16 July 2008

Musicians that other musicians listen to

I have always been interested in musicians who are overlooked by the public at large but who influence other musicians. I always feel richer when I find such a hidden treasure. Today I realized that I had been listening to four of these this week. Since I am too sick to think of anything else, I will share. When you're done, turn out the lights and let yourself out, k'thx.

Robin Sylar

(Interesting side note: the bassist in the band is Mike Judge, as in Beavis & Butthead, King of the Hill, and Office Space. I think that pretty much this whole show is up on YouTube in assorted clips and it is awesome.)

Elliott Smith

Big Star

Townes Van Zandt

Bonus clip: Elliott Smith covers Big Star

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