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Posted: 04 Aug 11, 23:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are great stuff from well-known bands like The Beatles and Queen, but there are also great stuff from bands that were never quite popular. That does not make any of the obscure stuff any less!

So I think we should share the obscure stuffs we've heard and really think they're great.

One such band is Camel. I've only heard their album "Mirage" and it's incredible.

The most obscure band I've discovered is Il Baricentro from the Italian jazz/prog fusion scene of the 70's. They're incredible and I'm sure not many people have heard of them.

There is this user on YouTube called darublues. You should subscribe for some obscure Rock and Roll music. Immensely brilliant.
http://www.youtube.com/user/darublues


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Posted: 05 Aug 11, 07:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cool idea for a thread :)
My fave 'obscure' music is mainly tiny artists who are just not overly well known, and don't have many recordings. 
Sarah Bates Evoy has this incredible voice, just beautiful.  She writes, plays and sings, and her voice is just unreal.  I'd love to post some of her stuff, but its not even on youtube.  She has one cd, but its really hard to get.  But if you ever by a miracle find her cd 'Courage' its amazing.

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Posted: 05 Aug 11, 07:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me, its this lot




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Posted: 05 Aug 11, 07:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I discovered Scott Walker last year, and his music is really wonderful.I listen to it a lot these days, and it's already in my top 5 on Last.fm.




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Posted: 05 Aug 11, 10:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i've resently got into this band, their a heavy metal band but arent that popular which is a shame because their amazing

this is my favourite song of theirs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myLhJdn8lrw

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Posted: 05 Aug 11, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Most of the stuff I listen to is more on the obscure side these days. Some of these artists have actually had hits, but even still are largely forgotten by mainstream audiences. I've ranked them based on reactions I've gotten from people ranging from "Oh! That one guy that did that one song!" to "You made that up, right?" and beyond. I would recommend all of them to everyone ever.

Semi-obscure:
Matthew Sweet
Toad The Wet Sprocket
Harry Nilsson
Warren Zevon
The Nazz

Obscure:
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich
The Jayhawks
Gerry Rafferty
The Posies

Very obscure:
Big Star
Buzz of Delight
Emitt Rhodes
Plumtree
Plasticland

Super obscure (Nobody knows these bands. I'm pretty sure I actually DID make these ones up.):
The Beatles
Queen
Billy Joel
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
ABBA


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Posted: 06 Aug 11, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i've been revisiting some of my old favourites...so although not strictly a "discovery" - more a re-discovery....some have become very obscure with age:

rock/pop:
albert hammond
badfinger
argent/russ ballard/colin blunstone
julian cope/teardrop explodes
creedence clearwater revival/john fogerty
jefferson (starship and airplane)
manfred mann's earthband
strawbs

hard rock/metal:
girl
sammy hagar
lone star (rock 1970s)
cryer (1970/80s rock)
white spirit
dark star
budgie
jameson raid


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Posted: 06 Aug 11, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, also Shirlyn Tan, purely for the sheer power of her voice.  She has this incredible almost husky, but amazingly powerful voice.  She's from Singapore i believe.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f59ATP8-jNc

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Posted: 06 Aug 11, 15:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not obscure exactly but someone on another messageboard I frequent suggested a band called Noah and the Whale for good relaxing/chill out music. Great stuff. Check their popular youtube vids.

And it goes without saying that Frank Turner is amazing.

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Posted: 06 Aug 11, 15:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And search for Frank Turner's cover of I Want to Break Free. A great interpretation.

I think him, Roger Taylor and Morrissey are the only men on the planet I would sleep with if they asked.

I have said too much :-(

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Posted: 06 Aug 11, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mooghead wrote: And search for Frank Turner's cover of I Want to Break Free. A great interpretation.

I think him, Roger Taylor and Morrissey are the only men on the planet I would sleep with if they asked.

I have said too much :-(

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Posted: 06 Aug 11, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I consider Morrissey "punch on sight".


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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 03:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I consider Morrissey "punch on sight". "

He is definitely a 'Marmite' person (or should that be Vegemite?)

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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 10:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not Obscure, but not exactly well known either, a band i can't stop listening to are Justice. I can hardly name a bad song from them, except maybe valentine. Their 'Planisphere EP' is unreal.


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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 05:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not really obscure, but this cover gives me goosebumps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQDhH8-z14Q


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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its not 'music' as such, its percussion -- which is music i guess.  I just discovered Stomp, a percussion group.  they're amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik8jICj8juc

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Posted: 08 Aug 11, 20:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

catqueen wrote: Its not 'music' as such, its percussion -- which is music i guess.  I just discovered Stomp, a percussion group.  they're amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik8jICj8juc

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Posted: 09 Aug 11, 05:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Djdownsy wrote: catqueen wrote: Its not 'music' as such, its percussion -- which is music i guess.  I just discovered Stomp, a percussion group.  they're amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik8jICj8juc

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`brilliant aren't they :D  There's a good few other videos of theirs on youtube as well.  :)

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Posted: 09 Aug 11, 06:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mansun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0hnetn5syU


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Posted: 09 Aug 11, 12:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its not obscure, but i've only ever heard a few songs from them.  I 'discovered' Mumford and Sons the other day.  They sang that 'it was your heart on the line, i really f*kd it up this time didn't i my dear' song.  But they have these incredible songs like 'thistle and weeds' and others that are just beautiful.