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Old 02-28-2002, 03:38 AM   #1
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Post Tell me about a band you love that nobody has ever heard of.

Band: The Pulsars

How discovered: They opened for Weezer during their Pinkerton tour.

Sound like: Alternative + pop hooks + computer sounds

song that I defy you to not like: "Technology"

other comments: The band only released one absolutely perfect album before they broke up. http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/frown.gif

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Old 02-28-2002, 04:08 AM   #2
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i be lovin the pulasrs too

i love bis...it seems like noone knows who they are

 
Old 02-28-2002, 04:25 AM   #3
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Band: Bis

How discovered: Music pusher, Jared, forced me to listen to them.

Sound like: 80's New Wave + Pop + female & male lead singers + techno

song that I defy you to not like: "Dead Wrestlers"

other comments: The sound like a modern 80's band, or "nu new wave"

(your turn, people)

 
Old 02-28-2002, 04:30 AM   #4
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Band: The Beatles

Discoverd: Parents' vinyl collection

Sound like: 60's Brit-pop/rock

Song I defy you not like: Eleanor Rigby

Other comments: I have no idea where you'd find their stuff.

 
Old 02-28-2002, 07:33 AM   #5
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Bis seriously sucks. Clinic is better, in the nu new wave thing.

band: Call Me Loretta

How Discovered : on xfm unsigned

sound like : walls of guitars with an angelic voice. Heavy Sonic Youth influence (so you Placebo freaks should love it)

Songs I defy you not to like : 'Catching Me Back' and 'Leafless Mind'

 
Old 02-28-2002, 09:24 AM   #6
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I agree Bis are shit
my turn, you might know these guys if you're aussie.
Band - Rocket Science

Discovered - Supporting Even and You Am I during a few tours

Sound Like - The band use a theramin, a highly under-rated instrument. they play straight forward psychodelic-tinged power pop with a late 60's feel.

Songs that Rock - Burn In Hell, One Robot, Run Like A Gun

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Old 02-28-2002, 09:46 AM   #7
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Yeah, I love Call Me Loretta!

Band: The Exit Drills

How Discovered: Garageband.com

Sound like: indie rock roughed up on the noise tip with an old-school punk feel to it

Song I defy you not to like: You(song)

 
Old 02-28-2002, 10:46 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by bittertrance:
i be lovin the pulasrs too

i love bis...it seems like noone knows who they are
Everyone's watched the Powerpuff Girls at least once

 
Old 02-28-2002, 12:55 PM   #9
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Band: The Residents

How discovered: after hearing Primus cover one of their tunes on Miscellaneous Debris (the tune in question being "Hello Skinny"), i went out and bought one of their albums.

Sound like: uhhhh....kind of hard/impossible to describe. at first, i was actually frightened by the music. i figured if the music was powerful enough to elicit fear, then it deserved a little more checking out. i'm now a rabid fan of their work.

Song i defy you to LIKE: any.

Other comments: this avante-garde band has been around for 30 years now, and to this day no one knows who the members are. they believe that individual recognition takes away from their collective art, and so have kept their identities a secret. on stage, they perform usually dressed in tuxedos with giant eyeballs for heads (complete with tophats), save for Mr. Skull, whose eyeball head was stolen while on tour years ago. he now wears, you guessed it, a black skull.

every album they've put out has been a concept album of some sort. for example, one of their most critically acclaimed albums, "Eskimo", is based entirely on actual eskimo ceremonies and legends (i forget the specific tribe).
then there's "The Commercial Album", in which the Residents figure that in the future, music is so watered down and the attention span of the general public so short that pop songs are reduced to minute-long commercial jingles. the album is comprised of forty of these jingles, representing thier own bizarre Top 40.

The Residents are also credited with being the pioneers of the music video, and have works in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art.

for more info, go here: www.residents.com
to purchase Residents albums, go here: www.ralphamerica.com

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Old 02-28-2002, 12:58 PM   #10
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i can't find any exit drill songs on audiogalaxy...

 
Old 02-28-2002, 01:11 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by strange_one:
I agree Bis are shit

have you heard Return to Central?

a lot of people hate bis from hearing New transistor Heroes, which i can see because it is an aquired taste....but they have grown so much musically in the past 3-4 years


 
Old 02-28-2002, 02:35 PM   #12
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Thumbs up

Band: Balzac
How discovered: Misfits tribute album
Sound like: the Japanese Misfits
song that I defy you to not like: "Long Way"

other comments: this bands a lot of fun to listen to. Very influenced by the Misfits,but they've also got some wierd noise stuff happening in a few songs, can barely understand what the hell they're saying, but its good modern punk, which is hard to come by.



 
Old 02-28-2002, 02:54 PM   #13
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Band: the hidden cameras.
How discovered: one of my roommates is friends with some of the members. she took me to see them open for the moldy peaches and i was convinced.
Sound like: gay folk church music. kinda like belle and sebastian but much more raunchy, gay-themed lyrics.
song that I defy you to not like: "ban marriage"
other comments: http://www.mp3.com/thehiddencameras
band members are prominent at my house parties.


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Old 02-28-2002, 02:59 PM   #14
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Band: Lifter Puller

How discoverd: I went to heckle them at a show in 1999, but they rocked just to damned hard! Godamned them! The bass player nearly fell on me in a rockinroll rage. I've been hooked ever since.

Sound like: art-punk; Les Savy Fav meets old school hiphop-esque, beat-poet rantings...

Song: Lifter Puller VS The End of The Evening

Other comments: Lyrics concern the seedy Minneapolis underworld, with pimps and junkies, ballers and ravers. Lyrics also tells a story, spread through 3 albums and an EP, about the Nighclub Fires, and reoccuring characters Nightclub Dwight, The Eyepatch Guy, and the ever-ravin Jenny. LFTR PLLR broke up after the album Fiestas and Fiascos, in 2000, arguably one of the best releases that year. Go to www.lifterpuller.com for more info and see two live shows in NY at www.dcn.com ...

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Old 02-28-2002, 03:24 PM   #15
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Name --> Dark Sanctuary
How Discovered --> i don't remember, maybe just surfin on the net
Sound Like --> Gothica, Lupercalia but not so medieval.. sweet goth music, with bells, rain, french lyrics and an angelic atmosphere..
Song --> try downloading Funerailles.. i love it!
Other comments --> nothing. just try..

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Old 02-28-2002, 03:46 PM   #16
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Quote:
Originally posted by pale_princess:
Band: the hidden cameras.
How discovered: one of my roommates is friends with some of the members. she took me to see them open for the moldy peaches and i was convinced.
Sound like: gay folk church music. kinda like belle and sebastian but much more raunchy, gay-themed lyrics.
song that I defy you to not like: "ban marriage"
other comments: http://www.mp3.com/thehiddencameras
band members are prominent at my house parties.
shit, man! this is some great shit!

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Old 02-28-2002, 04:03 PM   #17
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i bet most of you have heard of this band, but in case not:

The Weakerthans

How discovered: friend convinced me to listen to them.

Sound like: very emotional (almost lovey-dovey at times) "power pop".

song that you will like: "This is a fire door never leave open"

other comments: the key is in the lyrics.

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Old 02-28-2002, 04:13 PM   #18
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im sure some people have heard these guys before, but probably not in a few years...

band: Wax
how discovered: video on mtv with guy on fire trying to catch bus. saw it several years ago, then again last year. went on a quest to find their record.

sounds like: alternative/punk

song i dare you not to like: "California"

other comments: the guy in the video is on fire. thats so cool. im sure you heard this song on mtv/radio but forgot about it.

 
Old 02-28-2002, 04:15 PM   #19
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Quote:
Originally posted by pale_princess:
kinda like belle and sebastian
*loses interest*

 
Old 02-28-2002, 04:16 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally posted by killtheyouth:
other comments: the guy in the video is on fire. thats so cool. im sure you heard this song on mtv/radio but forgot about it.
*beavis and butthead flashback*

 
Old 02-28-2002, 04:39 PM   #21
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Band: Deadly Nightshade Family Singers
How discovered: Found in my boss's (www.musiccityattractions.com) promo bin.
Sound like: They describe themselves "Alternative Parlor Music"
Song that I defy you to not like: "Weightlessness In Space" and "Cars"
other comments: http://www.deadlynightshade.net/

and

Band: Sensational Alex Harvey Band
How discovered: Dad's vinyls
Sound like: A Theatrical/glam inteligent AC/DC
song that I defy you to not like: "Next", "Man In The Jar" and "Gangbang"
other comments: You guys might have heard of Alex and the guys if he didn't drink himself to death (huh, kinda like Ac/DC's first lead singer) at the peak of their career.

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Old 02-28-2002, 04:59 PM   #22
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I like Scratching Post. They're Canadian and I heard about them from my friend Carolyn who's obsessed with them. They are like...scary rock music but not evil sounding or anything. That sounded really blonde. I dunno how to describe them. They're good. http://www.scratchingpost.com

 
Old 02-28-2002, 05:30 PM   #23
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Quote:
Originally posted by killtheyouth:
im sure some people have heard these guys before, but probably not in a few years...

band: Wax
how discovered: video on mtv with guy on fire trying to catch bus. saw it several years ago, then again last year. went on a quest to find their record.

sounds like: alternative/punk

song i dare you not to like: "California"

other comments: the guy in the video is on fire. thats so cool. im sure you heard this song on mtv/radio but forgot about it.
oh wow...I have that beavis and butthead episode with that video on tape. I have never really heard the band. but I will now.

ps. that is one of the best b-bh "videos" they ever did.


 
Old 02-28-2002, 05:39 PM   #24
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Unless it was just you playing all the instruments and only listened to it yourself for your own enjoyment, it's impossible to know a band that nobody's heard of.

That being said, everyone should check out these two bands:

Loudermilk
Sinisstar (I swear the vocalist sounds like a cross between Axl Rose and Marilyn Manson)



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Old 02-28-2002, 06:26 PM   #25
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Quote:
Originally posted by mewl:
I like Scratching Post. They're Canadian and I heard about them from my friend Carolyn who's obsessed with them. They are like...scary rock music but not evil sounding or anything. That sounded really blonde. I dunno how to describe them. They're good. http://www.scratchingpost.com
i've heard of them, and really can't stand them

 
Old 02-28-2002, 07:17 PM   #26
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Originally posted by Mayfuck:

:sigh:

:has heard about every of these bands so far:
UR 2,2 1ND13 4 M3!



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Old 02-28-2002, 07:25 PM   #27
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The Mathletes

*waits for replies*

 
Old 02-28-2002, 07:28 PM   #28
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Quote:
Originally posted by strange_one:

my turn, you might know these guys if you're aussie.
Band - Rocket Science
yes yes, I concur - very catchy stuff.

 
Old 02-28-2002, 08:00 PM   #29
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Quote:
Originally posted by killtheyouth:
im sure some people have heard these guys before, but probably not in a few years...

band: Wax
how discovered: video on mtv with guy on fire trying to catch bus. saw it several years ago, then again last year. went on a quest to find their record.

sounds like: alternative/punk

song i dare you not to like: "California"

other comments: the guy in the video is on fire. thats so cool. im sure you heard this song on mtv/radio but forgot about it.
aw,man,I thought I was the only one!!
The album that song is on is an alright one,I guess.Pretty basic.They had one before that one--I have it, but haven't given it a spin.I bought their tape in 1997, but bought the CD four years ago--they're a guilty pleasure.

My pick:Leah Andreone

How discovered:saw used CD for $3 and gave it a whirl

sounds like:folk rock, but with a jazz influence

songs you'd like: "starstruck bastard", and "come sunday morning"

other comments:um...check her out?



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Old 02-28-2002, 08:28 PM   #30
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TEH SMASHING PUMPKINS!

they have this one song, rat in a cage, itz so underground i bet none of yuo know it at all.

looking through my cd collection...hmmm..

i have some indie compilations, fairly obscure artists..

but generally..maybe

seely?
gusgus
add(n)tox
space juniors
solex
black heart procession
man or astroman
friends' bands...
i guess that's it. you've probably heard of most, if not all of those...

 
 


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