Article - Most Underrated Classic Rock Bands

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  1. rancher

    rancher Unmade Bed Thread Starter

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    The 20 Most Underrated Classic Rock Bands Of All Time

    OK, I know the "underrated" thing has been done a bunch, but this thread specifically relates to this recent Goliath article and the bands it lists. I came across this on Fark.com where it had a good discussion

    Some are appropriate on the list, but you just can't put the Rolling Stones on there!
     
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  2. four sticks

    four sticks Senior Member

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    UFO and Thin Lizzy should be top 10, if not top 5. Otherwise pretty decent list, except #20. :)
     
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  3. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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    The Stones underrated? Ridiculous.
     
  4. Murph

    Murph Formerly 7/4 war furor

    Exactly... and Deep Purple too?
     
  5. yarbles

    yarbles Too sick to pray

    Why is Warren Zevon on the list? They might as well have included Sheena Easton. Ridiculous!
     
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  6. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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    I like how they go on about the classic line up of Deep Purple...Blackmore, Gillan, Paice, and then show a picture of DP MK IV. :laugh:
     
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  7. Tanx

    Tanx Forum Resident

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    The vast majority of these bands aren't underrated (and Roxy Music is not "generally forgotten about"--can you imagine how fast a tour of the remaining original lineup would sell out?). They might be unknown to young people today, and if so, why not title it "Cool Bands You Haven't Heard" or something? Write something useful rather than pretend to be an authority you are not.
     
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  8. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

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    UFO and Big Star and, oddly, Roxy Music are the only three that don't have at least one song in rotation on the classic rock station I listen to.

    Edit: That said, the article does touch on how so many of these groups have been reduced to one or two tracks.
     
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  9. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

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    I'm going to declare if OK from here on in to write about Grand Funk without mentioning the Simpsons, and BOC without mentioning Saturday Night Live.
     
  10. maxwell2323

    maxwell2323 Forum Resident

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    Never heard of number 4.
     
  11. California Couple

    California Couple local joker

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    "However, once the first wave of the British Invasion died down and The Beatles emerged as the biggest band in the world"

    HUH! Those Beatles were the biggest band in the world before the invasion even started. In fact they were the invasion. They were the first to hit the beach.
     
  12. California Couple

    California Couple local joker

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    I certainly never heard of them in the 70's. Not even until a few years ago. I still have never heard a song by them.
     
  13. zphage

    zphage Beatard

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    Usually Big Star is next for Beatlefans who've exhausted the Monkees.
     
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  14. zphage

    zphage Beatard

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    Wow, that is a lame list.
     
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  15. Tanx

    Tanx Forum Resident

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    I'm surprised they aren't number 1. It's kind of a hipster rite of passage to proclaim Big Star most underrated band ever.

    You may well have heard them, though, either the original or the Bangles remake of "September Gurls."

     
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  16. Mickey2

    Mickey2 Forum Resident

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    I think underrated band list articles are overrated.
     
  17. Mickey2

    Mickey2 Forum Resident

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    Exactly. Good thing Nick Drake wasn't a band.
     
  18. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    I think it’s a pretty solid list. It doesn’t go for unknown artists, but I do think it’s fair to call most of the ones included underrated. Most people know their names, and music devotees like us hold them in high regard, but to the general public, most of them are known for one or two songs each, even though the majority of them have a wealth of great songs and albums. Although I agree with what the writer had to say about The Rolling Stones, it’s still pretty ridiculous to call them underrated. Misunderstood maybe, but definitely not underrated.
     
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  19. stax o' wax

    stax o' wax Forum Resident

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    #3 Blue Oyster Cult.
    One of the USA's greatest rock acts.
     
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  20. Another Steve

    Another Steve Forum Resident

    I'd agree with Grand Funk Railroad, Moody Blues, Little Feat, and maybe Deep Purple as being on a most underrated list. Some of that mentality was set into motion by pompous music critics of the era. Changing personnel, infighting, substance abuse, etc. could have contributed in certain cases. The Rolling Stones being on a "most underrated classic rock" list is laughable. There can be only one #1 with the general public and we all know who that is.
     
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  21. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    When I first saw the Stones at #20 I thought I wasn't going to like this list because, much as I like the Stones, they would make my list of 20 most overrated bands.
    But as I went down the list I saw many I agreed with, most notably The Raspberries, Moody Blues, T Rex, Squeeze, The Animals, Big Star, and the correct #1 choice of The Kinks.
     
  22. rancher

    rancher Unmade Bed Thread Starter

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    yep, that's kinda why I posted it :D
     
  23. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    bizarre list ... so what, if you aren't given as much cred as the beatles you're under-rated? i rate most of those bands, and the ones i don't, well it's because they're not for me
     
  24. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 And I'm The Critic Of The Group

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    Other than the Stones being on there, even with me agreeing with a large part of what was said, those aren’t bad picks. Yes, music nerds hold most of them in high regard, but the public at large reduces them to one or two songs of any.
     
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  25. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

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    Yeah, but you definitely heard Alex Chilton's first band, The Box Tops. Plus the theme song of That 70's Show was a remake of Big Star's In The Street.
     
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