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30 posted 10-09-2002 11:06 PM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfire

Blinded. My faveourite as yet unsuccessful band. Yes, they're on the college circut, but they're awesome, and I hope they make it big soon.
My Vitrio. Yes, they're big in the UK, but in Canada they're still way unheard of. It's just about impossible to get their CD here... I'm still trying to bully Future Shop into ordering it for me. Not much success in my corner of the Great White North so far.


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    OK, I have one more rather weird addition to this list and before anyone here groans in "Bubble Gum Pop Agony" (lol), hear me out.
    I think an artist who is WAY overdue for some recognition is Rick Springfield. I know what you're saying - "But he had that huge hit "Jessie's Girl" in the early 80's along with a few other pop hits...and he was a heartthrob on General Hospital...and he was all flash and image...etc..."
     I point him out because although he had his share of success, his personal problems (depression, 4 wheeler accident) pulled him out of the limelight just as he was perfecting his craft. While his earlier "hits" are admittedly a little too mainstream pop for most tastes, his later albums show a much broader musical range and influence and his lyrics are much more introspective and deeply personal as well as better written. I highly recommend picking up his three most recent albums (Tao, Rock Of Life, and Karma) as well as his collaboration with other musicians under the name of Sahara Snow. They are totally unlike his earlier material and you won't be disappointed even though he'll never have another "top 10" hit or receieve critical acclaim. (He also kicks ass in concert! lol)
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My Bloody Valentine.

Kevin Shields, you mad freak.

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The Fury's.  Normandie.  Anyone, anywhere...ever heard of 'em?
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34 posted 10-10-2002 03:30 AM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

You've heard of the Cooper Temple Clause? wow I'm impressed, I knew they were pretty big over here and in Japan but hadn't heard how far they had reached.

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I think it was my geography 12 teacher who intro'd me to CTC.

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The Chameleons from the UK. They've always been my fav band, and have quite a few albums (been around off and on since the mid eighties), but they've never had more than a cult following. They played in Toronto last night, but I had a ton of school work (went back to University part time), that I couldn't go. But they're in Buffalo on Saturday, so I'm hoping to get someone to go with me. The last time they played Toronto, it just happened to be my birthday....best present I ever got!!!

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37 posted 10-10-2002 08:24 AM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

it's TCTC dear :p
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38 posted 10-10-2002 03:49 PM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfire

*curls her tongue at Andrew* For me it's CTC. Just cause I'm me and spetical. *grins*

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39 posted 10-11-2002 08:26 AM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

I just found a new band to obsess about, they are called "Death cab for cutie" I saw them live at a festival recently and I really enjoyed their set (it was one of the first on a three day festival) and well I thought I'd look them up. The'yve got some MP3's on their official site which is http://www.barsuk.com/web.cgi?dcfc&dcfcmp3s

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40 posted 10-12-2002 09:05 AM       View Profile for cherish   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cherish

fav. unsuccessful bandishness : Airborn Retards !

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41 posted 10-12-2002 09:08 PM       View Profile for PoetryIsLife   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoetryIsLife

I'm afraid I have yet to hear of CTC... Hey Cherish, what do they sound like?

Sincerely,
Titus

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Marshalzu, I have to disagree with you Ash are Irish.
Normally things like that don't bother me but in an english newspaper recently published a list of the top hundred most important british people.

Bono was in it, along with a few other Irish people. Anyway had my little rant.


Mansun used to be my favourite unsuccessful band. I guess their their first album was big
their second and third albums weren't that big. Their third was awful.

Also Manic street preachers, though they are big in Europe.

  

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Sorry brian, I know Ash are Irish (I'm just wishing they were English) and yes it is irritating how the English press seem to grab any band that are half decent and make them British. It irritates me as well as I  know better to lump them in with the rest of British Bands.

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Ash you can't have, but you are welcome to The Coors and westlife.
Remember that some of the best rock bands have come from Britain.
The only modern band I really like is radiohead.

Though the 60's, 70's early 80's was a golden age for great British bands.

Lepplin, The kinks, Black Sabbath,
and the whole punk post punk thing....
the cure,
the clash,
Joy division,
the buzzcocks,
Sex pistols.
and
Magazine,
one of the most under rated bands ever. They have been a huge influence on bands like Radiohead, Muse, Mansun.





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45 posted 10-14-2002 05:15 PM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

Brian you can keep, The Corrs, Westlife and Bono, not that they don't have their masses of fans over here it's just they are not my scene.
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46 posted 10-14-2002 10:58 PM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfire

I could have sworn The Coors were Canadian... where did I come up with that on?
Anyway, University is my new fave unsuccessful band. *grins* Yes, I've been playing at MP3.com again.

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*chuckles* Airborn Retards is Dopey and his little riffs. ASk him to send you something one day.

The cooper temple clause are big around here too...they just toured here a month or so ago.

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