View Full Version : Way OT: In a Just world....

01-15-2007, 06:04 AM
...tons of music groups fall between the cracks and get lost forever. In a just world these groups would've been huge.

The Flamin' Groovies: Mid 1960's prototype for the modern college radio crowd. In the era of flower power they played amped up, driving rock with lots of Byrds-esque vocal harmonies. If their de4but record (Supersnazz, 1968) had been released in the mid 1980's they would've been big news, instead they spent over a decade being "The Next Big Thing Darlings of the Rock Press" touring up and down the West Coast without a break in sight.

The Replacements: Paul Westerberg's Minneapolis based sloppy, drunken, punk group that was capable of writing surprisingly sentimental music. They should've been bigger than REM (listen to the songs Hre Comes a Regular, Alex Chilton, Bastards of the Young, or Left of the Dial. Westerberg broke up the 'Mats after getting sober in 1990

The Jayhawks: Another Minneapolis group that specialized in bittersweet alternative country music. Fantastic songwriters who eschewed modern recording techniques for an organic roots friendly sound, the Jayhawks could channel the ghost of Graham Parson's High and Lonesome Sound to a perfection. Formed in 1988, the 'Hawks called it quits in 2004

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01-15-2007, 06:52 AM
I think that if the Replacements would have gotten bigger then Tommy Stinson would quite possibly not be playing bass for Guns n' Roses now... I love Tommy and Gn'R so no thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


TgD Thunderbolt56
01-15-2007, 08:33 AM
I think that oftentimes the difference between radical success and disappointing failure (figuratively speaking, of course) can be the difference in being somewhere just a moment too soon or too late.

Too often the fates of others are decided by those that are apathetic and ignorant.

To keep it relevant to your post, there's often no real reason why some music groups get radio-play and/or airtime other than who they know, or how dedicated and resourcful their agent happens to be...to no fault of their own.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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01-15-2007, 09:03 AM
<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Lawrence Welk FTW!</span>

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01-15-2007, 05:12 PM
That picture is freaky!!!

Now, instead of a baton, imagine he's holding a dentist's drill, and saying:

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---Loose nut removed from cockpit, ship OK

01-15-2007, 06:45 PM
Here's a sad story that illustrates how mismanagement, greed, and double-crosses will wreck a band's potential and longevity.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badfinger<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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01-16-2007, 08:42 AM
Billfish, who is that guy and what is he doing with that anal probe? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Jean-Baptiste Lully and the 24 Violons du Roy FTW. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif