This idea should generate some interesting results (think Greatest American Zero)
BANDS YOU LIKE THAT NO ONE ELSE KNOWS OR HAS HEARD OF
Everyone has those few bands that you have always liked and can't believe no one else has heard of so I thought I would list mine and see what everyone else gets.
Now we all know your friends have heard of them (provided you have friends) so make these bands people outside your circle probably don't know.
So if your as old as me, start digging through records (vinyl to the utes), cassettes and if your really old - fuggin 8 track and see what comes back to ya.
In no particular order:
Fields of the Nephilim:
Goth with a harder edge on some songs - have some great layers of sounds going. Just found out they have reformed (only a few original members)
For all of you who cant play an instument - these are your guys - no longer a band and a few are dead I believe
A really different and unique approach to punk - very influential during high school - still going I believe
Not heavy or punk at all. Very melodic and beautiful song writing. I recommend "Strange Times" this album almost made my deserted island top three - no longer a band
Flux of Pink Indians:
Crass like in their approach to punk but better in my opinion - no longer a band. One member started One Little Indian Records and Bjork is one of his artists
The Mighty Lemon Drops
Searching through my cassettes and found I own a lot of their stuff (must have really liked them). Put one in the cassette player - still like it. Late 80's kind of an Echo and the Bunnyman sound but good - (those damn Bunnymen - SO SMUG) with more of a single note riff not chords
The Mission UK
Another Goth type of band - again mid to late 80's. Again not a Bauhaus type of Goth but still.....
Just think Metallica with different guys in the band and not as talented, but I still liked them.....
As you can tell - mostly punk and goth but not totally - throw in metal and some regular ole pop. (sorry Wrider - just can't take the country music) The cool part of this is I went through a butt load of cassettes and since my old beater truck has a cassette player - time to load up and relive the past every day to work and back. Now I don't want any bands that people have heard of and just don't want to listen to (ala Panto Banton - first Panto reference of 2006)
Let's see what the rest of you can come up with.
As a side note, it is about 7:15 PM here in So Cal so the Wrider must be gettin ready to show Mr. Corbett the goods!!!!