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Initial post: Dec 12, 2012 10:58:23 AM PST
B. Cooper says:
Forgive me if this is a topic that's overdone, but I think this could be fun. What is one (or more than one) artist/band you think should be bigger than they currently are?

Mine would be Ghosts of Jupiter. They have a Light Show at the Museum of Science in Boston and rock harder than most bands I've ever seen. Yet, for some reason, no one really knows them. (For those interested, here's a vid of their self-titled song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jfcpRUYND4)

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 11:02:02 AM PST
Randy says:
Drive-By Truckers

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 11:06:26 AM PST
The Honeydogs - quality song writing good harmonies. Even though I like the lead vocals me thinks it turns some off.
Three Hour Tour - Good hard rocking Beatle influenced band.
Fastball - I love these guys , great melodies/harmonies, great tunes.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 11:11:11 AM PST
Randy says:
RE: Fastball
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Did they sing that song that had the line "where were they going without even knowing the way?"

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 11:27:55 AM PST
B. Cooper says:
Yeah. "The Way" was one of their big songs.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 11:33:28 AM PST
My sister and i actually woke up once and couldn't find our parents. they were at a party in the apartment complex. that's what i think of when i hear that song.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 11:47:39 AM PST
Randy says:
A few more I think deserve more recognition than they get:

Blitzen Trapper
Two Cow Garage
The Avett Brothers
Lucero
Son Volt

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 11:13:33 AM PST
MyRidesHere says:
The Replacements, The Cruzado's and The Del Fuego's.Yes I'm stuck in an '80's listening phase right now!

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 11:23:12 AM PST
vivazappa says:
Los Lobos

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 12:10:54 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 13, 2012 12:49:14 PM PST
Randy says:
RE: The Replacements, The Cruzado's and The Del Fuego's.Yes I'm stuck in an '80's listening phase right now!
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Love all three of those, Groucho!

Let's add The Blasters, Del-Lords and Gear Daddies to that list.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 12:34:26 PM PST
Past: Weather Report
Current: Tame Impala

Overall, I think the most underappreciated eras for rock and pop would be 1970-75 and 1980-85.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 12:43:10 PM PST
vivazappa says:
Add Dave Alvin right behind The Blasters.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 2:11:23 PM PST
Vivazappa is right,
Los Lobos is the greatest American rock band on the road today and they should be packing stadiums but if they were that popular there is no way I could score a $25.00 ticket and sit in the 7th row (dead center) and watch em' ever again. This band made: "Kiko" and is there a better record?

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 2:14:04 PM PST
ravager814 says:
Curve - Toni Halliday and Dean Garcia put out some very good music in the 90s. Toni's voice used to soar above the droning guitars. Oh, and she was very attractive, as well. Loved that band.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 2:23:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 13, 2012 2:23:51 PM PST
Johnny Bee says:
In that case, let's not forget The Triffids; The Go-Betweens and The Violent Femmes

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 2:25:01 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 13, 2012 5:45:07 PM PST
S. O'Brien says:
Pork and the Havana Ducks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gjB9yEFw6E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac_Yx-qebqU

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 3:11:08 PM PST
eastrich2010 says:
stoner kings FU MANCHU,the most consistant hard and heavy guitar riffing band since AC/DC.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 4:26:23 PM PST
Chazzzbo says:
King's X/Jelly Jam/Ty Tabor
Galactic Cowboys
Burlap To Cashmere

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 4:31:41 PM PST
D. Mok says:
The Hush Sound. Sarah Slean. The Wooden Stars.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 5:54:11 PM PST
XTC.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 7:30:41 PM PST
Ayinger says:
I'll have to back the mentions of LOS LOBOS -- for all the years that they've been around, all the great music that they've put out, and still not the audience that they deserve!

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 7:56:15 PM PST
John says:
I wish Michael Schenker was more popular. He is such an underrated guitarist.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 9:10:39 PM PST
B. Perry says:
Like the Truckers too.

James McMurtry and the Heartless Bastards. James is the best songwriter this side of Dylan and Neil Young.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2012 9:13:00 PM PST
Two Tub Man says:
Agreed on Drive By Truckers, XTC, Dave Alvin/Blasters

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Sloan
Johnny A
Big Dipper
Robbie Fulks
Blue Coupe (Albert & Joe Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult & Dennis Dunaway of Alice Cooper Group)

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 10:11:38 PM PST
B-Jak says:
Mini-Kiss. Those guys are SMALL.
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