Artists That Suffered From Van Gogh Syndrome

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  1. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

    Cincinnati Ohio
    These are artists that were met with either a collective "meh" or outright hatred when they were a performing group but years later have become canonized in the rock pantheon.
    Basically bands like VU and Big Star. Include any you can think of.
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  2. dbone828

    dbone828 Only Visiting This Planet

    Nick Drake?
  3. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

    Cincinnati Ohio
    Excellent pick!
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  4. breakingglass

    breakingglass Forum Resident

    Modern Lovers
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  5. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

    Cincinnati Ohio
    Eva Cassidy, perhaps?
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  6. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    Thelonious Monk, told to his face that he couldn't play for years but he stuck to his guns and eventually triumphed.
  7. DrewMeyer

    DrewMeyer Forum Resident

    Nick Drake seems like the obvious parallel down to his premature death by potential suicide leaving behind a hauntingly beautiful body of work for a future generation to discover. Another artist that comes to mind is the 90s band Acetone. Completely ignored initally and while not “canonized” they received a nice set by Light in the Attic and finally positive critical reception 20 years too late
  8. malco49

    malco49 Forum Resident

    weren't both these bands fairly well received during their brief careers? sadly suicide in both cases ended a chance for acceptance while they were still building a career.
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  9. trickness

    trickness Gotta painful yellow headache

    /Close thread.
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  10. spencer1

    spencer1 Great Western Forum Resident

    Brian Wilson!
    You meant the one ear thing, right?
  11. bunglejerry

    bunglejerry Forum Resident

    The Sugar Man guy, Rodriguez.
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  12. DrewMeyer

    DrewMeyer Forum Resident

    It’s a little hard to find real contemporary reviews now but from what I can find the reception was pretty tepid. Never a Pitchfork Zero Stars or anything but nothing exciting either. Apart from the lovely piece by Nick Kent that featured in NME but sadly not until after his death
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  13. Sandinista

    Sandinista Forum Resident

    Judee Sill - not that she is as widely recognized as VU or Big Star - but she has had, to my knowledge, more recognition in the last 10 years or so than she has in the last 2 decades or so.
  14. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

    Mid Atlantic
    Captain Beefheart
    Iggy and the Stooges
  15. Vmado

    Vmado Active Member

    Springfield, IL
    Neutral Milk Hotel
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  16. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    Alexander Skip Spence

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  17. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    Their case is a little different because they broke up before ever releasing any music. And apart from a few shows in NYC and one in California I don't think they ever really played outside of Massachusetts. So I think they were probably more unknown than ignored or disliked. The kind of quit before they started.
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  18. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

    Cincinnati Ohio
    Emitt Rhodes, maybe?
  19. zphage

    zphage Beatard

    Bucks County, PA
    Pretty Things


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  20. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

    Cincinnati Ohio
    Syd Barrett solo
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  21. YMC4

    YMC4 Forum Resident

    SF Valley, CA.
    Wolfie Mozart.
  22. GregM

    GregM Senior Member

    Daddyland, CA
    I think he was always considered a musician's musician. The only ones who told him he couldn't play were not into jazz. And that's probably still the case.
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  23. Julee Sill. She left us two masterpiece albums and one rough sketch along with an outline.
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  24. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    Serge Gainsbourg. A footnote outside France during his life now it's easier to find his music than Billy Joel or Boz Scaggs.
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  25. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    The Trashmen. Once considered as a joke now practically knocking on the door to the RRHoF.
    The Monkees. Considered a joke at the time now basically the only thing keeping Rhino Records in business.
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