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  • fields5069fields5069 Frets: 1517
    Chuck Prophet - Balinese Dancer. I haven't heard anything better by him. Gorgeous songs and such tasteful playing.
    Some folks like water, some folks like wine.
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  • shugzshugz Frets: 523
    Good call on the Pretty Things. SF Sorrow a great, if maybe 'of its time', piece. Great band. 

    Others:

    The Zombies - odessey and Oracle
    22-20s 
    Little Barrie - king of the waves 
    Ride - Carnival of Light (hated by the fans and even the band at the time but I like it. Jon Lord's even on it!)

    Cheers
    Hugh

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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 1077
    Axe Victim - Be Bop Deluxe 
    Excellent album. :)
    A fine, fine musician!
    I saw him at Manchester Poly on the "Quit dreaming and get on the beam" tour.

    My favourite Be Bop Delux song.

    And something more recent...




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  • Fifty9Fifty9 Frets: 122
    edited November 9
    I liked Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds a good bit when that came out waaay back
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  • shugz said:
    Good call on the Pretty Things. SF Sorrow a great, if maybe 'of its time', piece. Great band. 

    Others:

    The Zombies - odessey and Oracle
    22-20s 
    Little Barrie - king of the waves 
    Ride - Carnival of Light (hated by the fans and even the band at the time but I like it. Jon Lord's even on it!)

    Cheers
    Hugh
    Yep Odessey and Oracle is an absolute classic. 
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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 9153
    Axe Victim is deffo a good album :)

    and, possibly overlooked by some guitarists, I'd like to vote for Neil Giraldo's work on the Pat Benatar albums (lucky bastard also got to marry her but that's another thing)
    "Working" software has only unobserved bugs. (Parroty Error: Pieces of Nine! Pieces of Nine!)
    Seriously: If you value it, take/fetch it yourself
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  • JasonJason Frets: 338
    Fifty9 said:
    I liked Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds a good bit when that came out waaay back


    Wiz awarded. A much better album than anyone else in GNR has put out since UYI, as the saying goes, there ain't no money up the dusty end, the gold is with the songwriter.
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  • customkitscustomkits Frets: 794
    edited November 9
    I seem to like Canadian bands for some 
    reason, i also seem to like most 70's music, i think it was the best decade for all music really, blues, funk, rock and pop, it had it all

    The guess who,  bacman cummings kale peterson,  running down the street is just fantastic imo, burton cummings voice is just sublime, not many better vocals ever and love listening to his voice
    The trews, no time for later, great album
    The sheepdogs, learn and burn

    I forgot this, great album start to finish for me and not sure if she did anymore

    Noora Noor  Soul Deep 








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  • Paul_CPaul_C Frets: 4364

    I stand to be corrected on this one, but my impression is that the Motörhead album Another Perfect Day is not highly regarded.

    I really liked it at the time, and still think there are some great tracks on there.

     










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  • Mine would have to be, The Soft Boys -Underwater Moonlight, The Rain Parade - Emergency Third Rail Power Trip and Explosions in the Glass Palace. I also own Dark Star - Twenty Twenty Sound (but I'm not Grocer_Jack)
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  • JerkMoansJerkMoans Frets: 1848
    Another contender: #1 Record - Big Star

    The missing link between the Byrds and every jangle indie pop beat combo from here to REM.
    Self-confessed Blues Lawyer
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  • PhilW1PhilW1 Frets: 2
    Budgie’s first album-such an underated band,never quite made it massive but influenced so many— also as I type this, listening to Demon “The Uninvited Guest” another great band who didn’t make it big
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  • baldybaldy Frets: 77
    edited November 10
    Chinatown - Thin Lizzy
    The album was generally not well received by Lizzy fans on it"s release but I personally think that it is a cracker.


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  • Mine would have to be, The Soft Boys -Underwater Moonlight, The Rain Parade - Emergency Third Rail Power Trip and Explosions in the Glass Palace. I also own Dark Star - Twenty Twenty Sound (but I'm not Grocer_Jack)
    We are of one mind sir :)
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  • JerkMoans said:
    Another contender: #1 Record - Big Star

    The missing link between the Byrds and every jangle indie pop beat combo from here to REM.
    Hell yes. Interesting career Alex Chilton - a US number one with The Box Tops at 17 then diminishing returns thereafter. Big Star are one of the greatest bands of all time in my book. Shouldn't forget Chris Bell either - his solo album is great too. 
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  • shugzshugz Frets: 523
    Big Star were great. Still gutted at missing Alex Chilton play Glasgow some years back :(

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  • vizviz Frets: 5024
    edited November 10
    Breaking the World by Threatin
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  • kt66kt66 Frets: 181
    Jason Falkner-Author Unknown
    Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend

    the two best LPs since Marquee Moon. And Jason is probably my favourite living guitar player under 70, Dave Gregory loves him too.
    Oasis were to have Matthew support him mid 90s, but then Noel chickened out  as he would have blown them off the stage  
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  • kt66kt66 Frets: 181
    Big Star are massively rated and rightly so 
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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 1077
    It's probably fair enough to say that they've heard Dio, but these are great band!




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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 1077
    Whilst looking at the above videos, this one came up on my list...



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    Oh, and this instructional video...



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  • downbytheriverdownbytheriver Frets: 214
    edited November 10
    The Buffalo Skinners by Big Country - outstanding songs and guitar, unusual in that it had Simon Phillips on drums - fantastic album - We’re not in Kansas may be my favourite of all they ever did. 
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  • kt66 said:
    Jason Falkner-Author Unknown
    Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend

    the two best LPs since Marquee Moon. And Jason is probably my favourite living guitar player under 70, Dave Gregory loves him too.
    Oasis were to have Matthew support him mid 90s, but then Noel chickened out  as he would have blown them off the stage  
    The Matthew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs 'Under The Covers' series of albums is great too. The Matthew Sweet solo records have some great guitar playing on them, especially from Robert Quine and Richard Lloyd
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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 1077
    PhilW1 said:
    Budgie’s first album-such an underated band,never quite made it massive but influenced so many— also as I type this, listening to Demon “The Uninvited Guest” another great band who didn’t make it big
    With a name like Budgie they were destined to succeed.

    Zoom Club is my favourite Budgie song.



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  • blobbblobb Frets: 910
    ok - I'm going to go for an album the majority of you will never have heard of, but you may well be familiar with the English folk revival movement, right? Fairport, Steeleye all that lot, Pentangle, Jansch etc.... well a similar thing happened in Scotland.

    The first name on many lips for folk rock with a Scots flavour is the JSD band, formed by a chap called Sean O'Rourke. Well this is the album recorded by his first band in 1976 and notable for 2 things in my eyes. First up it features a virtuoso highland bagpipe player by the name of Alan Macleod. This was the first band to integrate highland pipes into traditional folk music, not an easy thing to do as they have a much harsher tone than say Uilean pipes.

    Second it introduces us to a phenomenal guitar player called Tony Cuffe.

    After this band, Tony joined the group Ossian who had done the opposite of Fairport. rather than electrifying traditional folk tunes, Ossian started out as a rock group called Contraband. They then transitioned over to traditional instruments and tunes for a series of amazing albums. So at heart these guys rock and you can hear it in their playing.

    So there you go, my underrated album is the self titled, one and only recording by Alba. Underrated 'cos no one has ever heard of it, worthy of greater recognition because it was innovative and a stepping stone to much greatness. 

    It's also one of my favourite album covers.

    Here's the first track...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve7j9oE6X8w





    Feelin' Reelin' & Squeelin'
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  • GadgetGadget Frets: 604
    Nomzamo by IQ. Superb musicianship throughout.



    I think, therefore.... I... ummmm........
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  • ShrewsShrews Frets: 204
    The Buffalo Skinners by Big Country - outstanding songs and guitar, unusual in that it had Simon Phillips on drums - fantastic album - We’re not in Kansas may be my favourite of all they ever did. 
    Glad you brought up Big Country.

    Back in 1984, The Crossing along with U2's 'War' were the soundtrack to my college year.  The Crossing was excellent but then Big Country came up with the less popular 'Steeltown' which I feel has always been an underrated album.

    At the time of that album I was also reading Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and the music of it seemed to fit the storyline perfectly. For me that is one of the great things about Big Country as a group, they had this knack of telling great, atmospheric stories with their songs.
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  • RockerRocker Frets: 2788
    "Raising Sand" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [Albert Einstein]

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  • AuldReekieAuldReekie Frets: 164
    prowla said:
    Axe Victim - Be Bop Deluxe 
    Excellent album. :)
    A fine, fine musician!
    I saw him at Manchester Poly on the "Quit dreaming and get on the beam" tour.

    My favourite Be Bop Delux song.

    And something more recent...




    Maid in Heaven - Be Bop Deluxe - best single ever!
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