Bands You Think Were Underrated

Discussion in 'Music' started by tumbling.dice, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. tumbling.dice

    tumbling.dice Senior Member

    Lone Justice, from the mid 80's.

     
  2. WOLF ANGEL

    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member

    LITTLE RIVER BAND
    Little River Band - Wikipedia
    Predominantly successful circa 1977-83, the band formed in 1975 still performs albeit several different line-ups, both lyrically and musically I found/find their songs and delivery of performance always a pleasure
    That'll be me = REMINISCING
     
  3. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    500 ft. Of Pipe
     
  4. Orison

    Orison my dog is full of stars Staff Member Super Moderator

     
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  5. pensfan13

    pensfan13 Senior Member

    No question that LocalH was.
     
  6. rollingalong

    rollingalong nugly Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    i saw tubes ad little river


    loved these guys and never got to see them :(....under rated
     
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  7. tumbling.dice

    tumbling.dice Senior Member

    ^^^^Not available in my country!? WTF?
     
  8. rollingalong

    rollingalong nugly Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    you can remove the country code from the address...i just don't remember which letter?....bbad will say hopefully
     
  9. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff You Got A Bee On You Hat Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

  10. Noserider

    Noserider You Can Still Call Me Neo

    Sahara Hotnights, a girl pop band from Sweden that never really had any mainstream success out of their home country. I thought they had a great retro-rock groove and feel.


    Ex-Hex is a newer band with only one album to their credit, so mainstream success is something they could still achieve. Like Sahara Hotnights, they blend a retro 70's garage style with catchy melodies and hooks.


    Not sure how big they are in their native Australia, but the Reprobettes and their blend of 60's psychedelic and surf rock is irresistible. This band should be huge.


    And finally, a band I hold near and dear to my heart, Go Betty Go--a Latin-influenced pop punk band that is what bands like Paramore wish they could be.
     
  11. Ged

    Ged One moment ago... HipForums Supporter

    Me and my mate's bongo and Spanish guitar duo "Looking And Moaning" was criminally underrated. Our cassette only debut "That Solemn Bear" got a good review in Holly Hernandez' demo-hell in the NME, but our UK tour never got beyond local pubs and a few squat parties. But really, the World didn't deserve us. Maybe we were ahead of our time. Maybe we were just shit.
     
  12. Ged

    Ged One moment ago... HipForums Supporter

    Beatles, Stones, Floyd, Zepp. All hugely underrated. They should have all been huge.
     
  13. Mallyboppa

    Mallyboppa Nails Mc Fugger

    The Groundhogs !
     
  14. Hugs & Spit

    Hugs & Spit Member

    I'm not sure what makes a band underrated, especially these days since I don't listen to the radio.

    But I'll vote for Ani Difranco



    And my favorite cover she did!

     
  15. Noserider

    Noserider You Can Still Call Me Neo

    I grappled with that too. Pretty much everything I listen to is underrated. But I didn't want to say that and come across as an elitist hipster :D
     
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  16. AstroShark

    AstroShark Member

    Just about every band I'm into is underrated...if you're not headlining arena's then you are underrated imo
     
  17. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    Arenas are so mainstream. :p
    I'mma fuck the mainstream kinda person.
     
  18. magickman

    magickman Supporters HipForums Supporter

    Most all Hard Rock bands of the 70s were underrated in America, with the exception of Kiss. But overseas (just like nowadays), heavy bands are allowed on the radio and are popular to this day.
    American radio has always pushed Pop, and Country.
     
  19. magickman

    magickman Supporters HipForums Supporter

    Interesting as well, is how older bands like Rush, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, etc. have been putting out music for decades without much radio support. Maybe it's a regional thing.
    I understand that radio in the Midwest has never been as free with rock as the ones in the East or West Coasts. Even Classic Rock around here still seem to select from the same 300 songs, it's funny.
    Used to refer to our station as the "Led Zep/ Skynard/ Floyd radio station. Not that they're bad to listen to, but goddamn...
    Request hour @ noon- only time worth listening to.
     
  20. Cold Chisel would be my pick for most underated australian band ever, they had a lot of hits here, but alas never put in the work overseas to get notice, still some acts dont have to. Even more curious since you hear there songs pop up in american movies now and then


     
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