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"I'm the only fan of __________on this board."

Postby pcqgod » 12 Dec 2017, 19:43

Here's a challenge for youse: Fill in the blank with something or someone music related for which you believe you are the only fan here. It can be an obscure or generally-derided artist, an album, a song, musical instrument or effect....heck, even an entire musical genre.
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Postby Samoan » 12 Dec 2017, 19:59

pcqgod wrote:Here's a challenge for youse: Fill in the blank with something or someone music related for which you believe you are the only fan here. It can be an obscure or generally-derided artist, an album, a song, musical instrument or effect....heck, even an entire musical genre.

Okay, I'll give it a go, although an occasional poster has mentioned her favourably fairly recently.

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 12 Dec 2017, 20:31

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Postby Snarfyguy » 12 Dec 2017, 20:40

Fly Ashtray :(
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Postby PENK » 12 Dec 2017, 20:43

Snarfyguy wrote:Fly Ashtray :(


The only member of Fly Ashtray, I think you mean.

They don't have any fans.
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 12 Dec 2017, 20:57

Used to be the only fan of Sammy Walker but I think I've converted The Fish a while ago.


Otherwise, Graham Parker.
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Postby Rayge » 12 Dec 2017, 21:05

Snarfyguy wrote:Fly Ashtray :(


kropotkin (still a member, if anactive) has several of their/your releases. I'm pretty sure I have some Shimmy Disc vinyl pertaining.
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Postby Quaco » 12 Dec 2017, 21:10

Robert Hall, Valentino/Major, and other sound effects record libraries, with the possible exception of Elektra, because people tend to know that one.
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Postby Rayge » 12 Dec 2017, 21:19

PENK wrote:
Snarfyguy wrote:Fly Ashtray :(


The only member of Fly Ashtray, I think you mean.

They don't have any fans.


Ahem.
Sort of. (see abov

I've been thinking about this, and apart from people from the 1930s or 1940s like Mildred Bailey, Jo Stafford, the Ravens or the Four I can't come up with anyone I know someone else on the board at least tolerates. Copehead likes the Libertines, otherwise I'd try Babtyshambles. All the weird noises stuff I like from the ninties and later I was introduced to by Driftin and Fish on the Refuge
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Postby gash on ignore » 12 Dec 2017, 21:30

Every hipster has a broad Shimmydisc base.

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Postby LeBaron » 12 Dec 2017, 21:51

I like a fair amount of American guitar/grad school indie rock bands from the early 90s that don’t get any love here. Bedhead and Unwound have gotten some love due in part to nice reissue series from Numero, but that’s the extent of it. I’ve been thinking about starting a series of threads, but have so little time to write anything beyond responses to outrageous shit and political crap.
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Postby PENK » 12 Dec 2017, 21:53

I like some Unwound stuff actually. I remember you and Marios talking about them years ago and I checked them out and wasn't convinced, but then I tried again when those reissues came out and got some press, and there are some good things there.
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Postby Fonz » 12 Dec 2017, 22:17

Warrior Soul/Kory Clarke
Steve Vai
Joe Satriani
Boyd Huffkin
Chad Svengler
Dream Theater
Devin Townsend
Badlands
Spent Penny
Disturbed
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra
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Postby The Modernist » 12 Dec 2017, 22:40

Fonz wrote:Warrior Soul/Kory Clarke
Steve Vai
Joe Satriani
Boyd Huffkin
Chad Svengler
Dream Theater
Devin Townsend
Badlands
Spent Penny
Disturbed
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra
Reverend Bizarre
Testament


I like all those.

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Postby Jumper K » 12 Dec 2017, 22:58

Hip hop

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Postby Muskrat » 12 Dec 2017, 23:22

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Postby pcqgod » 12 Dec 2017, 23:44

Tell me I'm wrong!

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The Waitresses

Bagpipes

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Postby pcqgod » 12 Dec 2017, 23:45

Fonz wrote:Warrior Soul/Kory Clarke
Steve Vai
Joe Satriani
Boyd Huffkin
Chad Svengler
Dream Theater
Devin Townsend
Badlands
Spent Penny
Disturbed
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra
Reverend Bizarre
Testament


I like Steve Vai, but mainly as a sideman to Zappa or DL Roth.
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Postby slightbreeze » 13 Dec 2017, 00:01

Of monsters and men

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Re: "I'm the only fan of __________on this board."

Postby take5_d_shorterer » 13 Dec 2017, 04:01

Rayge wrote:
Ahem.
Sort of. (see abov

I've been thinking about this, and apart from people from the 1930s or 1940s like Mildred Bailey, Jo Stafford, the Ravens or the Four I can't come up with anyone I know someone else on the board at least tolerates.


If BCB doesn't talk about Jo Stafford, then that illustrates just how limited we are as a music forum. She's not obscure at all but well-known and a unique stylist. I regularly check her renditions of a standard to measure other performers' interpretations. You don't really understand Bill Evans unless you know the renditions that Evans was listening to. When Charlie Haden did some of his quartet albums in the 1990s, he was thinking about Stafford's performances.





Maybe the last great song that Jerome Kern wrote.


As far as the Ravens, I only know a track that was included on a Smithsonian collection of music from the 1950s, but it is one of the great doo-wop tracks of all time.