The most underated musician of all time

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posted on Oct, 6 2004 @ 02:09 PM
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The most underrated musician of all time is definitly Nick Drake. Im sure about 95% of you who are reading this have no idea who Nick Drake is. he was an amazing musiciann from the 60's and 70's. Anyone who has heard his albums Five Leaves Left or pretty much any album knows wat i mean.




posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 01:50 PM
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Bands IMO are over rated

The Rasmus, The rollong stones(but i like them)and most pop.

Bands IMO are underrated

Greenday, The beatles (never used to be but now youth just dont get 'em. I should know im a youth) and Paul Mccartney, the Beatles credit alway went to John.



posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 04:20 PM
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I'll leave my goth and death metal bands off this topic

But, on the flip side:
Jane Siberry(music is so-so, but an awesome poet: wrote "Won't Rain all the Time", from "The Crow" sound track.



posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 08:32 PM
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Nick Drake is excellent. His music has actually garnered a bigger audience in the UK lately (compared to the last two decades) unfortunately due in part to celebrity endorsement; for example Brad Pitt presented a programme dedicated to his music on BBC radio 4 a couple of months back.

But hey, I suppose anything that alerts people to him can't be bad.


Btw, my favorite songs are Black Eyed Dog, Poor Boy and Pink Moon (I love the piano). His tunings too were revolutionary.


EDIT: and Time Of No Reply!

[Edited on 12-10-2004 by kegs]



posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 06:01 AM
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Tommy Bolin.
He replaced Ritchie Blackmore as a guitarplayer in Deep Purple back in the 70`s. I`ve just heard "Live at Ebbets Field 1974" by "Tommy Bolin & Friends". Two great shows with incredible guitarplaying.
They used to "boo" at him at Deep Purple gigs, b/c he "wasn`t Ritchie Blackmore". I think that got him depressed and that`s probably what killed him in the end. They underated him.



posted on Nov, 14 2004 @ 12:35 AM
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The most underated musician of all time.

Robert Johnson

let me simplify.....no Robert Johnson ? no rock n roll as we know it today. the catalogue of famous guitarist this bluesman has been a major influence of, reads like a who's who of modern rock. (page,clapton, berry,richards,lennon, etc. etc. etc.)- he recorded aprox. 23 songs. which are considered by historians as the foundation of modern music. yet, few people know who he was. -j; )



posted on Nov, 14 2004 @ 06:07 AM
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Most underrated musician of our time:

Devin Townsend.

Everybody should know who this guy is and own his albums.

His music is a rich tapestry of sound and bewilderment.

Musical Genius.



posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 04:11 PM
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i know who robert johnson is and he's an awesome blues player but he has gained more popularity since eric clapton has released that album and every clapton should know that he is obsessed with rj. nick drake has to be the most underrated becuase he hasn't gotten amlmost any press espically in the usa. no one knows who he is in america and i think thats wrong



posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by Nine Inch Nails
The most underated musician of all time.

Robert Johnson

let me simplify.....no Robert Johnson ? no rock n roll as we know it today. the catalogue of famous guitarist this bluesman has been a major influence of, reads like a who's who of modern rock. (page,clapton, berry,richards,lennon, etc. etc. etc.)- he recorded aprox. 23 songs. which are considered by historians as the foundation of modern music. yet, few people know who he was. -j; )


Actually us old farts do know RJ and you are right.

For me the most under rated musician is a bass player that can play his instrument but isn't the front man. Sorry Sir Paul, that leaves you off this list.



posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 09:17 PM
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We bassplayers are often underrated, but try removing us and notice how little is left



posted on Nov, 15 2004 @ 09:36 PM
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if a band's not really repetitive and has some really interesting chords/chord progressions, I'm more than happy.



posted on Nov, 16 2004 @ 05:33 PM
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Q. What do you call someone who hangs around with musicians?
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A. A drummer.



I shout out to Gene Krupa, Keith Moon, Steve Morris, Jeffrey Wegener and Meg White.

(j/k about Meg).



posted on Nov, 21 2004 @ 07:55 AM
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The most underrated musician of all time is definitely Nick Drake? Definitely not! Now don’t think I’m just saying this because Nick Drake is not to my tastes; I’m actually quite the fan. But I think more thought should be given to your usage of the term ‘most underrated’.

To my mind, a great musician is someone with mastery over their chosen instrument, someone with great knowledge of the theory of music (whether taught or discovered), and someone who has imbued their field of study with their own innovations so as to pioneer their instrument. Somebody like jazz/funk bassist Victor Wooten would fit all of these categories.

And then there is the matter of being underrated. Victor Wooten would not be able to live up to the title of ‘most underrated musician’ if it were so bestowed upon him because he is widely recognised in the jazz community as being one of the greatest bass guitarists and musicians since the conception of jazz.

For somebody to be an underrated musician then, they must fit my above criterion of a musician, and must also be widely unknown to even the specialist musical communities. Nick Drake couldn’t possibly fit the criteria of ‘most underrated musician’, because first of all he isn’t all that great on guitar. He’s good at what he does, but he cannot compete with many of the great folk instrumentalists. Second, he has several albums - including best-ofs - all available in mainstream record stores.

Lastly, I wouldn’t say I’m in a position to comment on who is the ‘most’ underrated musician of all time. The ‘most’ underrated musician of all time would surely escape most people’s notice, including my own. But I can certainly cite somebody like Regi Wooten as being a good example of an underrated musician. A brilliant guitarist and all round musician, yet greatly overshadowed by his more successful brother, Victor.

[Edited on 21-11-2004 by Bad Future]



posted on Nov, 21 2004 @ 02:31 PM
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Bad Future: Victor Wooten of Béla fleck & The Flecktones is a genious
Nice to see that more his name was mentioned! All the Wooten brothers are great imo, and Regi is, as you say, clearly underrated. Someone want to sponsor a trip for me to the Bassday 2005? Send me a U2U



posted on Nov, 26 2004 @ 12:38 PM
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Nope nope.....

Neil Young.

He grandfathered Nirvana and in essence ended the 80's hard rock sound.

If he wasn't there, we'd still have bands like the Scorps and Tesla and UFO. Wouldn't be bad, it would just be different.



posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 06:24 AM
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Geddy Lee.......of RUSH !!!
This guy is wicked,sings plays synth with his feet,and oh ya plays bass too.
highly underated in the music biz(now). Only true musicians can apreciate this guy.
Parker



posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 09:41 AM
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I saw a video of Voctor wooten jamming out and oh god- it wa amazing. I prefer a bit more classic jazz though.

want to know my underrated musician?

Vince Guaraldi. now...where have you heard that name before..........

that's right- THE PEANUTS CHRISTMAS SOUNDTRACK. dont laugh me off here, im dead serious. this guy composed AMAZING jazz for a children's tv show and it seems as if he wont be taken seriously simply because he did the peanuts. people take the dust brothers seriously and they did fight club.

his music is fantastc- we listen to charlie brown christmas from thanksgiving to easter, and it seems as if ive never really listened. but this man is amazing. guaraldi is what has gotten me into jazz piano!



posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 05:15 PM
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Originally posted by mig12
Nope nope.....

Neil Young.

He grandfathered Nirvana and in essence ended the 80's hard rock sound.

If he wasn't there, we'd still have bands like the Scorps and Tesla and UFO. Wouldn't be bad, it would just be different.


oh puleeease. i would hardly consider someone who has been inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame, as underated :shk:
not to take anything away from neil's talent, but his millions of fans, are obviously aware, of who he is. same goes for geddy lee of rush.-j; )


[Edited on 29-11-2004 by Nine Inch Nails]



posted on Dec, 3 2004 @ 10:42 AM
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Nick Drake has to be one of the most underrated musicians ever. its heart breaking that the sales he deserved and how much his music is loved came after his death. which, incidently, had its anniversary a week ago



posted on Dec, 3 2004 @ 04:44 PM
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also,very underated....
The Ramones.-j; )





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