Obscure 1960's-70's rock bands

(44 Posts)
ZigZagWanderer Tue 13-Nov-12 20:40:19

Every Xmas and birthday I get my partner a cd that he normally wouldn't think to get, it's just a way to get to know different bands.
This year I'm running out of ideas.
Any suggestions, his favourite band is Led zeppelin but he also likes quite folky rock too.
Last year I bought Edgar Broughton Band and
he loved it.
He doesn't like music of the noughties,

Viperidae Tue 13-Nov-12 20:48:15

Have you ever heard of Pavlov's Dog? I used to love them and their album "At the sound of the bell" I think was the first album to feature an early synthesiser

They also had another album called Pampered Menial.

ZigZagWanderer Tue 13-Nov-12 21:02:32

I shall go and have a listen, see if its his thing. Thanks. I haven't heard of them.

beachyhead Tue 13-Nov-12 21:04:18

The Strawbs
Clifford T Ward
Rumer has just done a album of 70's covers which is amazing

ZigZagWanderer Tue 13-Nov-12 21:06:42

Thanks i'll listen to those, although he can't stand Rumer grin.
Pavlov's Dog, female singer?

Viperidae Tue 13-Nov-12 23:33:24

I don't think so, think male but high. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavlov's_Dog_(band)

Mark Knopfler (ex Dire Straits) has gone quite folky now, don't know what his latest stuff is like.

If he likes Folk Rock this is my thread!
What about The Band's greatest hits.
Creedence Clearwater Revival's Greatest Hits.
Captain Beefheart.

He should have a listen to the Raconteurs second album Consolers of The Lonely - some ace Folky rock stuff on that, even though it's modern.

Wishbone Ash - Argos, i think it's called. Not to be confused with the store! Or is it Argus. hmm

King Crimson. (embarassed smilie)
Trying to think of bands like Led Zep....hmm.
Deep Purple?

tethersend Tue 13-Nov-12 23:44:57

Second Captain Beefheart, but I suspect what he really needs is some Can.

Also try The Incredible String Band. And fuck it, try some Jethro Tull- but tread carefully. Aqualung is a good album to start with.

Fairport Convention.

Thehoardernextdoor Tue 13-Nov-12 23:47:04

I'm guessing he already has a copy of Love's Forever Changes? As an old hippy myself it's one of my most favourite records ever

White Demin are brilliant. Might be worth getting the album with All you really have to do on it.

Also band called Deer Tick - perfect. Singer sounds like a tuneful Dylan.
This is a good album he might like

I second Jethro Tull too. I've got Original Masters, i think it's called.

CanYouHearMe Wed 14-Nov-12 00:06:44

I'll second The Incredible String Band (Wee Tam and the Big Huge), or some early Floyd

Focus - way out Dutch folk rock.
Early Pink Floyd?

bureni Wed 14-Nov-12 00:41:22

Jeffersons Airplane
Emmerson, Lake and Palmer

tethersend Wed 14-Nov-12 09:43:04


ZigZagWanderer Wed 14-Nov-12 10:21:57

He has Captain Beefheart, Zappa and loves Creedence and King Crimson.
Some great suggestions!

ZigZagWanderer Wed 14-Nov-12 10:23:41

Jethro Tull he has, he also loves Dr hook so something along those lines maybe.
I'll buy loads of CDs if I have to grin

Workout Holiday by White Denim. Brilliant.

roooibos Wed 14-Nov-12 10:41:49


Out there, man!

AllBellyandBoobs Wed 14-Nov-12 10:46:21

Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden. It doesn't quite fit the criteria you've asked for but I guarantee he'll love it. Everyone I know who likes the bands already mentioned does.

tethersend Wed 14-Nov-12 10:58:04

I disagree with White Denim. I bought Workout Holiday.

Bored me shitless, it did.

tethersend Wed 14-Nov-12 11:00:18

Ooooh, I know!

Have a look at a Swedish band called Dungen. As for albums, I'd get either Ta det lungt or Tio Bitar.

I guarantee he will love them.

ZigZagWanderer Wed 14-Nov-12 13:14:13

Thanks everyone I am in the process of listening to all of them.
I have so much choice I won't be able to decide which one to get grin

tethersend Wed 14-Nov-12 20:53:38

Let us know what you get in the end, ZigZag smile

ZigZagWanderer Wed 14-Nov-12 21:17:03

I like it all really but I think Can will be the first one I get, then ill keep the others in mind for future birthdays and Xmas.
Thanks all for your help smile

ZigZagWanderer Wed 14-Nov-12 21:18:04

White Denim will be after Can.

tethersend Wed 14-Nov-12 21:26:29

Good choice wink

ZigZagWanderer Thu 15-Nov-12 07:49:16

But which Can album?

marking place as this is the sort of thing dh is into and I have no idea what to gget for hhis brithday in 2 weeks.

madammoose Thu 15-Nov-12 07:54:32

Legendary Pink Dots? I saw them supporting Arthur Brown a couple of years ago, they put me in mind of Hawkwind.

ZigZagWanderer Thu 15-Nov-12 13:11:47

I'm considering Hawkwind too.
My Dp loves Tim Buckley, not very rocky but good. If anyone has anything along the same lines to recommend...

tethersend Thu 15-Nov-12 17:42:40

I would get the Can album Tago Mago to start.

Does he have any Nick Drake? If not, he really, really should- in a similar vein to Tim Buckley, but, well, far better IMO.

There is a film made in 1970 called London Rock which he would enjoy- T Rex, The Faces (does he have any Faces stuff?) and Fairport Convention all feature... can't find it on DVD though. Will have another look.

tethersend Thu 15-Nov-12 17:43:34

What does your DH like, dita?

usualsuspect3 Thu 15-Nov-12 17:46:09

Fear by John Cale.

Fantastic album

usualsuspect3 Thu 15-Nov-12 17:50:57

The sensational Alex Harvey Band.

NicholasTeakozy Thu 15-Nov-12 18:00:14

If he likes Edgar Broughton Band, try a bit of Budgie brilliance. Not really obscure, but nowhere near as big as they should've been.

Also, Tygers Of Pan Tang

tethersend Thu 15-Nov-12 18:08:19

Oooh, good call on The sensational Alex Harvey Band, usual.

ZigZagWanderer Fri 16-Nov-12 09:45:39

Great thank you smile

ZigZagWanderer Fri 16-Nov-12 11:53:13

I have also ordered Tom Waits, sounds good!

LoonyLyndsay Fri 16-Nov-12 17:23:41

Maybe not 100% what you're looking for but my husband loves loves loves The Eagles!

Any Good? smile

AllBellyandBoobs Fri 16-Nov-12 22:50:12

I love Tim Buckley, his voice is wonderful. If he hasn't already got it then you should get him Jackson C Frank's eponymous album, he only released one but he's been covered by loads of artists including Nick Drake and Paul Simon

StarMeKitten Sat 24-Nov-12 16:08:13

Aphrodites Child - 666.

Great album!

fairieswearboots Mon 10-Dec-12 22:21:46

Must recommend 'Head Down' by Rival Sons - a current band from L.A. who sound a bit like Free, with some motown thrown in, difficult to describe really, but very excellent smile

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