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Easy 6
12-07-2006, 08:34 PM
What band or artist do you just love who most of us might not have heard of???

Share your Unknown Legends with us here...

Easy 6
12-07-2006, 08:38 PM
I will give 2.

Teenage Fanclub - This Scottish outfit frickin' rules yet sadly has never gotten their due here in the States. These guys probably fart melodies & harmonies.

Coyote Shivers - This LA based rocker is one of a kind, think Iggy Pop for the next generation. His 1st album is more gnarly than mud tires.

Nzoner
12-07-2006, 09:27 PM
The Beat Farmers (http://sdam.com/artists/bf/)

Here's a couple of clips

Gun Sale At The Church (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0npOg8TvJuE)

Baby's Liquored Up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-da4VV3EAk)

Easy 6
12-07-2006, 09:36 PM
The Beat Farmers (http://sdam.com/artists/bf/)

Here's a couple of clips

Gun Sale At The Church (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0npOg8TvJuE)

Baby's Liquored Up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-da4VV3EAk)


Hey man, i was just getting ready to ask the mods to delete this thread because it looks pretty similar to the one you started.

Thanx for the reply :thumb:

Easy 6
12-07-2006, 09:41 PM
I have heard of the Beat Farmers but had never actually heard their music. Gun sale at the church was sweet, good time rock. If you like those guys check out Jason & the Scorchers, in the same rockabilly vein.

Nzoner
12-07-2006, 09:46 PM
I have heard of the Beat Farmers but had never actually heard their music. Gun sale at the church was sweet, good time rock. If you like those guys check out Jason & the Scorchers, in the same rockabilly vein.

The drummer in that video is Country Dick Montana,he also played guitar,harmonica and can be heard on Baby's Liquored Up vocals.They were easily the greatest bar band ever,unfortunately Country Dick who was a partying mother dropped dead on stage in 1995.

ZepSinger
12-07-2006, 09:53 PM
This is old skewl, but I'm old skewl too, so here goes--

Blackfoot. I worked with them back in 1975, and they kicked A$$. They were the tightest band I'd ever seen. They never really broke out, unfortunately.

Funny related story- they rented my band's lights for a weeks' worth of shows at the Cabooze in Minneapolis in 1975. At the time, Ruby Starr had just started singing lead for them. I stayed backstage, and had 2 jobs- one was to hold the electrical breakers in permanent ON mode (they keep tripping, so they had me just hold 'em down and keep 'em down. Dang, they got HOT. :eek:

The other job was to hold the horn cabinet in place while Ruby got on top on the PA. As you can imagine, I got quite a view. :evil:

Then when the show was over, we played Blackfoot in Foosball while Ruby drank Jack straight from the bottle. :BLVD:

Z

Nzoner
12-07-2006, 09:55 PM
TRAIN TRAIN!!!!

ZepSinger
12-07-2006, 09:57 PM
Another old skewl band I forgot about. BABY. "From Deep in the Heart of Texas- Baby kicks A$$." (not to be confused with The Babys).
:rockon:

Again, this would be mid-70's smokin' rock. They used to play the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA every few months, and WOW they were good. They also never really made it big, but they should have....

Z

stevieray
12-07-2006, 10:00 PM
April Wine.

stevieray
12-07-2006, 10:02 PM
There's two brothers in Denver that play rockabilly..

Brethern Fast

Nzoner
12-07-2006, 10:07 PM
April Wine.

She's a roller,a high roller baby

ZepSinger
12-07-2006, 10:09 PM
She's a roller,a high roller baby

Didn't they also do 'Sign of the Gypsy Queen'?

Easy 6
12-07-2006, 10:10 PM
The drummer in that video is Country Dick Montana,he also played guitar,harmonica and can be heard on Baby's Liquored Up vocals.They were easily the greatest bar band ever,unfortunately Country Dick who was a partying mother dropped dead on stage in 1995.


Wow, Country Dick sounds like he was right out of Spinal Tap. Thats prolly the way all drummers should go, in some wild rage on stage in the midlle of a set.

stevieray
12-07-2006, 10:12 PM
She's a roller,a high roller baby

big city....girls

Halfcan
12-07-2006, 10:20 PM
April Wine.

That was my second concert-we had 2nd row center-April Wine and Eddie Money-I got two guitar picks from them.

cdcox
12-07-2006, 10:22 PM
Tommy Bolin

JonesCrusher
12-07-2006, 10:25 PM
Marillion

Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society

JonesCrusher
12-07-2006, 10:26 PM
Tommy Bolin
Tommy Bolin Kicked Ass Dreamer is a great tune

Nightwish
12-08-2006, 01:36 AM
Italian axe-master, Luca Turilli (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV1R8CdXFaM), of Rhapsody fame. This is one of his solo songs.

Finnish/Swedish prog/power metallers, Stratovarius (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h5FlcmkcoE), featuring keyboard legend Jens Johannsen, of Dio and Yngwie fame.

Some new Stratovarius (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05aF6gf8L-A)

Here's a rare gem. Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray, Helloween), Henjo and Dirk of Gamma Ray, with Hammerfall, performing the Helloween classic "I Want Out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eNEBI5U3q4)."

New Hammerfall video, Natural High (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDTmKNl3e6Q). It may require you to log in or register before you can watch it, because for some reason you must be 18 to view this video. I don't know why, I didn't see any nudity, unless I missed it, and the violence is all cgi. Very, very cool video!

And how dare I leave out my own namesakes!

Nightwish - Gethsemane (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BnbJeJ3qGE)*
Nightwish - End of All Hope (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6xaIPszwpo)
Nightwish - Bless the Child (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaNQWWlyS3g)
Nightwish - Wish I Had an Angel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4OsWrfdopc)
Nightwish - Over the Hills and Far Away (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQH-Nu7B7I0) (Gary Moore cover)

*The "Gethsemane" video was not made by the band, but by a fan who is playing the role of Tarja, but the video is incredibly well done and looks professional, not to mention gorgeous! I even posted a comment on it (I'm Nightwish5121).

Nightwish
12-08-2006, 01:47 AM
Here's another rare gem: a live (good quality) performance from Rhapsody, featuring the immortal Christopher Lee. Yes, Christopher Lee is there live, not just his recorded voice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4BSFoEdN9s

Archie F. Swin
12-08-2006, 08:57 AM
Roger Klug (http://www.amazon.com/Toxic-15-Other-Love-Songs/dp/B00000AP6W/sr=1-1/qid=1165589157/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-7958685-3215114?ie=UTF8&s=music)
This guy has the wit of Zappa, the musical hooks of Squeeze, and the Guitar skills of John Mayer (I'm a drummer who thinks Mayer has guitar skills)

Why this guy is not well known coast-to-coast is beyond me!

Nzoner
12-08-2006, 09:38 AM
Didn't they also do 'Sign of the Gypsy Queen'?

Yep,as well as I Like to Rock and Just Between You And Me

siberian khatru
12-08-2006, 09:42 AM
I don't "love" him, but I enjoy his work and respect the hell out of his talent and influence:

Link Wray

RIP

Stewie
12-08-2006, 10:57 AM
The Paladins - Saw them open for The Neville Brothers. They were really good in their own right.

Bonerama - Trombonists (plus other musicians) playing funk, jazz, etc.

chagrin
12-08-2006, 11:27 AM
Marillion



I also like Marillion, they don't even get sponsored or funding/support to tour the states last I heard, but they do have a good following here, not enough obviously.

DaneMcCloud
12-08-2006, 11:37 AM
The Meters

Archie F. Swin
12-08-2006, 12:27 PM
The Meters

yeah the drumbeat to Cissy Strut is sick
its my favorite use of the "and of 4"

plbrdude
12-08-2006, 11:25 PM
back in the day--- late 70's, early 80's. british band called City Boy. excellent band.

Reaper16
12-09-2006, 12:45 AM
Camel
Heathen
Atheist
Cynic
Gorguts
Sigh

Phobia
12-09-2006, 01:44 AM
God of Thunder

Demonpenz
12-09-2006, 03:01 AM
I don't know who this guy is but he is pretty good

Demonpenz
12-09-2006, 03:02 AM
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Stewie
12-09-2006, 01:24 PM
Wow! SRV's guitar autographed by Mickey Mantle! Where can I buy one?

Bowser
12-09-2006, 01:59 PM
BangTango, baby! Before their time!

KC Jones
12-09-2006, 02:29 PM
A band that should have stuck around and become a legend...

Sin City Disciples

man... those were the days.

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Archie F. Swin
12-11-2006, 08:24 PM
I would consider Jeff Buckley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Buckley) an American music legend.

Braincase
12-11-2006, 09:52 PM
Roy Buchanon, Danny Gatton, Michael Hedges, Adrian Legg.

redbrian
12-11-2006, 10:56 PM
Roy Buchanon, Danny Gatton, Michael Hedges, Adrian Legg.

Roy is one of my favorites right up there with JJ Cale, Joe Jackson and John Prine (just to name a few).

ZepSinger
12-11-2006, 11:07 PM
back in the day--- late 70's, early 80's. british band called City Boy. excellent band.

I've got their album. I used to love the tune 'Cigarettes'... :rockon:

Archie F. Swin
12-12-2006, 09:47 AM
I would consider Jeff Buckley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Buckley) an American music legend.

dear God, what a loss :(

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Baby Lee
12-12-2006, 10:14 AM
Adrian Legg.
First name that popped into my mind.

Second, Pulp. Pretty legendary in Britain. Not so much over here. Love their music.

Also, thought of Diane Warren. Don't know how unknown she is though. Any time you want an Oscar nominated song to anchor your feature film, she's the go to girl. The Paul Haggis of pop.

Archie F. Swin
12-12-2006, 10:34 AM
Adrian Legg.


cool clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMZm_olq12I)

Archie F. Swin
12-12-2006, 10:52 AM
Bow down to Leo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnQTC5ICGik)

Archie F. Swin
12-12-2006, 11:01 AM
a master at work (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QATstAdGwg)

Baby Lee
12-12-2006, 11:11 AM
a master at work (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QATstAdGwg)
I don't think Buddy rich is an unknown, just from a bygone era.
That's like saying Kate Smith is an unknown legend, or Miles Davis.

Archie F. Swin
12-12-2006, 11:17 AM
Woot!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUkETBD8Qag)

Archie F. Swin
12-12-2006, 11:20 AM
I don't think Buddy rich is an unknown, just from a bygone era.
That's like saying Kate Smith is an unknown legend, or Miles Davis.

That's a great clip....best mix of camera shots to capture a Buddy solo. Thanks to youtube the young'ns can have a front row seat. I think many people know Buddy's name, but not everyone truly understands how gifted he was.

patteeu
12-12-2006, 11:29 AM
That's a great clip....best mix of camera shots to capture a Buddy solo. Thanks to youtube the young'ns can have a front row seat. I think many people know Buddy's name, but not everyone truly understands how gifted he was.

That was awesome.

Redrum_69
12-12-2006, 11:40 AM
Dream Theatre


Fatboy Slim


Enigma

Braincase
12-12-2006, 12:11 PM
Roy is one of my favorites right up there with JJ Cale, Joe Jackson and John Prine (just to name a few).

Prine will be at the Uptown Theater soon.

Reaper16
12-12-2006, 12:21 PM
Dream Theatre

Everyone knows Dream Theater

ChiefFripp
12-12-2006, 12:30 PM
Heard the name Buddy Rich many a time...now it all makes sense.

redbrian
12-12-2006, 12:33 PM
Prine will be at the Uptown Theater soon.

Great, I'll have to keep my eye out for that, have not seen him in a long time, used to put on a great show, I'm thinking he still does.

NewChief
12-12-2006, 12:42 PM
Great, I'll have to keep my eye out for that, have not seen him in a long time, used to put on a great show, I'm thinking he still does.

Last time I saw him, he was very good. Even rocked out quite a bit on some of the tunes off the "new" album (it was fairly new then). Iris opened for him, so we got to hear quite a few duets off of In Spite of Ourselves, too. Great show.

gblowfish
12-12-2006, 12:49 PM
Over the years there's been lots of musicians and bands I've really liked and thought "Why aren't these guys famous, or at least, more famous?" Some who come to mind:

The English Beat
Tonio K
Gary Myrick & The Figures
Paul Collins' Beat
The Long Ryders
Alejandro Escovedo
Robbie Fulks
Los Lobos
DaVinci's Notebook

Baby Lee
12-12-2006, 01:35 PM
DaVinci's Notebook
I take a look at my enormous penis, and my troubles start melting away!!