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The Most Obsure Artist On Your Playlist?

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    August 4, 2014 1:02 AM PDT

    I used to work with a guy who is a professional DJ in his spare time.  The guy has a massive CD collection and has turned me on to a bunch of artists I never heard of, a few of which have made it into my favorites playlist.  Some of the lesser-known bands are:

    Made of Hate
    Poets & Pornstars
    Fireball Ministry
    Black Label Society

    So what are some of the most obscure artists on your playlists?

  • August 4, 2014 2:05 AM PDT
    Ill give ya these........

    Horsehead
    Sons of Bill
    Black Lillies
    Paul Thorn
    Lukas Nelson and the Promise Of The Real
    Turnpike Troubadours
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    August 4, 2014 3:01 AM PDT
    alsflhr wrote...
    Ill give ya these........

    Horsehead
    Sons of Bill
    Black Lillies
    Paul Thorn
    Lukas Nelson and the Promise Of The Real
    Turnpike Troubadours


    Good list!  I actually have a couple of Horsehead tunes....can't remember if I like 'em or not.  The others are all new names to me.  Thanks!  Now I can look 'em up.
  • August 4, 2014 3:05 AM PDT
    Sailcat
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    August 4, 2014 3:29 AM PDT
    Got a lot of Big Band/Swing songs - Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, etc - that music is just so up-beat you can't help but to move when you hear it.
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    August 4, 2014 4:49 AM PDT
    John Prine
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    August 4, 2014 6:41 AM PDT
    Acoustic Hooka, Big Leg Emma, One World Tribe, Deep Banana Blackout, String Cheese Incident, The Waifs, Railroad Earth, The Big Wu, Widespread Panic, moe., Gov't Mule, The Derek Trucks Band, Tea Leaf Green, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Rusted Root, The North Mississippi Allstars, O.A.R., Donna The Buffalo, Aquarium Rescue Unit. I could go on forever. :-)
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    August 4, 2014 11:38 AM PDT
    RevBigJohn wrote...
    Acoustic Hooka, Big Leg Emma, One World Tribe, Deep Banana Blackout, String Cheese Incident, The Waifs, Railroad Earth, The Big Wu, Widespread Panic, moe., Gov't Mule, The Derek Trucks Band, Tea Leaf Green, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Rusted Root, The North Mississippi Allstars, O.A.R., Donna The Buffalo, Aquarium Rescue Unit. I could go on forever. :-)
     

    Holy cow, Rev!  What a list!  I like your taste.  I've heard Widespread Panic, Gov't Mule, Derek Trucks, and O.A.R.  The rest you can be sure I'm gonna look up on iTunes!
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    August 4, 2014 11:40 AM PDT
    JonCallihan wrote...
    Sailcat

    "Motorcycle Mama".....very fitting, Jon.  Good choice!
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    August 4, 2014 11:42 AM PDT
    DebraJo wrote...
    John Prine

    Good choice, DebraJo.  Though I wouldn't put him on my "Riding Tunes" playlist.
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    August 4, 2014 11:43 AM PDT
    Lucky wrote...
    Got a lot of Big Band/Swing songs - Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, etc - that music is just so up-beat you can't help but to move when you hear it.

    Ya can't beat this genre for getting up and moving.  I'm afraid if I listen to these guys while riding I'd wanna make the Beast dance...and that ain't kosher at 90 MPH.
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    August 4, 2014 1:23 PM PDT
    Lou 'Mystic' Usher
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    August 4, 2014 5:38 PM PDT
    rlibrandi wrote...
    RevBigJohn wrote...
    Acoustic Hooka, Big Leg Emma, One World Tribe, Deep Banana Blackout, String Cheese Incident, The Waifs, Railroad Earth, The Big Wu, Widespread Panic, moe., Gov't Mule, The Derek Trucks Band, Tea Leaf Green, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Rusted Root, The North Mississippi Allstars, O.A.R., Donna The Buffalo, Aquarium Rescue Unit. I could go on forever. :-)
     

    Holy cow, Rev!  What a list!  I like your taste.  I've heard Widespread Panic, Gov't Mule, Derek Trucks, and O.A.R.  The rest you can be sure I'm gonna look up on iTunes!








    I love "Jam Bands".

    • 82 posts
    August 4, 2014 7:09 PM PDT
    Most obscure would probably be Henry Thomas.
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    August 6, 2014 11:20 PM PDT
    My Son's Rock Group (yeah he opened for AeroSmith) Automatic Black

    Jim Boyd
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    August 7, 2014 1:10 AM PDT
    RexTheRoadDog wrote...
    My Son's Rock Group (yeah he opened for AeroSmith) Automatic Black



    Which tour did they open for Aerosmith?  I saw Aerosmith and Kiss about 10 years ago in DC.  Automatic Black rings a bell.....
     
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    August 7, 2014 1:20 PM PDT
    rlibrandi wrote...
    RexTheRoadDog wrote...
    My Son's Rock Group (yeah he opened for AeroSmith) Automatic Black



    Which tour did they open for Aerosmith?  I saw Aerosmith and Kiss about 10 years ago in DC.  Automatic Black rings a bell.....

    That was probably it. They were on the the same card. That is about the right time too. Cool!

     

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    August 15, 2014 9:13 AM PDT
    Warren Zevon

    Excitable Boy CD is the most awesome collection, the rest of his cd's are pretty much junk
  • August 29, 2014 9:18 AM PDT
    I usually rock old Heavy Metal but when I'm in the mood I like to hear British Ska music like the Specials or the English Beat. The Clash are one of my favorites too but there not very obscure I guess.
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    August 29, 2014 3:56 PM PDT
    Blacktop Gypsy is a favorite of mine