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AppyDAZE

Bands that missed out (unjustly, in your opinion)

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On 21/03/2020 at 08:02, One Team In Keynsham said:

The Chameleons should be way more appreciated than they are. Superb band. They are playing the Fiddlers later this year (assuming the apocalypse is over by then).

 

 

I've been listening to Script of the Bridge a lot recently and it's just bloody brilliant

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Only just found this thread, I do like to find new bands I actually like. I shall trawl through the posts later.

For me there are plenty, because I have latched onto a few bands that I think will be massive, and they never blow up.

Icicle Works , I thought would be bigger than the Bunnymen etc.
60 Foot Dolls I thought would be massive.
The Strypes should have been huge.
Locally Fortune Drive were fantastic, both live and on record, disgrace that some of them are now the 45s and not touring the World.
Gene , another one and of Course the mighty HMHB should be on everywhere constantly.

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8 minutes ago, 1960maaan said:

Only just found this thread, I do like to find new bands I actually like. I shall trawl through the posts later.

For me there are plenty, because I have latched onto a few bands that I think will be massive, and they never blow up.

Icicle Works , I thought would be bigger than the Bunnymen etc.
60 Foot Dolls I thought would be massive.
The Strypes should have been huge.
Locally Fortune Drive were fantastic, both live and on record, disgrace that some of them are now the 45s and not touring the World.
Gene , another one and of Course the mighty HMHB should be on everywhere constantly.

They were bloody good - I saw them supporting New Model Army and The Pogues (eclectic bill or what!) at the NEC.

Another band that I loved but never really made it big - The Men They Couldn`t Hang

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20 minutes ago, Lanterne Rouge said:

They were bloody good - I saw them supporting New Model Army and The Pogues (eclectic bill or what!) at the NEC.

Another band that I loved but never really made it big - The Men They Couldn`t Hang

I love TMTCH , saw both theirs and the Icicle Works 'farewell tours' at the Beirkeller. Ian McNabb does a great Icicle Works gig, goes on for hours , right through their catalogue. Saw it at the Fleece a few years ago, brilliant. 

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8 minutes ago, 1960maaan said:

I love TMTCH , saw both theirs and the Icicle Works 'farewell tours' at the Beirkeller. Ian McNabb does a great Icicle Works gig, goes on for hours , right through their catalogue. Saw it at the Fleece a few years ago, brilliant. 

I now have an earworm of `Understanding Jane` and it`s YOUR fault!

I`m going to have to dig out `If You Want To Defeat Your Enemy, Sing His Song` - every track on that is a banger!

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16 minutes ago, Lanterne Rouge said:

I now have an earworm of `Understanding Jane` and it`s YOUR fault!

I`m going to have to dig out `If You Want To Defeat Your Enemy, Sing His Song` - every track on that is a banger!

I was listening to the best of while tidying the garage earlier, being old school it was on cassette. 

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1 hour ago, 1960maaan said:

Only just found this thread, I do like to find new bands I actually like. I shall trawl through the posts later.

For me there are plenty, because I have latched onto a few bands that I think will be massive, and they never blow up.

Icicle Works , I thought would be bigger than the Bunnymen etc.
60 Foot Dolls I thought would be massive.
The Strypes should have been huge.
Locally Fortune Drive were fantastic, both live and on record, disgrace that some of them are now the 45s and not touring the World.
Gene , another one and of Course the mighty HMHB should be on everywhere constantly.

:laugh: i see what you've done there.

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1 hour ago, 1960maaan said:

Only just found this thread, I do like to find new bands I actually like. I shall trawl through the posts later.

For me there are plenty, because I have latched onto a few bands that I think will be massive, and they never blow up.

Icicle Works , I thought would be bigger than the Bunnymen etc.
60 Foot Dolls I thought would be massive.
The Strypes should have been huge.
Locally Fortune Drive were fantastic, both live and on record, disgrace that some of them are now the 45s and not touring the World.
Gene , another one and of Course the mighty HMHB should be on everywhere constantly.

I was going to add The Wedding Present from around that time, locally there is the band Kill it Kid, who never seem to get a break. Very talented though.

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13 minutes ago, Port Said Red said:

I was going to add The Wedding Present from around that time, locally there is the band Kill it Kid, who never seem to get a break. Very talented though.

I`ve got their album `George Best` somewhere.

This thread has prompted me to sort out my record collection and see what I`ve got that I`ve forgotten.

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Not a band that "missed out" as such, as they had some success, but an album i have a lot of fond memories of circa 1990.

 

Remember getting off my tits and hearing this particular track. It sounded like it had the secret to the universe in there somewhere, and seemed to last about 3 hours   :laugh:

I see it;'s actually only 6 and a half minutes long.

 

 

 

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While I listed some who I thought were underrated , I have to repeat Fortune Drive. Bobby Anderson, son of Carleen, has an amazing voice and they were fantastic live. It is a travesty they never got anywhere. I think they had the odd radio play, a mate saw them in a tent at Glasto where they got good feedback, then nothing. Funny how some make it and others?? Just luck I guess.

 

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Not someone who missed out, but someone I think many people don't realise is still writing incredible music into his 60's. I personally consider him possibly the greatest British songwriter of all time. He also does things like this!

 

 

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The question is ‘ missed out ‘ on what ? 
 

Fame , commercial success ?

One of my favourite bands is Magazine.

Howard Devoto ,who cofounded the Buzzcocks with Pete Shelley , quit them to start Magazine as he didn’t want to be restricted in his music.

He later said that he regretted his pomposity of the time but they nevertheless made some amazing music .

 

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24 minutes ago, Lanterne Rouge said:

The Levellers never really got the recognition their music deserved but I don`t think they were that bothered in all honesty.

Didn't one of them win the Irish lottery or something? Decided he didn't need all the hassle of touring etc.

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6 minutes ago, Port Said Red said:

Didn't one of them win the Irish lottery or something? Decided he didn't need all the hassle of touring etc.

I hadn`t heard that but I wouldn`t be surprised

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On 23/03/2020 at 17:23, New Dazzler said:

Anyone remember the record shop in Picton Street that specialised in Reggae, Dub, Northern Soul etc, this would have been from the mid 70s?  Used to share driving duties to Ashton Gate with a few mates, one of whom was really into that genre, and always insisted on stopping there after a Saturday afternoon match, went in there few times but I was more interested in Punk/New Wave at that time.  Just can't remember the name of the place.

Also remember the Virgin shop in the bear pit, as mentioned this was by Paradise Garage. They outgrew that shop and moved into the Galleries, not sure if they had another outlet in Central Bristol in between.

I also remember the HMV at the bottom of Union Street, and getting my tickets for The Stones at Ashton Gate (1982) during my lunchbreak (used to work in Union St so quite handy).  They also hosted a few signing sessions, although never went to any. I remember The Thompson Twins causing a bit of stir with the sheer number of fans trying to get in (TTs were playing the Colston Hall that night) and, one to forget, Rolf Harris doing a book signing. 

It is really bugging me that I can't remember the name of the Picton Street shop!!

 

Very interesting reading through this thread with all the comments from you youngsters! Then I saw the above, and remembered that after a week's holiday in Newquay 1967 (most of the Bristol Mods went there or Torquay) and listening to a record played every night in the Newquay Disco we frequented, I just had to get that record. Tried all the usual record shops without success, then went to the Picton Street store. They had to order it for me, still got it to this day! Can't remember the name of the store though. Took what seemed like forever on our Lambrettas to get to Newquay and back, no M5 in those days either!

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiV3rerwcLoAhXRQEEAHUxxCgwQ3ywwAHoECBYQBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DL5fJQ9DYL0k&usg=AOvVaw2dBLyyEQJ9h6U9i9WdQZ6F

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5 hours ago, Lanterne Rouge said:

I hadn`t heard that but I wouldn`t be surprised

I looked it up, but apparently it was one of the guys from the Saw Doctors.

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On 29/03/2020 at 15:58, 1960maaan said:

While I listed some who I thought were underrated , I have to repeat Fortune Drive. Bobby Anderson, son of Carleen, has an amazing voice and they were fantastic live. It is a travesty they never got anywhere. I think they had the odd radio play, a mate saw them in a tent at Glasto where they got good feedback, then nothing. Funny how some make it and others?? Just luck I guess.

 

Love little Bobby, such a talented lad. Still rocking out with The 45s.

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Never going to be huge due to their approach, but a great band form the 90s is Pavement, in my opinion.

4 excellent albums, and one that I can take or leave.

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17 hours ago, 54-46 said:

And for a local band - Colonel Kilgours Vietnamese Formation Surf Team

Never ever going to be big, but great album and fantastic live.

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Someone who had one BIG hit single and made one fantastic album, if you're not aware of it..

Eddie and the Hot Rods -  Life On The Line (1977)

If you love guitar rock (duh guitar is rock , but you know what i mean), you have to own this record.

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14 minutes ago, AppyDAZE said:

Someone who had one BIG hit single and made one fantastic album, if you're not aware of it..

Eddie and the Hot Rods -  Life On The Line (1977)

If you love guitar rock (duh guitar is rock , but you know what i mean), you have to own this record.

I preferred Teenage Depression personally but Life On The Line isn`t too shabby.

I take it you saw that Barrie Masters passed away last year?

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3 minutes ago, Lanterne Rouge said:

I preferred Teenage Depression personally but Life On The Line isn`t too shabby.

I take it you saw that Barrie Masters passed away last year?

Youre right. THAT is a brilliant record. I love both. Top call.

The solos are better on Life

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5 minutes ago, Lanterne Rouge said:

I preferred Teenage Depression personally but Life On The Line isn`t too shabby.

I take it you saw that Barrie Masters passed away last year?

Going to dig that one out tonight, @Lanterne Rouge Teenage Depression is great

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Double Checkin' Woman  - Used to blast that out til the neighbours were looking at me like I was ******* nuts

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Bryan Jonestown Massacre , incredible output and incredible , ahem , input .

Anti-pop psychedelic rock. 
 

Anton Newcombe is a bit of an eccentric  and an antagonistic synt. The most amazing thing about him is that he’s not dead with the amount of interesting substances he’s introduced to his body and the number of people he’s pissed off .

 

I saw them a few years ago and people in the audience were calling out for certain songs to be played . Newcombe stopped playing and started hurling abuse at them . 
 

He said ‘ We aren’t going to do what you say ‘ 

I shouted out ‘ stop playing ‘ .

 

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On 20/03/2020 at 22:00, Ronnie Sinclair said:

The Slits were a Peel favourite I seem to recall

If not already mentioned, I have been listening to this a bit recently, a great cover, which needs to be played on a system with some bass

 

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26 minutes ago, Major Isewater said:

Bryan Jonestown Massacre , incredible output and incredible , ahem , input .

Anti-pop psychedelic rock. 
 

Anton Newcombe is a bit of an eccentric  and an antagonistic synt. The most amazing thing about him is that he’s not dead with the amount of interesting substances he’s introduced to his body and the number of people he’s pissed off .

 

I saw them a few years ago and people in the audience were calling out for certain songs to be played . Newcombe stopped playing and started hurling abuse at them . 
 

He said ‘ We aren’t going to do what you say ‘ 

I shouted out ‘ stop playing ‘ .

 

Not listened to a great deal of their stuff, but a friend of mine (whose musical tastes I trust) raves about them.

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Ended up calling themselves Y&T. and went "metal" and all that shit BUT. .. had a bit of success back in the 80s. This incarnation of the band is tight, and bloody good actually. The guitarist/vocalist is excellent, as is the rhythm section. Tight as a nun's, with Bonham-esque drumming to boot, ****, I love this video. Early Yesterday & Today, boys and girls...

 

Real music fans, ignore this at your peril. it is a brilliant watch.

 

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I'm glad this thread got me thinking about bands i haven't played much in ages.

Got me digging out all my Pavement / Stephen Malkmus music.

Mighty fine artist, folks. Has kept up a good level of consistency right up to this day.

Brighten The Corners album (1997) playing now. SUPERB record.

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