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Forza
07-04-2007, 04:30 AM
I'll kick off with some bands I really like but are not really well-known.

Meat Puppets
A punkband that has made a classic folkalbum back in 1983. Meat Puppets II has kept me listening to them for weeks now. It contains songs that have been covered by Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged. (Oh me, Plateau and Lake Of Fire). The album takes a little time to get into, but it gets you it'll never go away.

Their myspace (which only has one song of Meat Puppets II.. and it's not a folk song):
http://www.myspace.com/themeatpuppets

I can't really find some good versions of their songs on Youtube, but here's a link to the torrent file: http://zerotracker.com/download/HTTP/27029/Meat%20Puppets-II%28Darkside_RG%29.torrent


Built To Spill
I have no idea why no-one else posted a thread on Built To Spill yet. Okay, they're fairly underground.. but damn they're good. Their last album, You In Reverse, has been a real eye-opener to me. "Oh, it's indie-rock... this cd will probably be repetitive and boring." Well, the contrary was true. What an astonishing album. Crazy guitar-hooks, catchy melodies and a great voice make this album superior to any indie-rock album I've heard so far. The songs have so much flow.

As of yet I haven't found the time to listen to some more of their albums. But in the near future this will change.

Built To Spill's live stuff is insane as well. Many songs feature long improvisation jams. I happened to catch a cover of Neil Young's Cortez The Killer. Over 20 minutes long, with 13 minutes of guitar solo. Really impressive and as good as or better than the original.

Their official site has the 3 best songs of You In Reverse in the playlist
http://www.builttospill.com/


Porcupine Tree
I've heard some people talk about Porcupine Tree before, but there's never been a thread dedicated to them. They're probably the best that progressive rock has to offer in the last 10 years. The main group of fans think their latter stuff is the best but I think the their earlier albums are a lot better. The album Stupid Dream is in my opinion the best album they've made to this day. It has some similarities to the Bends by Radiohead. It's a very smooth album with catchy guitars, decent vocals and songs that stick into your head.

Their latest album has been released May this year. But I can't say I like it... it's too complex. Earlier albums were easier on the ear. You really have to concentrate and cannot just listen away.

Link to their myspace (only has songs of the later albums):
http://www.myspace.com/porcupinetree

Pure Narcotic (of Stupid Dream):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfTbgJZ5o7o (Movie's gay.. but w/e)




Discuss. Or post some other random artists you think could use some more publicity.

(I'll post some more soon)

Professor Chaos
07-04-2007, 04:36 AM
Porcupine Tree
I've heard some people talk about Porcupine Tree before, but there's never been a thread dedicated to them.

http://offspring.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19249



Yeah, other than that, I really have nothing to contribute.

Forza
07-04-2007, 04:40 AM
http://offspring.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19249



Yeah, other than that, I really have nothing to contribute.


Never noticed, oh well.

Jakebert
07-04-2007, 09:55 AM
I like Built to Spill. I'm not a huge fan or anything, but I'll listen to them every now and then.

My contribution: Pedro the Lion.

To me, this is indie rock at it's best. Perfectly moody without being overly sappy and dull. Dave Bazan's voice is perfect for this type of music, too. All around goos stuff.

Forza
07-04-2007, 10:16 AM
Cool, I'm downloading one of their albums now. Going to fitness first though.

All About Eve
07-04-2007, 11:10 AM
Yeah, Porcupine Tree deserve at LEAST one thread to themselves.

And I'm not much of an indie fan, so that'll be all from me.

H1T_That
07-04-2007, 11:16 AM
Paint It Black.

Hardcore punk band, who's songs average at about a minute. Very good.

www.myspace.com/paintitblack

opivy21
07-04-2007, 01:02 PM
I love the Meat Puppets. II is a great album, and I'm actually surprised that they're not more well known seeing as how Nirvana covered them on national tv. Oh, well. Maybe it's better that way.

BREAK
07-05-2007, 09:57 AM
Meat Puppets wholly merit their own thread.

DeAtHsTaR
07-05-2007, 02:45 PM
Meat Puppets were punk? The radio plays Backwater all the time, and that sure isn't punk. Good song though, I'm listening to it right now.

Wolfbutter
07-05-2007, 03:01 PM
You people have far too much time on your hands.

opivy21
07-05-2007, 03:47 PM
Meat Puppets were punk? The radio plays Backwater all the time, and that sure isn't punk. Good song though, I'm listening to it right now.
Listen to their self-titled. It's spazzy hardcore.

Forza
07-06-2007, 06:15 AM
Listen to their self-titled. It's spazzy hardcore.

Yea, in their prime they were a hardcore punk band with few explorations into folk.

Funny, it seems the rough mixes for Meat Puppets II have been released. Just the instrumentals; I really like em. Find them here: http://meatpuppets.com/puppets/?p=85

nieh
07-06-2007, 06:24 AM
Instrumental Meat Puppets? That's awesome since their singer drove me insane on their early stuff. I'll have to check it out.