Post by iamthehorn on Jul 30, 2013 15:35:15 GMT -5
Here are 5 from the early 70s to get people started.
Terry Callier - What Color is Love
-The overlooked "What's Going On"
Mott the Hoople - Brain Capers
-Mott the Hoople isn't underrated, but this album definitely is. Fronted by Ian Hunter, early glam-rock, etc etc.
Poco - Deliverin
- Poco was formed out of the ashes of Buffalo Springfield. Probably not too overlooked around these parts. It’s their only album worth anything in my opinion, but this one is really great.
Link Wray - Link Wray
- I'm not sure if you all would consider this overlooked, but I definitely just found out about it recently. "Link Wray is the self-titled 1971 album by pioneer Rock & Roll guitarist Link Wray. The music is an Americana blend of Blues, Country, Gospel, and Folk rock elements. This music is characterized by the purposeful use of simplified sounds to reflect the then-current vogue of blues and other roots music being used in many roots rock bands."
Shugie Otis - Freedom Flight
- Second long player from the soul funk icon. Contains "Strawberry Letter 23."
Can you describe that John Frusciante record in terms of RHCP? Let's say I don't like RHCP, is there a reason I should check out Frusciante?
It couldn't be any more different from RHCP. It's, stylistically, sort of all over the place, with electronic/noise interludes breaking up the main action, and pretty much the entire thing is arranged by Frusciante himself. I think if you can separate it from RHCP you'll find that it's really universal and there is a lot to like about it. What I like most about it is just the embellishments he coats the tracks in; it's all very lush and expansive with lots of ear candy floating in and out of the tracks. I think you'd defintely like it. In a way, as I think about it more, it sort of reminds me of something like The Soft Bulletin, where that record is really what it is thanks to arrangement and production.
and it doesn't have Anthony Kiedis shitting all over it.