Everybody has their favorite bands, and usually, a person would own a good bit of material from their favorite bands. But how about those bands that you've always wanted to get to know a little better. Use this thread to list at least 5 bands whose material you'd like to own more of. I'll list 5 here:
1. Rush - I haven't seen all of the new documentary, but what I did see has peaked my interest.
2. E.L.O. - Everytime I hear a song by ELO I wonder why I don't own more of their material
3. The Allman Brothers Band - I do have a greatest hits box set, but I'd really like to pick up some studio albums.
4. Tom Petty - Again, I only have a greatest hits disc and now Mojo. I've got Damn The Torpedos on my Amazon wish list but I also want Hard Promises.
5. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - I have a greatest hits disc and Deja Vu, but as much as I love the vocal melodies from this band, I'm not sure why I don't own more.
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Yup, I am indeed, and that surprise me LOT!! I always thought, Styx was crap. What I had heard was certainly crap.
But again, I'm also an Alice Cooper (the band) fan now, even though until here and now, I wasn't impressed at all.
AND a Genesis (Gabriel-era) fan, even though I was very impressed by the "Genesis Revisited II"-album last year, I thought, until now, that the original albums were weakly produced. Nope, they are sounding great.
I don't need new albums for a while. I've got plenty to delve in to.
I'm really enjoying, checking out the bands, that I for some reason haven't checked out completely before and albums, that I haven't heard in full, and besides the bands, that I now are a new-born fan of, this is what i've come up with:
UFO - I've been listening to (in full) "Force It". "Lights Out" and "Obsession", and.......it's okay, but I haven't REALLY discovered anything great about this band. Some tracks, that aren't on "the best of" are so much better than the hits, though. I'll try a few other albums, but i don't think they will win me over completely.
Journey - I've been listening to "Infinity", "Evolution" and "Departure", and Journey actually sounds pretty much like the Journey, I knew of, meaning: I don't really like it. some of it is listenable, but that's all. Nothing especially good for me here at all.
Kansas - I've been listening to "Leftoverture" and "Point of no return" and as much, as it surprised me, how much I like Styx, It surprises me, that I don't really care about these albums, because Scott has posted a few Kansas-tracks, that I really liked, but again, nothing on these albums excites me that much.
Free - I've been listening to "Free" and "Fire And Water" and I'm not impressed at all. I understand now why this band wasn't bigger.
Fleetwood Mac - Actually, I hadn't been listening to either "Tusk" or "Mirage" in full until now. I especially like "Tusk", but I like this band more now, than I did before. I will try to listen, to some of the old Peter Green Fleetwood Mac-albums now.
Heart - was/is an 80's AOR-band to me, and they had a few good songs, and that was it. I've tried to listen to their "best of" a few years back in time, but got really bored rather quickly. Now I've been listening to "Dreamboat Annie", and I'm bored once again. I don't think, I'll waste any more time on Heart.
Boston - Now there's another shock (for me), since I've always known, that the first two Boston-albums were very populare in the US, and "More Than a feeling" was a great, but waaayy overplayed track. Still I haven't heard those two albums more than once, back in the 80's at a pary or something like that, but now they sound, how shall I put it, not bad at all to me. I kind of like boston now, and after "Third Stage", which I bought and hated back then, then it is somewhat of a shock to me.
I'll try to catch up on some classic Tom Petty- and Billy Joel-albums in the near future.
Force it with the faucets! Great album!