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Bands that only you seem to like

secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,617
edited October 2016 in The cake stop
Title says it all.

My nomination: Tindersticks. First four albums almost perfect; second a gold plated classic

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  • Sorry to spoil the thread so early, but I like the Tindersticks...
    But I'll throw in The Lemonheads. I'm hearing perfect indie pop classics, everyone else is just getting annoyed by Evan Dando.
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    XtC - Post punk perfection, callously ignored by the majority of the record buying public

    Split Enz - New Zealand's finest, only downside is that they turned into Crowded House which isn't the biggest downside now, is it?
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    philcubed wrote:
    Sorry to spoil the thread so early, but I like the Tindersticks...
    But I'll throw in The Lemonheads. I'm hearing perfect indie pop classics, everyone else is just getting annoyed by Evan Dando.


    I'll see your Lemonheads and I'll raise you The Julianna Hatfield Three!

    The Lemonheads were cracking, 'It's A Shame About Ray' is one of the albums of the nineties.
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 18,633
    The Kingsbury Manx

    I have all their albums. They're all great. No one else I know has even a remotely passing nod to them
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  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,689
    edited September 2016
    crispybug2 wrote:
    XtC - Post punk perfection, callously ignored by the majority of the record buying public

    Sorry, I like XTC.

    China Drum, Garageland, Yumi Yumi, Charge 69, C0ck Sparrer, Anti-Flag, Consumed, Divokej Bill, Tankcsapda (OK, the last 2 are cheating a bit as they're popular in their home countries)
  • fearbyfearby Posts: 245
    secretsam wrote:
    Title says it all.

    My nomination: Tindersticks. First four albums almost perfect; second a gold plated classic

    I love Tindersticks too. My all time favourite band of all time. Durutti Column is one I seem to like but nobody else has heard of.
  • byke68byke68 Posts: 1,070
    Not very leftfield, those bands mentioned above. :)
    How about some of these? The Berzerker, Darkthrone, Deadwood, Folkstorm, Half Makeshift, Nekrasov, Nordvargr, Rapoon, Schloss Tegal, Sleep Research Facility,Troum and last but not least ][l][.
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  • photonic69photonic69 Posts: 1,077
    Loop. Thee Hypnotics. Who you may ask? Well there you go.
  • I liked a bit of Loop back in the day, Spacemen 3 too. Saw Spiritualized a few years ago at the Hackney Empire, it was full, so I guess not only me that likes them! How about Moon Duo in that vein?
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,183
    Shreikback.
    No doubt there will be some enlightened, but not a band I can talk about without people saying "Who?".
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  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,689
    Kukl.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,139
    crispybug2 wrote:
    XtC - Post punk perfection, callously ignored by the majority of the record buying public

    Split Enz - New Zealand's finest, only downside is that they turned into Crowded House which isn't the biggest downside now, is it?
    I saw XTC live at Leeds Poly and the missus loves Split Enz/ Crowded House.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    The Macc Lads.

    'Ramones on a budget' style of music and way off the end of the non-PC scale in a very tongue in cheek way. They even got an article written about them in the Guardian:
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/jun/23/cult-heroes-the-macc-lads-satirists-not-knuckle-draggers

    Watching them live as a student was something else.
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,210
    doll by doll was the band i'd pretty much go anywhere to see, punk era but they weren't punk
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  • john_klinejohn_kline Posts: 2,151
    Dalek I Love You, Win, Fire Engines. All criminally underrated.
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    Manu Chao and Sol'Jibe

    rarely I come across people that have heard of either
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Manu Chao everyone must know of some of their songs once you play them.

    I don't know anyone that leftfield but a band called La Fleur Fatale have some good tunes I took from a windsurfing film a few years ago.
  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,899
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    The Macc Lads.

    'Ramones on a budget' style of music and way off the end of the non-PC scale in a very tongue in cheek way. They even got an article written about them in the Guardian:
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/jun/23/cult-heroes-the-macc-lads-satirists-not-knuckle-draggers

    Watching them live as a student was something else.
    Saw them loads of times in 85,86,87 but they had a habit of getting banned from playing.Their gig in Rotherham Arts Centre lasted three songs before they were ushered off stage for letting all the fire-extinguishers off.Happy days 8)
  • joe2008joe2008 Posts: 1,531
    The Chameleons - first three albums were amazing.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    ibbo68 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    The Macc Lads.

    'Ramones on a budget' style of music and way off the end of the non-PC scale in a very tongue in cheek way. They even got an article written about them in the Guardian:
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/jun/23/cult-heroes-the-macc-lads-satirists-not-knuckle-draggers

    Watching them live as a student was something else.
    Saw them loads of times in 85,86,87 but they had a habit of getting banned from playing.Their gig in Rotherham Arts Centre lasted three songs before they were ushered off stage for letting all the fire-extinguishers off.Happy days 8)
    Likewise. Saw them at some place in Hammersmith and at a grotty boozer in Fulham that had pub garden furniture nailed to the floor so the mongs couldn't chuck it around :D

    'Sweaty Betty' is still my favourite track.
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  • joe2008joe2008 Posts: 1,531
    The The.
    Matt Johnson's criminally underrated IMO and some of the tracks off Infected and Mind Bomb are unnervingly contemporary yet prescient.
    And beautiful.

    Johnny Marr plays guitar... great band...

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  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,617
    photonic69 wrote:
    Loop. Thee Hypnotics. Who you may ask? Well there you go.
    Know them. Not my cup of tea mind

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,617
    joe2008 wrote:
    The Chameleons - first three albums were amazing.
    Oh come on, please try. Love them.

    Obvious choice: The Go-Betweens
    Or: On a hip-hop theme: Aim

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  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    Paris

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  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,617
    Garry H wrote:
    Consolidated

    Phew, not many laughs there. Lighten up, guys.

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  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    edited September 2016
    I am Kloot. (not entirely true as the missus really likes them too).
  • joe2008 wrote:
    The The.
    Matt Johnson's criminally underrated IMO and some of the tracks off Infected and Mind Bomb are unnervingly contemporary yet prescient.
    And beautiful.

    Johnny Marr plays guitar... great band...

    The future was written by Matt Johnson in 1989


    They're 5 miles high as the crow flies
    Leavin' vapour trails against a blood red sky
    Movin' in from the East toward the West
    With Balaclava helmets over their heads, yes!

    But if you think that Jesus Christ is coming
    Honey you've got another thing coming
    If he ever finds out who's hi-jacked his name
    He'll cut out his heart and turn in his grave

    Islam is rising
    The Christians mobilising
    The world is on its elbows and knees
    It's forgotten the message and worships the creeds

    It's war, she cried, It's war, she cried, this is war
    Drop your possessions, all you simple folk
    You will fight them on the beaches in your underclothes
    You will thank the good lord for raising the union jack
    You'll watch the ships out of harbour
    And the bodies come floating back

    Armageddon Days Are Here (again)

    One of the best bands ever. Matt Johnson is a genius in my humble opinion. So prophetic is Armageddon Days. I mean he even calls the recent nonsense of police in France insisting that a woman undress! 'You will fight them on the beaches in your underclothes'. :shock: Off to see Infected - The Movie this week at the ICA. No you are certainly not alone in your like of The The.
  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,899
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    ibbo68 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    The Macc Lads.

    'Ramones on a budget' style of music and way off the end of the non-PC scale in a very tongue in cheek way. They even got an article written about them in the Guardian:
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/jun/23/cult-heroes-the-macc-lads-satirists-not-knuckle-draggers

    Watching them live as a student was something else.
    Saw them loads of times in 85,86,87 but they had a habit of getting banned from playing.Their gig in Rotherham Arts Centre lasted three songs before they were ushered off stage for letting all the fire-extinguishers off.Happy days 8)
    Likewise. Saw them at some place in Hammersmith and at a grotty boozer in Fulham that had pub garden furniture nailed to the floor so the mongs couldn't chuck it around :D
    I'm
    'Sweaty Betty' is still my favourite track.

    "I knew that she wanted me to shag her
    So I stabbed her c*nt with my mutton dagger"

    Classic :mrgreen:

    I always thought they were more Anti-Nowhere League than Ramones.
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