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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2018 at 10:59
Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

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I have The Alchemist by Home.....their last album from 73.....I like it....a lot of these bands from that time 70-73 get lumped into prog or (or even late proto prog) but they often aren;t that proggy at all.


I like the subgenre Proto-prog (not really a genre, but I'm not nagging), because it pays hommage to a lot bands paving the way to progressive rock.
Hence, a band like Home should be better filed under proto-prog or prog-related.
But again, I'm not nagging, at least they are in the website, and they have a great end-score on their albums!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2018 at 13:49
Originally posted by Kingsnake Kingsnake wrote:

Anybody ever headr of Charlie?
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Charlie played an american-styled melodic rock like The Eagles, but they were british (hence the accents).
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Have a couple of their albums ... Fantasy Girls is a great album to listen to. Later they had a small hit here on the West Coast ... and all in all, their first 3 or 4 albums are fairly good listens and very clean and well put together.  It's a shame that by that time, it was all pre-fab and copies only, and original stuff was not being paid attention to ... 

I would not compare them to the Eagles ... at all ... that bomb'assed over grown and over done band ruined life for many other bands, around here, just like Fleetwood Mac did in those days!
... none of the hits, none of the time ... now you know what the art is all about!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2018 at 13:53
^ maybe not Eagles, but at least some Outlaws (the guitar-duels and harmony vocals).

Funny thing, in the plastic eighties, Terry Thomas managed to have a warm production to some albums. I love Ambition by Tommy Shaw. His best solo-album, and Terry Thomas co-wrote all the songs, played guitar, drums ans keyboards and produced the album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2018 at 16:22
Jimi's other drummer, Buddy Miles.  I saw him several times during the 70s and he always had a great, tight band.
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2018 at 18:47
Originally posted by Jzrk Jzrk wrote:

I would throw Blue Oyster Cults First 3 albums in there.Hard rock but with some threat instrumentals
I put a vote in for Wishbone Ash too Live Dates
Also a superstar band but if you havenít heard Queens first album itís a bit more rockier and raw


Which specific song from Blue ÷yster Cult's first 3 albums is the best? (besides "Astronomy", I already know that one)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2018 at 18:52
Originally posted by Kingsnake Kingsnake wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

^ again, not underrated at all.†


REO Speedwagon is overrated, especially their 80's output.
But when I let people hear their 70's output they are shocked to hear, how great they in fact are.

What are the best 70s REO songs, in your opinion?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2018 at 18:59
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Budgie
Epitaph
Moses
Orang-Utan
Trapeze
Armaggedon (Germany)
Mom's Apple Pie


Are there good "starting point" songs for these bands, and if so, I would appreciate you naming them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2018 at 19:39
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

Originally posted by Kingsnake Kingsnake wrote:

Fun fact: prog-bassplayers John Wetton and Trevor Bolder played in the Ash. ;)

is there a band he did NOT play in? he was in Mogul Trash, Uriah Heep, Family, King Crimson, U.K., Roxy Music, Asia, Wishbone Ash, Quango and Steve Hackett's live band, and he played as guest on other albums too

Wetton kicked ass in Heep, too! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2018 at 23:47
Originally posted by ClosetothSupperBrick ClosetothSupperBrick wrote:

Originally posted by Jzrk Jzrk wrote:

I would throw Blue Oyster Cults First 3 albums in there.Hard rock but with some threat instrumentals
I put a vote in for Wishbone Ash too Live Dates
Also a superstar band but if you havenít heard Queens first album itís a bit more rockier and raw


Which specific song from Blue ÷yster Cult's first 3 albums is the best? (besides "Astronomy", I already know that one)
I love this really much:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyLMgIR69G4
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 02:18
This is actually on PA under heavy prog, though IMO it's not really progressive:



I find it pretty groovy. Not so much underrated as little known.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 02:24
How about this slice of obscure brilliance:



Again this is more under-heard than underrated I think.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 02:28
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:



Bad Motor Scooter is one of the funnest tracks ever!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 03:07
Originally posted by ClosetothSupperBrick ClosetothSupperBrick wrote:

Originally posted by Kingsnake Kingsnake wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

^ again, not underrated at all. 


REO Speedwagon is overrated, especially their 80's output.
But when I let people hear their 70's output they are shocked to hear, how great they in fact are.

What are the best 70s REO songs, in your opinion?

At least Riding the Storm out and Wild Turkey Trot (out of my head)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 04:59
The Savage Rose was the first band I thought of. Best female vocals in rock...ever.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 05:09
^ nah, Inga from Atlantis and Frumpy is so much better :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 06:07
Originally posted by ClosetothSupperBrick ClosetothSupperBrick wrote:

Originally posted by Jzrk Jzrk wrote:

I would throw Blue Oyster Cults First 3 albums in there.Hard rock but with some threat instrumentals
I put a vote in for Wishbone Ash too Live Dates
Also a superstar band but if you havenít heard Queens first album itís a bit more rockier and raw


Which specific song from Blue ÷yster Cult's first 3 albums is the best? (besides "Astronomy", I already know that one)


Those three albums are all masterpieces, but if I had to choose my favourite song, I'd go for this one:




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 06:11
good God girlfriend... favorite BOC song.. that is like asking if one prefers blonds, brunettes, or redheads.


hey they all rule.. in their own ways.. but if one was to put a gun to my head and ask me favorite from the first three..  IT has to be this.. in fact might have to 86 Can and put this on.. in ALL of its high octane, ear shattering decibel level glory...


The Diet Coke of Evil....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 06:22
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

^ nah, Inga from Atlantis and Frumpy is so much better :)

Don't get me wrong, I love Inga as well (although I genuinely believed she was a man the first couple of years I owned Frumpy 2), Annisette is just in another league altogether imo. She gives me goosebumps, Inga does not.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 07:02
Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Originally posted by micky micky wrote:



Bad Motor Scooter is one of the funnest tracks ever!

That debut album rocked - Rock the Nation, Space Station No. 5, Rock Candy, along with Bad Motor Scooter.

On the underrated side is Ronnie Montrose's other band, Gamma. Though didn't rock like Montrose did, had some solid arena rockers in the late 70s/early 80s - Mean Streak, I'm Alive, Fight to the Finish, Thunder and Lightening, and Voyager are some tracks I recall. The last one had a bluesy, Robin Trower feel to it. Lead singer Davey Pattison later sang for Trower in the late 80s.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 07:21
ummm hmmm...

a good many smart people have Montrose's debut album tagged as one of the best of the 70's and thus with the best of the heavy hitters of the era. I'd tend to agree....
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