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Obscure bands. Awesome bands.:

 301 Physical Stamina, Sat, 21st Jul '12 12:44:33 AM from boooouuunnnddd to fall iiiiin loooooooove Relationship Status: If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it
Time Gal's driver's license photo.
I didn't know they were so well-known.
 302 Mr Mallard, Sat, 21st Jul '12 2:19:49 AM from Australia, mate
Artibi
I know The Darkness is fairly popular, but no-one I actually know has heard of them.
One day, House was walk into his House.

"It is good to have House House!" say House, as he walk into House House.
Can-I-Bus
West Bank Killa is one of the greatest rappers of all time.
The smartest idiot you will ever meet.
 304 NEO, Sat, 21st Jul '12 8:39:20 AM from Dark matter dimensions Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Italian alternative rock/metal Art Disorder. So obscure I was only able to listen to one song of theirs (available for listen HERE, it's the last one), but it's pretty good nevertheless and I sure would like to hear more...
No regret shall pass over the threshold!
 305 Physical Stamina, Sun, 29th Jul '12 3:37:25 PM from boooouuunnnddd to fall iiiiin loooooooove Relationship Status: If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it
Time Gal's driver's license photo.
Not a band, but a single guy: Todd Edwards. Why he's not more popular in the US is beyond me.
 306 Erock, Sun, 29th Jul '12 7:32:15 PM from Toronto
Proud Canadian
Hidria Spacefolk, I'm Not a Gun, and Set Fire to Flames.
If you don't like a single Frank Ocean song, you have no soul.
Sumo Cyco. They're an unsigned band from Canada. I have high hopes for them.

Here's one of their first music videos, "Limp":

edited 30th Jul '12 11:58:46 PM by StevenJEmanuel

 
Pretty vacant
Brocas Helm. They're not together anymore and they didn't release many albums, but the ones they DID release were amazing. Almost every song by them has an amazing intro. They're definitely worth checking out if anyone is interested in power metal.

 309 JHM, Mon, 15th Oct '12 8:54:33 AM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
[up][up][up] Set Fire to Flames I have heard of/listened to; I enjoy what I have heard. But those latter two you've mentioned... yeah, you broke the Obscurity Meter.

(Speaking of which, I am totally going to name a band Obscurity Meter or some variant thereof, just because.)
 310 Fuzy 2 K, Mon, 15th Oct '12 9:30:59 AM from 'мерика Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Cool Shades
Obscure? Awesome?

One word: Slugbug.
Every jumbled pile of person has a thinking part that wonders what the part that isn't thinking isn't thinking of...
 311 New Geek Philosopher, Mon, 22nd Oct '12 7:32:03 AM from Sydney, Australia
Wizard Basement
The Pica Beats.

They have a song called Poor Old Ra. It's about feeling sorry for Egyptian Sun Gods. This is not the only good song on their one album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv5GuKI5838
Hell Hasn't Earned My Tears
Your friendly neighborhood Cartoonist
Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you, Subway:

 313 Duck Twacy, Sat, 3rd Nov '12 6:12:04 PM from Scenic "Over There"
Shatner is impressed.
I like Oingo Boingo quite a bit. Catchy, strange-sounding music. Sarcastic lyrics. Psychotic, over the top singing courtesy of Danny Elfman. I guess they could be considered sort of famous, but really their only famous song is Weird Science. In my opinion they're earlier albums are better (ain't that always the case?)

edited 3rd Nov '12 6:12:24 PM by DuckTwacy

"It's such a fine line between stupid and clever."
 314 New Geek Philosopher, Sun, 4th Nov '12 1:52:49 AM from Sydney, Australia
Wizard Basement
[up]

I just got the Oingo Boingo album Only A Lad on CD in the mail today.

It certainly feels a lot more like what I hoped "New Wave With A Brain" sounded like. Only A Lad as an album statement is a borderline counter-culture anti-authoritarian masterpiece as far as pop-music-as-art goes. Haven't felt this about a pop/rock album since I bought The Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks during the Howard Years in an impotent rage against society I didn't know how to fight yet since Twitter activism hadn't been invented yet.
Hell Hasn't Earned My Tears
 315 Duck Twacy, Sun, 4th Nov '12 7:00:18 AM from Scenic "Over There"
Shatner is impressed.
[up] Yeah, it's definitely a very intelligent album. The title song in particular has a great message to it. Also, while I like the song, I feel that Imposter would be lacking in something if you don't know what triggered it: the band getting poor reviews from critics. It seems to me like more of an Author Filibuster than a broad statement like some of the other songs on the album. As Elfman himself even introduces the song in this clip "This song is dedicated to a couple of A-HOLES AT THE L.A. TIMES!"

"It's such a fine line between stupid and clever."
 316 Uilleam, Sun, 4th Nov '12 12:03:10 PM from Bonnie Scotland Relationship Status: I only want you gone
From the top of my head:
  • Isis
  • The Roots
  • Ulver
  • Embryo
  • Fugazi
  • Scratch Acid

There is probably more, as I'm a huge music geek and I'm constantly dredging up new and ever more obscure bands.

EDIT: Holy SHIT, how could I forget Pere Ubu? Their first lineup might just be my favourite band ever, and I forgot them! I don't deserve this life!

edited 4th Nov '12 12:05:48 PM by Uilleam

"There are only two people I'd trust ruling the world and one of them is me so I'm heavily biased in my own favor." - Verax
 317 New Geek Philosopher, Sun, 4th Nov '12 9:03:18 PM from Sydney, Australia
Wizard Basement
[up][up]

The only song on Only A Lad that makes me feel conflicted is "Capitalism" as it defends a system I have problems with but at the same time it gives a boot in the pants to the kinds of person who I don't like judging me for my life choices given the circumstances they were not around for, were it written today it would have blasted SJ bloggers and hipsters who wear Che Guevara t-shirts while eating Big Macs.

The kind of song that causes me to feel two sides of a sociopolitical debate in a new way I care about is a rare gem to be treasured.
Hell Hasn't Earned My Tears
 318 Duck Twacy, Mon, 5th Nov '12 4:48:21 AM from Scenic "Over There"
Shatner is impressed.
[up] Yeah, that one's always sort of confused me too. But I'm pretty sure I read that Elfman wrote most of the songs soley to piss people off, calling it "serious satire". So I don't really know.
"It's such a fine line between stupid and clever."
 319 New Geek Philosopher, Mon, 5th Nov '12 7:00:23 PM from Sydney, Australia
Wizard Basement
[up]

I totally buy that he was trying to offend as many people as possible, I mean, he opens the album with a song about paedophila and ends it with an ode to masturbation.

Clearly this is a deeply nuanced commentary on the mistreatment of the common man.
Hell Hasn't Earned My Tears
 320 JHM, Tue, 6th Nov '12 1:57:28 AM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
@Uilleam: Ulver and Pere Ubu are friggin' godly, but not quite as obscure as I'd expect around here... or used to expect, seeing as how many of our more fanatically obscurantist users have moved on, to my dismay.
 321 Thwise, Fri, 9th Nov '12 2:17:28 AM from emotions
hi
[up]Pere Ubu are actually pretty acclaimed and well-known for a post-punk band (unless we're talking about every album after Dub Housing, which are all critically overlooked) sad

Granted, Henry Cow and Slapp Happy are already renowned legends of their respective fields but Desperate Straights doesn't get enough love
yeah man lowercase
Can-I-Bus
Passionate MC

The smartest idiot you will ever meet.
 323 JHM, Fri, 9th Nov '12 4:59:11 PM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
[up][up] Not everyone overlooks post-Dub Housing Ubu, although sometimes it's not for good reasons (Song of the Bailing Man, ladies and gentlemen). I personally quite liked the two albums that followed it, although The Art of Walking really requires me to be in the mood to listen to it.
 324 Thwise, Sun, 11th Nov '12 1:50:12 AM from emotions
hi
[up]Can't judge Bailing Man, have yet to give a full listen.

But there are times I'm convinced "Horses" on Art Of Walking might just be their absolute best song.
yeah man lowercase
A sudden wave of chaos
Mechanical Poet, Orchestral Progressive Metal from Moscow

edited 14th Nov '12 11:39:59 AM by Rgriff

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