#1
My favorite band from Canada, and definitely the most talented band never to be famous in America. It's a crying shame they never attained much notoriety over here, because they were all musical geniuses. I discovered them after they had already broken up, which deeply saddened me, because I would have loved nothing more than to see them live. However, the bassist and drummer are forming a band called The Art Decay, and they have stated they will sound similar to the Tea Party.

Discuss this amazing band.
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#2
Tea Party inspire me!! One of my favourite bands ever.


Yeah this is probably better off in Alt/indies threadland.
#3
i'm pretty sure there is already a forum in the indi section on these guys.

but yea, they were amazing. they should have been bigger than they got.
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#4
Awsomeness unable to be expressed with words.. one of the bands that got me into music
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#5
they have actually become one of my largest influences.

more and mroe i'm saddened that they have broken up.
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#6
Definitely way underrated. It's always confused me why they never got a bigger following here in the US.
#7
Apparently they're much bigger here in Australia. Personally, I love 'em. One of my favorite bands.
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there i said it...kinda

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#8
i really dig thier 'middle eastern' vibe. i'm starting to do some stuff like that in my new music.
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#9
Thanks for the tip thread starter. I've checked them out, I dig the whole Jim Morrison-meets-Led Zepplin-meets-Screaming Trees sound.
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#10
have you seen any pics of Jeff Martin (lead singer), he looks just like Morrison! it's very odd-sounds like him, looks like him, but it ain't Jim!
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#11
the best gig I have EVER seen (and I've seen alot of gigs: Floyd, Page & Plant, Radiohead, Sonic Youth, Muse and plenty more) was The Tea Party in 1996. They were astounding.
3 guys on stage that sounded like 6. I've never such anyone play guitar with such commanding authority. I hate the word "owned" it's such a puerile 'internet' word that gets overused. But it really does apply to Jeff Martin; he owns that instrument completely.
If you haven't heard them, download "Splendor Solis", the first song alone shows how good the band are.
They kind of went a bit crap about 4 albums in to their career, he has his affected way of singing that got worse as they went on. But the sheer talent. Boy oh boy.
#12
yeah they are pretty badass. fire in the head?? i think thats what it was called...lol. sorry....anyways that was a good one.
#13
man the drumer jeff is my cuzin. i only see him like once or twice a year. its crazy each one of his kids have thair own drum kits. ya man i know a bunch about them