Who Is The Most Obscure Artist You Listen To?

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  1. Odieman

    Odieman Forum Resident

    All those mentions of Moxy Frovous without mentioning Jian Ghomeshi (host of Q and the infamous Billy Bob Thornton interview). My current answer would be Shovels and Rope.

    MAYBEIMAMAZED Don't think Twice it's alright

    Keanu Reeves Band Dogstar
    Rain is one of my favorites among others
  3. mne563

    mne563 Senior Member

    DFW, Texas
    Henry Badowski (on the I.R.S. label, circa 1980).
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    MAYBEIMAMAZED Don't think Twice it's alright

    So what is your favorite song or songs by him?
  5. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Another bloody Yank down under...

    I saw him live once in college. Terrific show. He went over so well they invited him back the next semester, but they booked him in the campus coffeehouse where you could only legally have 50 people or so inside at one time. Even some members of the committee that booked him were unable to get tickets!
  6. V I Aboytes

    V I Aboytes Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
    Vince Wallace
  7. DmitriKaramazov

    DmitriKaramazov Senior Member

    Biff Rose.

    I listen to his 60's and 70's music all the time.

    Anyone here into him??
  8. keifspoon

    keifspoon Senior Member

    New Jersey, USA
    Lately I've been digging Speed, Glue & Shinki's 1971 album Eve. They were a heavy pysch/blues power trio from the far east. The guitarist Shinki Chen was supposed to be the Japanese equivalent to Jimi Hendrix, which of course he is not. But there is some cool stuff here nonetheless. And yes, they took their name from the drugs they were into. :eek:

  9. neonknight5150

    neonknight5150 Member

    Doctor Ross The Harmonica Boss
  10. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Rezidentura

    Me, too. Their first album is so "Utopian"-I'm pretty much a fan of any album produced by Todd Rundgren. Here's a few other obscure, long forgotten bands: Melony, Polyrock, Odds, Spider, Sinceros, Wire Train, Charlie,Dirty Looks(not the heavy metal one), Gigolo Aunts, Ivy,Lida Husik, Slow Children, and The King Bees.
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  11. mne563

    mne563 Senior Member

    DFW, Texas
    "My Face"

    MAYBEIMAMAZED Don't think Twice it's alright

    lol I just played that song just now haaaaaa
  13. Alan2

    Alan2 Forum Resident

    Fit and Limo.
  14. GregorSamsa

    GregorSamsa Forum Resident

    Probably Nadia Kapiche (early 80s improvisational LA group with Micki Steele, Steve Schiff, Toni Childs etc: ) , a band so obscure that the recordings I have of them are courtesy of the band's keyboard player.
  15. Helmut

    Helmut Well-Known Member

    Dalek I love you - completely unknown british electronic new wave band from the late 70s/early 80s, no idea who they were or what they looked like, but their album "Compass/Kumpas" is very dear to me

    Barry Ryan - for many he's just a one-hit-wonder (Eloise) from the late 60s , but he made two amazing albums (the first two) with a very interesting music placed between rock and classic. You already find many ideas here, for which later artists like Queen were loved for.
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  16. Yannick

    Yannick Forum Resident

    Cologne, Germany
    Not obscure enough. I got into his music by ways of the T Bone Burnett connection though I have to admit I have not quite dug into his early work just yet. "Ole" is my favourite. I would not hesitate playing him on the radio (if I had a chance, that is).

    There is a whole thread dedicated to NRBQ on this board. Feel free to look for it and join the discussion about their recordings. World Famous Headlines is indeed very much a fun album.
  17. keef00

    keef00 Senior Member

    Two obscure artists have spots in my top 20 favorite artists:

    Prisonshake - Cleveland (and then St. Louis) indie band that flies between noise-mongering art-rock and Replacements-like rock'n'roll. Aside from the great music, they were the masters of quirky releases; their first album was a box set consisting of an LP, a 7", a cassette and a CD. Another release was an EP with 4 tracks in the right channel and 4 more in the left.

    Snatches of Pink - Chapel Hill, NC band that has gone through many changes in personnel and even a temporary name change since their 1987 debut. The constant has been founder Michael Rank, the most worthy heir to Keith Richards and Johnny Thunders. Aside from 3 releases of moody, mostly acoustic rock in the 90s, their albums have been gloriously ragged and noisy rock'n'roll records that bring to mind the best of the Stones and the Heartbreakers (Johnny Thunders', not Tom Petty's). Rank also released a solo album this year that is a completely psycho take on Americana/roots music.
  18. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    terence boylan
    richard torrance
    willis alan ramsey
    the producers
  19. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City south of Detroit

    Fonthill, Ontario
    Gurf Morlix
  20. keef00

    keef00 Senior Member

    I've know he's played on albums by Ian McLagan, Lucinda Williams, Robert Earl Keen and others, but what's a good starting point for his solo work?
  21. davenav

    davenav High Plains Grifter

    Louisville, KY USA
    New York's Native. A hell of a band, featuring easily one of the great guitarists -- Mike Jaimes.

    (disclaimer: I was in the band -- but we had several records, still on iTunes, and a large, loyal following)
  22. jkauff

    jkauff Senior Member

    Akron, OH
    Cleveland's mid-60s band Mirrors. They never made an album, but I've got demos.

    I'd have to say none of the artists I listen to are obscure--just under-appreciated. :cool:
  23. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Negativland- been a hard-core fan since I saw them play at DC Space in the '80's.
  24. jamiesjamies

    jamiesjamies Forum Resident

    Leeds, England
    Clifford T. Ward. Underrated English singer -songwriter.
  25. Clarkophile

    Clarkophile Through the Morning, Through the Night

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