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I caught a band this weekend called "Brand New London Blues" HOLY CRAP! They were amazing. I can't stop listening to their CD. I have been trying to find a Website for them, but I guess they don't have one. They play locally here in CT alot I guess. If you ever have the chance......Check em out.

-MattB

Are they from New London?

The Reducers are from there and I thought about them for this thread too!

Same song live, if you look at the TV JR, I sold that to Hugh.

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Hey Rodip,

Thanks for the clips on The Reducers! Great band. I used to catch them at the El 'n Gee, and always loved that song. I still have it on vinyl, and never thought of looking for it on You tube. Fun stuff.

I used to hang out in the local guitar shops, too. We've probably met.

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Not sure if any of these qualify:

Alannah Myles. She's known because of "Black Velvet", but she has some excellent guitar songs throughout her library.

ATF (After the Fire). Known for "Der Kommissar", or at least for the non-Falco version. Absolute definition of a one-hit wonder. But the rest of the album had some great songs, great lyrics, great guitar work. A little investigation into their past (the Power of the Internet!) a year or so ago turned up that they started as progressive rock band, and actually had at least one credible tune in that style (haven't been able to uncover any complete albums from that era of their existence), and then turned New Wave. Probably the only New Wave band I liked...later analysis helped me realize: it is because they have a prominent guitar role...for me, if it doesn't have guitar, I don't really like it.

Darrell Mansfield. Christian artist, but does some of the best blues harp, blues rock, and even hard rock out there. In my opinion, should have made it big.

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Along the lines of Killerteddybear's post...

You can pretty much name a Canadian act from the early 80's and throw it on my pile...

Harlequin

Kick Axe

Streetheart

Queen City Kids

Prism

Martha & the Muffins

Helix

Toronto

The Pursuit of Happiness

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Replacements

Divine Horsemen
Nikki Sudden

Dave Kusworth

Robert Gordon

Johnny Thunders

Hoo Doo Gurus

Eastern Dark


I could go on and on too! :)



Bump!

Dan Baird And Homemade Sin!!!!

And Jason and the Scorchers!!

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Hey Rodip,

Thanks for the clips on The Reducers! Great band. I used to catch them at the El 'n Gee, and always loved that song. I still have it on vinyl, and never thought of looking for it on You tube. Fun stuff.

I used to hang out in the local guitar shops, too. We've probably met.

I'm from New Haven area, but I used to hang out at the El n Gee (remember the T-shirts the bouncers wore "FUCK YOU WE'RE FROM NEW LONDON!"?

LOL... Crazy fun times....

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Greenslade

Hard Stuff

Sir Lord Baltimore

Trapeze

Groundhogs

and

Opeth!

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Hell, I've seen Opeth! :D

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Tuba Skinny

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The Flammin Groovies.

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I present to you...

The Godfathers

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Dave Kusworth played with Hanoi (and Dogs D'amour and TV Eye)
Nikki Sudden was the most prolifiic artist I have ever encountered... you couldn't keep up with his records

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Big Star.

Also, my internet name evolved from the band Sonvolt. I was Sonvolt73 for a while on another (now defunct) forum, and was nicknamed "sonny" back then. So there you go.

Being a Sonvolt fan means I also need to give a shout-out to Uncle Tupelo (I don't really need to mention Wilco do I?).

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My college faves, The Plimsouls and their singer and songwriter as a solo act, Peter Case.

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Sweet Savage. Archetypal NWOBHM band from Ireland. Viv Campbell plays the most ripping, echo-laden solos in the grand tradition of Moore/Sykes.

Girlschool. Laugh if you will, but they were a solid live band. They were opening around around the world for Maiden, Motorhead and Saxon, quite a head start for their career. I thought they rocked and had potential.

Big Star. 'nuff said.

Crash Kelly. Pop/rock from L.A. Grinding guitars, hooks, great vocals.

The Scruffs. Came up in Memphis along with contemporaries Big Star. More punky/snotty, think UK pub rock.

Spinning Jennies/Well Wishers. Check 'em out. The SF bay area has its own Ray Davies.

Riot. Yes.

Onslaught. Classic Brit/Euro METAL. Tight, H-E-A-V-Y. Still out there strokin' it...

Malice. Mid-80s L.A. Judas Priest acolytes. Derivative, but they were always great live, especially on bills with Armored Saint and bands of that ilk.

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Well, I'm following Oli Brown for many years. He'd made 3 fabulous blues records so far. Ainsley Lister is a another favourite in the blues genre. The Tower Sessions album contains a great interpretation of Prince's Purple Rain.

Ali Neander from German Rodgau Monotones made a very nice jazz fusion record titled by his name.

Another love of mine is Tommy Merry. He's a great shredder who had performed with Steve Vai a.o. I had him discovered on the great mp3.com plattform in 2000. All three albums contain great tunes. Don't think he's performing any longer.

Rob Tognoni is an Aussie living in Germany three quarter of the year, extensively touring Europe, publishing new songs once a year. He's playing quite a raw blues rock package.

Then there is Daily Friday, my son's band. Their first record had been mastered by our very own Zenmindbeginner. 1k pressed and it's almost sold out. Fairly good for a bunch of 18s. 1st 2 international gigs coming in October. It's fun to see the band grow.

http://www.daily-friday.de

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Just remembered.. This is a band I was helping out back in 1995. They were absolutely great. We worked so hard on this album, and it just didn't do well. They did a long tour to promote it, then broke up. Here is one of the singles:

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Rodip and Dragan have nailed two of them: Flaming Groovies and William Topley.

Both are fantastic.

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