Brilliant, but obscure.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by domtyler, 9 Mar 2008.

  1. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Have you got any albums that you rate among your favourites and yet no one else would have ever heard of the artist(s)?

    I have. I'd be a little surprised if anyone on here had come across a little know American band called Slint, and yet one of their albums, Spiderland, is in my top ten. I was introduced to them when I was a student many years ago by a friend of mine, I would never have heard of them if it wasn't for that.
  2. TVC

    TVC Guest

    I've just bought 5:55 by Charlotte Gainsbourg - daughter of Serge and Jane. Very French with a big input from Jarvis Cocker.

    An album (well cassette) I still play after 20 years is 'From Lubbock to Clintwood East' by Terry & Jerry, a Brum Skiffle duo.
  3. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    The Tall Boys.

    First two Andy WHite albums are both masterpieces.
  4. mikeitup

    mikeitup Senior Member


    Shotgun Messiah : "Second Coming" 1991

    The Electric Boys : "Funk O Metal Carpet Ride" 1991

    Danger Danger : "Cockroach" 1995

    lately it's these guys (if you like melodic rock music with BALLS)

    "Eden's Curse" 2007
  5. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Don't know about brilliant, but they were the fore-runners of 'electronic, techno, trance, chill-out' music.

    Tangerine Dream from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
  6. Of a more recent time..
    Camille - 'Le Fil'

    Some may have seen her on Jools Holland, drawing a line over herself...
    Here's a video of a tune.
  7. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    When in Rome, Kill Me - Cud
  8. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Anything by Commander Cody
  9. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Over the Hill
    To answer the Q in the OP I'd have to say No. But then I'm probably a bit "backward" musically.

    I do have an "unusual (?)" album by Fleetwood Mac - "Kiln House". Does that count?
  10. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    ilur arfur - sykurmoranir

    aka here today, tomorrow next week - sugarcubes, but sung totally in icelandic. spot on.
  11. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Still Shakin' - Flaming Groovies
  12. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    I've got the soundtrack to 'Salvador' by Tangerine Dream, it's very unsettling and pretty cool!

    My own 'cult' band would probably be one I bought at random because I liked the name and became hooked upon listening. They're (or were, since they're no longer together) called 'Sukia' from the Mexican Lesbian Vampire comic book of the same name(!) and do wierd and erotic electronica:
  13. Invocal - Uneven Keel. Four piece female harmonies with cello, guitar and clarinet and wickedly cutting lyrics.
    Tod Snider.
  14. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    shonen knife - 712

    they opened for nirvana on their only uk tour. unusual.
  15. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    mescalito tummy touch records fantastic recommend downloading.
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