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John Martyn
I'm also a fan - he was a really innovative guitar player as well as one of the stranger (and more interesting) characters in 60s/70s popular music.  He cut across genres in a pretty unusual way and did so with a very quirky approach to his instru... 
Obscure bands
Here’s another one that I love:John Croslin was the main man in The Reivers (AKA Zeitgeist, before a conflict with another band caused them to change their name). This was one of the earliest and IMO best alt-country bands. I’m not sure that they’... 
What are the best subwoofers to use with Magnepan 20.1s?
I think that the crossover set-up you choose will be at least as important as the sub you choose.  I use Rythmiks with small Maggies and they pair superbly IMO.  However, I use Audyssey bass management and there's no doubt in my mind that it's a b... 
Obscure bands
Max,I spaced on Wake Ooloo.  Great catch.  I used to live in Hoboken and got to see just about every iteration of The Feelies (not sure if I mentioned The Trypes, who may or may not have ever recorded a record).  All of them were terrific.  There ... 
Obscure bands
Another spin-off:. Health & Happiness ShowJames Mastro (guitarist and songwriting partner to Richard Barone in The Bongos) started this alt-country/guitar pop band. They did three extremely good records without much in the way of recognition. 
When speakers duplicate drivers
Google "D'Appolito configuration" and you'll get one argument for this approach. 
Music Lovers Speaker vs. Audiophile Speaker
In today's world, the difference seems to be that that an audiophile speaker doesn't have Bluetooth. 
Obscure bands
Bdp,I couldn't help chuckling a bit as I read your most recent post.  It almost reads like a scene from "Spinal Tap".  That must have been a fun time and it sounds like a few of those guys have had a decent run in the music making business, which ... 
Whatever happened to...?
Usually Google answers this, but not always.  Peter Schott was the (brilliant, IMO) music director for Kid Creole and The Coconuts.  He left the band after a few albums and, then nothing...... 
Obscure bands
Bdp, You got me on The Halibuts, which is kind of a bummer because that's a "top ten ever" name for a rock band, IMO.I actually considered mentioning both 13th Floor Elevators (Roky Erickson) and Romeo Void (Debora Iyall), but figured both got too... 
Obscure bands
Yep,I cant argue with Whart: Used Guitars = great songs, lousy sound.  For me, all of the early  Marti Jones records (Used Guitars, My Long Haired Life, Unsophisticated Time, Match Game, and Any Kind of Lie) combined first rate songs, beautiful si... 
Austrailian rock and roll
No love for Split Enz?  The Finn brothers had a gig before Crowded House. 
Obscure bands
A couple a Southern janglers (both from Chapel Hill, NC I believe) and a first cousinArrogance (Don Dixon)Let's Active (Mitch Easter)The DBs (probably that area's biggest jangle rock act) were too well known for this thread IMO.  Still love the tr... 
Obscure bands
OK, so here's three from the NYC punk/new wave club scene ca. 1980 - Anyone remember The Shirts?  Lead singer Annie Golden later starred in Milos Foreman's film version of "Hair", IIRC.Then there was a San Francisco (?) band called Medium Medium w... 
Obscure bands
Ghost,Funny thing about Chicken Shack is that Christine Perfect only came on board after several years.  Stan Webb was the main attraction in that band and he was a really good guitarist.  They also had one other high profile member (maybe in a la...