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More Nick,doing an Elvis song:

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Of course,Here's Dave!

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Take Nick and Dave together and you get this Graham Parker song:


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Kurt,
I meant to comment on this when you posted before but I got distracted.
I also love to research covers.I can spend an evening listening to the same song done by 20 different people.

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This group, amazingly, had 27 singles and NEVER had a hit.

The closest they came was with this 1972 song that just broke the top 40
at number 39.

A terribly underrated group.

Uriah Heep and "Easy Livin"


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This is about the Indian singer Asha Bhosle!
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The year was 1973 and this song made it to all of number 91 on the charts.

Yeah, it was a real dud and a very obscure tune. Have yet to hear this on
the radio since it was played for all of a few weeks.

The group...Circus

The song..."Stop Wait and Listen"


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Never heard of them or the song,but the guy did mention another band that could fit in here I think, The Michael Stanley Band,they put out one of the best live albums Ive ever heard.

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NOw I can't tell you if and when this charted if it ever did, but this is one of those songs that was quite different than anything else when it came out, Lothar And The hand People:

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NOw I can't tell you if and when this charted if it ever did, but this is one of those songs that was quite different than anything else when it came out, Lothar And The hand People:
YouTube - Machines- Lothar & the Hand People
Okay, you got me with this one. I seriously doubt this ever made the
radio where I live.

Wow...talk about obscure.

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How about these folks? I have one album by them but I understand they made either 2 or 3.
After they broke up Michael Kamen(sp?) went on the score several movies and tv series I believe.

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Never heard of them or the song,but the guy did mention another band that could fit in here I think, The Michael Stanley Band,they put out one of the best live albums Ive ever heard.
I love the Michael Stanley Band.

I can't find their version of this song, though I do have the album with it.

This is the guy who wrote this song for them.


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I have an Joe ELy album Kurt,but for the life of me can't remember the song that made me buy it.
I also have Lamont Cranston Band albums, I think the first two.That video was from last year, I didn't know they were still plugging away.

By the way, I met the creator of The Shadow in the early 70s. I used to have a lot of the paperbacks from the 70 releases.

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I have an Joe ELy album Kurt,but for the life of me can't remember the song that made me buy it.
I also have Lamont Cranston Band albums, I think the first two.That video was from last year, I didn't know they were still plugging away.

By the way, I met the creator of The Shadow in the early 70s. I used to have a lot of the paperbacks from the 70 releases.
Hey Kim...Same here. Was it this one? I know I really like this Ely tune...BTW, Joe Ely sang backup on the Clash's "Should I Stay or Should I Go".


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Not that obscure but here's John Fogerty(from Creedence Clearwater Revival).

He played a sensational set at Glastonbury UK, 2 years ago (2007), including a lot of his old classics. Here's, who'll stop the rain:


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Here's a little obscure band just for you Kurt...

They lean mostly towards the Blues but I've seen them do a kickass version of "Mustang Sally"

I first saw them a couple years ago in the little park across the street from my house during the WC Handy Music Festival (Actually I was sitting in my backyard and when they started playing just HAD to go see who it was)


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Obscure or Not, I bet you can't listen to this without at least bobbing your head.


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Obscure or Not, I bet you can't listen to this without at least bobbing your head.
Mucho thanks. Hadn't seen that vid before

It inspired me to go and put the Ramones version on at full pelt - my walls are vibrating as I type..



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The original Woo-Hoo.


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Here's a little obscure band just for you Kurt...

They lean mostly towards the Blues but I've seen them do a kickass version of "Mustang Sally"

I first saw them a couple years ago in the little park across the street from my house during the WC Handy Music Festival (Actually I was sitting in my backyard and when they started playing just HAD to go see who it was)

YouTube - Homemade Jamz Blues Band
Hey Dave...

Thanks, I really liked that...Don't know what's cooler, that they are so young and keeping blues alive, or that guitar.

Is the guitar made out of a car muffler? Really cool.

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Originally Posted by KimW View Post

I have an Joe ELy album Kurt,but for the life of me can't remember the song that made me buy it.
I also have Lamont Cranston Band albums, I think the first two.That video was from last year, I didn't know they were still plugging away.

By the way, I met the creator of The Shadow in the early 70s. I used to have a lot of the paperbacks from the 70 releases.
Hey Kim,

I saw Lamont Cranston and George Thourogood about a year before George became big, I think it was '78 or '79. They played at an old-time movie theater that was converted for concerts. I think it only held about 500 people. It was a great rock and roll show.

For those that don't know, "Lamont Cranston" was to The Shadow as Clark Kent was to Superman, this will explain Kim's reference.

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In 2007, Paul McCartney came out with what's been his last album.
Everybody made a big deal about it when it first came out and a lot of songs
were played...a lot.

But that was a long time ago. Today, you'd be hard pressed to hear any
of those songs on the radio. Truth is, it wasn't a big hit and the single from
it didn't do very well, peaking at number 26.

Personally, I liked the album. I thought it was well done. There were some
really good songs, one I loved a lot.

This is the single that hit number 26...Dance Tonight.


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And for what it's worth...from that same album, I think this is one of the
most beautiful songs McCartney ever wrote.

"End Of The End"




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Here's a group I saw around 1974/5 in a school auditorium along with about 300 other folks. The group was no longer filling big venues, but I always liked this song...



Here's another version...



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1972. Lemmy (pre Motorhead) on vocals

A loud and glorious shambles of a band... Hawkwind






Here's my favorite Hawkwind track - and some great use of video footage...




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Didn't Michael Moorecock write a few songs for Hawkwind?

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Didn't Michael Moorecock write a few songs for Hawkwind?
Yes, he contributed some lyrics. He was quite involved with the band in their early stages.



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Thats what I thought.I have quite a few of his books lying around.
I never did listen to Hawkwind though, and I never knew until today that Lemmy was in it.

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The year was 1973.

Procol Harum had come up with one incredible album. While no singles are
listed as having come from it, there was in fact one song that was released
under the radar. While the album got significant airplay and reached number
21 on the Billboard charts, it has since lapsed into total obscurity. If you
hear any Procol Harum songs these days, they're either "A Whiter Shade Of
Pale" or "Conquistador."

This amazing album is lost to all but their die hard fans...and it's a damn
crying shame.

Here is the "obscure" single, Grand Hotel and grand finale of the album,
Robert's Box.

They don't make 'em like these anymore folks.

**NOTE** The guy who uploaded Robert's box did some stupid voice
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The year was 1976. In the world of obscure music, this vanished so fast that
I sometimes wonder if it ever existed at all.

The Artist...Elliott Murphy

The Album...Night Lights

The Song...Isadora's Dancers


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This group, amazingly, had 27 singles and NEVER had a hit.

The closest they came was with this 1972 song that just broke the top 40
at number 39.

A terribly underrated group.

Uriah Heep and "Easy Livin"
My favorite from Uriah Heep

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Originally Posted by KimW View Post

I have an Joe ELy album Kurt,but for the life of me can't remember the song that made me buy it.
Was this it?

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Spiderbait re-did this song a couple of years ago, but I like the original.
I read somewhere that this was recorded in one of the members backyard.
Came out the year I graduated high school, 1977

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Here's a band from the mid 1990's but still going strong. Lovely harmonies and nice lyrics. Belle and Sebastian, The Blues Are Still Blue:

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I don't know much of this artist, but at first, I thought it was David Bowie.
He sounds very much like Bowie. I like the guitar in this one.

I first heard this tune on an internet radio station, and I just heard it yesterday on an alternative rock station. I wonder if he had any success on the US charts.

This artist from the UK is Edwyn Collins.

Song title: "A Girl Like You"

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I first heard this tune on an internet radio station, and I just heard it yesterday on an alternative rock station. I wonder if he had any success on the US charts.
Edwyn hails from Scotland and originally found fame in the UK with his band, Orange Juice in the late 1970s.

"A Girl Like You" is his best-known song as a solo artist - I think it made the US top 40 in 1994. It was certainly a big hit in the UK.

I've heard him interviewed several times and he comes across as a really friendly, down-to-earth kind of guy.


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Most people will have heard of Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" - the album that launched Richard Branson's Virgin empire, back in 1973.

However, following that historic release, Virgin put out a few albums that didn't have quite the same impact.

Here's one by a band called Gong; a sort of prog/rock/jazz combo that notably featured Steve Hillage on guitar:


Then there came the eccentric and almost totally inaccessible, Henry Cow:



And several years before Kraftwerk hit the scene, Virgin pioneered the rise of "KrautRock" by signing bands such as Faust and Tangerine Dream




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Most people will have heard of Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" - the album that launched Richard Branson's Virgin empire, back in 1973.

However, following that historic release, Virgin put out a few albums that didn't have quite the same impact.

Here's one by a band called Gong; a sort of prog/rock/jazz combo that notably featured Steve Hillage on guitar:

YouTube - Gong: Flying Teapot

Then there came the eccentric and almost totally inaccessible, Henry Cow:

YouTube - Henry Cow - Amygdala


And several years before Kraftwerk hit the scene, Virgin pioneered the rise of "KrautRock" by signing bands such as Faust and Tangerine Dream

YouTube - Krautrock - Faust



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Frank, I actually have Mike Oldfield's album. The version they played on
the radio (AM stations) was chopped up to bits. The album version was
quite interesting.

Trivia: What movie featured "Tubular Bells?"

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Well, at the risk of being run out of here (again) the year was 1974. It was
just before disco really started to take off in 1975 with "The Hustle". I never
really liked disco, but there were two songs that came out around the same
time in 1974 that I really liked. One was by The Trammps (Disco Inferno
fame) and the other was by a group by the name of Sons Of Robin Stone.

Neither song was very big. The Trammps tune hit #101 on the under the
bubbling 100 and Sons Of Robin Stone, best to my knowledge, never
charted. These were two of the "better" disco songs before disco became
what it became...a joke.

From 1974.

Got To Get You Back - Sons Of Robin Stone
Trusting Heart - The Trammps



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The Trammps were quite well-known in the UK, but The Sons Of Robin Stone?

Never heard of them - or their Dad :confused:, so thanks for that.




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Frank, I actually have Mike Oldfield's album. The version they played on
the radio (AM stations) was chopped up to bits. The album version was
quite interesting.

Trivia: What movie featured "Tubular Bells?"
It sounds as though Mike Oldfield wasn't as big Stateside as I thought. Tubular Bells, on which he played every instrument, is kind of an iconic album in the UK - especially as it started off that whole Virgin steamroller.

I believe the music was featured in The Exorcist (?)


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I believe the music was featured in The Exorcist (?)

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Must be the crowd we hung out with back then. Everyone I knew had Tubular Bells.

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Must be the crowd we hung out with back then. Everyone I knew had Tubular Bells.
I had it...I think he was only 19 when he recorded it.

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Harry Nilsson, in spite of having so many songs, had very few "hits", his
biggest being "Without You" which hit number 1. The song was actually
written by Pete Ham of Badfinger.

This song made 27 on the US charts. It got very little airplay and today,
hearing it anywhere is a minor miracle.

From 1972, and back in the days when drummers actually got drum solos,
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He did pretty good with this song:
It was one of the few songs over the years that I got tired of hearing,seemed it was played 24/7 for a while there.

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Here's another long lost and forgotten tune of Harry Nilsson's from 1972.

Sadly, he passed away in 1994.

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And of course this one, which if memory serves me, is connected to a pretty famous movie.


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