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    This is a thread to share your favorite music artist or band. HOWEVER, there is a caveat. It must be a relatively unknown performer. Is there a band you like, and you own 3-4 CD's they made? But, if you said the name of the group, 9 out of 10 people just say "Huh? What? Who?" Maybe they were a one-hit wonder and you kept listening beyond that one song after the rest of the world lost interest. Maybe you heard a catchy tune on a commercial and sought the creator of that tune, only to find that you liked the rest of their work.


    List those unknowns here. Share them with the rest of us, so we can discover their little-known talent, too.


    I'll start with the name of a guy and his band. I have 3 CD's and they are all awesome.
    G. Love and Special Sauce
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8tq9Va6U68

    I must give love to my Celtic music obsession by sharing Ashley MacIsaac
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoApELfgWcg
    HE is the one playing the fiddle, not the female singer. (PS: Doesn't that bit at 2:15 kick ass?! )

    Here is a band that I have shared with many people. EVERY person I loaned the NYC live CD to has gone out and bought a copy of it. Here is an awesome performance by Portishead live with the NYC Symphony(it took forever to find this version of the song since they do so many live performances ).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75I2xszkpbg
    If you don't feel something inside you at 4:10 then you have no soul. I get a chill up my spine every time.

    I would also like to share Nick Drake.
    He passed on in the 70's, but I got his album re-released on CD a few years ago. Shortly after buying the CD I have heard tunes from it on at least a half dozen commercials. One song made it on to "The Blind Side" soundtrack and probably more soundtracks I'm not aware of. He died 30 years ago and he's making a comeback.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4D1a00cbFA

    I got the Batman Forever soundtrack specifically for this song from the movie...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TDzTxH_2D0
    I have been a fan of The Flaming Lips ever since.

    Joan Osborne had a one-hit wonder with "One of Us," but I enjoy almost all of her work.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XozHOwMx3eM

    I loved these guys from the start. I shared their CD with friends who mocked how much the group sucked. One year later, when the EXACT SAME CD started getting radio play and got popular, my friends tried to share them with me as the new awesomesauce group. I just laughed at their foolishness. They only liked it because the group was popular now. Anyway... the group had a couple hits and faded out of pop culture. I liked them before their big hit, and still enjoy them after it. Even if you hate rap, give these guys a chance. You may know "The 1st of da Month" or "Crossroads" by Bone, Thugs and Harmony, but I will share this song...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-89POOmN-M

    For those of you who need some harder music, here is some biker rock I discovered in a video game. The "Bone to Pick" album by The Gone Jackals was the soundtrack to Lucasart's "Full Throttle" game.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jx3Vz6cpXY

    This thread would be incomplete without the biggest underground band in the land... The Violent Femmes!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aljlKYesT4
    Last edited by Rota; 08-18-2010 at 01:29 AM.
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    My Brothers. Huge fan. They are popular in certain cities, but not the one I live in, and certainly not in the states!

    They are called "McKenna"
    http://www.themckennasite.com

    They are... all over the place. Celtic alternative is what they call themselves but really they have no genre. I have 6 albums (two were never released) and most of my friends have become huge fans over the years. It's weird to see people driving around with my brothers blaring from their cars, and their music is not for everyone.

    Guinness for Two was their biggest hit. It was on Much Music for a while and Guinness almost used it in a commercial (and gave persmission to them to use their name in the song). I am attached on a personal level two them because 1. We're siblings 2. I know the background story to every song 3. I wrote some of them

    I also listen to mostly underground music, so I have a ton to share (PM?) up here in Canada, but otherwise I'll let someone else have a turn!

    Compliments of the wonderful Warsimi!

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    This is a great thread idea Rota.

    Patty Griffin is by far the best female singer songwriter currently touring the US. Do whatever you need to do to listen to her - her music will change your life.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bHc18n6tBU (song starts at 1:30)

    On the other side of the Atlantic, Skin has the kind of voice that makes you drop what you are doing and just worship her. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cRn4utf9Pk

    I would chew my own arm off to get to see either of these ladies perform in person.
    Last edited by Boleslav; 08-09-2010 at 10:41 PM.

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    One name...


    Loreena
    I don't know how you can narrow her catalogue down to one song, so I just picked one at random.
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    Autumn Leaves

    Danish death metal band. Made two albums in their short existence: Embraced By The Absolute(1997) and As Night Conquers Day(1999).
    Might possibly be one of the most overlooked metal bands ever.
    Their musical styles ranged from brutal death metal to epic melodic metal, and their musical abilities and technique hasn't, in my opinion, been surpassed by many bands present or past.
    They disbanded in 2001.

    The Reign Supreme from As Night Conquers Day
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBrEH...eature=related
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakhma View Post
    Autumn Leaves

    Danish death metal band. Made two albums in their short existence: Embraced By The Absolute(1997) and As Night Conquers Day(1999).
    Might possibly be one of the most overlooked metal bands ever.
    Their musical styles ranged from brutal death metal to epic melodic metal, and their musical abilities and technique hasn't, in my opinion, been surpassed by many bands present or past.
    They disbanded in 2001.
    Um... Not to break the chain but, links? Any youtube/fansites/anything we can click on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbstractAngel View Post
    Um... Not to break the chain but, links? Any youtube/fansites/anything we can click on?
    You got it....Just made an edit

    "You live your life in wretchedness and death is no escape."
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    a few people might know these boys but nowadays my generation goes huh?

    Redgum
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x22j2YgaAY

    im trying to find killing floor by them but cant
    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/Shreever/digg.jpg

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    I have added quite a bit to the opening post since first making this thread. So, I will give it one pity bump for a second chance at life.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lazzzzzzzzalicious! View Post
    i started to read this and agree with everything rota says. if people just listened to him the forums would be a better place.
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    Rota is correct.

    I don't even understand the question.

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    Rota, you posted one of my favorite Bone Thugs songs. Rep for being awesome.

    As for some awesome unknown bands, The Lord Weird Slough Feg, or Slough Feg as they go by now, is a pretty awesome Traditional Metal with a twist. They've been playing music for the past twenty years or so, and they aren't nearly as well-known as I think they should and deserve to be.

    Semi-decent quality live performance on some San Francisco television show from the early 90's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXubM-iJ82Q
    Another live recording: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD9HM...eature=related
    Album version of the second live recording: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiHpfugCboI

    I've never heard of many people, or anyone really, that's familiar with Deadlock, but they're a German Melodeath band that likes to do a lot of weird things with their music. For example, how many Metal bands will have a random saxophone solo in the middle of one of their songs? Not many, I can tell you that.

    Intro track segueing into the first real track on their album Manifesto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGtD4fCeIu4
    Track with the saxophone solo that comes in at 3:30: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnCcK3SSVhU



    Edit: Curses! I have been once again foiled by the reputation gods. I'll rep you later.
    Last edited by Lomion; 08-18-2010 at 02:02 AM.

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