What are some good lesser known 60's rock bands ?

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  1. Bill cc

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    I'm looking fir lesser known bluesy or garage 60's rock bands .. sorta in the vein of the Stones, the Who, the Yardbirds, etc..or stuff that may have later influenced bands like the Stooges, MC5, Velvet Undergound...


    Some albums that I've found so far and really like...

    Them - Story of Them

    The Pretty Things - (self-titled)

    ? and the Mysterians - 96 Tears

    The Troggs - Best of

    The Masters Appretintices - (self-titled)


    Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated..
     
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    The Ugly Ducklings from Toronto. Mick Jagger is quoted on their CD as loving them.
     
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    Try the Shadows of Knight. You might remember them for their version of Gloria. There is a nice compilation CD with 18-20 songs from them. They were a great garage band.
     
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    Blues Magoos
    Every Mother's Son
    Blue Cheer
    The Electric Prunes
    Strawberry Alarm Clock
    The Grass Roots
    The Chambers Brothers
    Steppenwolf
    Bubble Puppy
    Status Quo
    Lemon Pipers
    Amboy Dukes
    The Spencer Davis Group
    The Balloon Farm
    The Music Explosion
    Human Beinz
    Beau Brummels

    etc.

    Someone finally asked a question I can answer. Anyone interested to know what it was like before electricity?
     
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    Check out Sundazed Records. They do lots of reissues of 60's era music.
    -Mike...
     
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    If your going to include those groups, then you have to include

    Count Five
    Electric Prunes

    Also any live material by Paul Rever and the Raiders.
     
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    So people remember The Blues Magoos. Amazing!
     
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    Actually, checking out the track list for the various "Nuggets" compilations should gve you lots of good ideas.

    Regards,
     
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    Marty, I have been 39 for the past 11 years.[​IMG]
     
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    A few more ranging from mid to late 60's. Obviously there are a lot more.

    The Seeds
    Standells
    Shadows of Knight
    Syndicate Of Sound
    Love
    Blue Cheer
    Moby Grape
    The Band
    Peanut Butter Conspiracy
    Sopwith Camel
    Chocolate Watchband
    Vanilla Fudge
    Frijid Pink
    Spooky Tooth
    Blues Project
    Blues Image
    Procol Harum
    Electric Flag
    Canned Heat
    ? & The Mysterians
    Zombies
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
     
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    How about Moby Grape the most popular group in America once for about 2 or 3 weeks in '66 or '67...? How about Sly & The Family Stone, Ten Years After, Love featuring Arthur Lee from L.A., Poco, Nazz the group Todd Rundgren led as the guitarist, Captain Beefheart, The Holy Modal Rounders, Richie Havens, The Meters, Spirit, Savoy Brown, Frigid Pink, Flying Burrito Brothers, Spooky Tooth, Free with Paul Rodgers, Sugarloaf (you know they did do other songs besides GREEN-EYED LADY!), Cactus, Dave Mason....I must of forgotten a few dozen more at the moment. There's alot of forgotten music from that era.
     
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    Wow! There are some great bands in this thread, but I didn't see:
    Uriah Heep
    or
    Spirit (may be the 70's tho)
    Tom
     
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    Phil,
    Do you consider Steppenwolf lesser known? Of course, they are not as well known to the average Joe as the Stones, The Who, or The Beatles, but they are not nearly as obscure as some other bands that have come up here. [​IMG]
    Bill,
    A few:
    The Mamas and the Papas (I love "California Dreamin'")
    John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
    Deep Purple
    These groups are not obscure, but they are not the best-known either. I mentioned Deep Purple because as I see it, they are far better known for their '70s efforts. Of course, "Hush" is a great song.
     
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    There is a house, in New Orleans... The Animals
    The Golliwogs, or later to become CCR.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendations, everyone.. .there’s a lot here to go through.

    Yeah, some of these bands are pretty well-known.. (Steppenwolf, Spencer Davis, The Band, Deep Purple..etc.), but maybe not everyone’s has heard them.

    Like I said, there’s a lot of good suggestions… it’ll take awhile to check out everything already listed.. Maybe if someone could post a few ones with short descriptions of the band, that would be helpful.
     
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    Bill, if you go to www.cdnow.com (and other sites too) you can enter the artist and get biographical info and sound clips as well as other info. That way you can decide what you like. Or you are welcome to come by my place to listen to that stuff. Make sure you bring my favorite beer, 'Geritol Light.':b
     
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    Oh man, I got one nobody else has yet:
    Captain Beyond
    The 1st album is awesome (1972), the 2nd not so good, and I never tried the 3rd. Rod Evans (a la "Hush" and Deep Purple) is the lead singer. "Rhino" is on lead guitar. I highly recommend the 1st lp. Original bassist and drummer were from ... Iron Butterfly. I got it after it was reviewed in S&V a while back when the remaster came out (no extra tracks though).
    Here's a few tracks:
    Dancing Madly Backwards (on a Sea of Air)
    Armworth
    Myopic Void
    Mesmerization Eclipse
    Raging River of Fear
    Thousand Days of Yesterdays (Time Since Come and Gone)
    Well, you get the idea! [​IMG]
    I really like www.allmusic.com for rock band biographies.
     
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    Keith said:
     

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