I recently had an email question posed to me from my website that asked me what I believed was the most effective “Blue Group?” (I have narrowed it down to the word “blue” in the beginning of the band name).
I can only say with such a diverse list of options that you would need to narrow it down to exactly what kind of music is being played by the group, how you specify success and obviously, personal choice.
If you are trying to find a hard-rock group, you have a number of choices, consisting of Blue Cheer, a 60’s group that some refer to as one of the first heavy metal bands. Their hit, a remake of Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues” invested 10 weeks on the American Billboard Top 40, peaking at number 14 in 1968. Even with various workers changes, San Francisco’s Blue Cheer had the ability to launch a number of breakthrough and influential albums.
If you are looking for business success and durability, one could argue that Blue Oyster Cult, another hard-rock/heavy metal band might top that list. In 1972, with their self named debut album, Blue Oyster Cult integrated the elements of hard-rock and extreme touring to pave the way for their approaching success. In 1976, they broke through to the mainstream arena and FM radio with the album “Agents Of Fortune” that included their greatest hit, the traditional and transmittable “Don’t Fear The Reaper.” Blue Oyster Cult showed that they were more than a one-hit marvel with more than fourteen albums to their credit.
In addition, if you a looking for among the top “blues” blue albums, there are a number of because realm. The Blues Brothers (formed by Saturday Night Live alumni’s Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi) rode the success of an SNL act and with lots of superstar musicians scored several leading 40 hits consisting of “Soul Man.” Blues Traveler, with singer/harmonica virtuoso John Popper are called a “blues jam Band” with strong improvisional abilities and their top hit “Run-Around,” among the most significant songs in 1995.
The Blues Project, a group formed in 1965 by guitarist Danny Kalb and Steve Katz, was among the very first “underground” groups in the United States, mixing rock/blues/pop and folk; they put together a number of eclectic and advanced albums in the mid 60’s.
But if you are searching for the conclusive blues album by a blues band, John Mayall’s Blues Breakers (with Eric Clapton) provide the best example of a blues and boogie mix extremely played by the impressive Clapton.
The psychedelic music genre is well represented with the Bronx-based Blues Magoos who charted in 1967 with “( We Ain’t Got) Nothing Yet.” Throughout their brief profession they rode the psychedelic era horse and played a mix of contagious rock and roll and unrelenting garage rock.
A mainly unidentified blue band “Blue Things” was able to blend their Byrdesque folk and energetic pop rock to end up being a regional success in the Midwest and Texas. Despite a nationwide record agreement with RCA, they stay among the much better examples of the mid 60’s music period that you probably never heard of.
A group from Toronto, Canada called Blue Rodeo has actually drawn comparisons to the Beatles/Dylan with smooth harmonies and rootsy country rock, they are definitely worth a listen if you like alternative country rock.
Other blue groups consist of Blue Nile, formed in 1981 in Glasgow, Scotland, were highly praised for their dreamy-pop sound. The Blue Ridge Rangers gets a reference merely since of the renowned John Fogerty, who released an album under that name (although, technically the group was just Fogerty playing all the instruments), that although was not a huge commercial success, showed he belonged as one of the leading entertainers in rock-and-roll.
” Ride Captain Ride” was a top 40 hit in 1972 for Blues Image, a rock group that included Mike Pinera (who later signed up with Iron Butterfly). Blue Magic, an R & B vocal group from Philadelphia scored 2 top 10 hits in 1974. In addition, a group called Blue Haze, a reggae group from England secured a leading 40 hit in 1972 with the tune “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.”.
Now, I may not have completely responded to the email concern, I believe that depends on personal preference and taste. But I will offer you an opinion of the worst tune by a blue group. That difference comes from Blue Swede and the remake of the tune “Hooked On A Feeling,” a hit in 1974, complete with the dreaded and sickening “OOGA Chacka” lyric added to the tune.
If you are looking for a hard-rock group, you have a number of choices, including Blue Cheer, a 60’s group that some refer to as one of the first heavy metal bands. If you a looking for one of the leading “blues” blue albums, there are a number of in that world. Blue Magic, an R & B vocal group from Philadelphia scored 2 top 10 hits in 1974. Furthermore, a group called Blue Haze, a reggae group from England secured a top 40 hit in 1972 with the tune “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.”.
I will provide you a viewpoint of the worst song by a blue group.