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savafan
07-26-2005, 02:30 PM
I'd like to submit the following:

Savatage
Iced Earth
Dream Theater
Hammerfall
Kamelot
Rhapsody
Blind Guardian
Lana Lane


Check them out. Do it now. What are you waiting for, stop reading and give these bands a listen.

SunDeck
07-26-2005, 02:32 PM
NRBQ.

I don't know that they are underrated, but certainly they are not as known as they should be.

zombie-a-go-go
07-26-2005, 02:37 PM
We've had this conversation.

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29706&highlight=underrated+band

Twice, actually.

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29799&highlight=underrated+band

savafan
07-26-2005, 02:42 PM
We've had this conversation.

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29706&highlight=underrated+band

Twice, actually.

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29799&highlight=underrated+band

That was 2004, this is 2005. It's a whole new level of underratedness.

zombie-a-go-go
07-26-2005, 02:54 PM
Fine... I submit Talib Kweli, The Murder City Devils, Jedi Mind Tricks, and the Von Bondies.

pedro
07-26-2005, 02:58 PM
The Jayhawks

westofyou
07-26-2005, 03:02 PM
The Kinks

SunDeck
07-26-2005, 03:04 PM
I submit Talib Kweli, The Murder City Devils, Jedi Mind Tricks, and the Von Bondies

Sometimes I think the point of band names is to make their fans sound silly when they talk about them.

RosieRed
07-26-2005, 03:10 PM
You guys KNOW I'm going to do it ...

www.thirtysecondstomars.com

That'd be 30 Seconds to Mars; click and hear their new song. It's a good one.

:)

registerthis
07-26-2005, 03:13 PM
The Catherine Wheel
Curve
Fountains of Wayne
Manic Street Preachers

Although I'm sure there are many, many more.

SunDeck
07-26-2005, 03:13 PM
You guys KNOW I'm going to do it ...

www.thirtysecondstomars.com

That'd be 30 Seconds to Mars; click and hear their new song. It's a good one.

:)
Somebody just came into my office. They thought an alarm was going off.
Sorry, Rosie.

pedro
07-26-2005, 03:20 PM
The Catherine Wheel
Curve
Fountains of Wayne
Manic Street Preachers

Although I'm sure there are many, many more.

The first fountains of wayne album is brilliant IMO.

pahster
07-26-2005, 03:27 PM
Sinch is by far my favorite rock/metal band. I only know one other person who knows who they are.
I'd also submit Strata (they have a lot of room to grow, but I've seen them live three times. They put on a great show.), Finger Eleven (seen them twice), Maktub (funk rock), Greenwheel (rock band from St. Louis, had a song nominated for a grammy), and Lennon Murphy. I just listened to a Coheed And Cambria album. They're pretty good, although their vocalists high pitched 80's-ish voice gets a on my nerves a bit. Slipknot and Mudvayne seem to have become somewhat respectable this year. Still a bit too much pointless screaming for my tastes, though.

Blimpie
07-26-2005, 03:39 PM
The KinksI was never so proud as the time when my vinyl copy of Low Budget arrived in the mail via my RCA Record Club membership.. :D

registerthis
07-26-2005, 03:40 PM
The first fountains of wayne album is brilliant IMO.
It is...in fact their entire catalog is great. Right now I am listening to their b-sides collection that just came out, and it's ace.

pedro
07-26-2005, 03:41 PM
Teenage Fanclub

SunDeck
07-26-2005, 03:41 PM
This thread makes me feel small. I don't know nothing about music anymore.

westofyou
07-26-2005, 03:47 PM
yo la tengo

pedro
07-26-2005, 04:06 PM
It is...in fact their entire catalog is great. Right now I am listening to their b-sides collection that just came out, and it's ace.

I'm listening to the new one for the first time.

"She has a soft spot for cops who are robots"

That's too rich.

westofyou
07-26-2005, 04:14 PM
The greatest lost track of all time:
The Late Greats' "Turpentine"
You can't hear it on the radio
You can't hear it anywhere you go

The best band will never get signed
K-Settes starring Butcher's Blind
Are so good, you won't ever know
They never even played a show
You can't hear 'em on the radio

The greatest singer in rock and roll
Would have to be Romeo
His vocal chords are made of gold
He just looks a little too old

The greatest lost track of all time:
The Late Greats' "Turpentine"
I can't hear it on the radio
I don't hear it anywhere I go

The best song will never get sung
The best life never leaves your lungs
So good, you won't ever know
I never hear it on the radio
Can't hear it on the radio

LvJ
07-26-2005, 06:58 PM
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

I heard it from a friend
The Revolution never happened
Sigh
A little die
No more a child
Goodbye

Now where's the woolen sweater
You mentioned in the letter?
Imply
The other guy
Amd scandalize the lion

A clean shave in the morning
And a full beard with no warning
Time has gotten by on alibis and wine

Success is so forbidding
But it makes me think I'm winning
Quiet
Dim the lights
Adopt another lifestyle

You look like David Bowie
But you've nothing new to show me
Start another fire
and watch it slowly die


"Over and Over Again"

Little Alex
07-26-2005, 06:59 PM
Mr. Bungle. First album.

registerthis
07-27-2005, 04:32 PM
Meant to add "Crowded House" to this list.

Neil Finn may the most underrated pop songwriter of the past 20 years.

Tony Cloninger
07-28-2005, 07:51 PM
The Buzzcocks
Gang Of Four

Falls City Beer
07-28-2005, 07:57 PM
Rick Derringer. He did a WWF theme song; I forgot which one.

Yachtzee
07-28-2005, 08:11 PM
Devo
Dead Milkmen
They Might Be Giants
Falco

Ravenlord
07-28-2005, 08:12 PM
good Lord...where to start.....

Savatage
Drain STH (unless you live in Sweden, then they become overrated)
Beseech (a 'metal' band using a slide guitar, and occasionally even a juice (sp) harp and a flute_
Children of Bodom (not lyrically)
Zakk Wylde's Pride And Glory (think bluegrass meets southern rock meets metal)
Iced Earth (mainly in the Matt Barlow days)
Dream Theater
Kamelot
Rhapsody
Viking Crown (a Phil Anselmo band)
Shadows Fall
Shadow Gallery
Lana Lane
Amaran (power metal with a female singer)
Blind Guardian
Simon and Garfunkel (sure, why not)
Type O Negative (don't mistake lack of talent for genius :D)
Blackfoot (my favorite blues/southern rock band)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
King Crimson
Mountain
Slash's Snakepit (incredible blues/rock band)
Slash's Blues Ball (no rock, just Slash playing blues)
Alice Cooper from 1981 onward