Most of the Persuasive Percussion albums are a lot of fun. Audiophile stuff for sure, but still a lot of fun. There are tons of them available on eBay a the moment.
I don’t listen to what 98% here do so it’s easy for me.
here’s a few tunes that rep their albums well:
Silver Metre - S/T (1969) (National General Records vinyl) (FULL LP) - YouTube
FYI, Wishbone Ash - Argus beat out Jethro Tull’s "Thick as a Brick" for Best Album of the Year in England.
One of my all-time-faves. Not Led Zeppelin good but a solid drinking album.
Also listen to Ten Years After (Elvis) - "Cricklewood Green".
Johnny Winter - "Second Winter".
These are mainstream albums to my generation but you sound like a youngster...
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
Anna Von Hausswolff - Ceremony
Mark Lanegan - Bubblegum
Captain Beefheart - Doc At The Radar Station
Butthole Surfers - Locust Abortion Technician
Screaming Trees - Uncle Anesthesia
Henry Cow - In Praise Of Learning
Hawkwind - Warrior On The Edge Of Time
Gentle Giant - Octopus
God, I'm having fun listening to (and buying some of) these suggestions!
Here's a group/album that is my favorite (makes you feel good-like the person you know you could be) album.
Midlake The Trials of Van Occupanther
I personally wouldn't call Pink Martini obscure but there you are.
I'm not even so sure about Genevieve Waite or the Incredible String Band being obscure either. I'd hope not.
So my nomination would be Talulah Gosh, purveyors of 1980s pretty pop, which some might call twee, and with an image that might not be to everyone's taste.
Great music though.
Here's one track off their album Rock Heroes vol 69 (or the more complete and readily available compilation Backwash).
@knighttodd - I saw Angel, in support of their new album (at that time) "White Hot". Opening act was Godz and the headliner was Blue Oyster Cult. Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, April 2, 1978. Still have the ticket stub :~) and a distinct memory of seeing the lead singer - Punky Meadows for the first time. Talking about Glam Bands. Wow! Made a statement......
Mount Fuji DoomJazz Corporation
(not my favorite, I was following the unspoken but coming to be expected ’obscurity’ instructions)
aka, Mark Isham does DMT, shrooms, and acid .... while composing a leather and whips horror soundtrack.
Very much worth a listen, IMO.
Speaking of Isham, the soundtrack for Romeo Is Bleeding. uncommonly good.
Is her style part Janis and part Eva Cassidy?
Joanne Vent - Stormy Monday
As best as I can tell recording is from 1999 and it was the only one she made. I've ordered a Korean re-issue via ebay. I have to admit that my enjoyment listening to this is in how it reminds me of Eva's rendition.
Vent was a backup singer (Jerry Jeff Walker etc). Anyone have any other thoughts on this gal?
Here’s something I’ve been listening to lately. Not an album per se but the band.....
Patience is duly rewarded!
Oh and +1 to those who mentioned Angel. I think I wore out their debut album on my turntable back then. Thanks for all the great suggestions!