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    Most under rated band of all time

    Let the games begin!!

    I have to say Acid Bath, my favorite all time band. They have a cult following, but never made it big. Agents of Oblivion is a band that only released one album (200 or 2001 IIRC) and I think a lot of people on CF would dig it. Verbal Abuse would be high up on the list too. They are/were a cool punk rock band that I thought never got as much credit as they should have. They are probably my 2nd or 3rd favorite punk band. "Just an American Band" is such an amazing album.


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    Re: Most under rated band of all time

    I find this exercise easier than "overrated bands," for some reason.

    Quick list. Varying degrees, for different reasons, subjective (as these lists always are) and in alpha order:

    • Blur
    • Cake
    • Camper Van Beethoven
    • The Cars
    • Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • Motorhead
    • Sloan
    • Sly and the Family Stone
    • War
    • The Zombies


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    Re: Most under rated band of all time

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    I find this exercise easier than "overrated bands," for some reason.

    Quick list. Varying degrees, for different reasons, subjective (as these lists always are) and in alpha order:

    • Blur
    • Cake
    • Camper Van Beethoven
    • The Cars
    • Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • Motorhead
    • Sloan
    • Sly and the Family Stone
    • War
    • The Zombies
    Yeah this thread will have a lot less arguing than the "over rated bands" thread I'm sure. Good list!! CCR was great. I have mixed feelings for Motorhead. I like them, but always thought of them as over rated. They really didn't have all that many great songs, especially for a band that has been around for as long as they have.


    I'll throw another band to the list. Floater from Oregon. Amazing band!


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    Re: Most under rated band of all time

    Quote Originally Posted by demoncore1031 View Post
    Yeah this thread will have a lot less arguing than the "over rated bands" thread I'm sure. Good list!! CCR was great. I have mixed feelings for Motorhead. I like them, but always thought of them as over rated. They really didn't have all that many great songs, especially for a band that has been around for as long as they have.


    I'll throw another band to the list. Floater from Oregon. Amazing band!
    I was iffy including Motorhead, but it always come to mind with this topic. My ears hear it (mostly) as straight-ahead radio pop, but with a sound and tempo that guarantees it can't possibly fit.


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    Re: Most under rated band of all time

    Type O Negative
    Reverend Horton Heat
    Devotchka
    Mindless Self Indulgence
    Cowboy Mouth

    ...and the list goes on & on.


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    Re: Most under rated band of all time

    second Devotchka though they dont have many good songs.
    Fiction 8 has some good songs though are taking forever to get out latest album.


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    Re: Most under rated band of all time

    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupnmustard View Post
    Type O Negative
    Reverend Horton Heat
    Devotchka
    Mindless Self Indulgence

    ...and the list goes on & on.
    I don't care for MSI all that much, but I do love Type O. Bloody Kisses is one of the best albums ever! Today is the 4 year anniversary of Peter Steele's death. RIP

    I'll throw out a couple of Iowa bands to this list: Painface, 35" Mudder, Index Case.

    And this band from Oregon called Floater. This is the heaviest song I have heard by them.

    http://youtu.be/GxN2Xt4Bd8Y


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    Re: Most under rated band of all time

    Quote Originally Posted by demoncore1031 View Post
    I don't care for MSI all that much, but I do love Type O. Bloody Kisses is one of the best albums ever! Today is the 4 year anniversary of Peter Steele's death. RIP

    I'll throw out a couple of Iowa bands to this list: Painface, 35" Mudder, Index Case.

    And this band from Oregon called Floater. This is the heaviest song I have heard by them.

    http://youtu.be/GxN2Xt4Bd8Y
    Iowa bands that should be bigger than what they are/were:
    North of Grand,
    Odium,
    Devil with Cheese/Soul Sick,
    Dirty Little Rabbits

    ...and this list goes on & on.


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    Re: Most under rated band of all time

    Not sure if any of these bands are under rated. Just some that I listen to a lot that most of my friends or family don't seem to listen to.

    -Sigur Ros (was in last episode of Game of Thrones btw)
    -Explosions in the Sky
    -CCR
    -Tower of Power
    -Ben Folds
    -Fleet Foxes
    -Against Me!
    -Streetlight Manifesto
    -Gerry Mulligan


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    Re: Most under rated band of all time

    Slade, precursor to ACDC. Hot current Iowa band, Holy White Hounds.



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    Re: Most under rated band of all time

    Two bands that never really made it big when country rock was alive where the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Mason Profit. I wish I had a copy of NGDB dirt , silver and gold yet. BTW, Steve Martin used to play bango for the Dirt Band. It was pretty funny to see him on the Album with black hair.

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    Re: Most under rated band of all time

    Any and all country music coming out of the state of Texas.


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    I love me a little British band called XTC.



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    Re: Most under rated band of all time

    The roots.



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    Re: Most under rated band of all time

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    I have a hard time seeing legendary bands like Creedence being in any way, shape, or form underrated.



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