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therussian
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#1
There are scores and scores, hundreds of underrated bands, bands that have slipped into near obscurity next to the giants of the 60s and 70s, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, etc etc. These unknown bands are (at least, for me) for the most part psychedelic.

This is a thread dedicated to those "lost" bands of the 60s (primarily), and the 70s.

My first dedication goes to the almost unknown band "The Misunderstood ".

Other mentions are "The Small Faces", "Love", "The Pretty Things", "The Action", "Kaleidoscope", "Tomorrow", "Strawberry Alarm Clock", and many, many others.

Oh, and "Traffic"

So, please, your respects for the lost bands of those eras can be placed here.
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ArcherTheVMan
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#2
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I don't hear enough about Neil Young. I think the guy's amazing.
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#5
Those bands aren't from my generation. I'm 20 yrs old. I know those that crossed the time (Pink floyd, deep purple, led zep) and so on...I also heard about Genesis recelty, and that's pretty good.
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therussian
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#6
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What an ironic name for an underrated band

Exactly. And in another way, the Misunderstood conjures up the image of an emo band. I recommended them to my friend, and he didn't want to listen to that "emo ****" until I told him they were psychedelic

Heavil: hell, I'm only 17. I was born in the wrong generation. I mean, at first I listened only to the "big" bands: Beatles, Led Zeppelin, etc. It was only recently that I started digging deeper and deeper (I guess the "Nuggets" box sets helped me a lot)
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Quote by DownInAHole.
I don't hear enough about Neil Young. I think the guy's amazing.


Mmm, that he is.

Someone above said Genesis... you could perhaps call early Genesis that, but bands don't get much bigger than the Phil Collins era of Genesis.
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#11
Traffic and Steve Winwood in general. Ten Years After. Peter Gabriel.
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#14
13th Floor Elevators are deffinitly underrated and obscure
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On this board? Pretty much every good (IMO) classic rock band with the exception of The Who, Pink Floyd and maybe a few more. Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel, The Velvet Underground, Van Morrison etc. all don't get enough love.
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#17
I don't hear enough about Jethro Tull, even though ze are awesome
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#18
MC5 was really good.
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#19
You really think Cream is a giant? I find most people who say they love classic rock have no clue who Cream are.

BTW, Bruce Springsteen. Everyone forgets him.
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#20
Traffic and Steve Winwood were amazing...

Don't hear much of Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO) or the Guess Who...

Bob Seger never gets much love and how many hits does he have?

J. Geils Band were great too...

Joe Cocker has some pretty good stuff...
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#22
The Kinks they are known for a few singles, but pretty much all of their albums are completely forgotten, which is a crying shame.
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#23
Gentle Giant.
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MC5

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#28
-Phil Ochs, the US protest folk singer.

Such a huge talent with an amazing voice and profound lyrics. Better than Dylan's early work in my opinion.
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#29
-Nazareth-
They're freakin awsome. And very versatile (i think). They're from the late 60s/ early 70s.
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#30
Blind Faith, Strawberyy Alarmclock, and Moby Grape

also Fleetwood Mac didn't become famous until the Stevie Nix days in the 70's, but they were 1000 times better in the sixties, and they get no credit for it. I'm not saying Nix joining was bad, she's an amazing singer, I'm saying Peter Green leaving was bad. Listen to early bluesy songs like "Oh Well"
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#32
MC5
The Stooges
The Troggs
The Seeds

And from the 70s, Big Star is ridiculously underrated. Alex Chilton is one of the best songwriters of all time and he barely gets any recognition for it. I urge everyone on UG to check out any of their first three albums.
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#33
Blue Oyster Cult.

They have more songs than Don't Fear the Reaper.
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#34
Although they aren't traditional rock, I love The Residents and Chrome. Pere Ubu and Henry Cow are some other good ones.
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#35
Velvet underground, beach boys, kinks, yardbirds
Those are big and well known groups but still not as recognised as they should've been.
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Blue Oyster Cult.

They have more songs than Don't Fear the Reaper.


Indeed.
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#37
The Kinks, superb lyrics accompanied by either excellent riffs or transcendant melodies.
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#38
well, i can pwn you all with obscure.

ever heard of susan christie? of course not. her only album, a psychedelic funky folk album, was recorded in 69 (i think, it's around there) and then put in a vault until it was found a few years ago.

PM me and maybe i'll up it for you kids.

/pretentious

but other than that

kaleidescope, strawberry alarm clock (fun fact: they hated I&P), silver apples, agitation free, and yes...the misunderstood. john peel tried so hard to push them.
therussian
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#39
Quote by Dr. No
Blue Oyster Cult.

They have more songs than Don't Fear the Reaper.

Ah yes. Totally agree.
Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time
For y'all have knocked her up.
I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe
I was not offended
For I knew I had to rise above it all
Or drown in my own shit.