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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,

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.'s_Dog_(band)

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

bringbacksideburns Tue 13-Nov-12 23:38:50

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.

bringbacksideburns Tue 13-Nov-12 23:41:24

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

bringbacksideburns Tue 13-Nov-12 23:51:52

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

bringbacksideburns Tue 13-Nov-12 23:53:55

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

bringbacksideburns Wed 14-Nov-12 10:32:51

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

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