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70's/80's semi unknown straight up rock bands

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ultra60, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. ultra60

    ultra60 Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2010
    Herndon/Chantilly Va.
    Been listening to Nantucket lately. Saw them around 1980. I don't think they are that well known. Definitely a dated sound, but has been cool reliving those days.

    Their first 3 records are just good rock. Nothing hard, but good players and good tunes. I think they had some minor airplay.

    Toss out some suggestions if you have some. The lesser known, the better.

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  2. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

  3. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Three Man Army...

    Basically, the continuing adventures of the Gurvitz brothers(guitar and bass), who first emerged in a late 60’s trio called Gun...

    Later in the 70’s, they added a singer, keyboardist, and Ginger to become the Baker Gurvitz Army...

    But even with him in the band, they were pretty low profile, and fairly overlooked in the US
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  4. ajkula66


    Sep 23, 2016
    Sir Lord Baltimore

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  5. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Ducks Deluxe, mid-70’s epitome of British “pub rock”, which was a back to basics movement after the arena rock overload...

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  6. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Largely ignored NY band(but they had
    their pockets of popularity), finally getting their due...

    Last edited: Apr 6, 2020
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  7. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    American band Sky(there was a different British one)put out two albums that didn’t go anywhere, but their bass player, Doug Fieger, hit paydirt later in the decade with the Knack

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  8. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

    Robin Trower band. By the late '70's this band included Bill Lordan and Rustee Allen both formerly of Sly And The Family Stone during the "Fresh" period. "If You Want Me To Stay" was a hit back then. Longtime bassist/vocalist Jim Dewar was vocalist/frontman by then with Allen on bass.
  9. ajkula66


    Sep 23, 2016
    Tony McPhee's Groundhogs

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  10. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

    Climax Blues Band. Don't let the name fool you.
  11. TrevorR


    Oct 3, 2015
    Near London, UK
    I love Praying Mantis. My fave NWOBHM band...

    And some Celtic rock from Horslips...

  12. jamro217

    jamro217 Supporting Member

    Badfinger was like the Jekyll and Hyde of rock. On the radio they were all jangly and Beatlesque, but if you heard their album cuts (especially live) they were completely different.
  13. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    From the 90's, but another overlooked Ginger Baker rock project:
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  14. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Produced by Greg Lake and on their label, we loved these guys in the early 70's:
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  15. The Sheiks from New Orleans ( via St. Louis )
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  16. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Around here I’d say Y&T and Montrose
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  17. ajkula66


    Sep 23, 2016
    While they started as a psychodelic band, Pink Fairies went back to a more of R&R sound on their last album

    On the other side of the ocean, Point Blank

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  18. callofcthulhu


    Oct 16, 2012
    Gotdamn I was born too late.

    So much grinding dirty bass in this thread I love it.
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  19. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Yeah, but far from unknown, they were a hit machine for about three years.
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  20. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Don’t forget the whole “Split” album...

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