Most Underrated Band Since 1980

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I can think of a ton of bands who I think are underrated but I think you have go with a mainstream band. It's tough to name one band but in terms of underrated and unappreciated... I'm leaning towards Squeeze.

I fucking love Difford and Tilbrook I was listening Argybargy last night. 'Pulling muscles from a shell' and 'Another nail in my heart' is an incredible 1-2 start to any album.
 
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The Clash.

Loved everything they did other than Cut the Crap.

Sandinista was a fucking masterclass, people say it was a bit too long. I disagree. It was a fine album.

Bob Geldof, him of Live Aid fame, once said The Clash were overrated. He might have got Africa a fair few millions, but once that came out of his trap everything he ever did became irrelevant.
 

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Motley Crue?

I never bought into their stuff, then I went to Castle Donington (East Midlands racetrack, UK, Monsters of Rock Festival) as a nipper (young lad) and they were just so f*cking good Doby. Absolutely outstanding.

Another band I saw the year before - Poison. Hell fire, they were so good.

Slayer - hell we're raising the bar here. They were always playing second fiddle to Metallica and Megadeth and Anthrax. I saw them three times and f*ck were they scary.
 
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The Smiths

Steven Patrick Morrissey, Johnny Marr.

Four albums in four years and all were f*cking classics.

Then we had Morrissey's solo career. Vauxhall and I. F*ck me, that was so ace.

 

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The Smiths,

Steven Patrick Morrissey, Johnny Marr.

Four albums in four years and all were f*cking classics.

Then we had Morrissey's solo career. Vauxhall and I. F*ck me, that was so ace.

 
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Motley Crue?

I never bought into their stuff, then I went to Castle Donington (East Midlands racetrack, UK, Monsters of Rock Festival) as a nipper (young lad) and they were just so f*cking good Doby. Absolutely outstanding.

Another band I saw the year before - Poison. Hell fire, they were so good.

Slayer - hell we're raising the bar here. They were always playing second fiddle to Metallica and Megadeth and Anthrax. I saw them three times and f*ck were they scary.
I saw Vince Neil without The Crue years ago at Sunset Station Casino.

Crue was in talks alongside Def Leppard about going on tour again before Covid hit.

That would be a fun concert to go to in Vegas.
 
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I saw Vince Neil without The Crue years ago at Sunset Station Casino.

Crue was in talks alongside Def Leppard about going on tour again before Covid hit.

That would be a fun concert to go to in Vegas.
Def Leppard are from just down the road from me (12 miles, 15 minute drive). I went to university in their home town of Sheffield, I used to drink in the pub they started out in (the Southsea). I grew up with Paul Oliver, son of Graham Oliver, guitar player from Saxon. His band backed up Def Leppard across Europe and the US. Graham said they (Def Leppard) just went absolutely global when Hysteria came out.

As for Motley Crue, if you haven't read The Dirt, you should. Pure filth, they were on every drug you could mention. Such a good book. I haven't read the second one. I don't think I need to, the first one was good enough.
 
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I saw Vince Neil without The Crue years ago at Sunset Station Casino.

Crue was in talks alongside Def Leppard about going on tour again before Covid hit.

That would be a fun concert to go to in Vegas.
Def Leppard are from just down the road from me (12 miles, 15 minute drive). I went to university in their home town of Sheffield, I used to drink in the pub they started out in (the Southsea). I grew up with Paul Oliver, son of Graham Oliver, guitar player from Saxon. His band backed up Def Leppard across Europe and the US. Graham said they (Def Leppard) just went absolutely global when Hysteria came out.

As for Motley Crue, if you haven't read The Dirt, you should. Pure filth, they were on every drug you could mention. Such a good book. I haven't read the second one. I don't think I need to, the first one was good enough.
 
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Difficult to decide.Will need to give it some thought.

I have been listening to The Blue Nile a lot recently. They never received the recognition they deserved.













Great shout,and would totally agree.

Was in Germany 88-93 and they seemed to be played way more there than they ever were in Scotland.

Became a kind of joke wondering how long you would be in a place before The Blue Nile were played but was great to hear them.
 
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