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Best Forgotten Bands of the 70's.

Discussion in '70's Music' started by JackInBox, May 22, 2005.

  1. Beady Eye

    Beady Eye Senior Member

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    Lovely thread!
    Who's forgotten really? I'm amazed how many seemingly long forgotten bands are still popular somewhere on this planet, mostly Russia.

    Two bands immediately came to mind when I read this title:

    1. The Sweet
    Absolute geniuses of pop/rock with plenty of memorable songs. My personal favourite "Blockbuster" is also one of my two cell phone ringtunes (Biggie's "Hypnotize" being the other, use it only for my wife :D )
    They're probably not completely forgotten though.

    2. Foghat
    Less great, but more forgotten. The amazing thing is that they are still around in some incarnation and released a new album this year. Will be remembered more for their classic hits like "Slow Ride" though.
     
  2. Hurdy Gurdy Man

    Hurdy Gurdy Man Senior Member

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    Hey Beady Eye!
    Nice to see someone give The Sweet a nod here.Highly pleasurable,dutifully emotionally satisfying,good time tunes!
     
  3. deerwan

    deerwan Play It Loud

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    When I was young dumb and full of fun, Foghat's first kicked, esp, the opener
    'Just Want To Make Love To You' (Rolling Stone even gave it a thumbs up-sorta) LOL
    It was a fun listen way back.

    Here is one that is probably long forgotten, but a good one. Glen Hughes played with them.

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  4. SanguineRemedy

    SanguineRemedy Bloody bliss!

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    Alvin Lee is one of the most underrated and overshadowed guitarists in rock history. He should be considered to be higher than what anyone has ranked him on various lists, and some don't even rank him at all. Never saw much of a point in those, anyway. But he and his band deserved far more recognition. Cricklewood Green is a grand album.

    Mott the Hoople are legendary, as well. Thankfully, Bowie came along for them when they planned to ultimately split...

    Trower... he is also good. Haven't heard as much as I'd like to, sadly.
     
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    SanguineRemedy Bloody bliss!

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    Diamond Head
    April Wine
    T.Rex
    Budgie
    Dave Edmunds
    Uriah Heep
    Nazareth
    Atomic Rooster
    Slade
    Wishbone Ash
    Ram Jam
    Mother's Finest
    Grand Funk Railroad
    Mothers of Invention
    Golden Earring (I just listened to Twilight Zone and the bass groove is... groovy)
    Midge Ure (with Ultravox, too. They were previously known in the 70s as Tiger Lily, I believe.)
    Running Wild
    Jim Croce

    I was about to say Billy Squier, but realized he was early 1980s.

    And okay, I realize some of these might not be totally forgotten, but mostly underrated... and I don't hear much about any of them. :p
     
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    SanguineRemedy Bloody bliss!

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    Didn't the majority of Foghat come from a previous band? They're on the very tip of my tongue...
     
  7. joker1961

    joker1961 Hopping Mad Frog

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    great list of awesome bands dude...
     
  8. SanguineRemedy

    SanguineRemedy Bloody bliss!

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    So you've heard of ALL of this? Wow, :woot: I love this site.
     
  9. recgord27

    recgord27 Walking down a dusty road

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    I think you're right. I think a few of them came from Savoy Brown and Black Cat Bones. They were an interesting band in their day :grinthumb
     
  10. SanguineRemedy

    SanguineRemedy Bloody bliss!

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    Yeah, I was thinking of Savoy Brown. I really enjoy both bands, but haven't heard much of Black Cat Bones.. :rolleyes:
     

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