Which artists have you discovered through this forum?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by WildHoneyPie9, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. WildHoneyPie9

    WildHoneyPie9 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The Netherlands
    One of the nice things of this forum is that you discover music/artists which you'd otherwise probably never would have found by yourself. It is because of this forum that I got introduced to bands like Popol Vuh and Tangerine Dream. A while back someone also posted the theme of a (for me unknown) series called 'Stranger Things' and it's on repeat now. :) All great stuff posted by members.

    So which artists/music did you discover on this forum?
  2. Black Magic Woman

    Black Magic Woman I wish I was as cool as Kim Deal

    Love, Big Star, Tom Waits, XTC, Sparks, Television, Nick Drake, Moody Blues, Yes, Kingdom Come, King Crimson, Jethro Tull. I’m sure there are more but I don’t remember them at the moment. I only liked Television though.
  3. ElevateMeLater

    ElevateMeLater Jesus of Cool

  4. Moshe V

    Moshe V Forum Resident

    I was familiar with them but I had never listened to them before.
    Now I like them.

    Also The Kinks.
    Of course I knew them and always liked them and heard a lot of their songs, but I had never listened to a whole album except for Give The People What They Want.
  5. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    • Big Star
    • Tim Buckley
    • Love
    • The Turtles for more than Happy Together (although the Zappa connection certainly helped)
    • Gentle Giant
    • The Kinks beyond the hits
    • Elder
    • Temperance Movement
    • The Pearls Before Swine
  6. WildHoneyPie9

    WildHoneyPie9 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The Netherlands
    I forgot to mention an artist called Merzbow. People were saying great things about him so I checked out his stuff... Without a doubt the worst "music" I heard in my entire life. That was an eye opener too but for different reasons.;)
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  7. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

    Fonthill, Ontario
  8. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident

    Great thread idea!

    Donald Byrd
    Fifth Dimension
    Tax Free

    and many other bands/artists with a song I like (and eventually I'll check out their discography)
  9. dubious title

    dubious title Forum Resident

    Judee Sill. Remember the thread. Have three of her records now.
  10. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    I’m pretty sure this forum is where I first heard of Courtney Barnett.
  11. Road Ratt

    Road Ratt Senior Member

    The Record Company
    Southern Culture on the Skids
  12. ZiltoidtheOmniscient

    ZiltoidtheOmniscient Forum Resident

    Mike Portnoy's forum was my go to when it came to finding new music but he shut it down. Then I find this place and I couldn't be happier.I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about music and genres but someone posted why is Gong not bigger than Can? I love Gong and never heard of Can and of course being that they were compared to Gong I had to check them out...that led me to the whole Kraut Rock scene and man what a discovery. Neu!,Cluster,Out of Focus,Harmonia and further down the rabbit hole I went. It is now some of my favorite music ever.
    Thank you Steve Hoffman Forum.
  13. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Loads. Off the top of my head:

    Cold Chisel
    The Sheepdogs
  14. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident

    I have found a lot of songs on here... And I thank you all.. Including the one I'm listening to, "Song For Europe" by Roxy Music
    Finding music is pretty easy when it's laid out in a thread, such as ^, which I found on "Sad Songs of the 70s" and many more threads.
  15. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    Artists that were completely new to me:
    - Carbon Based Lifeforms
    - Network 23
    - The Midnight

    Artists that I knew already but explored much more since I'm here:
    - Chicago
    - R.E.M.
    - Mike Oldfield
    - Tangerine Dream
  16. Black Magic Woman

    Black Magic Woman I wish I was as cool as Kim Deal

    Artists this forum made me explore more? That would be Siouxsie & the Banshees. I only knew a few hits, somebody here recommended me “Juju” and - as you can see - I became a believer. One of my favorite artists ever!
  17. Gaslight

    Gaslight Modern Cad

    Northeast USA
    Pretty sure I first learned about these artists here

    Blood Orange
    Caroline Rose
    Camp Cope
    Soccer Mommy
    Heron Oblivion
  18. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    The Record Company
    Sturgill Simpson
  19. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Grass Roots
    The Kingston Trio
    Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies

    I'm sure there's been others...but those three cost me some dough. :)
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2018
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  20. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

    Central NY
    This forum has not been a good source for discovering any "new" artists. But maybe I'm just an old fart with too many records?
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  21. mark winstanley

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

    Not discovered, but took a deeper dive with Todd Rundgren
  22. mark winstanley

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

    Yay Chisel. That makes me happier than you could know mate!
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  23. mark winstanley

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

  24. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

    Sandy Denny was the big one. While I knew of her from Zeppelin IV, the forum caused me to look deeper and discover a lot of music I might not have beforehand. And in the same vein, Fotheringay and Fairport Convention.
  25. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

    Joanna Newsom
    Kasey Musgraves

    Artists I gave a shot that I already knew of based on threads here.

    Grateful Dead
    King Crimson

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