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Old 09-13-2005, 04:08 PM
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Default The Kinks - Most Underrated Band

Inspired by the ongoing, constant Beatles-are-the-most-overrated argument:

I think the Kinks are the most underrated group ever.

I'm interested to see if anyone agrees, and who your candidates are.

I know this could easily devolve into a my-favorite-band-no-one-has-heard-of-thread, but I didn't want it to be that way, or I would have titled it The Blasters. So let's keep this to popular bands that most people have heard but many don't take seriously. The B-52's, for example, would be a good answer.

Back to the Kinks: They're incredible, and incredible straight up from their first records through the 1980's and albums like "Give The People What They Want!". Their "Lola Vs. The Powerman and The Money-go-round" was a seriously influential album, one of the first "concept" type albums. And their playing and live shows are legendary. Not to mention that their influence on rock music, with songs like You Really Got Me, All Day and All Of The Night, and Lola, is lasting and legendary.
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Old 09-13-2005, 04:52 PM
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Default Re: The Kinks - Most Underrated Band

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Give The People What They Want!

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Awesome.
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Old 09-13-2005, 04:54 PM
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Default Re: The Kinks - Most Underrated Band

i think what makes the Kinks so great is that their sound constatnly evolved and they had hits in three different decades in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Also, they sounded different while still maintaining their core group. Very impressive
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Old 09-13-2005, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: The Kinks - Most Underrated Band

i would say that these are 3 that come to mind:
-the kinks, good call.
-the cars
-deep purple(forever)

rj
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Old 09-13-2005, 05:00 PM
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Default Re: The Kinks - Most Underrated Band

Do you consider underrated in terms of critical acclaim or public recognition/respect? If we're talking public recognition maybe Velvet Underground.

Swede
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Old 09-13-2005, 05:10 PM
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Default Re: The Kinks - Most Underrated Band

the kinks are a very good answer here...along with the who.

there are so many, "supergroups" that get mentioned long before these (also amazing) acts.
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Old 09-13-2005, 05:14 PM
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Default Re: The Kinks - Most Underrated Band

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the who.


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No.
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Old 09-13-2005, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: The Kinks - Most Underrated Band

Theyre widely recognized as one of rock n roll's greatest bands. Why exactly do you think they are underrated?

-Matt
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Old 09-13-2005, 05:45 PM
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Yes.
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Old 09-13-2005, 05:57 PM
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Default Re: The Kinks - Most Underrated Band

I love The Kinks. Especially Low Budget.

My answer to the most under-rated band of all-time though, is, of course, The Cars.
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