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Old 02-19-2011, 11:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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When I think of bands who "never made it" from the 70's, Gentle Giant are usually the first to come to mind. They cut eight straight up prog. classics from 1970 through 1977, yet during that time period were shafted despite the popularity of similarly technical groups like Yes or ELP.

What's even sadder is that even when they had an opportunity to tour around, (such as when they opened for Black Sabbath at the Hollywood Bowl in 1972, among others), their medieval flourishes went right over most audiences' heads and they were oftentimes outright booed on stage and even assaulted by cherry bombs!

I guess it just goes to show you that best bands always seem to be the ones who only appeal to the fortunate few.

Do you think it's unfair of me to conclude that bands like Jethro Tull and Yes were more popular because they actually had way better hooks? GG could prog way out in a fun way. But did they ever write any really catchy songs?
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Interesting topic, one of my favorite bands that never made it is Controlling the Famous. A wonderful group from CA that was a mix of sounds similar to minus the bear, modest mouse, and their own spin on jazz fusion into their indie-rock. They only released one album in 05 or so.

Here's an example of them. (Btw Riddler you should post a link of music of this St. Marc Street Band if you have one)

All I could do here is give you the link to their MySpace page that has 2 samples of their music. I wanted to attach a mp3 file here but I was not able to do this. Sorry about the late reply but I hope you listen to the songs and enjoy them.
And I just found out I can't place a live link here so you will have to type it into your search or browser. Go to myspace.com/ st marc street band (all one word) and there will be 1 instrumental and one with vocals.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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