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[MUSIC] Most under rated band of all time...

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  1. LonghornFan

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    I used to but now I prefer NyQuil, Tylenol PM, Melatonin and particularly Xanax after a bowl.
     
  2. Torn n Frayed

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    70's
    Humble Pie
    Faces
    Thin Lizzy

    80's
    House of Love
    Dinosaur Jr.
    Sonic Youth
    Spaceman 3


    90's
    Swervedriver
    Slowdive
    the Boo Radleys
    Mercury Rev
    Spiritualized
     
  3. Raven

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    This thread is off the rails. Many of the examples are in the rock hall of fame (Cheap Trick) or they are critical darlings (such as Nick Drake). Neither qualify as underrated. ZZ Top underrated? Come on!

    A better example is Steely Dan. They had a bunch of hits back in the 70s. The critics liked them, but they're mostly ignored (in spite of still touring) and are never mentioned as potential hall of fame inductees. Smithereens and XTC are also good examples.
     
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    Humble Pie is a REALLY good selection. "Fool for a pretty face"!!!!!
     
  5. LonghornFan

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    Of course not of all time, but imo the Stone Roses should be on this list.
     
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  6. Rashmon

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    Can't argue with the Kinks, Smithereens, Replacements, XTC and many others already mentioned, so I'll just throw in a few of my old favorites:

    Steppenwolf
    James Gang
    Todd Rundgren/Utopia
    Mountain
    Gang of Four

    Yeh, I'm old...
     
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    Lee Scratch Perry (the truth)

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    Hank Williams III (Lineage. Arguably made the greatest country album ever - Straight to Hell)

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  8. Torn n Frayed

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    Live they suck huge balls tho, the singer cannot sing AT ALL! Great stage presence tho.


    A few more;

    Rainbow
    UFO
     
  9. what

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    Most underrated rock band?

    My uncle says it's trapeze. You agree? he's a stoner!

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    Rundgren is/was an absolute monster. Something/Anything and A Wizard/A True Star are among the all time greats. And Utopia's run of early albums (Utopia, Ra, and Another Live) was the best American take on progressive rock, except for Zappa.
     
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    Definitively worth checking out. Just skip their live shows. They aren't able to recreate the great sound of their studio albums in a live setting.
     
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    "Unknown" is one thing. "Underrated" is another.

    I'm not saying the Kinks aren't widely recognized as great, but to me they're not on the level they should be. A lot of their albums and singles were largely ignored (at least, here in the States).

    Steely Dan? It's tough for me to put them in the underrated category, if only because Classic Vinyl (26 on Sirius XM) LOOOOOOOOOOOOVES the band, and plays them constantly (that station is a big favorite for me). But looking at the band critically? Yes, they should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    Speaking of that word "Yes":

    THERE's a band that gets little love: Yes ("Owner of a Lonely Heart," "Roundabout", etc). Not even in the Hall of Fame. But then again, Deep Purple only just made it in, so hopefully good things come to those who wait.
     
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    A Flock of Seagulls
     
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    The Zombies

    Odessey and Oracle is on par with anything the Beatles ever made.
     
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    Absolutely right about the sense of humor. It's key to a lot of the songs. You mentioned Lola, it's there in (I wish I could Fly Like) Superman, Apeman, Moneygoround, etc. The humor was a huge part, and like so much of the Kinks brilliance doesn't receive a lot of attention.

    It's strange because Ray Davies seems like he's pretty much tormented by wishing he could live a normal even super old-fashioned life, but also being unable to do that because of the talent, creativity and imagination bursting out of him. It's there in a lot of lyrics. Great stuff.
     
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    Ooohhhh good one.

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    Yes is widely considered the cornerstone of progressive rock's "big four" (Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, ELP). I would say that is right where they belong.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/ajgoldberg">@ajgoldberg</a> Seth's character not liking Steely Dan was a way to show how immature and not ready for a baby he was. Who could trust him?</p>&mdash; Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuddApatow/status/564824624400064512">February 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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