Home town bands that you thought would go further.

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    Not my hometown but nearby.The Clark's from Pittsburgh.Great singer abd tight band!
     
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    Victory - yeah they did world tours and several LPs but the main thing did not go big.
    Thunderhead - they had some moments and great songs. One of my best moments on stage was opening for them and playing through that ****ing cranked silver jubilee Marshall, clipping engaged.

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    The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band?

    Oh wait. Lol.

    There's so many bands that are from around Shreveport, LA that I really couldn't tell you. That and I haven't been into the local music scene for quite a while so I'm not sure who's doing what these days.

    Cole Vosbury is from here, too. Not sure what he's been up to lately. I think he did real well on one of the TV shows and went on to sign with a record label. His dad gives guitar lessons locally. Found that out when someone recommended him to me during a convo not long ago.

    I just knew KWS was one that didn't fit and he's from here, so... Lol

    Unrelated tidbit: he's leaving Cali and moving somewhere else. Hopefully closer to home. He's around here all the time anyway since his folks live here and his business address is here. But it'd be even cooler if he & the family bought another house here and moved back for a while. I think they may be moving around Austin, TX if any of what I read was right.
     
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    Detroit....The Rockets.....great band didn't go that far, and @fezz parka knows what I'm talkin' about.....

    for my actual home city from Windsor, across the river from Detroit....our biggest act is probably The Tea Party.....they have evolved over the years, their best iteration was about 1995 IMHO, check this out Zeppelin and Blues fans....and CHECK OUT THE TIME SHIFTS/CHANGES....it messes with your mind if you're not following it....

     
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    That's a great album. The opening track, "Queen of the Night" is an absolute ripper!



    Another one I think was waaaay ahead of their time (1971!) were Savage Grace:



    UK wise Beckett deserved way more success. They toured as support from some big acts but never really made it.



    80's band The Sound were way ahead of their contemporaries like Joy Division etc.



    Loads of 1 album bands ..

    https://youtu.be/heibnMmPFVE

    Black Cat Bones ofc.

    https://youtu.be/rorPL2HEtaQ

    Bolder Damn. Sick!

    https://youtu.be/GgN7BYOMn50

    Fanny Adams ..

    Loads and loads of great one album bands from the early 70's.
    Some released more than one album and toured for years but never made it.
     
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    This was my cousin's band. They were pretty popular on the Brooklyn/NYC Indy scene years ago and developed a nice little following. They did some touring but bills piled up while they were on the road and it took a toll on their personal lives. They had a nice run though. We rented a cool dance studio for a weekend and I set up some mics and a board with my little Protools LE system and we did their first EP which turned out pretty good. They ended up getting on a label and wanted me to do their record but I had just started a new job and got married so I couldn't devote the time.

    https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Dirty_on_Purpose



     
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    Beaver Brown
    Local band
    Did the soundtrack for Eddie & the cruisers
    A little more club stuff around here
    Then disappeared
     
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    Sarasota Florida didn’t have a big music scene. Jim Stafford used to play there and so did Jimmy Buffett at this old club called the elbow room, but that was in the early 70’s. Lots of musicians live there though. I drank beers with Brian Johnson at a dive bar. I can honestly say that Dickey Betts is one of least nice people you’ll ever meet and his son is even worse. Joe Perry is out and about town quite a bit too. Most residents there let celebrities just fade into the background which is partly why they like to live there I’m sure. The other reason is that it’s gorgeous there.

    Lovely town.
     
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    Mrs TD and I used to vacation there often. Had old family friends living there. Several Union contract strategy planning meetings there.

    Old family friend ( “uncle Tom” ) who lived there used to say:
    “Sarasota was the home of the newly wed, the overfed and the nearly dead”.
     
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    Back to the subject"

    Home town Bands that you thought would go further...

    I grew up in Bucks Co. PA.
    In the mid 70s, there was “Johnny’s Dance Band” that had a very large SE PA & NJ following.
    They were one of the best bands that I ever heard. Wherever the played, it was difficult to even get in the door because of all their followers trying to get in.

    Live - they were phenomenal.
    After they were “discovered” by the record companies, and recorded - the producers wrecked their sound totally. The vinyl was a shell of their usual performance and didn’t get airplay.

    I think they are still around -with some of their original members - occasionally playing out around the SE Jersey and Philly area.
    There are some Youtube vids still floating around as well.
    They seem to have lost a lot of their original spark though.

    This is one of their “Goof” original ditties...but short, tight and funny.

     
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    I remember when these guys started gaining traction and always thought they'd get more recognition than they did.
     
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    These guys were pretty big locally in the mid 80s. At the time, most thought they’d break big nationally but it never happened. The singer now sings with Accept.

     
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    A local Chicago band.....The Redwalls

     
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    Tasty!
     
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    I remember Thunderhead and saw them numerous times in the New Orleans area. Good band!
     
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