On an opposite note - has anyone ever seen a Babyshambles CD? I mean in the wild, in a CD collection - not in the dusty bins of a closed down HMV...
Obscurity- there's a glasgow band called Dolby Anol. Now that's not that obscure- what's obscure is that they got their name after an Art Brut show in Edinburgh. Art Brut do a thing in their song We Formed A Band where Eddie Argos points out random members of the audience and orders them to form bands. You, you you and you, you're now The Angry Flock Of Odin. You and you, you're a brother/sister blues band called Brut Art.... And you, you, you and you- you're Dolby Anal.
As far as I know, this is the only time it's ever actually worked
That first HIFH album is so very very good. Hundred Reasons made a bit of a tactical error bringing them out on tour last year
I had tickets to see HIFH and HR in London.. ended up selling them as HR played a warm up gig at the Cavern in Exeter instead.. 200 capacity, was awesome.. I presume HIFH were good? gutted I missed them..
Best gig I've seen for years tbh! 100R were excellent (of course!) but I thought the setlist hampered them a bit, HIFH were absolutely as good as it gets I reckon. 100R felt like a fitting farewell, HIFH felt like they should go on and take on the world. Worth the trip from Edinburgh to London!
(I guess the "first album" thing flatters HIFH)
Hunners and hunners of you will definitely have heard this, but I occasionally still stick on "Pure" by "The Times", which was one of Ed Ball's side projects.
I still love it, and the way it bizarrely corkscrews its way through some classic British influences- The Who, the Jam, etc, then goes onto covering "Blue Monday" in French, before side 2's Anthony Burgess-inspired bits.
Possibly not obscure enough for here, though.
Ulrich Schnauss - A Strangely Isolated Place
Electronic gorgeousness so wonderful it's like an hour long hug for your ears.
Hmm, had a listen to that Neutral Milk Hotel album, recommended at the start of the thread.
Not that impressed really. Sorry.
The Neutral Milk Hotel album is amazing, one of my favourites.
How about Spiderland by Slint if you like your music dark and brooding.
Also, I really like a free album made on the Tenorion by a guy called Norman Fairbanks.
Richmond Fontaine - I really wish he'd lighten up a bit...
How 'bout Nortec Collective
aP - I'd image everyone posting on STW has heard of Murcof. Purple stuff, cleans yer bike, innit.
Tool are one of my fave bands. Picked up their first album when no one had heard of them. Now it's bands like the Russian circles
Life Without Building's one and only album The Leanover was excellent. Like The Black Angels referenced above I came to them via one of the Dirt films.
Temple of the Dog is likely to be well known to a few on here but may still be auteur enough, especially as the forerunner of Pear Jam.
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