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    UNDERRATED MUSICIANS

    Please list musicians and/or bands you feel have never received full recognition for their brilliance or influence.

    BTO (Bachman Turner Overdrive). Randy Bachman is a very under-appreciated guitarist and songwriter.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j83xviHVmGg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BwwtpZnJmc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache 51 View Post
    I saw Chapin several times in the 70s at Brooklyn College. He always put on a phenomenal show.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZZqnVYB4UA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    I saw Chapin several times in the 70s at Brooklyn College. He always put on a phenomenal show.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZZqnVYB4UA
    That was my first concert, 6th grade, Morristown Community Theatre. Saw him again in 8th grade, An instrument and a story need not a great voice. Saw his brother once, but, well you know.

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    Last edited by Borgoguy; 07-23-2010 at 09:00 AM.

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    Thin Lizzie. Unbelievably tight performing live.

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    ... love warren zevon ... been able to catch a couple of his tunes on sirius deep tracks ... too back i didn't know anything besides werewolves in london or lawyers guns and money while he was still around ... R.I.P.


    ... a guy who i keep hearing songs by and saying ... WOW, that's awesome ... who the heck is that ... then go and check and find it is ...


    ROBIN TROWER - formerly of Procol Harum


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0d1HilfLxA




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    Alex Lifeson...you always hear about Peart and Lee mastering their instruments. The third guy isn't too shabby either.

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    Tommy Bolin - Private Eyes is a heck of an album

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqKZE...x=0&playnext=1

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    +1 on Alex

    Robin Trower & Bob Mould I can't put down as underrated. Each great and got acclaim as well. Saw Mould last October - Awesome

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    - Guitarist Martin Barre from Jethro Tull. Of course Ian Anderson essentially is Tull but Barre has been there most of the journey and has been terrific most of the time.

    - Justin Hayward from the Moody Blues because most of the bands good songs are from him (too go along with some good stuff outside the Moody blues). He has that rare combination of being a great songwriter, great singer and good guitar player.

    - George Harrison for his solo work. (All Things Must Pass = brilliance)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerfish View Post
    - Guitarist Martin Barre from Jethro Tull. Of course Ian Anderson essentially is Tull but Barre has been there most of the journey and has been terrific most of the time.
    Indeed. Thick as a Brick is nothing without that ripping Martin solo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman21 View Post

    Robin Trower I can't put down as underrated. great and got acclaim as well.
    ... i personally heard much more about BTO, harry chapin, thin lizzie and warren zevon (whom i all enjoy) than i ever did about trower ... maybe i just happened to miss him ... anyway, happy to have found him now ...






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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman21 View Post
    +1 on Alex

    Robin Trower & Bob Mould I can't put down as underrated. Each great and got acclaim as well. Saw Mould last October - Awesome
    I disagree. Each has a loyal cadre of fans, but mention those names to most people, and they'd have no clue. Great that Mould is still rocking. I saw Husker Du a lifetime ago.

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    The Greatful Dead.

    Gets almost no mainstream respect (usually mocked actually), yet kept "Roots Rock" alive, and was directly responsible for their very own genre of popular music (Jam Bands).

    David Gilmour.

    Sure he gets alot od respect, but not nearly enough for his talent. When Jack White and Joni Mitchell (wtf?) routinely are listed as "better guitarist" than David Gilmour, there is something seriously wrong.

    For example: http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyl...-reveals-0528/

    Iron & Wine (Sam Beam)

    All the brilliance and talent of a Bob Dylan, in a era that has no time for Bob Dylan types.

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    Ryan Adams. Dude is ridiculous. He is so prolific, he has tons of unreleased music and entire shelved albums. His demos are better than 90% of "finished" music today:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLGrm...eature=related

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    What happened to Bob Mould? These guys rocked.
    He formed Sugar in the early 90's, then solo of which I think he still performs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hNP0...eature=related

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    Quote Originally Posted by RageATL View Post
    Ryan Adams. Dude is ridiculous. He is so prolific, he has tons of unreleased music and entire shelved albums. His demos are better than 90% of "finished" music today:
    I've never even heard of him or his group believe it or not but I like that style of music. Can you recommend one Cd of his that I should get?

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