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Great bands that were wrong for their time

Jellyfish
World Party
Black Crowes
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Old 04-16-02, 03:39 AM
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Faith No More
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The Replacements
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The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements.
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The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements. The Replacements.


Also...
The Flying Burrito Brothers
Velvet Underground
Pixies
Uncle Tupelo
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Velvet Underground
Pixies
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In regards to the Replacements, I sadly don't think that there is ever a right time for a band with that much raw talent. I think they would be overlooked no matter when they were making music. Just too erratic for a mainstream appeal.

This will be a strange answer, particularly coming from me, but I would say Prodigy. I don't think there's anything particuarly special about them, but if Fat of the Land came out last year, it would have been huge. Very very popular. This whole sound that is dominating modern-rock right now is best played by them, I think.
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Yeah! Jellyfish was cool!
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Originally posted by gilbertr76
Faith No More
They are the first thing that came to my mind....WAY ahead of their time
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Nice to know that there are a couple of other Jellyfish fans out there? Have either of you looked at the Fan Club Box that Not Lame is putting out in June?
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Modern Lovers would be one. The Feelies (first album for sure). The Clean. The Dictators. New York Dolls. I was about to say Big Star, but they were actually so RIGHT for their time. They just got a bum deal with their record company. Big Star really should have been much much bigger than they were.
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Old 97's (too rock for country, too country for rock, but right on)
Crowded House (too Beatlesy for late 80's American radio)

By the way, if you guys like Jellyfish, listen to Phantom Planet's new CD - they sound like they listened to Jellyfish non-stop or something.

And I totally agree about World Party - Wallinger is the 5th Beatle.

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Originally posted by ctyner
Nice to know that there are a couple of other Jellyfish fans out there? Have either of you looked at the Fan Club Box that Not Lame is putting out in June?
Nice. Thanks for the find.

I've met them several times....great band, great guys....very, very, very underrated.
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Afghan Whigs....

Didn't seem right for 'grunge' then 'alternative.' Had two songs that made a small ripple in each of those 90's waves....Some great songs from those guys but thankfully (or not to some ) Greg Dulli is still working....
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The Violent Femmes

The Black Crowes (mentioned above)
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Kraftwerk, Me'Shell Ndegeocello (the original "neo soul" artist).

Both "wrong for their time" meaning ahead of their time.

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is the main reason for putting faith no more was because it was one of the first bands to put out rap-metal.
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is the main reason for putting faith no more was because it was one of the first bands to put out rap-metal.
Faith No More wasn't really rap metal and definitely shouldn't be compared to groups like Limp Bizkit or Linkin Park if that's what you're getting at. People are putting Faith No More on the list because they didn't fit in at all with the spandex and hairspray bands that surrounded them in the late 80s. They were an intelligent and creative band at a time when people were listening to Warrant and Poison. Also, bands had been experimenting with rap and metal before "Epic" came out...Run DMC and Aerosmith had already collaborated and Anthrax had already released "I'm the Man."
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Originally posted by Gdrlv


Faith No More wasn't really rap metal and definitely shouldn't be compared to groups like Limp Bizkit or Linkin Park if that's what you're getting at. People are putting Faith No More on the list because they didn't fit in at all with the spandex and hairspray bands that surrounded them in the late 80s. They were an intelligent and creative band at a time when people were listening to Warrant and Poison. Also, bands had been experimenting with rap and metal before "Epic" came out...Run DMC and Aerosmith had already collaborated and Anthrax had already released "I'm the Man."
Sure, but "We Care Alot" was released the same year as "I'm The Man".
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Everytime I hear this question I think of The Black Crowes. I don't think there would be a black crowes if there wasn't a led zeppelin first though hehe.

I think that certain elements of some bands, like radiohead and tool, would be much more respected on a more public basis if they were around 30 years earlier, but you never know.
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I dare you to find me more than 3 Faith No More songs that have any rap-type stuff in them. I can only think of 3. By no means did Faith No More start, join, or participate in rap-metal. Most bands that have been around long enough have some type of rap-like vocals somewhere along the line, all the way back to the Rolling Stones.
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If you want to discuss Faith No More and exactly what their musical classification should be, please open a new thread.
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