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#21 Amba

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 08:48 AM

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 08:51 AM

Two of my favourites;

Refused and The International Noise Conspiracy

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 12:21 PM

A couple of my favorites:

Southern Culture on the Skids
the Hippos (not around anymore)
Reel Big Fish (not so much anymore)
the Gotohells

There's more, just can't think of them right now.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 05:17 PM

U2

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 10:30 AM

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 03:07 PM

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 03:49 PM

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U2

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 04:32 PM

Apollo thirteen

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 05:52 PM

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 08:19 AM

Riverside...

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 10:05 AM

The Pogues

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 10:18 AM

QUOTE (calfan @ March 28, 2006 - 11:05AM)
The Pogues

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#33 BlakChamber

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 12:01 PM

While I don't have another band to add, I just wanted to say, Lidstrom Rules, I love the new avatar and title thumbup.gif

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 06:58 PM

QUOTE (Lidstrom Rules @ March 28, 2006 - 09:18AM)
QUOTE (calfan @ March 28, 2006 - 11:05AM)
The Pogues

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the pogues are great as long as we're talking about the shane macgowan lineup

Hell's Ditch - my fav album by them.
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#35 Lidstrom Rules

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 10:11 PM

QUOTE (calfan @ March 28, 2006 - 06:58PM)
QUOTE (Lidstrom Rules @ March 28, 2006 - 09:18AM)
QUOTE (calfan @ March 28, 2006 - 11:05AM)
The Pogues

Leslie Split Treeo

the pogues are great as long as we're talking about the shane macgowan lineup

Hell's Ditch - my fav album by them.

mine's "if i should fall from grace with god"
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 12:19 AM

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 12:37 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen,

the greatest band ever...

http://www.brianjonestownmassacre.com/

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 12:51 AM

QUOTE (TNBT @ March 21, 2006 - 07:38AM)
I guess it really depends on what you define as "non-mainstream".

If you mean underground or unsigned bands, then I don't really know many, because in order for me to hear anything about them or be able to buy an album, they have to be in a store somewhere or mentioned on the radio, net or on TV, so by definition they then cease to be "underground" or unheard of.

However, if you're just referring to bands who aren't in the Top 40 sort of category and most people don't really know that much about them, then I guess I'd have to say H.I.M would be my favourite. I was a HUGE fan of Green Day back even before their Dookie days when the average guy on the street was like "Green what?". Same thing with the Killers and White Stripes; I was a fan before they really developed any sort of popularity or following.

Green Day only can qualify as mainstream for one reason.

They are the best f**king band in the world now and in the past twenty years (and you're definitely right, the pre-Dookie stuff was excellent), and people who appreciate good music recognize their greatness.

As for non-mainstream...

In the US anyway, I would say Kate Bush. She's pretty huge in the UK, but she just released her first album in 12 years and most of her work is virtually unknown in the US, aside from Hounds of Love, which is about middle of the pack for her stuff.

Peter Gabriel has had a couple incredibly huge hits, but for the most part he's not mainstream either, especially if you take a look at the less-played but really good songs of his over the past thirty years.

The Refreshments. One hit that I would say is probably the third or fourth best song on that album alone. Excellent music and freakin hilarious too.

And to change it up a little..Richard Thompson. Unbelievably skilled guitarist who is pretty much unknown to the masses. Check him out here:
http://www.richardthompson-music.com/
Also...really funny song of his:
http://www.richardth.../dear_janet.mp3
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 10:46 AM

My fav non-main US is Jude Cole. His music is pretty much straight up pop, but he's as non-mainstream as you can get. I don't think he ever signed with a major label, he pretty much plays all of the instruments himself on his albums.
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Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:08 AM

QUOTE (eva unit zero @ March 29, 2006 - 12:51AM)
Green Day only can qualify as mainstream for one reason.

They are the best f**king band in the world now and in the past twenty years (and you're definitely right, the pre-Dookie stuff was excellent), and people who appreciate good music recognize their greatness.


Well said.

I was a little hesitant to put Green Day on a "non-mainstream" list, seeing as how these days every second 13 year-old you see has a Green Day t-shirt on. However, they have only REALLY been a true mainstream band like that since the release of "American Idiot". Before that they were increasing in popularity, but weren't a really well-known group.

I would have to say that they're one of the few bands where I enjoy their older and newer stuff to almost the same extent. With most bands, they either suck to start with but get better, or they start off great but sell out and start producing crap. With Green Day, I find it hard to say that I enjoy either their coarser-sounding earlier stuff or their more refined recent work more than the other.

As for them being the best band in the world at the moment, I would have to agree. They have stiff competition from groups like Red Hot Chili Peppers, but they definatley have to be right up there near the top of the list.




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