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Obscure 1960's-70's rock bands

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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,

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

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

Aphrodites Child - 666.

Great album!

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

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

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

I have also ordered Tom Waits, sounds good!

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

Great thank you smile

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

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

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

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

The sensational Alex Harvey Band.

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

Fear by John Cale.

Fantastic album

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

What does your DH like, dita?

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.

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...

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.

ditavonteesed Thu 15-Nov-12 07:52:15

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.

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

But which Can album?

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

Good choice wink

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

White Denim will be after Can.

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

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

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

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 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.

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

I disagree with White Denim. I bought Workout Holiday.

Bored me shitless, it did.

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.

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


Out there, man!

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