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Buenos Nochas


Pretty self explanatory(sp) title... lol. Please, everyone, what is your your favorite 'didn't catch the wave' or 'never made it' bands? You can give one, none, ten, as many as you feel led, but I'm a music-addicted man, and I'm always looking for more.  

I have a few, but on a random note, who here likes Pete Yorn? I've spent a few hundred at BMG Music Service the past month or so, and his latest was one I bought, hoping I'd like. I LOVE it. Simply superb. I defiently recommend it.  

So, do tell. Please.

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1 posted 10-01-2002 10:30 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

The Knack that song, my sherona

lol
that is the only one I can think of right now......
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Breathe...didn't they just have that one Popular song, "Hands to heaven" and how about that lovely song "Runaway Train" Soul Asylum!? sorry if I misspelled..

Consider yourself fuzzed

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(smiles) Actually I have heard Pete Yorn on adult alternative stations here; his songs Life On A Chain and Strange Condition have gotten some airplay, though they are not Top 10 hits. I wish For Nancy and Closet got some airplay too, Pete Yorn is an awesome newcomer! Despite his failure to follow in the same successful footsteps as labelmates John Mayer and Five For Fighting, he has sold over 500,000 copies of his debut album, not too bad! Yay!!!  

Another band I really love that has never made it big is the local Boulder bands near me The String Cheese Incident and Leftover Salmon. They can jam!  



Very cool topic, I am glad to share my thoughts on this!



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4 posted 10-02-2002 01:49 AM       View Profile for PoetryIsLife   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoetryIsLife

Can you describe their sound, mates?

Sincerely,
Titus

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(2002 Copyright)

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Don't know if they are my favorite--
funny, I suppose if they had made it?
shrug

IF is a very big two letter word...

took up fifteen years of my life.

But hey? It's great writing material.

Their name (and I got booted out of many a band meeting for this because I told them it was an awful name--THE REBELS.)

tsk...too bad, too sad...they were ahead of the times then, and NOW? sadly? THEY are using a rock and roll calendar to wipe...er...

well...heh. nevermind
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Soul Asylum actually had several albums and were a fairly large player in the rock industry for a time.

my contribution - Psychotica.
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7 posted 10-02-2002 05:51 AM       View Profile for anya   Email anya   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anya

Well my favourite unsuccesful band are called 'Just Jinger', I say they are unsuccesful but they are very big in South Africa but they have never managed to make it over here to England and I assume they havent made it in America either, absoultly inspirational band, kind of hard to explain their sound, they are sort of unusual, I can't think of another band who they sound like,

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If i had to choose Acid bath, but they are not around anymore. So with that said i would have to say Our Fall from kinder,Louisiana and or alot of other local bands around louisiana
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aHH there sound something a bit dark www.darklyrics.com you find acid bath lyrics there bands that have spawned from that band goatwhore,agents of oblivion<--thats not together no more,and www.deadboyandtheelephantmen.com
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Well, they're big in NME and on BBC but are they even known in America? Primal Scream, baby! All I can say, is someone in America better release their latest, Evil Heat! Or I might have to actually pay import prices.
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Whipping boy, not the awful punk band from the 80's.


Whipping Boy were billed, rightly so, as the next big thing to come out of Ireland in the early 90's. Their second album "heartworm" was a cult hit over here. They were the first band I was live. An Amazing band full of punk energy.

Their sound, well it has changed alot over the course of three albums.

Their first album, "submarine" is kind of Sonic youth meets the pixies.

The second album Heartworm is
described by www.allmusic.com
as "Heartworm is an earth-shatteringly powerful experience from a previously unheralded band... so unsettling and dangerous, yet beautiful and moving"

It has the energy of Nirvana, the hooks of the Pumkpkins, the eerie atmosphere of Joy Division. They are influenced by the velvet underground, my bloody valentine, the fall.
It is an amazing album, highlights "we don't need nobody else, twinkle, tripped" Well the whole album is great.

Sony dropped them after this album.

they released one more album on an independent label and split up.

Their third album, entitled "whipping boy" is less driven, more relaxed songs, a very beautiful album.

In my mind they are far better than U2.
The best irish band, along with Thin Lizzy.
Sadly they never mad it big.



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This question isn't fair... I'm the underground wonder. None of my bands ever made it big, 'cept the mainstreamers who ended up falling flat on their face after a bit o' success.

Um...

So Tapping the Vein and Razed in Black don't count, right? Bein' underground and all...

Um...

LiveOnRelease! They had one huge single way up north here (I'm Afraid of Britney Spears), and now everyone's forgotten they ever were... Poor grrls! So young, too. *pout*

Oh, but hey... If this is just all about unsuccesful, I guess that does let most of my bands count.

Hee hee.

So, right now, my favourite unsuccesful band is Razed in Black. Yummy.... Trance-industrial...

your tongue's like poison
so swollen it fills up my mouth

rs

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you know though, Anvrill, it might be better that way. a lot of the underground biggies lose their spice when they go mainstream... Metallica, Misfits, Live (though i still think they rock), NIN, Chris Cornell (think Temple of the Dog, Soundgarden), and dozens of others - i could probably list them off all day here. There seems to be something that happens to these bands (production input?) that seems to skim away some of their vitality. just my op.
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Want to know something sweet? I know two of the LiveOnRelease band members, the bass player and the drummer. I'm good friends with their little sisters, and the members themselves are only a year older than me. I heard they're coming out with a second album soon.

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You must live in BC, Kielo. Augh, now I'm all jealous and stuff!

I've been waiting for their next album since I got their first. I'm guilty of things like that. It's weird that Emotional Griptape just came out as a single (or that MuchMusic just noticed it). C'mon, grrls, give us new material!!!

your tongue's like poison
so swollen it fills up my mouth

rs

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MO HO BISH O PI are my favourite unsuccessful band, I saw them supporting my favourite band and they were really cool but I couldn't find their album anywhere until I checked the local music store where my mate works and he was like... "oh yeah we got that" so he picks out a cardboard box and it's the only copy of the Album underneath all sorts rubbish (Britney Spears singles etc..)

Another band I like who haven't done too badly are Sahara Hotnights who are a female swedish four peice guitar band

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Andrew you spelled "piece" wrong My fave unsucessful band? Hmmm... I guess the college circut bands don't count, hey? LiveOn Release is pretty good...
Sky. Not the new unsucsessful version of Sky, but the older version. The two guys.
Savage Garden. They were my absolute fave.
Oooh! Oooh! Everything But the Girl! I loved them so much!!
Okay, I'm so done now.

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   OK, I'm going to go out on a limb here...my pick for "least noticed" but "most deserving" is Wendy and Lisa (Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman). For those of you who are not familiar with Prince's older music (circa 80's), they were half of his band, the Revolution.
    After he disbanded the Revolution, they went solo and have since recorded several albums as well as doing backup/sessions for other bigname acts (Sheryl Crow and Seal come to mind). They had one minor hit with the single "Waterfalls" off of their first album, but haven't garnered any radio airplay since then although they maintain a  strong fan base.
    Like Prince, their music has its origins in funk/soul but theirs is a much "looser" sound and their songs have a more experimental feel... almost sparse by comparison to their purple "mentor". Their lyrics are quite introspective too and not as vague as Prince's tend to be at times. I strongly recommend them.
    Ok, I'll get off the "stump" now (lol)...next?
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Rhonda.... isn't Savage Garden under the definition of successful? lmao.

Sincerly,
Ti

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By the way, everyone, I hope/plan on eventually buying the CD's that you would term your favorite non-successful/non-mainstream band.

Sincerely,
TItus

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Mull Historical Soceity are a good band if you like odd music.

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No, Daniel, cause they broke up and broke little heart. Okay, well anyway... in BC they weren't that successful, I don't know about the rest of Canada.

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In the rest of Canada, Savage Garden were huge for their first album, but or more or less nonexistant on the second. But they really did break through into the mainstream with I Want You, and they held on strong until they were silly enough to make Break Me Shake Me a single; I don't think their pop fans trusted them after that really harsh song.

I like 'em. Maybe too much. My one true interest in the sap-pop world.

your tongue's like poison
so swollen it fills up my mouth

rs

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...Kissy Face, Live and NIN still rock! I love both...
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