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  • mikem8634mikem8634 Frets: 146
    From the Lion's Mouth - The Sound
    Strange Times - The Chameleons
    The Small Price of a Bicycle - The Icicle Works
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  • For me, it's a band called Ignite. I don't actually know anyone who knows or likes them. I think the guitar work and hooks are incredible. And once you adjust the amazing range the vocalist has, he is fantastic too.





    Fairly political but can't really argue with the sentiment .
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  • HaychHaych Frets: 534
    Dada - Puzzle.  I don't even know if they made any other albums but this one was a cracker, Dorina and Mary Sunshine Rain are standout songs but the rest of the album is very, very good too.




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  • stuagustuagu Frets: 310
    In it for the money - Supergrass
    Great album and band, holds a special place in my heart as it was on my car cd player when coming home from seeing my beautiful daughter being born.... i digress.... 
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  • Catherine Wheel - Chrome

    Filter - The Amalgamut

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  • scrumhalfscrumhalf Frets: 5015
    On The Boards - Taste. I don't think Rory made a better album and it just snorts from start to finish.

    All Right All Night - Motel Kings. A very underrated band. The fact that I'm in the audience for some bits of it is pure coincidence.

    Led Zeppelin. People tend to gravitate towards Physical Graffiti or the fourth album, but this is my favourite. The opening to Good Times Bad Times still turns my head around.
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  • clarkefanclarkefan Frets: 468
    The Cult - Love.  Still sounds epic to me after all these years.  They developed something uniquely their own then just chucked it away to go all AC/DC and make millions touring the world as rock gods.  Shameful :)
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  • JerkMoansJerkMoans Frets: 1848
    clarkefan said:
    The Cult - Love.  Still sounds epic to me after all these years.  They developed something uniquely their own then just chucked it away to go all AC/DC and make millions touring the world as rock gods.  Shameful :)
    Wiz'd for an Heroic choice.

    She Sells Sanctuary: soundtrack to every Stereo War of my otherwise unremarkable uni career.
    Self-confessed Blues Lawyer
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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 2505


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  • ShrewsShrews Frets: 204
    stuagu said:
    In it for the money - Supergrass
    Great album and band, holds a special place in my heart as it was on my car cd player when coming home from seeing my beautiful daughter being born.... i digress.... 
    Yep, my daughter was born on a Sunday and therefore two number one singles on the day of her birth, Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around (yellow hot pants one) and later that day Black Legend - You See The Trouble With Me (sample of a Barry White hit). Funny how they stick in the mind. I think it was because my daughter was born in the morning and I was driving back to the hospital in the evening for visiting when the charts were on.
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  • ShrewsShrews Frets: 204
    I Just Can't Stop It - The Beat

    Quite possibly one of the greatest debut albums ever and underrated in the whole Two Tone scene of the late 70's/early 80's.  




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  • HarrySevenHarrySeven Frets: 3400
    edited November 9
    Ultravox - Systems of Romance.

    Great spiky guitar from Robin Simon.


    Love this live version of Slow Motion:




    HarrySeven - Intangible Asset Appraiser & Wrecker of Civilisation. Searching for weird guitars - so you don't have to.
    Forum feedback thread.    |     G&B interview #1 & #2

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  • bazxkrbazxkr Frets: 405
    edited November 8
     

    There is a very small group of us who see Bernie Torme as one of the overlooked greats in rock. Pilloried by the music press and, let’s face it, made some dodgy records at times and played some shambolic gigs. However, on a good day Bernie offered up rock wisdom and punk attitude in a loud package. So I’ll suggest his 1982 solo debut Turn Out the Lights. 


    https://youtu.be/4nO2rxBN70Y

    Saw Bernie a couple of times with the Gillan band and he was superb. To my shame never bothered to listen to any of his music since. But agree, very underrated guy with a great stage presence. Will have to try to find time to catch some of his stuff
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  • scrumhalf said:
    On The Boards - Taste. I don't think Rory made a better album and it just snorts from start to finish.

    All Right All Night - Motel Kings. A very underrated band. The fact that I'm in the audience for some bits of it is pure coincidence.

    Led Zeppelin. People tend to gravitate towards Physical Graffiti or the fourth album, but this is my favourite. The opening to Good Times Bad Times still turns my head around.
    Totally on the money re: Taste - what an album! Psychedelic pop, blues, folk, jazz and hard rock all in one great album. With bloody good sax playing from Rory too...
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  • mikem8634 said:
    From the Lion's Mouth - The Sound
    Strange Times - The Chameleons
    The Small Price of a Bicycle - The Icicle Works
    Saw The Sound loads of times back in the day. Don't really listen to them anymore - a bit clumpy for me these days
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  • Re Husker Du from page one of this thread. I know everyone says this, but it's true - the records are desperately in need of bass and a properly recorded drum kit. I know some folks think the tinny sound has a charm of it's own but I'm convinced they sound a million times better  with a proper mix. 
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  • gringopiggringopig Frets: 558
    Re Husker Du from page one of this thread. I know everyone says this, but it's true - the records are desperately in need of bass and a properly recorded drum kit. I know some folks think the tinny sound has a charm of it's own but I'm convinced they sound a million times better  with a proper mix. 
    It's true but you can't go back and change it. The records had a sound to them and I even liked the sound on 'Warehouse'. It sort of focused the attention on the songs themselves.
    I was a huge Husker Du fan and I like both Mould and Hart's solo stuff. So here's an absolute classic that no-one ever heard.


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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 7285
    Shrews said:
    I Just Can't Stop It - The Beat

    Quite possibly one of the greatest debut albums ever and underrated in the whole Two Tone scene of the late 70's/early 80's.  




    Almost a Greatest Hits all by itself. 

    I’ve seen both versions of The Beat in the last couple of years ( Dave’s and Roger’s) and both great. 
    Dum dum dum, dum dum de dum, dum dum dum, dum dummmm.
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  • dindudedindude Frets: 5543
    Kamakiriad by Donald Fagen, all the attention goes to The Nightfly (also great of course) but Kamakiriad for me is a belter. 

    Symphony or Damn - Terrance Trent Derby, released after he had his time at the top of the charts, but this is an amazing album.

    As a sample, how’s this for a perfect pop song, with insainly good lyrical phrasing.

    https://youtu.be/aYqfAyKtPsc
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  • DeeTeeDeeTee Frets: 232
    The Wildhearts - Either Earth Vs, or PHUQ. Great hooks and a bunch of things that shouldn't work, but do.
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  • gringopig said:
    Re Husker Du from page one of this thread. I know everyone says this, but it's true - the records are desperately in need of bass and a properly recorded drum kit. I know some folks think the tinny sound has a charm of it's own but I'm convinced they sound a million times better  with a proper mix. 
    It's true but you can't go back and change it. The records had a sound to them and I even liked the sound on 'Warehouse'. It sort of focused the attention on the songs themselves.
    I was a huge Husker Du fan and I like both Mould and Hart's solo stuff. So here's an absolute classic that no-one ever heard.


    Yeah the sound on Warehouse is just about acceptable but still too lo-fi for me. Great songs though. Ice Cold Ice! 
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  • DesVegasDesVegas Frets: 3511
    edited November 8
    The Music's first album is pretty darn rad.
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  • TenebrousTenebrous Frets: 133
    Shrews said:
    I Just Can't Stop It - The Beat

    Quite possibly one of the greatest debut albums ever and underrated in the whole Two Tone scene of the late 70's/early 80's.  





    I'm digging this. I'll sit down & give it a proper listen at some point.
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  • DrBobDrBob Frets: 1761
    DesVegas said:
    The Music's first album is pretty darn rad.
    Wisdom awarded I loved that album 
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  • cbilly22cbilly22 Frets: 290
    edited November 8
    Tenebrous said:
    JerkMoans said:
    Stone Roses: Second Coming

    https://youtu.be/WKRQZrJJJCM


    100%. Driving South is a killer riff.
    It's a great record but it was still disappointing after their 1st one. At the time they were my second favourite band after LZ so this was right up my street. There's also an awkward moment where the song Tears slowly morphs into Stairway to Heaven. Plus there's a lot of soloing going on.

    Usually when we do this thread I mention Warrior Soul and Last Decade Dead Century. 
    Blimey, I thought I was literally the only person in the UK that bought that Warrior Soul album.
    Fantastic songs throughout..Downtown and Charlie's Out of Prison always used to make me bounce around my room as a kid...actually  they probably would now
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  • Grocer_JackGrocer_Jack Frets: 75
    edited November 9
    The Flys - Waikiki Beach Refugees (1979)


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  • kinkin Frets: 564
    @EricTheWeary , absolutely  , Bernie Torme , I would give almost anything to be able to play  the solo from 
    "if you believe me"

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  • Rain Parade - Emergency Third Rail Power Trip (1983)


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  • thumpingrugthumpingrug Frets: 1271
    edited November 8
    The The - Mind Bomb.


    (ive been trying to post a picture but its not working (for me))

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  • The Creation - We Are Paintermen (1967)



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