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ITT: Name Your Favorite Obscure Classic Rock Band

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Piobaire, May 8, 2013.

  1. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Notice that many of the "obscure" bands that actually had multiple big hits had bland visual style? Then again, classic rock generally was associated with looking low-key. Bachman-Turner Overdrive - not a hugely successful band, but probably partly remembered because some of its members were particularly unstylish, as in "Bachman-Turner Overweight."
     
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    Takin' care of business! Pio should weigh in (no pun intended) on BTO and where they stand in the Canuck Pantheon. i'm inclined to believe they rise above the 'obscure' tag...

    Re: the offshoot phenomenon Pio alluded to earlier: Who's got a Bloodwyn Pig record in their collection:confused:?
     
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    They used to be known as Bachman Turner Overweight. Romafan will remember.
     
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    Mahogany Rush.

    Canned Heat.
     
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    this is not name your favorite porno thread, piob.
     
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    Limozeen

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    13th Floor Elevators

    The Mommyheads
     
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    hmm - had several top40 albums & sold close to 40 million records. overweight - yes. obscure - not so much


    flatlander are a (semi) obscure supergroup. classic rock they are not.


    foghat? cherry wine? montrose?
     
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    Of course they weren't obscure. I just thought the altered name was funny then and I still do.
     
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    Has anyone mentioned Angel yet?

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    Its a Beautiful Day - James Gang -Seigal Schwall Band - Cold Blood -Blues Project-Moby Grape-The Trogs-Joy of Cooking-Jim Kweskin Jug Band-REO SpeedWagon -Spirit
    Lowell George came from The Mothers of Invention -Emerson Lake and Palmer-------------------so why do classic rock stations play the same 50 songs over and over
     
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    James Gang - good one

    Seigal Schwall Band :confused:

    Trog(g)s - Yes, semi-obscure w/ only a couple of songs that jump out (W/ a Girl Like You, Love is All Around, I Can't Control Myself), but I think the ginormousness of Wild Thing disqualiies them

    Confused Lowell George earlier b/c Commander Cody covered Willin' - yes, Zappa roots

    Grand Funk Railroad!
     
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    Frank Marino!

    Climax Blues Band
     
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    Are you as old as me . Nobody is as old as me . No wait! Eric Clapton has me by a month
     
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    Both Commander Cody and Lowell's Little Feat employed Tower Of Power.
     
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    now THAT is an odd pairing.
     
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