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    Default Your fave local bands who could've made it but didn't

    Where are you and who are the good local bands who could've made it but didn't stick it out?

    LEXINGTON, KY

    Velvet Elvis:
    1980's
    Signed to Enigma records.
    Crashed and burned when the label crashed and burned.

    Parlour Boys:
    2000's
    Were nearly signed to Island Records.
    James Iha wanted to produce debut album.
    Island Records said no & the band split.

    "90% of success is just showing up." -Woody Allen

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9pod9 View Post
    Where are you and who are the good local bands who could've made it but didn't stick it out?

    LEXINGTON, KY

    Velvet Elvis:
    1980's
    Signed to Enigma records.
    Crashed and burned when the label crashed and burned.

    Parlour Boys:
    2000's
    Were nearly signed to Island Records.
    James Iha wanted to produce debut album.
    Island Records said no & the band split.

    "90% of success is just showing up." -Woody Allen
    You're from Lexington? Well hell I can add to that list.

    Resurrected Bloated Floaters
    1980's
    Awesome arty sludgy punk band
    self released one record.
    would have been grunge superstars a few years later.
    except they were all really ugly. not grunge-pretty, ugly

    Nine Pound Hammer
    1980's-90's
    Shoulda been huge, toured a ton and made good records, but never emerged from the "garage" ghetto
    Guitarist founded Nashville Pussy.
    occasional reunions

    The above two bands pretty much defined punk for me in my early teen years.
    I never really liked Velvet Elvis, they were kinda like a million other REM-lite type bands playing around the same time...
    Crosshair pushing here until its limit the bringing together.

    www.crosshairchicago.com

    "Every single Crosshair poster I've ever seen is almost exactly the same. Do these guys even have a bit of creativity in them? I mean, come one - shitty old building pics photoshopped with text over them. Pretty pathetic to say the least."

    "it just seems like so little effort is put into creating this? am i missing something?"

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    The Miss Allans Late 80's Early 90's

    Blackfry Late 80's supertalented but leader was an ego maniac and burned alot of bridges along the way.

    Plague Mosaic Mid 90's, Great band that had to many drug problems

    Spaklejet Great live band that will knock your soxs off. There still at it

    -loco

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    The Spicy Rizzaks - early 00s NYC.
    Great Live band. One time the promoter kept pushing their set back later and later than ends their set after 15 mins at the end of the night. As if by magic, singer John Bon Rizzak whips out a watermelon and raises it in the air and BAM all over the club. Amazing

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    the flaming lips

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    Check out Verbena. The drugs broke them up. Check out one of their best CDs on itunes it is called Souls for Sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8onrepeat View Post
    Check out Verbena. The drugs broke them up. Check out one of their best CDs on itunes it is called Souls for Sale.
    Souls for Sale was great. They had a bunch of good songs on the following records as well. But the best thing that came outta that was the main guy doing this AA Bondy stuff:

    MySpace.com - AA Bondy - alabama, New York - Other - www.myspace.com/aabondy

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    I'm in austin now but when in Oklahoma we had the Chainsaw Kittens who should have been huge.

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    The Mice | scatrecords.com

    Verbena were awesome. AA Bondy is great too.

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    The Five from Pittsburgh...who now live on as the Reid Paley Trio

    post-punk...awesome dudes too

    http://home.earthlink.net/~copacetic...co/THEFIVE.htm

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