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What is the most obscure album you own?

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Mine is from a band called Attwenger. They combine pogues style punk with polka.
post #2 of 52
urban something - "tonic for henry"

closely followed by any whitehouse album i own most likely
post #3 of 52
"Ponderous" by a group/person called 2NU. The best way I can think to describe it rhyming Spoken Word with music, though that doesn't quite cover it
post #4 of 52
Chainsaw Jazz - Disconcerto
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post #6 of 52
Based on number of views on youtube, probably Atomic Eyes - Sweet Life. The closest thing to them I can think of would be Creed. Wouldn't necessarily recommend, though it's decent music.
post #7 of 52
I have some rare early recordings of Sinatra before he was even known. I have some rare broadcast recordings from various jazz and vocal artists. I also have some rare recordings of composers works arranged by other composers. A lot of other stuff too numerous to mention.

My pride and joy is a rare, mint - dead mint gray label west coast pressing of Frank Sinatra's Songs For Swingin' Lovers. I think it has been played a total of 4 times since it was pressed. Sounds glorious. While the title may be well know, this type of mastering and sound quality is truly rare and obscure.
post #8 of 52

depends if we are talking about obscure or rare

Rare would be by somebody that has had some success but the album maybe didnt sell well and/or is out of print.

Obscure would be just some artist usually local that may have had some indirect connection to someone famous.

Rare- Truth Decay- T-Bone Burnett- I think his first studio album and a great record. My original is on prerecorded cassette. Great album title as well.

Obscure- Robert Johnson- Close Personal Friend- Not the delta blues singer but from Mississippi as well aka "Tupelo Flash"- Locally famous for a couple of reasons including one of his songs (uncredited) playing in a David Lynch Movie and for Alex Chilton producing the record. Also had a bright pink Stratocaster. Came about the same time as Marshall Crenshaw but was even more obvious about his Buddy Holly influences. The guy was a guitar whiz. Good fun album

EDIT: the internet is an amazing place. I just saw a profile of him claims him as a memphis boy and called the "Frayser Flash" apparently there is some love for the guy and the album was released on CD. Might pick it up if i can find it for less than the $22 that amazon wants for it
post #9 of 52
Off the top of my head I can think of a couple of albums I own that are obscure, at least in the US.
  • Flairk - Gevecht Met De Engel - probably not obscure in The Netherlands
  • Osanna - Preludio tema variazioni canzona
  • Osanna - Landscape of life
  • Robert Gordon and Danny Gatton - The Humbler - not so obscure but hard to find
  • Pierre Morlean


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Obscure- Robert Johnson- Close Personal Friend- Not the delta blues singer but from Mississippi as well aka "Tupelo Flash"- Locally famous for a couple of reasons including one of his songs (uncredited) playing in a David Lynch Movie and for Alex Chilton producing the record. Also had a bright pink Stratocaster. Came about the same time as Marshall Crenshaw but was even more obvious about his Buddy Holly influences. The guy was a guitar whiz. Good fun album
This album was a free MP3 download from Amazon a few months ago. Interestingly, it's not even available now in MP3.
post #10 of 52
Theta Naught + Alex Caldiero

Amazon.com: Sound Weave (2 Discs): Theta Naught + Alex Caldiero: MP3 Downloads

Edgy experimental band with a beatnik for vocals. Interesting, but great music. So-so sonics. While many of the samples sound slow, a lot of the songs start out slow but continue building up intensity through the whole song. Buy the song "The Invitation" for a good example.
post #11 of 52
I tap out at Uncle Erik's entry.
post #12 of 52
Wet Dream by Richard Wright.

I'm surprised by the many PF fans that don't know about this album.
post #13 of 52
Sarah Records - Fountain Island - The long defunct Sarah Records is still fairly well known, and this is a compilation disc released in 1992. I am trying to get more Sarah albums, but they are rare, and tend to go for silly money on Ebay.

Elf Fatima - Self Titled - Hong Kong based Post Rock band, their album is still available for sell but I guess I am one of the very few who listens to them.
post #14 of 52
I didn't even know I had any Records

My most obscure album - I don't know, I have a lot of stuff that's fairly obscure, but the album least likely to be found in someone else's collection is probably the Grey Gersten untitled EP I picked up at a show last month. I have #64 out of 100 pressings. It's an odd mix of singer/songwriter kind of stuff (he has a nice voice) and experimental noise/textures. I like it though. Most of it is available on his various websites.
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I tap out at Uncle Erik's entry.






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