I got into a conversation with someone the other day about underrated bands. There’s lots of bands that will never make, but some that should be bigger than they are. Here’s a short list of a few I like that should be selling more albums, playing bigger venues, and just overall be, or should’ve been bigger.
The Pretty Reckless. I’m a huge fan of this band. These guys are straight ahead rock n’ roll. I included a live video so you can see for yourself why Taylor and company should be bigger.
Kings X. Now, I’m not a huge fan of this band, but, man are they good! These guys influenced so many bands, including many of the grunge scene.
Cinderella. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big Tom Keifer and Cinderella fan. As far as the 80s go, these guys should have been headlining arenas in my opinion. Tom just came through Detroit last week and still sounds great!
Rival Sons. Great guys. Great musicians. Their last album is stellar! They played here last winter and I was distraught at how few people showed up to see this band. These guys should be, and will probably be, much bigger.
W.A.S.P. Going back to the 80s for this one again. Blackie Lawless and the guys were your mother’s worst nightmare back in the decade of decadence. Yeah, they had their fair share of success, but i.m.o. should’ve been bigger for far longer. This might be my favorite cover song ever.
Spread Eagle. These guys were suppose to be the east coast answer to the west coast machine, Guns N’ Roses. It never panned out that way, but their debut album is just a gritty, dirty, rock filled assault.
What are some of your favorite underrated bands?
Below are some great shots of Dorothy, whose latest album rules! She is a little underrated for now, but not for long.