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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 1 decade ago

Sadly underrated, but a very very good & highly influential Punk/Post Punk/Experimental...?

Sadly underrated, but a very very good & highly influential Punk/Post Punk/Experimental band from the UK that most people have seemed to have forgotten maybe even here, has anyone heard of this band? They had influence on bands like Sonic Youth, Mission of Burma, Minutemen, The Ur**als and more who in turn influenced other bands.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swell_Maps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxDoC_1DPrg

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAViWlBI9_U

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvcPDt7LAfs

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g0MJFBds8Y

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGlIki2vq5w

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oOHwRruW5k

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kg1-LE0QNU

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngVY50Jut7o

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Update:

Yes they're awesome, a guy who been in bands and has a record label in LA recommended them to me years ago and I was like holy crap! I knew Joy Division and Test Dept came from the UK but I didn't realize the UK had a band out this early in time that's both this raw and experimental at the same time. I could see why they influenced Sonic Youth, Minutemen and so many other bands!

Update 2:

Of course but what can you do? All those band influenced and others they influenced too. I think they got a good clue off of bands from Boston, Cleveland and Austin.

Update 3:

oops 2 typos I should've had an 's right at the end of when I said "a guy who" and I should've put an s right at the end of when I said "all those band"

Update 4:

Sounds like you've heard of 'em Captain. Speaking of Nikki Sudden, I guess you must've heard about Dogs'Damour too & I have a bunch of his solo stuff too.

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  • .
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Wow that looks awesome!

    Thanks for the links

  • 1 decade ago

    I've never heard of them before, but the wiki page sounds like it would be right up my alley!

    Thanks for posting, I'll check out the youtubes now.

    :D

  • Qeq
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I've never heard of them, but, I'm listening to the first link now, and I must say, I like it very much. =D

    Serious comma abuse in that first sentence though. hehe.

  • 1 decade ago

    nikki sudden

    yeah, i've heard of 'em

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No but GREAT links!!

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