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Old 11-24-2017, 09:32 PM   #1
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If you can rank your favorite bands, the better... Or special songs. But especially underrated stuff that many might not know..

Pink Floyd
The Doors
The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
The Who
Steely Dan
David Bowie
The Rolling Stones
Fleetwood Mac
Jimi Hendrix
Neil Young
Bob Marley
Black Sabbath
Elton John
Billy Joel
Three Dog Night
Jefferson Airplane/Starship
The Police
Dire Straits
Genesis (Gabriel era)
The Bee Gees
The Carpenters
The Stylistics
The Delfonics
Jethro Tull
Gordon Lightfoot
Bob Seger
Alice Cooper
The Guess Who
Todd Rundgren
Bob Dylan

Underrated Artist - Sixto Rodriguez ("Forget It" is my favorite of his)
Underrated Songs - Harry Nilsson - Lean On Me (not the hit)
Shawn Phillips - (Breakthrough, I Took A Walk)
Paul McCartney - Old Siam, Sir

There are some good non-mainstream prog rock bands like Camel, Spiro Gyra, Tai Phong, T2...

Personally, the 60s and 70s are my aims. I like the sad songs, but I like soul/folk/funk/disco.. Vocals are very important, I like tenors and falsetto, using vibrato, quavers... Music to me is much more important than the lyrics. In fact, the rhythm of the vocal is probably more important now thta I think of it, but the quality of the voice.

Can't wait to hear your thoughts -- I love the eclectic tastes in here!
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:21 PM   #2
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You want us to rank our favourite artists? OK, but after the first few it won't be totally scientific:

Rolling Stones
Led Zeppelin
Dire Straits
Mark Knopfler
Peter Gabriel
Phil Collins
Eagles (in terms of the past)
Elton John
Bob Dylan
Van Morrison
Bee Gees
Pink Floyd
Neil Young
Bob Seger
Fleetwood Mac
Stevie Nicks
Eric Clapton
David Gilmour
Robert Plant
Tony Banks
Midnight Oil
Crowded House

Underrated artist: I think Mark Knopfler as a solo artist is not nearly as well known as he should be.

Underrated songs - I could take a day to list them. You mention Old Siam, Sir. It certainly is. Shame the rest of that album was pretty mediocre.

Silvertown Blues - Mark Knopfler
Rain Fall Down - Rolling Stones
Romance In Durango - Bob Dylan
Nights On Broadway - Bee Gees
Living Forever - Genesis

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