Musicians in bands that dont get enough credit or accolades

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Wombat Reynolds, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Wombat Reynolds

    Wombat Reynolds Jimmy Page stole all my best riffs. Thread Starter

    Atlanta, GA, USA
    in response to the negativity of... that other thread... I thought I might try to ask a more positive question.

    Are there any musicians in bands that, in your opinion, were excellent but never received their due?

    or are you of the opinion that anybody who's really any good, usually gets their efforts recognized?
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  2. veloso2

    veloso2 Forum Resident

    mike mills
  3. Rodney Toady

    Rodney Toady Waste of cyberspace

    John Paul Jones
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  4. four sticks

    four sticks Senior Member

    Alex Lifeson - Rush
    Bill Ward and Geezer Butler - Black Sabbath
    Brian Downey - Thin Lizzy
  5. Mike Rutherford
    Freddie Stone
    Krist Novoselic
    Sterling Morrison
    John "Drumbo" French
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  6. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    richie furay in buffalo springfield.

    history has not been kind to furay, basically making the springfield stills' and young's band, furay was a very integral part of the band, very integral.
  7. RickH

    RickH Forum Resident

    Raleigh, NC
    Tom Peterson - bassist for Cheap Trick

    Just watch & listen to his bass work on Cheap Trick's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band concert - he does a pretty darn good job of playing those fluid Macca lines from the original recording, in particular "Fixing A Hole", "Getting Better", etc.
  8. four sticks

    four sticks Senior Member

    Les Binks - Judas Priest
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  9. oldsurferdude

    oldsurferdude Forum Resident

    detroit, mi. 48150
    Al Jardine for one. Never thought Carl Wilson got the credit he so richly deserved as a vocalist or musician.
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  10. jimbags

    jimbags Forum Resident

    Tom Chaplin of Keane is a good singer let down by his bands songs
  11. Steel Horse

    Steel Horse Forum Resident

    Uppsala, SWEDEN
    Mike Love in the Beach Boys. Mostly known for his nice and tender personality. :laugh:
  12. vinylphile

    vinylphile Forum Resident


    Everyone knows him as a pop icon but many don't realize what a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist he is.
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  13. Nostaljack

    Nostaljack Resident R&B enthusiast

    DC metro area
    Ridiculous slamming of "that other thread" notwithstanding, I'll play along:

    John Oates - His talent would be totally known and appreciated were it not for the fact that he hooked up with one of the most talented vocalists in history. His vocal on "Possession Obsession" is incredible and he has considerable writing chops. Daryl on his own hasn't been successful. He only gets noticed in the duo. John clearly has much to offer.

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  14. Ken E.

    Ken E. Forum Resident

    New Providence NJ
    Joe and Albert Bouchard.
  15. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Forum Resident

    Tampa, FL
    Paul Reynolds - Flock of Seagulls guitarist.
    Brad Gillis and Jeff Watson - Night Ranger guitarist's.
    Danny Stag and James Kottak - Guitarist and Drummer from Kingdom Come.
  16. Andersoncouncil

    Andersoncouncil Forum Resident

    upstate NY
    MIchael Anthony - especially for his backing vocals, which were so important to their sound.
    Roger Taylor & John Deacon of Queen
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  17. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

    Ed O'Brien :)
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  18. Picca

    Picca Forum Resident

    Modena, Italy
    Danny Federici
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  19. petem1966

    petem1966 Forum Resident

    Katy, TX
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  20. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    I about to post this and saw your answer... ;)
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  21. cc--

    cc-- Forum Resident

    don't know the other thread, but isn't this still a negative topic? Both "underrated" and "overrated" sound like complaints to me.
  22. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    Agree that Oates is very talented, but so much of the H&O formula seems to call for him not doing anything. Backup vocals, usually in tandem with other group members. Almost no lead harmonies. Occasional but infrequent input on lyrics to Hall's songs. Rhythm guitar, not an important element in their mix. Plus his obligatory one or two songs per album and a guitar solo or two onstage. It seems his main contribution is to make Hall more comfortable by being around.
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  23. Nostaljack

    Nostaljack Resident R&B enthusiast

    DC metro area
    On record, most of the harmonies (especially during the hit period) were Hall and Oates only. He co-wrote a bunch of tunes like "Maneater", "Out of Touch", "You Make My Dreams..." as well. He's also responsible for production decisions throughout. Again, Hall's albums haven't done so well without him. Hall had one hit with "Dreamtime". Beyond that, nothing. Oates absolutely serves a purpose.

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  24. Kevin j

    Kevin j Forum Resident

    Seattle Area
    Steven Drozd
  25. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Forum Resident

    Tampa, FL
    I would tend to agree, but EVH himself says Michael's vocal contribution is over-rated.
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