Bands/artists with a huge following and historical impact, that you never explored

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Rhinojack, May 17, 2018.

  1. Rhinojack

    Rhinojack Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Famous bands/artists that for whatever reason never grabbed you or piqued your interest that you feel you should have explored simply because of the level of popularity they hold.
    Mine is The Grateful Dead. I couldn't name one song and probably even identify their music if I heard it. I can name one member though!
     
  2. Mr-Beagle

    Mr-Beagle Forum Resident

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    Dylan. His voice sounds like an air raid siren to me. :hide:
     
  3. Pennywise

    Pennywise Forum Resident

    That's not fair. These days he sounds like a lawn mower. :winkgrin:
    (And I like Dylan.)
     
  4. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Forum Resident

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    Wishbone Ash & Barclay James Harvest.
     
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  5. ElevateMeLater

    ElevateMeLater Jesus of Cool

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    Ry Cooder other than his Little Village stuff.
     
  6. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

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    None. I've explored all the artists with a huge following and bought stuff from those I liked.
     
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  7. Mickey2

    Mickey2 Forum Resident

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    Though I never really got on board with Dylan and the Grateful Dead, I have explored their music and bought a few things.

    But I never bought a single Bruce Springsteen record, though I did get roped into one of his concerts with my Bruce fanatic brother-in-law. It left me cold and unimpressed. His "exciting" show feels like a big put-on.
     
  8. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

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    I was, in kneejerk fashion, going to say The Beatles, but I'm not sure how you define 'explored', though, given that I've heard all their albums! Van Morrison, Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Springsteen are better answers.
     
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  9. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

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    I've explored most all the really big and historically significant (pop) artists. Some simply don't resonate with me enough to explore comprehensibly. Bowie and Dylan being probably the biggest / most beloved examples. I've explored just enough to know that I respect them immensely but that they do not allure me very much from a stylistic or repeat listening standpoint.

    I surely know that there are some legendary jazz / classical artists that I have never thoroughly explored as well. Even among those I have generally liked (I've only explored a fraction of Miles Davis work, for example).
     
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  10. Oakvale

    Oakvale Man In A Suitcase

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    Hate to say it, but Elvis.
     
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  11. mcchocchoc

    mcchocchoc Forum Resident

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    To name just a few of the heavy-hitters, Rolling Stones, The Who, Dylan. Of course I have heard a fair amount of their musics over the years, I'm just not into them at all. :hide:
     
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  12. rancher

    rancher Unmade Bed

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    Most big name heavy/hard rock and metal acts I have not explored - e.g. Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Metallica etc
     
  13. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

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    If it's just about being not into the artist then I'll reinstate the Beatles.
     
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  14. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

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    Kinks, Elvis Costello, and David Bowie are three that immediately come to mind.
     
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  15. Hardy Melville

    Hardy Melville Forum Resident

    Is Oasis a big name? IF so, that's my entry.
     
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  16. CJBx7

    CJBx7 Well-Known Member

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    I have to this day never listened to an album by the Stones. I have heard Dylan's first two, as well as various albums by the Who (which I like). Generally if I like an artist's songs on the radio I may check out an album, but the Stones just don't grab me for the most part.
     
  17. ndoheny

    ndoheny Forum Resident

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    Frank Zappa. I've heard some things and it's just not for me.
     
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  18. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

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    I used to have Autobahn by Kraftwerk, but I didn't like it at all and explored no further.
     
  19. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    This thread is gonna go well.
     
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  20. Rhinojack

    Rhinojack Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Isn't it funny how some of these truly make you feel guilty just saying it.
     
  21. rancher

    rancher Unmade Bed

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    Me neither with Elvis ... and while I know many, many Stones singles, I have never purchased a Stones album
     
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  22. stax o' wax

    stax o' wax Forum Resident

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    Barclay James Harvest has a huge following?
     
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  23. CJBx7

    CJBx7 Well-Known Member

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    I have not really explored Elvis either. I can appreciate his contribution to a point but was just never that interested; however, trailers for the recent HBO documentary The Searcher popped up in my Instagram feed and they look pretty interesting. I'd like to watch it and give him a second chance.
     
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  24. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Forum Resident

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    Well, they had 10 top 100 UK albums and well over two dozen platinum, gold & silver record awards in the UK and Europe and have sold well over 10 million albums, so yeah I think they qualify. And I have only started listening to them.
     
  25. Jack Lord

    Jack Lord Forum Resident

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    I would have to say Captain Beefheart. I have only heard his first album and I thought it quite good. I simply have not mustered the energy to hear more although I know I would like it. Ditto for Iggy Pop.
     

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