Who Is The Most Obscure Artist You Listen To?

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  1. Jim N.

    Jim N. Get off my lawn, punk, or hear my Mossberg sing!

    So Cal
    The Vulgar Boatmen
    The Balancing Act
  2. sonofjim

    sonofjim Forum Resident

    The Rose of Avalanche. I like this goth band. Pretty good song writing, but boy try to listen to these guys and not think of Lou Reed.
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  3. Sandinista

    Sandinista Forum Resident

    LOVE the Vulgar Boatmen. Great band. Just replaced Please Panic recently. What a tremendous band. Never got around to getting their 3rd, import only, release. Will have to do that sometime.
  4. zippy

    zippy Forum Resident

    United Kingdom
    Tom Vek - Dont know many who know or listen to him
  5. Michael Wittrup

    Michael Wittrup Well-Known Member

    Anthology Of American Folk Music
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  6. houston

    houston Forum Resident

    Dallas, Texas, USA
    what kind of music does Vulgar Boatmen play?
  7. houston

    houston Forum Resident

    Dallas, Texas, USA
    judging from the complete indifference my Ce Ce Peniston thread has garnered, I would have to say Ce Ce Peniston :D
  8. fortherecord

    fortherecord Forum Resident

    Upstate, NY
    Fra Lippo Lippi, A Europeon based synth and dirge band, ala early New Order. They made some good records actually.
  9. Sandinista

    Sandinista Forum Resident

    A subtly insinuating blend of pop a la Buddy Holly and a whisper of the Byrds jangle. Think alt pop with a more traditional/ Americana foundation as opposed to say, a Velvet Underground foundation.
  10. Teek

    Teek Forum Resident

    I would like to second Vulgar Boatmen, Marti Jones and especially the Ike Reilly Assassination. Here are a handful of others:

    Allo Darlin - Kinda precious British girl pop.
    Rayland Baxter - Earnest alt-country singer-songwriter (son of pedal steel gun for hire, Bucky)
    Buzz Zeemer - Philly power pop.
    Jeremy Fisher - Sounds like a Canadian Paul Simon in early 70's hit-making mode.
    Dave Hause - Philly punk rocker turned intense troubadour.
    Roman Candle - North Carolina pop rock.
    Two Cow Garage - Scuzzy Columbus hick bar band.
    Bob Woodruff - Forgotten urban cowboy.
  11. Stella

    Stella Active Member

    I, personally, would not consider Richman obscure. But this is all personal and my choice(s) might not be obscure to someone else.

    1. John Zorn
    2. Mike Patton (Past ten years)
    3. Halls of The Machine
    4. Andy Stott
    5. oOoOO
    6. Thee Oh Sees
    7. Ataxia
    8. Mr. Bungle
    9. The Sword
    10. Harold Budd

    --all of the top of my head. Many more.
  12. RoryStorm

    RoryStorm Forum Resident

    Has to be The Flashcubes out of Syracuse NY. The great power pop band that 'almost' made it BIG. They are still out there kicking it since 1977....opened for The Police, The Romantics, Pat Benatar, Joe Jackson, and many other big bands of the late 70's- 80's era. THE FLASHCUBES....check 'em out. You will thank me... Rory
  13. RevUp64

    RevUp64 Forum Resident

    Atlanta, GA, US
    The Photos
  14. Saint Johnny

    Saint Johnny Forum Resident

    Asbury Park
    Since I've been obsessed with mid 60s, 'garage rock' for the past 4-5 years, I'd say just about 90% of everything I listen to lately is, 'the most obscure'. :righton:
    My g/f constantly complains, do I "listen to 'anything' that anyone else has ever heard"?
    Or "anything recorded in this century?" :biglaugh:
  15. rewind1964

    rewind1964 Forum Resident

    Raleigh, NC USA
    There are 3 artists:

    1) Purple Nurple & The 30 Headless Teds Go Techno
    2) Cheese Blizard
    3) General Fox/Rewind
  16. Matty

    Matty Forum Resident

    The third one's their best, I think.
  17. BIG ED

    BIG ED Forum Resident

  18. Rollie

    Rollie Forum Resident

    Slap Happy Humphrey!
  19. Samfield

    Samfield Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    The Kruger Brothers...what's wrong with a bit of Europen bluegrass, anyway?
  20. Tristero

    Tristero Touching from a distance

    Never heard of them, but Slapp Happy is one of my favorite obscure groups. I'm also a big fan of the solo efforts from their keyboardist, Anthony Moore.
  21. whaleyboy

    whaleyboy Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA
    D'oh - I got the name wrong but I still love the (((6))).

    Their vinyl releases are great sounding - the band takes great care with the mastering of their sounds.
  22. sfsloop

    sfsloop Member

    San Francisco Bay
    Julie Brown ( the comedienne)
  23. JM Jones

    JM Jones Forum Resident

    Electric Eels
  24. Rosco IV

    Rosco IV Active Member

    Laurel Canyon
    And "Taxi", "Sequel" and "W.O.L.D.".
  25. On a related front, WOLD is a fairly obscure band I listen to. Experimental black metal from the wilds of Moose Jaw, SK.
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