Bands you like that no one else seems to have ever heard of

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Bands you like that no one else seems to have ever heard of

Post by Sootyzilla » Sun May 04, 2008 20:39

Post them here!

Mute Drivers thrashy new wave duo who appeared once on BBC2 in 1989 and were never seen again.

Where's Lisse? odd proto-goth guitary dirge who released a single on Glass and I've never heard them mentioned anywhere.

Elks Skiffle Group heavily 60s influenced side project of some producer, replete with saccharine girl vocals, the band are allegedly space aliens resident in Blackpool.
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Post by My Melody » Mon May 05, 2008 20:43

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Band of Horses, Decemberists, Broken Social Scene etc (I live in Frankfurt and work in a bank... seriously, no one has heard of any of the bands ever!)

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Post by RITH » Mon May 05, 2008 21:40

Rabea wrote:Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Band of Horses, Decemberists, Broken Social Scene etc (I live in Frankfurt and work in a bank... seriously, no one has heard of any of the bands ever!)
I was in Frankfurt earlier this year and I've heard of all four. ;)

I could mention some Dutch bands that I'm sure no one has heard of, but then again there aren't that many that I really love. Gitbox! anyone? The Gluemen? Ah, well...

I'm listening to The 10p Mixes right now, and although they are awfully obscure AND lovely, I see some bloody anorak people in that 'top listeners' list... so there goes my chance of being hip. Again.

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Post by Sootyzilla » Mon May 05, 2008 22:05

RITH wrote: I'm listening to The 10p Mixes right now, and although they are awfully obscure AND lovely, I see some bloody anorak people in that 'top listeners' list... so there goes my chance of being hip. Again.
just out of interest, do non-brits know what a 10p mix actually is?
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Post by RITH » Mon May 05, 2008 22:20

Sootyzilla wrote:just out of interest, do non-brits know what a 10p mix actually is?
Uhm, nope!

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Post by Sootyzilla » Mon May 05, 2008 22:23

Newsagents and other small shops used to sell loose (unpackaged) sweets and each sweet cost a penny. The most popular way to buy these was as a "10p mix" (or mix-up) -- for 10p you'd get a paper bag with 10 different sweets in it.
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Post by RITH » Mon May 05, 2008 22:25

Sootyzilla wrote:Newsagents and other small shops used to sell loose (unpackaged) sweets and each sweet cost a penny. The most popular way to buy these was as a "10p mix" (or mix-up) -- for 10p you'd get a paper bag with 10 different sweets in it.
Ha, that's cute and somehow it fits the band quite well.

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Post by gloom button » Tue May 06, 2008 13:03

I love the Jubilee Allstars. They were sort of relentlessly downbeat and messy and wrote songs about how shit Dublin was the more money poured into it. I think they were a bit more famous over here than in Ireland, maybe? They had a Peel session or two, anyway. They were my second favourite Irish band. This one is almost jaunty.

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Post by morning chorus » Tue May 13, 2008 15:17

does this have to be a band?

if not,

martin finke http://www.martinfinke.com/

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Post by tonieee » Tue May 13, 2008 16:41

Sootyzilla wrote:Newsagents and other small shops used to sell loose (unpackaged) sweets and each sweet cost a penny. The most popular way to buy these was as a "10p mix" (or mix-up) -- for 10p you'd get a paper bag with 10 different sweets in it.
When I was a kid we had 2p mixes. I don't know whether that's because I'm old or we were poor. Probably both!

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Post by miss deepfreeze » Wed May 14, 2008 09:14

in australia you used to get a 20c mix. when we moved there, i thought you got twice as many lollies (sweets) because it was 20c instead of 10p. ahh.
they also had different things that you didn't get over here, like green and red frogs:
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Post by Mr Bear » Wed May 14, 2008 09:26

The Kingsbury Manx. They're one of those bands that, had they got a couple of breaks, could surely have been pretty big but for whatever reason that didn't happen. It's a shame though, as they're bloody good.

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Post by miss deepfreeze » Wed May 14, 2008 10:43

the kingsbury manx! i had their second album, the kingsbury manx let you down.
i haven't heard it in years (it's hopefully in a box on a boat somewhere right now, making its way to me), but i loved it around the same time i was listening to a lot of beachwood sparks etc.

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Post by humblebee » Wed May 14, 2008 11:16

miss deepfreeze wrote:the kingsbury manx ... beechwood sparks
I dunno if this is just me, but there was something about those band names that made me really determined not to like the bands.

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Post by Uncle Ants » Wed May 14, 2008 16:48

tonieee wrote:
Sootyzilla wrote:Newsagents and other small shops used to sell loose (unpackaged) sweets and each sweet cost a penny. The most popular way to buy these was as a "10p mix" (or mix-up) -- for 10p you'd get a paper bag with 10 different sweets in it.
When I was a kid we had 2p mixes. I don't know whether that's because I'm old or we were poor. Probably both!
It's cos you are old :) It was a tuppenny mixup when I was a nipper as well ...

shrimps, blackjacks, fruit salads, red shoelaces, chewy chocolate cigars, flying saucers, gobstoppers, aniseed balls, pink and white mice and chocolate spanners.

eeee .... thnk of all them eeeeees
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Post by Gordon » Wed May 14, 2008 16:50

Whenever I tell people my favourite band, I always get the same reply.

"The Who?"






(joke)
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Post by lynsosaurus » Wed May 14, 2008 17:48

Gordon wrote:Whenever I tell people my favourite band, I always get the same reply.

"The Who?"






(joke)
that is absolutely 100% a bannable offence.

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Post by Gordon » Wed May 14, 2008 18:06

Liking The Who, or liking bad jokes?

I'm sure that most of my favourite bands are not that well known outside of schmindie circles, but I'd be worried if you guys didn't all have an encyclopaedic knowledge of all bands no matter how obscure or crappy.
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Post by a layer of chips » Fri May 16, 2008 09:39

King of the Slums.

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Post by a layer of chips » Fri May 16, 2008 09:48

The Edsel Auctioneer:

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