Bands that you knew existed for years, but only just discovered…
Good timing – I finally got(ify) Spotify last night. Oh my.
once the fellow house-denizens were all fed and toileted and asleep – I plugged in the AKGs and felt like a kid in the biggest sweetshop ever.
4am saw me still agog and wide-awake. Haven’t felt so spoiled since Audiogalaxy 😉
I could go on but in the spirit of the thread here’s a few – exactly what OP was talking about (ie aware but I was unnacquainted). So much catching up to do. Flipping amazing IMO:
Television – Marquee MoonPosted 4 months ago
Psychic TV – Godstar
Mild High Club – Windowpane
Not a band, but solo female, Betty Davis. Uttlery bonkers 70s funk. Was married to Miles Davis.
I, of course, have heard every other band that I need to. 😀
Here she is.
My son squirms “What a horrible voice!” if I play it in the car 😆Posted 4 months agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
Not going as far back as some on this thread, but I’m currently a bit obsessed with The XX. Probably as they seem to be strongly influenced by loads of the electronic pop and rock of the 80s and 90s that I was into back then.
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOiQ8toIFis[/video]Posted 4 months agometalheartSubscriber
I can’t think of anything recent tbh.
It did take me listening to Big Black to discover Gang of Four though…. 😳
I’m definitely liking Betty Davis.
Reminds that it took me almost 20 years to discover that there was more to Roberta Flack than Reverend Lee (as in other tracks on the album, esp. do what you gotta do… 😳 😳 )Posted 4 months agoaPMember
Future Rock – Sugar Coated Bullets
Second Hand – Death May Be your Santa Claus
Over the last month I’ve been feeding CD after CD into my Brennan b2 (470 to date) and have rediscovered Pavement, not sure about herself’s Julianna Hatfield and Grant Lee Buffalo collection though.Posted 4 months agoMarkBrewerMember
Most recently it’s London Grammar, Kasabian and Motorhead. It’s funny how you associate a band with one song for years (Ace of spades for example) and don’t realise how good all their other stuff is.
Same with the Stranglers (Golden brown) I unintentionally saw them live last year and then got into their music.Posted 4 months ago
You can’t fully appreciate the Stranglers til you’ve heard JJ’s intro to Princess of The Streets (or Walk on By, of course) 🙂
Could you get away with calling a song I Feel Like a Wog these days 😆
supporting Simple Minds… a few years backPosted 4 months ago
That wasn’t the Stranglers – without Hugh Cornwell it’s a different band. At their peak Simple Minds wouldn’t be worthy of fitting a new string on Hugh’s guitar.
DezBPosted 4 months ago
Tend to disagree ..Ive always thought they were pretty piss poor to be honest ..but that’s all down to personal opinion ..
I take on board what you are saying but they were the worst band to take to the stage that day ..Simple Minds were brilliant ..so to Roachford and OMD ..okkayak23Subscriber
I have absolutely no idea why I didn’t seem to particularly notice My Bloody Valentine at the time, though I was probably too caught up in American Hardcore skate punk type stuff.
About 3 years back I did notice them. Praise be.
[video]http://youtu.be/Ul0hnGP5Aes[/video]Posted 4 months agodeadlydarcyMember
Lift To Experience – didn’t even realise I’d heard of them till hearing them at Green Man – probably the highlight of the festival after Ryan Adams (for me). Once I looked them up, I realised I’d heard of them back in the 90s when I used to pay a lot more attention to the South-by-Southwest stuff (but completely forgotten about them)..
Funnily enough (given comments above about Guy Garvey), he was involved in getting them back together. Whatever the story, they were an utterly inspired choice for the festival. Most people that saw them were impressed.Posted 4 months agoB.A.NanaMember
Big stranglers fan back then, Raven album (on cassette) might well have been my very first proper intro into Punk as a 10 yo.
I went thru a 60’s Psychedelic/Funkadelic/West coast garage Punk period in my early twenties (2nd Summer of love time, late 80’s early 90’s) The Sonics were a band I completely missed, discovered courtesy of persons on here 10 years ago or so.
Also went thru a period of Southern Death Cult, Sisters of Mercy, The Birthday Party, Skeletal Family etc etc , but only recently discovered some Bauhaus, which at the time overlooked for some reason.Posted 4 months agowwaswasSubscriber
I’ve listened to blues for years and in my head I always thought she was ‘just a hippy’ and not paid any attention but my son started listening to her and I was blown away. Thank goodness for Spotify!
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkGUt4QYc08[/video]Posted 4 months agoPaul@RTWMember
I was going to start one of these threads and then this popped up.
Mastodon. Can’t believe I’ve never really realised who or what they are before. Not the easiest band to get into but I’m completely submerged now. Can’t wait to see them in December. And the videos are just some crazy icing on the cake:Posted 4 months ago
Paradise Lost, they formed in 1988, first album in 1989, just released their 15th! Despite me being a metal head for all of those years, (although I was more Mr Ravey Davey Gravy from 88/89-96) I never really interfaced with them. Now they’re my favourite Goth-Doom-Death-Electronica Metal band thanks to finally “getting” them via Spotify. Thanks Spotify.
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Jh36OMXFE[/video]Posted 4 months agoIdleJonSubscriber
I just heard “song for Jeffrey ” by Jethro Tull
On 6-rather smart. Top drumming .:-)
So many different musicians played in Tull, and they’ve covered so many different styles of music. There is something for every mood. (I’ve been humming Dunringill since watching the weather forecast at tea time.) It’s just a pity that Anderson lost his voice thirty years ago.
I’ll +1 for the Afghan Whigs.Posted 4 months ago
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