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Old 17th February 2011, 06:36 PM   #1
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I thought it might be good to dig up and share all those great bands and artists that deserved better and never got the recognition they deserved.

By definition, they are hidden under stones that most people haven't turned over, so lets turn them over.

My first suggestion is "The Rainmakers" a hard charging rock n roll whirlwind from Kansas. Quality and drive that should have pushed them a lot further than they got. Their first eponymous album is a diamond.
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Old 17th February 2011, 06:45 PM   #2
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So we are seeking artists like these, for example:
The Pretty Things - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Samuel Scheidt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 18th February 2011, 02:44 AM   #3
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My first suggestion is "The Rainmakers" ...
Fully agree with this choice. Their album Balls is great and they were known as "Steve, Bob and Rich" at that time. My spousal unit used to catch them in KC often and got me hooked.
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Old 18th February 2011, 10:20 AM   #4
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Hi Gyuri, thanks. Well there you go. Never heard of The Pretty Things, just sniffed around on the internet and they definitely look worthy of further investigation; had the Rolling Stones not been so successful they could have been right up there in the 60's and 70's.
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Mad Dogs and Englishmen w Joe Cocker and All Star Band headed by Leon Russell.
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Toy Matinee (Kevin Gilbert in particular)
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Old 22nd February 2011, 10:01 AM   #7
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Thanks soundchaser, good call. Gilberts solo "Thud" and "Shaming of the True" also sound very interesting, shame they are out of print. Looks like there is activity on the official website though, fingers crossed.
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The unfairly forgotten jewels of the English crown:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_(band)
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I have their first eponymous album Gyuri, which was simply awesome, the others were still good. Once Alan Holdsworth left they lost something. His left field jazz fusion guitar in what was essentially a prog band was just inspired. Great stuff!
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