Any (obscure) music suggestions?

I'm up for suggestions! I made a list of the music that is on my computer so you can get an idea of what I listen to. As you can tell, my music taste varies. However, I despise most of the popular bands (okay, ALL) bands of today. Also, keep in mind that I have many more artists on CD that isn't on my computer so they are not, try to be as obscure as possible. Thank you!

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13th Floor Elevators

38 Special

The 5th Dimension


Abigail Washburn



Al Green

Al Kooper

Al Kooper, Mike Bloomfield and Steve Stills

The Alan Parsons Project

Albert Hammond

Alice Cooper

The Allman Brothers Band

Amazing Rhythm Aces

The Amboy Dukes


Amos Lee

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

Andrew Bird

The Animals

Apollo Sunshine

April Wine

Artic Monkeys

Aretha Franklin

Arlo Guthrie


The Association

Atomic Rooster


B.J. Thomas

B.B. King

Bachman Turner Overdrive

Bad Company


The Band

The Barbarians

The Beach Boys

The Bears

The Beatles

The Beau Brummels



The Bellamy Brothers

Ben Harper

Big Bill Broonzy

Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Big Joe Turner and T-Bone Walker

Big Mama Thornton

Big Star

Bill Haley and his Comets

Bill Withers

Billie Holiday

Billy Idol

Billy Joel

The Black Crowes

The Black Keys

Black Oak Arkansas

Black Sabbath



Blind Faith

Blind Lemon Jefferson


Blood, Sweat and Tears

Blue Cheer

Blue Oyster Cult

The Blue Van

Blues Image

Blues Magoos

The blues Project

Blues Travelers

Bo Diddley

Bob Dylan

Bob Marley

Bob Seger

Bob Welch

Bob Wills

Bobbie Gentry

Bobby Darin

Bon Jovi



Brewer and Shipley

Brian Eno

Brian Hyland

Bright Eyes

Brothers Johnson

Bruce Springsteen

Bryan Adams

Bubble Puppy

The Buckinghams

Buddy Guy

Buddy Holly

Buena Vista Social Club

Buffalo Springfield

The Buzzcocks

The Byrds


Cal Smith


Canned Heat

Captain Beefheart

Carl Orff

Carl Perkins

carlos Santana

Carlos Varela

Carly Simon

The Cars

The Castaways

Cat Stevens

Chad and Jeremy

The Chambers Brothers

The Charlatans

Charley Patton

The Charlie Daniels Band

Charlie Musselwhite



Chris Robinson

Chris Whitley

Chuck Berry


Clarence Carter

The Clash

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

The Commodores


Confederate Railroad

Count Five

Country Joe and the Fish

The Cowsills

Crash Test Dummies

The Crazy World Of Arthur brown


Creedence Clearwater Revival

Crispian St. Peters

Crosby, Stills, Nash and (Young)

Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions

Damn Yankees

Danny O'Keefe


David Allan Coe

David Bowie

David Gilmour

Davie Allan and the Arrows

The Decemberists

Deep Purple

Def Leppard

The Del-Vetts

Delaney and Bonnie

Derek and the Dominos

The Desert Rose Band

Diana Ross and the Supremes

The Dictators

dion and the belmonts

Dire Straits

Dobie Grey

Don McLean


The Doobie Brothers

The Doors

Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show

Dr. John

Dream Theater

Drive-By Truckers

Dwight Yoakam

The Eagles

The Easybeats

Eddie Cochran

Edgar Winter Group

Edison Lighthouse

Edvard Grieg

Electric Flag

Electric Light Orchestra

The Electric Prunes

Elliott Smith

Elmore James

Elton John

Elvis Costello

Elvis Presley

Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Eric Clapton

Eric Johnson

Erin McKeown

Etta James

The Everly Brothers

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

The Faces

Fair To Midland

Fairport convention

Fats Domino

Fear Factory


Five Man Electrical Band

The Flaming Lips

The Flamingos

Fleetwood Mac

The Flying Burrito Brothers




Frank Sinatra

Frank Zappa

The Fratellis

Fred Astaire

Fred Neil


Friends and Lovers




Gary HOey

Gary Moore

Gary Wright


George Clinton

George Jones

George Thorogood

The Georgia Satellites

Gerry and the Pacemakers

Gil Scott-Heron

Blen Campbell

Golden Earing

Gordon Lightfoot

Gram Parsons

Grand Funk Railroad

The Grassroots

Grateful Dead

The Greencards

The Guess Who

Guillermo Portabales

Guns N' Roses

H.P. Lovecraft

Hank Williams Sr.

Harper's Bizarre

Harry Chapin

Harry Nilsson


Head East


Henry Mancini

The Highwaymen

The Hollies

The Hombries

The Housemartins

Howlin' Wolf and Willie Dixon

Humble Pie

Ida Cox

Iggy Pop and the Stoogs

Igor Stravinsky

Incredible String band


Iron Butterfly

It's A Beautiful Day

J. Geils Band

J.J. Cale

Jackie DeShannon

Jackson Browne

James Brown

The James Gang

James Taylor

Janis Ian

Janis JOplin

Jeff Beck

Jeff Buckley

Jefferson Airplane

Jethro Tull

Jim Croce

Jimi Hendrix

Joan Baez

Joan Jett

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Cocker

Joe Satriani

Joe Walsh

John Cale

John Cougar/Mellencamp

John Denver

John Fogerty

John Lee Hooker

John Lennon

John Martyn

John Mayall


John Williams

Johnny Cash

Johnny Mathis

Johnny Payecheck

Johnny Thunders

Johnny Winters

Jon butcher Axis

Jonathon Edwards

Joni Mitchell


Judas Priest

Judy Collins

Kaiser Chiefs


Kenny and the Kasuals

King Crimson

The Kingsmen

The Kinks

The Knickerbockers

Kris Kristofferson


Larry Graham

Laura Nyro

Lead Belly

The Leaves

Led Zeppelin

The Lemon Pipers

Leo Sayer

Leonard Cohen

Little Barrie

Little Feat

Little River band



Looking Glass

Los Trio Matamoros

Lou Reed


The Lovin' Spoonful

Lucinda Williams

Lynyrd Skynyrd

The Magicians

The Mamas and the Papas

Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Maria McKee

Marianne Faithful

Mark Knopfler

Marshall Tucker Band

Marvin Gaye

Mason Williams

The Masters Apprentices

Mathew Southern Comfort



Medeski, Martin and Wood



Merle Haggard

Merilee Rush and the Turnabouts

Mike Oldfield

Mississippi John Hurt

Moby Grape

Modest Mouse

The Mojo Men

Molly Hatchet

The Monkees


The Moody Blues

Mott The Hoople

Mouse and the Traps

The Move

Mr. Bungle

Muddy Waters

Mungo Jerry

The Music Explosion

My Morning Jacket

Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Wilson


Neil Diamond

Neil Finn

Neil Young

Neutral Milk Hotel

New Riders Of The Purple Sage

The New Seekers

New York Dolls

The Nice

Nick Drake

Nickel Creek

The Nightcrawlers

Nine Inch Nails


Nitty Gritty Dirt band

Norman Breenbaum

Old Crow Medicine Show



Otis Redding

Otis Williams and the Charms

Ozzy Osbourne

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Paul McCartney

Paul SImon

The Penguins

Percy Sledge

Peter and Gordon

Peter Frampton

Peter, Paul and mary

Phil Collins

Phil Ochs



Pink Floyd

The Pixies

PJ Harvey

The Platters

The Pogues

Porcupine Tree

The Pretenders

The Pretty Things

Procol Harum

Psychedelic Furs

Pure Prairie League


Quicksilver Messenger Service


Racer X


Ram Jam

The Ramones

The Rascals

The Raspberries

Ravi Shankar

Ray Charles

Red Rider

The Remains

REO Speedwagon

The Replacements

Richard Thompson

Richie Havens

Rick Drringer

Rickie Lee Jones

The Righteous Brothers

Ringo Starr

Robert Johnson

Robert Palmer

Rod Stewart

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

The Rolling Stones

The Ronettes

Rory Gallagher

Rose Hill Drive

Roxy Music

Roy Orbison

Rufus Wainwright

The Runaways


Russell Morris

Ry Cooder


Sam Cooke

Sammy Hagar

Sammy Johns

Sanford Townsend Band


Scott McKenzie

Seals and Crofts

The Seeds

The Sex Pistols

The Shadows Of Knight

The Shocking Blue

Sigur Ros

Simon and Garfunkel

Sir Douglas Quintet

Skid Row

Skip James


Sly and the Family Stone

The Small Faces


The Smiths

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

The Soft Machine

The Sonics

Sonny Boy Williamson

Sopwith Camel

Soul Survivors

Sound Team

Spencer Davis Group

Spin Doctors

Spirit Doctors




The Standells

The Staples Singers

Status Quo

Stealers Wheel

Steely Dan


Steve Earle

Steve Miller Band

Steve Morse Band

Steve Vai

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Wonder

Sting and the Police

Stone Poneys

The Stone Roses

Strawberry Alarm clock




Syd Barrett

T-Bone Walker




The Teardrop Explodes

Ted Nugent

The Temptations

Ten Years After

Terry Jacks


Thin Lizzy

Three Dog Night

Thunderclap Newman

Tim Buckley

Tim Hardin

Todd Rundgren

Tom Cochrane

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Tom Waits

Tommy James and the Shondells


Toni Fisher

Tony Bennett


Tori Amos


The Tragically Hip

Traveling Wilburys

The Tremeloes

The Troggs

The Turtles

The Twilights

Uncle Tupelo

Urge Overkill

Uriah Heep

The Vagrants

Van Der Graaf Generator

Van Halen

Van Morrison

Vanilla Fudge

The Velvet Underground


The Wallflowers


Warren Zevon

Waylon Jennings

The Who

Widespread Panic


William Elliott Whitmore

Willie Nelson

Wilson Pickett


Woody Guthrie

The Yardbirds


Yngwie Malmsteen

Yo La Tengo

The Young Rascals

The Youngbloods

Zager and Evans

The Zombies

ZZ Top

15 Answers

  • Bowzer
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Some albums:

    "The Way Of The Vaselines" by The Vaselines (quirky Scottish group, now defunct, influential on Nirvana)

    "L'Amour Fou" by Kanda Bongo Man (soukous music from Zaire - brilliant guitar playing and very uplifting)

    "Barbed Wire Kisses" by the Jesus & Mary Chain (it's a best-of, but as you don't have any, it's a start : )

    "45s And Under" by Squeeze (great melodic pop from a songwriting duo who were heralded as the new Lennon-McCartney. Not quite, but worth checking out)

    "Beers, Steers + Queers" by Revolting Cocks (the weirder side of industrial)

    "Architecture & Morality" by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (elegant early electronica from 1981)

  • 1 decade ago

    What a list!



    Stevie Nicks

    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    Burning Sky


    Fire Inc

    Pandora's Box



    Juicy Lucy

    Love Sculpture

    Vanity Fair

    Ramsey Lewis

    Joe South

    Georgie Fame

    Amen Corner

    Billy Preston

    Rondo Veneziano

    Shawn Colvin


    Deaf Shepherd

    Simon Dupree & The Big Sound

    Slash's Snakepit

    Natacha Atlas


    Freaks of Desire


    Chris Farlowe

    Booker T & the MG's

    Wishbone Ash

    Frijid Pink


    McGuinness Flint

    Steeleye Span

    Maddy Prior

    Sandy Denny

  • 1 decade ago

    Clashy, Who-ey, early punk-rock stuff: The Jam, The Saints, The Damned.

    Awesome Canadian bands little known outside of Canada (at least, not on your list) - Blue Rodeo (especially older stuff), the Tragically Hip, Barenaked Ladies, and for a touch of brilliantly done Newfie/Celtic/rock/etc, Great Big Sea.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mahavishnu Orchestra

    United States of America

    Dixie Dregs


    Gentle Giant


    The Flower Kings


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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Be Good Tanyas Uncle Earl Adrienne Young Cadilliac Sky Bawn in the Mash

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Wondrous! String Band.. ahhh, this moment is diff'rent from any before it.. *sigh*.

    However, can't spend all night hangin' around in a fog of memories of my singularly misspent youth; try these:-

    Bonzo Dog Doodah Band


    Gene Clark

    John Renbourn

    Maddie Prior

    Ozric Tentacles

    Roger McGuinn

    Steeleye Span

    Source(s): Aforementioned - personal experience
  • 1 decade ago

    Dr Demento

    Sons of the Pioneers

    Freddy Fender

    David Cassidy

  • 1 decade ago

    If you love Tom petty and the Wallflowers, ou'll love this band called 34 Satellite. They kinnda broke up a while back and only made 2 albums, but I found them a mazing. Their albums are called Radar and Stop, but good luck finding them, it took me a while to find them. Hope you enjoy them.

    There's a band called the Kings of Convienence and they sound like the modern Simon and Garfunkel, absolutely amazing.

    The Shins are kinnda well know but I love them and think you would too.

  • 1 decade ago

    Oh... You've already got King Crimson. I didn't know that anyone other than me listened to them!

    Try The Police, U2, and Adrian Belew. Especially Adrian Belew. The Police and U2 aren't exactly obscure, but Adrian Belew is. He shouldn't be. He's one of the best guitarists ever.

    Here's a piece of his stuff;

    Watch the Life In A Nutshell one.

    These aren't really the best quality, get his CDs "Side One, Side Two, and Side Three for that, but they give the general feel of his music.

    They're the bands that Iisten to other than what you have listed, and it looks like our tastes are pretty darn simmilar.

  • lou b
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Ha! Found one. Style Council.

    Your stuff is VERY comprehensive. Was delighted to see the String Band in there....

    Plastic Ono?

    Alan Price?

    Georgie Fame?

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