Who Is The Most Obscure Artist You Listen To?

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  1. johnny q

    johnny q Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bergen County, NJ
    RE: Tonio K. I dunno......he's fairly obscure unless you connect to him via T Bone or Charlie Sexton and in regards to the latter,you would need to make the connection that Steve Krikorian credited as songwriter is....Tonio K!!:)
     
  2. Doctor A

    Doctor A Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sikeston, MO
    I really like the Hank Dogs!
     
  3. Repeter13

    Repeter13 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto,ON, CA
    The Old Soul
    Sonic Chicken 4
    Stonewall
    Fjord Rowboat
     
  4. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Location:
    Marple, PA, USA
    I have a cd from a woman named Anna Domino, very electronic and 80's. She has a low voice like Tanita Tikarim (sp). I think of it as a more normal version of Annette Peacock.
    It's always interesting to listen to.
    Someone here told me several years ago that she had to enter a mental facility for a number of years after she made the album.
     
  5. dlemaudit

    dlemaudit Forum Resident

    Location:
    France, Paris area
    i know them and have their album on In The Red
     
  6. hominy

    hominy Knows a Little About a Lot

    Location:
    The Land of Kirk
    R0-D-Ys
    Bone Cellar
    Voodoo Gearshift
     
  7. jumboshrimp

    jumboshrimp Forum Resident

    Location:
    kalamazoo, mi
    Ran Blake- avant garde piano- not too out there - just enough tangents and angles to keep things fresh . I esp like his takes on Ellington and Monk standards .

    Redwalls - power pop group from Chicago with healthy Beatles/Stones/Dylan influences - unfortunately disbanded I think
     
  8. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Rezidentura

    I was going to mention them, but I actually didn't think they were "obscure" enough. Love their first two albums!
     
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  9. mj_patrick

    mj_patrick Forum Resident

    Location:
    Elkhart, IN, USA
    4 out of 5 Doctors. I don't even know how to describe them- they were from the new wave era, and seemed to be marketed as such, but there was a lot more complexity to their music than that.



    Tom Robinson Band and The Records were both mentioned here- both are groups I like that most people in my area wouldn't have a clue about.
     
  10. Bruce

    Bruce Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
    Ricci Martin ,not Ricky
     
  11. ochsfan

    ochsfan Forum Resident

    As others have pointed out, "obscure" is a relative term. A few of my faves:

    Shakin' Pyramids: Scottish Rockabilly revival trio
    Original Mirrors: British pop/dance group from the 80s who released a couple of neat albums
    The Silencers: not the Scottish group, but a Pittsburgh band who released one album with the great single "Shiver and Shake"
    T. V. Smith: lead singer of the great punk group the Adverts who is still going strong. Seems to have a healthy following in Europe, but I don't think many people know him in the States.
    New Bomb Turks: hilarious hardcore band from Columbus, Ohio
    Charlie Burton: author of the immortal Elvis tribute "Breathe for me Presley"
    The Three Johns: hard rocking trio from the 80's which featured the Mekons' Jon Langford
    The B-minors: Youngstown Ohio group from the early 80's that I managed (incompetently) at one point; released one forty five, and I've got some live tapes....
    Marti Jones: Akron singer-songwriter married to REM associate Don Dixon

    I could go on.....
     
  12. MrRobivan

    MrRobivan Active Member

    Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
    I grew up near Columbus and remember seeing the New Bomb Turks. Also, McGuffey Lane, The Godz, and listening to all the great music on WCOL FM.
     
  13. piero milesi
    milton henry
    sylvan white
    taj mahal travellers
    Borut Krzisnik
    Ranta Lewis Plank
     
  14. 1970

    1970 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Paw Paw Blowtorch. Early 90s alt rock band from Santa Rosa, California.

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  15. Coldacre

    Coldacre Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Melbourne
    SubAudible Hum
    Strid
    When
     
  16. fiendish_thingy

    fiendish_thingy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ontario
    Dutch artist Bertolf Lentink is a big favorite of mine but would definitely classify as obscure in North America. Excellent singer and songwriter, and no slouch with a guitar, either.
     
  17. peerke

    peerke Isabelle or Sophie?

    Location:
    Belgium
    Jim Byrnes, Grant Peebles and lots of Belgian bands you've never heard of.
    Like Bony King of Nowhere, for example:
     
  18. On a regular basis probably Lonesome Bob.
    I guess to most people artists like Steve Young,Terry Allen and Butch Hancock could qualify as obscure as well.
     
  19. greenwichsteve

    greenwichsteve Well-Known Member

    Tomahawk Cruise - great record!
     
  20. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    Location:
    ohio
    i think we are thinking of 2 different bands.

    i'm talking about trevor horn and lol creme's band, and their album "made in basing street".
     
  21. sbayle

    sbayle Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lexington, MA USA
    Tommy Womack
    Todd Snider
    The Audreys
    Diana Jones
    Doom Dogs
    Edgar Broughton Band
    Treat Her Right
    Band of Heathens
     
  22. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Rezidentura

    Forgot about them-they're pretty good, too.
     
  23. chumlie

    chumlie Forum Resident

    Rocket From The Tombs
    The Cramps
    Pere Ubu
    The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
     
  24. chodad

    chodad Forum Resident

    Location:
    Northern NY
    I have 11 cds by Bevis Frond. Don't know if they're considered obscure enough.
     
  25. grbl

    grbl Just Lurking

    Location:
    new york
    Probably the most obscure is a reggae band out of St John, USVI, called Inner Visions. Great band. Been around a long time. I've seen them a bunch of times in St. John and have all 6 of their albums.

    Others (considered obscure by most, but maybe not on this site):

    Bright Giant
    Old Californio
    The Muggs
    Jackdaw4
    Ike Reilly
    Three Merry Widows (one from the distant past)
    Rich Hopkins
     
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