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Old 04-09-2008, 03:18 AM
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Who's your favorite band from the 70's that was underrated or not as popular as the heavyweights from that time? Here are 3 that come to mind...

The Sweet - (Killer vocal harmonies and great songs- Ballroom Blitz, Love is like Oxygen)
Nazareth - (Great vocals and great songs- Love hurts, Beggars day, Razzamanazz)
Grand Funk Railroad - (Mark Farner was awesome, great songs- Foot Stompin' music, We're an American band)
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:33 AM
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Hey Clint!

GFR easily. I think a lot more people were influenced by Mark, Don, & Mel than would care to admit.
They arent spoken of in the same breadth as the biggies.

Steppenwolf is other one that comes to mine.

Rare Earth was pretty funky too, though not perhaps as big as the above 2.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:37 AM
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I had a casette tape of Sweet - Desolation Blvd. that I listened to so many times the car's tape player finally ate it.
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I had a casette tape of Sweet - Desolation Blvd. that I listened to so many times the car's tape player finally ate it.


They were a great band that I always thought did not get the attention they deserved.
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:17 AM
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Clint like this avatar better :-)

GFR Big influence on me in the early 70's. I am lucky enough to open for them this Summer.

Jeff Beck Group with the late Cozy Powell on drums. Ice Cream Cakes and Situation two great tunes.

Focus remember Hocus Pocus, I'm sure there are more but being a product of the 60's and 70's I forget who they are???
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Budgie.... Power trio. Man, those guys rocked. Ray Phillips was their first drummer and he was "the real deal". Burke Shelly on bass and vocals and Tony Bourge on guitar. ....and Captain Beyond. Bobby Caldwell on drums. Lee Dorman bass. Rod Evans vocals and Rhino on guitar.
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:40 PM
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Ten Wheel Drive
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Badfinger! Baby Blue is my all time favorite song, how could I have forgotten them???
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:46 PM
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The sweet's drummer - Mick Tucker I think his name was - was a really good but under-rated drummer in the 70s.

Ballroom Blitz and Fox On The Run were great...
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The Alex Harvey band with Zal Cleminson on guitar. He used to paint his face like a mime back in the day, before Kiss made it cool. He later joined Nazareth and played on the 80's hit "Holiday" by them. I really liked that song.

How about Thin lizzy? What a great 70's band they were. Great guitarist in Gary Moore and lyricist/bass player in Phil Lynott. Great songs too...The boys are back in town, Jailbreak, Emerald, Don't believe a word, The cowboy song....great stuff.
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The sweet's drummer - Mick Tucker I think his name was - was a really good but under-rated drummer in the 70s.

Ballroom Blitz and Fox On The Run were great...
I love those tunes also "No you don't." Pat Benatar did a cool cover of that tune.

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How about Thin lizzy? What a great 70's band they were. Great guitarist in Gary Moore and lyricist/bass player in Phil Lynott. Great songs too...The boys are back in town, Jailbreak, Emerald, Don't believe a word, The cowboy song....great stuff.[/quote]

ThinLizzy, right on, great band saw them live .
The Sweet were also cool no doubt.
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In no particular order;-

Sweet
Slade
Mud
Thin Lizzy
Nazareth
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
The Who
Cozy Powell
Deep Purple
Led Zeppelin
Suzi Quatro
Marc Bolan and T-Rex
Bad Company
John Miles
Bachmann Turner Overdrive
Early Queen stuff
And many others that escape my memory at the moment, no doubt if I took the time to think longer, I could fill a whole page!

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Old 04-09-2008, 04:25 PM
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Dance With The Devil by Cozy Powell.

It came out when I was 8 or 9 and it sounded the best thing ever on the drums!

30 years on - OK it ain't hard to play - but it's still a really cool tom groove...
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Well, isn't that weird. I turned 35 today (or am still turning 35?) so I qualify for this thread.

How about Talking Heads, Blondie, The Ramones and Velvet Underground.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:47 PM
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Dance With The Devil by Cozy Powell.

It came out when I was 8 or 9 and it sounded the best thing ever on the drums!

30 years on - OK it ain't hard to play - but it's still a really cool tom groove...
that's the trick to make something that is easy to play but sound really cool.it's a lot harder than it sounds.here is some bands for you;

Kansas
April Wine
Uriah Heep
the master Frank Zappa
Styx
the Cars
Foreigner
Pat Travers
Robin Trower
Yes
Ten Years After
10cc
Captain & Tenelle (just kidding)
Molly Hatchet
Manford Mann
Bad Company
Rainbow
ELO

I could keep going but i'll stop here.

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Old 04-09-2008, 07:55 PM
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A band called Chase (I think Bill Chase was on trumpet)....kinda like Blood, Sweat and Tears. I don't think these guys were around for very long though due to a plane crash or some other horrific accident.
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:23 AM
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Chase great band, also another horn band Lighthouse song was One Fine Morning also Ides of March played the song Vehicle. I was a big ELP nut back then, I loved Carl Palmer also loved the Bruford era of Yes and King Crimson
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:39 AM
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Man those bands bring back a lot of cool memories.

Sugarloaf was a pretty cool band that I liked.

I liked Uriah Heep also. Stealing when I should've been buying, what a great song.
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Naz is good. I have an album of theirs that pops up on my playlist from time to time. I'm not old enough for first hand accounts though. I was born in 79.

I do wish the classic stations would play something other than the big hits from that time... That would be so great. So, so great.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:35 AM
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Naz is good. I have an album of theirs that pops up on my playlist from time to time. I'm not old enough for first hand accounts though. I was born in 79.

I do wish the classic stations would play something other than the big hits from that time... That would be so great. So, so great.
Word. I was in a cafe last week and they stared playing Led Zeppelin and the Beatles on the stereo and I cringed. I thought, "This music is so incredibly overplayed I'd be embarrassed to put it in. Play something I have never heard before, or at least something I haven't heard in a long time." It's almost as bad as Christmas music during Christmas - everywhere, unrelentingly, except it never stops.

Great '70s bands I miss are Zapp, Rick James, Michael Schenker Group, Rare Earth, Blue Oyster Cult, Edgar Winter Group, KC and the Sunshine Band (yeah, I know, disco), Rainbow (prior to the Butt Rock conversion) and Sweet of course was great.
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Man those bands bring back a lot of cool memories.

Sugarloaf was a pretty cool band that I liked.

I liked Uriah Heep also. Stealing when I should've been buying, what a great song.
I like "Stealing when I should've been buying" but my favorite Uriah Heep tune is "Easy Livin" both tunes are great through they kinda had a Deep Purpleish kind of sound lots of
B3 organ happening.

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Led Zeppelin, Boston, The Who, Deep Purple..... all very underrated. ;p
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They were a great band that I always thought did not get the attention they deserved.
I'm not over 35 but I totally agree.
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For me it was Badfinger,Wings,GFR,Foreigner (their 1st album was great) and Cheap Trick.
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Ides of March, Vehicle.
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The Flock

Yikes, Dude!!! Did you live in my neighborhood?

Ten Wheel Drive with Genya Raven! I wore that album out (remember vinyl?) What a great band!

Flock put all the other "progressives" to shame. The violinist (Jerry Goodman) just blew me away.

+1 for Michael Schenker, although I know him through UFO.

And Lighthouse...Skip Prokop on drums. They played a SMOKING cover of "Eight Miles High".

Now to date myself further...Seatrain (another violinist)..."13 Questions" was their "hit".
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:07 PM
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katman- "Well, isn't that weird. I turned 35 today (or am still turning 35?) so I qualify for this thread.

How about Talking Heads?"

Stop making Sense...great album, great movie.
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there are many, it was the golden age of rock!

Rare Bird - Prog keyboard band signed to Charisma in 1969 were amazing, had a hit single "Sympathy" but never reached the dizzy heights of Genesis on the same label.

Stray - hard rock band very well known on the pub gig circuit in the early 70's, their early albums were great but never hit the big time. Del Bromham touring with new version of the band.

Tony McPhee / Groundhogs - most underrated blues/hard rock band of the 70's, made the excellent "Split" album in 1971, Tony still touring the band.

there are loads..!
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Wow! So many memories...

I would add Crack the Sky.. The Tubes.. Black Oak Arkansas (Tommy Adridge).. Robin Trower, some of Ted Nugents stuff... ALL of the dual-drummer southern rock bands.. (any band that has two drummers just has to be cool).

Wow.... I've sure lived through a great time for music...


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In my one R&B band we do that tune.What a fun & cool tune too play.

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I still love Y & T ,Thin Lizzy<--rules, DIO, UFO, Pink Floyd, Robert Cray, Scorpions, Sam Cook, Walter Trout sorry getting kinda bluesy. I was into Tull my sophmore year n high school.
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that's the trick to make something that is easy to play but sound really cool.it's a lot harder than it sounds.here is some bands for you;

Kansas
April Wine
Uriah Heep
the master Frank Zappa
Styx
the Cars
Foreigner
Pat Travers
Robin Trower
Yes
Ten Years After
10cc
Captain & Tenelle (just kidding)
Molly Hatchet
Manford Mann
Bad Company
Rainbow
ELO

I could keep going but i'll stop here.

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Well,


not to repeat others but...


America
April Wine
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Eagles(underrated band, IMO)
Heart(hugely underrated band, IMO)
Jethro Tull
Little River Band
The Guess Who


And if I think of any more...


;-)
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Well,


not to repeat others but...


America
April Wine
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Eagles(underrated band, IMO)
Heart(hugely underrated band, IMO)
Jethro Tull
Little River Band
The Guess Who


And if I think of any more...


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You gotta have Bread in that list!
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A great are for Rock!
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Any one for some Humble Pie??
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Naz
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30 days in the hole. I loved how the bass layed out during the first verse. When he comes in, oh boy. Rock and roll!
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Oh, YES...aydee!!


You are correct, Sir! ;-)


They slipped my mind, at the time.


Good one! :-)
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Oh, YES...aydee!!


You are correct, Sir! ;-)


They slipped my mind, at the time.


Good one! :-)
Bread was one of the popular groups of that era - I think the thread originally wanted us to list some of the second-tier, less popular and obscure bands of that era we like.
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