I'm talking about bands that rock, maybe had one hit and then basically disappeared. Not necessarily unsigned bands, but bands that you almost never hear on the radio. Here's my list:
Jimmy's Chicken Shack
I Mother Earth
Off the top of my head that's it, but I think it's a good list. Your entries please:
At the Gates
and on, and on, and on.
The list of mainstream bands I like would be MUCH shorter.
Squirrel Nut Zippers
That's every group I listen to. Here's some of my favorites...
Grant Lee Buffalo
Ned's Atomic Dustbin
Pete Droge & the Sinners
School of Fish
Less then Jake
Drop Kick Murphies
+1 The Ramones. Seen em back in the 70's.
TYPE O NEGATIVE!!!!!
hootie and the blowfish
dave matthews band
the bee gees
+1 to local H
36 crazy fists
Horse the band
Down the sun
As I lay dying
A Doz Furies
40 Below Summer
American Head charge
just to list a few....
Oh yea, that guys voice is sweet!
+1 to them
anesthia is a great song
I had one of his albums (yes, it really was an album) years ago.
Funny guy, then he dropped off the face of the earth for awhile.
Edge of Sanity
...lots of others...
Among the few.........
A Perfect Circle
Ummmmm most of those are mainstream
Read the title wrong
Ok, the last one has seen SOME popularity. Same singer. The former not so much so.
The Macc Lads
Los Gatos Locos
Demented Are Go
Kings of Nuthin'
Hank Williams 3
and on and on....
LACUNA COIL !!
Are you kidding? Tool is MASSIVELY popular. I can't go to the mall without seeing 5 guys with their Tool shirts, and Perfectcircle gets a ton of airplay too.
Any group that has a platinum album is mainstream, and then some.
Bah, blame it on hot topic. I still meet people who have no idea who they are. But when I mention "schism" they are like OH, them.
Not really mainstream to me. Hell even the kiddies (13 and so that my brother brings along) some of them have no idea and get introduced to it.
I bet if you say Green Day/Linkin Park they will know who they are. Big difference. Then again most of this crap having to do with the music industry in general is subjective.
But I found it funny when MTV interviewed him...
James McMurtry And The Heartless Bastards
The Mars Volta
Iron and Wine
Not all the same genre but great bands nonetheless.
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
NUFAN (No Use for a Name)
Less Than Jake (old stuff)
The Reverend Horton Heat
+1 on The Ramones and Social D
That's a pretty fucking good list you've got there. The ones in red are bands I listen to. I've never heard anyone else ever mention Poe before.
In addition to the above stuff I'd add
and many many others, but I don't have the time to list them all right now.
Would GodSmack be considered main stream? If not add them to the list.
I'm just gonna quote this one because I'm too lazy to list my own and it sums it up pretty well.
listening to Hammerheart by Bathory as we speak
Here's a few that I listen to...
Lamb Of God
American Head Charge
And last but the greatest
Throw in THE MARS VOLTA!
Miranda That Ghost Just Ins't Holy Anymore!
A: Vade Mecum
B: Pour another icepick
D: Con Safo
Clost to 30 minutes of back to back experimental rock KICK ASSNISSITY!
I haven't heard a band with so much staying power since TOOL! The whole damn 4 song quad just doesn't get old!
As I Lay Dying
Haste The Day
He Is Legend
Damn guy, are we lost brothers? I have albums from every single artist you mention. Dramarama & Candy Skins, damn I thought I was only one alive who remembered them. Supergrass is great, too.
We gotta compare collections, I'd bet we could swap albums all day!
This is a fraction of what my list would look like if I bothered to properly answer this thread.
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult