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What artist do you think is extremly underated?

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Initial post: Jul 21, 2011 7:28:00 PM PDT
SKJK says:
Who is the most underated Band/artist that you can think of.
Of course this is an opinion question
I don't wanna hear stuff about the frickin Beatles or Rolling Stones because they're extremly overated...

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 9:00:31 PM PDT
A customer says:
Since you misspelled both overrated and underrated, I'm going to forego thought and go with the answer to 99/100 questions related to music:
The Beatles

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 9:00:34 PM PDT
Robin Trower
Rory Gallagher
Johnny Winter
Blue Oyster Cult
Ronnie Montrose

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 10:05:11 PM PDT
There are way too many artists who are underrated, but I've always touted the amazing body of work of Richard Thompson to many unsuspecting people. Yeah, I've been an RT fanatic since the day I bought and played "Henry the Human Fly" in 1972. Since then, I've collected the many albums he put out as well as the albums he played on. A founding member of Fairport Convention (1967), he invented the 'jam session' within the song. On You Tube, there's a video of Fairport playing 'Reno Nevada' with a long guitar solo that'll make you hurt yourself if you're not careful.

There are many others and I'm not sure where to start. When I was coming up in the sixties, my favorite underdog was Kim Weston. I can't tell you what happened the first time I heard 'Love Me All the Way' back in '63. Man, this lady has some pipes!! Folks like the Doobies and Blood, Sweat & Tears may have cut 'Take Me In Your Arms', but Kim's original version came from somewhere else. The real treat is to hear the unreleased take. A lot my friends at the time thought she sounded too Gospel. Maybe that's why I liked her...

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 10:43:37 PM PDT
of current bands it has to be Porcupine Tree.

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 11:08:26 PM PDT
The Mr. T Experience and Richard Thompson. Most folks who know Thompson become huge fans, it's just that not enough folks seem to have heard him.

Dr. Frank, singer-songwriter-guitarist with MTX, reportedly used to refer to his group as "the least successful of the unsuccessful bands." Pity. They're great!

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 12:59:53 AM PDT
J. Davis says:
Stew and/or the Negro Problem - Stew is writing the most intelligent songs you are unlikely to hear. He has been touring both as a solo artist and with his band the Negro Problem for at least ten years, but only got any recognition for his Broadway play Passing Strange. The band name refers to the anomaly of a black singer-songwriter heading a group that sounds like late sixties pop, like Jimmy Webb or the Fifth Dimension. Even though his witty lyrics occasionally address issues of race, he doesn't sound like anything you would think of as black music (soul/funk/R & B/hiphop).

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 1:00:58 AM PDT
J. D. Blair says:
Jimmy LaFave, one of Austin's (by way of Oklahoma) best song writers. For those who can enjoy the "red dirt" sound of Oklahoma bathed in the cool musical waters of Austin I highly recommend checking Jimmy out. He interprets Dylan like no other making the listener believe that the songs were written for him and his voice. The songs he writes travel from the "red dirt" sounds like JJ Cale through rockin' commentaries on life towards the ballads that tell of love and the road. Again check Jimmy out if you can understand Richard Thompson, youcan understand Jimmy LaFave.

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 6:55:47 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 22, 2011 7:08:10 AM PDT
Tommy Bolin

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 7:14:08 AM PDT
GarionOrb says:
Imogen Heap
Alanis Morissette (nowadays, I mean...her music is spectacular but people just don't listen to anything since Jagged Little Pill)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2011 7:20:48 AM PDT
Gena Chereck says:
I'll second Richard Thompson. I got to see him do a solo acoustic show in 2003 -- it couldn't have packed much more of a punch if he'd had a full band! Amazing. :)

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 2:54:50 PM PDT
Lloyd Cole: an amazing musician and lyricist.

Posted on Jul 23, 2011 12:04:50 AM PDT
B-Jak says:
Some great nominations here. Can't say enough about Richard Thompson. IMOP, he got pretty popular. I really liked Lloyd Cole but he lost me after his 2nd solo album. Anyone who has read my posts elsewhere knows I am a dedicated champion of Odds, a fantastic power-pop band that no one else seems to know. You can get decent copies of all their CDs for less than a buck(+ postage) here on Amazon. That's a Starbucks latte. Com'on, you owe it to yourself.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 4:18:24 PM PDT
Yeah, Hooverphonic. Love 'em.

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 4:45:33 PM PDT
The Sons of Champlin.

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Posted on Jul 25, 2011 7:54:52 PM PDT
Everybody I like, but to name names, John Stewart and Michael Nesmith.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 10:07:22 PM PDT
Yeah. Somebody should give some positive ink to those shaggy-haired upstarts!

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 10:16:30 PM PDT
A. Marchese says:

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2011 5:06:24 AM PDT
Yes! These days they are. Many of my younger co-workers expressed their disdain of the Fab Four. Of course, they were into the self-destructive, meaningless pop our local college radio was brain-washing them with. I never thought I'd say this, but I miss the 80's. The people were more open-minded back then.

Posted on Jul 26, 2011 8:40:35 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 26, 2011 9:28:38 PM PDT
Spiritualized-Although at least the music critics recognized their 1997 release, 'Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space' as one of the top 3 releases that year(along with Radiohead's 'OK Computer' & The Verve's 'Urban Hymns')
Echo & the Bunnymen as they could have been bigger than U2, but never pursued touring in the US in the 80s, but funny that they have been coming over to the US a lot in recent years. I would rate their overall music catalog as better than U2 though, and their releases since they reformed in 1997(Evergreen, What Are You Going to do with Your Life, Flowers, Siberia) have been better than the recent U2 period of releases(although I liked 'No Line on the Horizon')

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2011 8:21:08 AM PDT
J. Coco says:
Speaking of Alannis Morissette, I was listening to "No One Is To Blame" by Howard Jones for the first time in a while a couple of days ago and began wondering whether it inspired "Ironic" from "Jagged Little Pill".
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