#1
This always seems to happen, artists with immense talent, or intelligently crafted radio music, just don't get famous, even though they're wonderfully talented or absolutely Pop-friendly.

What are the Pit's favorite artists who were cursed with near fame?

I'd have to say:

Apples In Stereo
Matthew Sweet
Aquabats!
Minus The Bear
Old 97s
What Made Milwaukee Famous
Butthole Surfers
Top 15:
Neutral Milk Hotel
Smashing Pumpkins
Placebo
Elliott Smith
Devendra Banhart
Pavement
Anberlin
Eve 6
The Clash
Imogen Heap
Ingrid Michaelson
Bayside
Minus The Bear
The Replacements
Bright Eyes/Conor Oberst
#2
SAVATAGE 100%

Damn those guys were so good. And touring with Megadeth and Maiden, they were almost there.
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#6
Buckethead.

Most would probably disagree, but I'd say he's more infamous and respectable within the guitarist community than famous overall (don't say underground).
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#8
Apples In Stereo
The Unicorns
and thats all i can think of off the top of my head
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This always seems to happen, artists with immense talent, or intelligently crafted radio music, just don't get famous, even though they're wonderfully talented or absolutely Pop-friendly.

What are the Pit's favorite artists who were cursed with near fame?

I'd have to say:

Apples In Stereo
Matthew Sweet
Aquabats!
Minus The Bear
Old 97s
What Made Milwaukee Famous
Butthole Surfers



totally agree with these
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#11
Quote by Jacob6293
Buckethead.

Most would probably disagree, but I'd say he's more infamous and respectable within the guitarist community than famous overall (don't say underground).


i actually agree with this, when i wore the shirt i got at the buckethead concert to school there were some ppl without even the slightest knowledge of him
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#17
Between the buried and me.

Lets face it, they can never get enough recognition.
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Quote by Jacob6293
Buckethead.

Most would probably disagree, but I'd say he's more infamous and respectable within the guitarist community than famous overall (don't say underground).

i like him. but his music is so diverse and/or weird that he probably couldn't get mainstream in this musical environment. Even some guitarists i know find it hard to listen to him, i imagine what people with no music knowledgement think.

And basically the same goes for the whole shred guys.

But i think the TS means guys who have radio friendly songs and talent and everything but just cant get very famous. I instantly think on Duff Mckagan's loaded. They are very good IMO, and my "mainstream" listener friends seem to think the same. But they aren't very big.
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#19
Lovin' Spoonful.
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#20
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Lovin' Spoonful.

I just lost all the respect I had for you. Which isn't much. Which isn't anything personal. I just don't know who you are.

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#21
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If we know about them doesnt that mean their famous ?



I know about my band, but we're not famous.