Name musicians/bands/producers you've never heard and probably never will hear

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member
OK, I am actually going to make a proper effort to listen to the Beatles now. Top 3 Fab 4 albums to check out, anyone?
 

droid

Beast of Burden
Its tricky, cos they released so many great singles that were never on LP's.

One thing you could do is get the red and blue albums, 'Best of' the Beatles really, but they have all the good singles.

If you want the album 'experience' though...

The revisionist canon is probably.

Help
Rubber Soul
Revolver

Psychedelic (+ post) phase

Magical Mystery Tour (US version)/Sergeant pepper
White Album
Abbey road
 

Benny B

Well-known member
i love all phases of the beatles, but i do think that the early albums do get overlooked and in a way actually sound fresher today than the stuff after rubber soul. with the beatles, a hard days night and beatles for sale, even the live at the bbc comp are an excellent listen nearly all the way through. they were great at doing covers of motown and rock n roll songs, great live, some electrifying vocals from both lennon and macca (thats why i dont really get luka saying they were sludgy, they were actually very spikey and punky back then. lennon absolutely slays on twist n shout for example). so its not all about backwards sitars and concept lps and whatnot.

i like (but dont necessarily fully agree with) what billy childish said in a interview, that the very early hamburg-era stuff was the best because the beatles were still fans of music rather than fans of themselves, as they became later on. he proclaimed the best album to be live at the star club, a very hardcore line to take for sure, but i like it.
 

droid

Beast of Burden
Its a weird one, cos as a kid it was all about the energy and catchiness of the early pop stuff ('twist and shout' was the one), but then I got into the later stuff and more or less dismissed it all. Going back to it in recent years, I was pretty impressed with how energetic, tight and raw that early stuff is, though stuff like 'taste of honey' still leaves me pretty cold.

There's certainly a good case to be made for the early stuff in terms of complexity as well. I can't believe (for example) that it took nearly 40 years for people to figure out what the first chord in 'Hard Days night' was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwfH9oAiPH0
 

Benny B

Well-known member
going back to the original question...a couple of years ago i copied about 10 gb of albums from a friend with fairly experimental tastes. all artists who id been meaning to check out for a while. 2 years later and 90% of it is still languishing on my hd unlistened to. turns out i just cant be arsed with:

keiji haino, flower travelling band, vtheoretical girls, sun city girls, amebix, GOD, Hella, lard, lard free, las rallizes denudes, loop, les fleurs de lys, scorn, shuggie otis, techno animal, third ear band etc etc etc
 

Benny B

Well-known member
ive got that one actually, maybe ill give it a go. ive seen sir richard bishop live a couple of times, quite enjoyed it but not enough to make me investigate much further.

theres also lots of second/third division krautrock, but i still just end up putting on can or neu or kraftwerk.
 

mistersloane

heavy heavy monster sound
going back to the original question...a couple of years ago i copied about 10 gb of albums from a friend with fairly experimental tastes. all artists who id been meaning to check out for a while. 2 years later and 90% of it is still languishing on my hd unlistened to. turns out i just cant be arsed with:

keiji haino, flower travelling band, vtheoretical girls, sun city girls, amebix, GOD, Hella, lard, lard free, las rallizes denudes, loop, les fleurs de lys, scorn, shuggie otis, techno animal, third ear band etc etc etc

Loop were good - early - and then if you like them follow later. Rallizes are an aquired taste. "Time to Melt" by Lard is genius.
 

Benny B

Well-known member
listening to that lard song now, its basically a doom metal version of foxy lady innit? can't stand jello biafra though, sorry.

i have gilded eternity by loop, will try that next. been led to believe they are a spacemen 3 rip-off band though which put me off listening to them til now.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member
Weren't Lard one of these seemingly endless late-80s/early-90s Ministry side-projects? I've heard/got most of those but this one passed me by.
 

Benny B

Well-known member
Yeah its some guys from ministry plus jello biafra. Sounds a bit like the melvins to me actually
 

sadmanbarty

Well-known member
has any dissensian been better at creating threads than corpse?

anyway frank zappa, moondog, captain beef heart, nick cave and the bad seeds, the prog cannon (elp, egg, yes, pre-invsibile touch gensis, etc.), scuba, wynton marsalis and pretty much anything new being talked about on fact, pitchfork, resident advisor, etc.
 
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