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Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, May 30, 2021.

  1. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

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    Sacramento CA USA

    I really like this artist, discovered him several years ago online...this song called "You're Gone" was my introductory song to his music:

     
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  2. John54

    John54 Senior Member

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    Burlington, ON
    An early use of synthesizer, from 1969. Very nice harmonies / backing vocals too -

    William Truckaway, Blue Greens on the Wing:

     
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  3. John54

    John54 Senior Member

    Location:
    Burlington, ON
    Nova Heart was their big hit in '82, but I like this one just as much -

    The Spoons, No Electrons:

     
  4. John54

    John54 Senior Member

    Location:
    Burlington, ON
    Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy's late-'80s folk-oriented act put out this sombre gem on their first LP -

    Lilac Time, Gone for a Burton:

     
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  5. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

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    Chicago, IL USA
    Mark Newman
    (2006)

    "Must Be a Pony"


     
  6. Tain Snap

    Tain Snap Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Essex
    Spacemaid - Baby Come On (1997)

    An absolute gem of a track, tragically overlooked in the Britpop stampede of the late 90s. Should be a standard for covers band everywhere. Somebody do a version!

     
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  7. ranking chamois

    ranking chamois Forum Resident

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    Warwickshire
    (apologies if I posted this once already)

    Plastic Heart by Still Flyin' on the B side of their Travellin' Man 7" from 2012

    Couldn't find it on Youtube but you can hear it on their Bandcamp

    Travelin' Man single, by Still Flyin'
     
  8. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

    Gamalon - Beat the Heat, with Nori Bucci on guitar
    This lineup never recorded an album, but they had terrific chemistry.

     
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  9. Jarleboy

    Jarleboy Forum Resident

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    Norway
    I donĀ“t know how obscure she is, but... I guess she is 100% forgotten by now. I am referring to Sally Oldfield. I fell in love with her music when an uncle played me the "Celebration" album from 1980 on Bronze Records, and I loved the sound.

    She made her masterpiece in 1983, with the majestic "Strange Day In Berlin". I love the whole album, which was produced by Hans Zimmer (and one track by Tony Visconti), and, as usual with her Bronze albums, every melody and tune written by her good self. I saw her perform these songs in Stavanger in 1983, and it was a magical evening.

    This is the opening track, and I am always moved by it. "A Million Light Years Away From Home".

     
  10. Jarleboy

    Jarleboy Forum Resident

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    Norway
    The title track is no slouch, either. Atmospheric, mysterious and magical.

     
  11. John54

    John54 Senior Member

    Location:
    Burlington, ON
    Excellent, Beatles-influenced mid-'60s band, already posted quite a few times in the Obscure '60s songs thread -

    The Dovers, What Am I Going To Do:

     
  12. John54

    John54 Senior Member

    Location:
    Burlington, ON
    1963, three teenaged British girls recorded under several names. I think this is their best, and it's the only one written by a band member -

    The Exceptions, Soldier Boy:



    (not the Shirelles hit obviously)
     
  13. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 Forum Diplomat.

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    Liverpool, England
    Not sure how obscure they are, but I don't see them discussed nor posted much.

    "The Last Internationale", I saw them supporting Neil and Crazy Horse back in 2014.

    They could quite easily have stolen the show if the main act hadn't been as brilliant as they were.



    Such energy and wonderful songs. Delia Paz was fabulous.

    I went home and ordered the album that night before bed.
     
  14. Paul W

    Paul W Forum Resident

    Chi Coltrane's first three albums rank very highly on my list of favourite LPs.
     
  15. Mister President

    Mister President Forum Resident

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    London
    The Nights were a US soul/funk band that made one album in 1976 then vanished into thin air...still love the album and especially this track.

     
  16. izgoblin

    izgoblin Forum Resident

    The first one comes to mind is the single album "Strati" that Grant Henry did under the name Stemage. Not even sure how I first heard it, but I love the whole album. It definitely deserves wider attention. Here's just one track:

     
  17. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Livingston NJ
    Wool, a late 60s group that sounded a bit like Big Brother & the Holding Co.
    They even had a female lead singer doing her best Joplin impression (not on this song, which is the only single I believe)

    Great whimsical cover design as well

    Wool, "Love Love Love Love Love"

     
  18. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Livingston NJ
    Wool, a late 60s group that sounded a bit like Big Brother & the Holding Co.
    They even had a female lead singer doing her best Joplin impression (not on this song, which is the only single I believe)

    Great whimsical cover design as well

    Wool, "Love Love Love Love Love"
     
  19. jc1303

    jc1303 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Birchanger, UK
    The Driven
    Irish band who released a few singles in the late 90s which were well received by the UK media and they had a few high profile support tours.
    They recorded an album which was never released in the UK or Ireland for some reason and eventually they were dropped by Polydor.
    Great band, brilliant live
     
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  20. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

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    NS, Canada
    Yes, onto my 3rd Szabo cd, nice music.
     
  21. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 Forum Diplomat.

    Location:
    Liverpool, England
    The totally wonderful Paper Aeroplanes:



    Paper Aeroplanes - "Good Love Lives On"

    What a voice, like a massage, beer and chocolate all at once.

    All 4 of their albums are absolutely fabulous.
     
  22. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

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    New York City
    Stepsons Evergold...this is what the kids would call a BANGER, I'd call it a masterpiece.

    Evergold
     
  23. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

    Location:
    malibu ca
    i'm on a remembering lost gems kick and this smash by the naughtie sweetie's in 79 should have been a global hit lol

     
  24. flyingdutchman

    flyingdutchman Forum Resident

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    Honolulu, HI
  25. flyingdutchman

    flyingdutchman Forum Resident

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    Honolulu, HI
    Dean Ford later in life just before he died:

     

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