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Who is the most under-rated band ever?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by PhilaYank36, May 1, 2007.

  1. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    To go with the over-rated threat, who doesn't get enough credit? I say Motorhead. If we don't have Lemmy and the boys, we don't have Metallica. And that makes PhilaYank sad.
  2. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Or HHH's intro music.
  3. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    TIME TO PLAY THE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Uncle Tupelo.
  5. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Tori Amos. She's incredibly popular in small niche circuit, but without her we don't have Sarah McLachlan, Fiona Apple, Norah Jones, Jewel, etc.
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Def Leppard :D
  7. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Agreed. Heard "Big Wheel" on the radio a couple times and now I'm curious to pick up the new CD.

    And sportschick, I believe you have the wrong thread. The most overrated band thread is elsewhere.
  8. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    The Kinks. In terms of quality of stuff and for how long they pulled it off, they're right behind the Stones. (They stuck around longer than the Beatles and started sucking a lot later than the Who.) Ray Davies is a great songwriter. Without the Kinks, you don't get Britpop and a lot of American indie bands.
    Mudhoney are also criminally underrated...they paved the way for Nirvana. The Jesus and Mary Chain also don't get enough credit.
  9. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    • Paul Anka - a singer-songwriter of the first rank from the age of 15. Why he's not in the Rock Hall is a mystery.
    • The Searchers - the second-best band to come out of Liverpool.
    • Paul Revere and the Raiders - behind the name and the costumes, these guys could really play.
    • Tommy James and the Shondells - hard to believe only a year passed between "Mony Mony" and "Crystal Blue Persuasion."
  10. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    The Animals
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Mott The Hoople
  12. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    "You're Having My Baby".
    Mystery solved.
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