Please recommend some good bands.

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm starving damn it. I want good rock music and I want it NOW.
    Could anyone recommend some good bands that I might find interesting? Bands that don't have a wide audience but damn deserve it?

    My tastes are: Collective Soul, Alice in Chains, Days of the New, The Wallflowers, Better Than Ezra, and a lot of classic rock.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    check out the radio charts > seattle > 107.7 KNDD (the End) radio station playlistings, there should be some good bands you would like there. There is also a couple of iMixes I would look for, in addition to one called 107-9 the end, there is one that was something along the lines of I heard it on KXPP to find lesser known bands.
     
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    buck cherry: reminds me a lot of an edgier aerosmith... i really love their cd's... a shame they split...
     
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    sorryiwasdreami

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    For your tastes:

    Grunge/Punk: Mudhoney, Melvins, Hole, Jesus Lizard, Dinosaur Jr, Fugazi, Gang of Four, Dead Milkmen, International Noise Conspiracy, Helmet, Jawbreaker, King Missile, L7, Lemonheads, Ministry, White Stripes, Night Train to Terror, Phantom Planet.

    Classic: The Band, Credence Clearwater Revival, Moby Grape, Donovan, Doors, Manfred Man, Buffalo Springfield, MC5, the Stooges, Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Kinks, Lou Reed, Lovin' Spoonful,

    Other: Billy Bragg, Cardigans, Cake, Everything But the Girl.
     
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    iLikeMyiMac

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    Classic Rock In Alphabetical Order:
    .38 Special
    The Allman Brothers Band
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Bob Dylan
    Boston
    Crosby, Stills & Nash (And Young)
    Deep Purple
    Eric Clapton
    Grateful Dead
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Pearl Jam
    Queen
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
    Simon and Garfunkel
    Steppenwolf
    These are just some of my favorites but you've probablly heard of most of them before. ;)
     
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    Devin Townsend
    Devin Townsend Band
    Ocean Machine
    Strapping Young Lad

    google it.
    :)
     
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    LethalWolfe

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    I'd hit allmusic.com. Do a search for the bands you like and see what comes up in the "other bands like this" list.


    Lethal
     
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    howard

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    like lethal wolfe said allmusic is a great resource.

    let me introduce to you some "indie" bands that have broadened my tastes considerable and are now some of my favs.

    death cab for cutie
    appleseed cast
    denali
    pinback
    decibully

    also, check out Air, its hard for anyone to not like them
    and check out the links in my sig, some great places to find new music
     
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    trebblekicked

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    spoon
    built to spill
    modest mouse
    the decembrists
    chisel
    guided by voices
    clinic
     
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    Calexico

    You may have seen them in "Collateral".

    Try the songs:
    Geuro Canelo
    Black Heart
    Woven Birds
     
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    Great band....whats your fav. song by them. I like peace of mind...
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    I recommend the following three:

    Disturbed (all good)
    Opeth (progressive Metal)
    and Greenday - American idiot :)
     
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    iLikeMyiMac

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    Foreplay/Long Time
     
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    fistful

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    Thursday, Primus, 311, Bad Religion. all definitely great bands.

    you might also be interested in SoundGarden, STP and possibly Brand New. hmmm how about some solo artists like Ben Harper, Bjork or some Beck...I guess I'm done. I'll see what else I can come up with.
     
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    I d/loaded Warren Zevon's Mutineer - beautiful song!
     
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    The New Grateful Dead (The Dead)

    The new edition of The Dead (without Garcia) is really good!

    2003 tour featured Joan Osborne: link

    Have not heard the 2004 stuff though.
     
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    Some good bands.

    Alt/Rock: check out Alpinestars, Blackfield, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, **The Booda Velvets, Calla, Cave In, *Disappointment Incorporated, Elbow ('Newborn', a couple others), Ether Seeds ('Save Your Own Life'), The Exies, Jesse Malin ('The Fine Art Of Self Destruction'), JJ72, Johnny Bravo (NOT the cartoon), Johnny Marr And The Healers ('The Last Ride'), Káre And The Cavemen, The Locomotives, Love Spit Love, *Lupine Howl, The Mars Volta (way out there, but cool), *My Vitriol, No-Man, Opeth (sorta Goth), Paloalto, Phantom Planet ('Big Brat'), ***Porcupine Tree, Pulp, Scars Of Life - metal/punk ('Purity'), Scapegoat Wax, Snow Patrol ('Ways And Means', others), Space, Sparta (punk), Steadman, Stereolab (mellow but nice), Stiltwalker, Super Furry Animals ('Some Things Come From Nothing', others), *Swervedriver

    Electronic/Ambient: try Boards Of Canada, De Facto, Kenji Yamazaki ('Scala', others), Sneaker Pimps

    Jazz/Fusion Jazz/Acid Jazz/Jazz Rock: Bruford/Levin, Italian Secret Service, *New Wet Kojak (cooler than you and I ;)), Teknicolour, Tortoise

    Classic Rock: Captain Beyond, Bill Withers ('Use Me Up'), Head East ('Save My Life'), Klaatu

    80's: Brian Ferry And Roxy Music, Bauhaus, Flash and The Pan, The Godfathers, Ian Dury And The Blockheads, Psychedelic Furs, White Town

    Lounge/Vocal: *Cousteau

    Dance/Techno: *The Crystal Method, Kid Creole And The Coconuts (Latin, 80's)

    Unclassifiable: Girls Against Boys

    Progressive: Jade Warrior, Jon Anderson

    *Particularly good bands

    Stuff in apostrophes are song titles, to get you started.

    That about exhausts the best of my playlists - ought to keep you busy for a year or two. And if I do say so myself, I have damned good musical tastes. :) Let me know if you agree!
     

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